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TT swingarm on an XT?

I've always wanted to get more travel out of the XT, or at least raise the ride height to some degree so I don't have the loaded bike fall off the kickstand.

So I was wondering if anyone has mounted a 1983-ish year monoshock TT600 swingarm on a 1990+ XT600? My goal here would be to have the different suspension linkage in hopes of getting more suspension travel out of it.
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Heh, yeah, I've actually been following that thread pretty closely. The problem is he's using a pre-"E" frame, before 1990. I have the XT600E, I'm not really sure just how similar the two are.

Mainly I just want more suspension travel.
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Thats a conversion I have concidered doing to my 1988 XT600z Tenere. However, although the TT swing-arm itself will fit into the XT frame, the linkage arms are of a slightly different design where they fit to the frame and shock-absorber.
It might still be possible to mix parts from various bikes to get it to fit, or maybe an easier solution would be to fit a longer shock-absorber.
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