xt 600e re build
i have my xt down to the frame and plan a few mods.i want to fit a new front end .i was thinking of going for white power USD fork with more travel.i was thinking of a new rear shock and making the swing arm about 40-50mm longer to help level the bike and to fit a 18" rim on the back. Does any one have any idea of what grade steel should be used to extend the swing arm ?any advice on good wheel builders ? any one done this mods ? any tips or advice . thanks
If you want 18" wheel, maybe it would be easier to fit pre-1990. XT or Tenere rear fork?
are those older swing arms a staight swap ? is any modification needed ? it sounds a better idea than making mine longer .do you know how much longer the old ones are comperd to the 2003 4pt ones.
XT600 Swingarm Lengths.
There are basically 4 types of XT600 swingarm.
1) Alloy 34L/43F narrow & drum type - (shorter than later steel arms)
This type includes the original 34L arm that had the snail adjusters on the inside of the arm.
2) Steel 2KF narrow & disc type.
3) Steel 1VJ wide & drum type.
4) Steel 3AJ/3TB/4PT wide & disc type.
'Narrow or Wide' referrs to the width of the front, pivot part of the arm.
Kick only bikes had a narrow output shaft, chainline & frame where the swingarm pivot bolt passes through. It isn't easy to interchange narrow & wide arms.
So...you already have the longest arm available!!
The only 18" tyre you might have problems with are 140/80/18 Michelin Deserts as they're much bigger than any other 140 section tyre.
thanks for that good info there david .what about making my swingarm longer ? is it a bad idea ?
I did made mine longer....:cool4:
looking now like:
swing has an extra 90 (ish) mm
will be fitted with an WR450RR fairing....
p/s looking for a complete 3TB/ 4PT engine..
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