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Old 03-17-2015, 08:53 PM   #1
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DT400 Monoshock Suspension Interchange


I have a pretty clean '78 DT400 that I really like. I was wondering if anyone knows what suspension parts might interchange with an IT or YZ of similar vintage. The alloy swing arm and MX fork might make it handle better.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:37 PM   #2
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I guess with a fair degree of fabrication anything is possible, and i did look at modifying my old DT250 MX in just such a a way.
But in the end decided against it, at the rear end i could see no obvious easy swap out, so i concentrated on the front forks which i felt were the bikes achilies heel and went with a ALF HAGON spring swap.
This mod improved the off road handling a lot, stopped the dive and wallow it felt much tighter and stable with just these fork springs.
I was that impressed by those sprigs i latter fitted HAGON springs in my current xt600e again they transformed the bike and given the cost are worth a try i was impressed and think you could be. .
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