anyone know if the swingarms are interchangeable.

4 replies to this topic
  • Tman

Posted November 02, 2002 - 02:24 PM


I have a 98 wr400 and was wondering if all the swingarms off all the different year bikes are interchangeable. I would like look into buying a used one but want to make sure if a different year wr or a yz swingarm would fit. Thanks

  • Wyatt

Posted November 02, 2002 - 04:42 PM


Not sure,

i know there was a change in '02. The chain adjuster blocks are smaller because the swingarm is narrower, and the shock lingage bolt is lower because the shock is longer.

So......all I know is that the '02 is different than previous models. I don't know what years are compatable with your 98. I did see a few on ebay lately so if you are in the market, you may want to check that out.

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  • freestyle111

Posted November 02, 2002 - 08:08 PM


you can change 98 with 99 but you would also have to change rear wheel and spacers.98 has smaller diameter rear axle.wr\yz's 99&up have axle 2mm greater in diameter than 98 models.

  • SoCalWR426

Posted November 02, 2002 - 08:10 PM


02 and 01 are both different, as far as I know 01 and 02 wont interchange unless you go to a Ty Davis or 02 linkage.. 98 and 99 same, I believe but not 100% sure that 00 will also work for you. Hope this helps..


  • freestyle111

Posted November 02, 2002 - 08:27 PM


98,99 and 00 are all same design except 98 use a smaller axle.


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