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MrN2OBelvedere

400/426 frames interchangable?

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I was thinking about buying a frame to have powdercoated for my old 99 yz400. I found a good deal on a 2001 426 frame. Will my 400 parts fit the 2001 frame?

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Yes, just about everyting interchanges on '98-'02 YZ's and WR's. There may be some minor differences. There were a few changes made in '99 and '00. The biggest were to the rear wheel (and maybe the subframe, can't remember).

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Because I dont want to have all the downtime while I'm waiting on the powdercoating. I can still ride the bike while I'm waiting on that to be finished.

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Well, here's what I did. I took my bike apart on the weekend, then took the frame to the powdercoat shop. They powdercoated it in a few days. Picked in back up and the following weekend I reassembles the bike. I only missed about 8 days of riding. Seems like a no brainer compaired to spending a couple hundred on a used frame that doesn't match the title.

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