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YZ400/426 Bodywork interchangeability

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Good morning guys.

I have a 1998 YZ400F and I found a deal on new bodywork (front and rear fender and side panels and radiator shrouds) for a 426. Are they the same? Interchangeable?

Thanks in advance.

Bill The Fast Doc.

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Yes they are all the same/ interchangable. I can't think of any piece on them you can't swap to another year or model YZ/ WR. Pretty much any part on any of the bikes and definitely the plastics.

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Thanks.

Motorcycle Superstore has a sale on front and rear fenders $5 each and rear side panels $10/pair. Gonna get some. The info on their ad lists a 426 and I have a 400. I did not get the radiator shrouds as the 400's and 426's have different part numbers on the Bike Bandit website. Are they the same also? Just anothe $10/pair and I don't want to miss out if they will fit.

Thanks again.

Bill

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They are the same as far as I know. I don't know why they would be different numbers. I'm willing to bet they will bolt right up with no issues. Worth a chance at the very least for $10. They usually go for $40+

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The shrouds are a little different. 426 lower radiator mount hole is at an an angle and 400 radiator hole is straight

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The shrouds are a little different. 426 lower radiator mount hole is at an an angle and 400 radiator hole is straight.

Thanks for the info!

Do you think it's close enough to make it work? The price is right...

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The shrouds are a little different. 426 lower radiator mount hole is at an an angle and 400 radiator hole is straight.

Thanks for the info!

Do you think it's close enough to make it work? The price is right...

I am not sure if it will fit, dont have both shrouds to compare. But you can probably get them to fit with a little modifying.

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Thanks for the help. Looking at pictures they seem pretty different. The 426 has 4 mounting points and the 400 has only 3. The shape is different too. I just bought some Acerbis shrouds for the 400. $30, good to go.

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The 426 only has three mounts. Two on the tank and one on the lower side of the radiator. You must have been looking at a 450, they have 4. But yeah now that I look more closely the 400 rad mount is sideways and the 426 comes in at an angle. Same shape though that's why I thought they were the same. You really can swap anything from any of these bikes, just sometimes it takes more than one part to make it work. Like the radiator/ radiator shrouds for example. Oh well...

But don't hesitate to use 426 parts in the future, more than likely they will be the same or better.

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Thanks. The only Polysport shrouds that were on sale for $10 were for the 450, not the 426. For an extra $20 getting 400 parts seemed easier. If they had the inexpensive 426 shrouds I'd have gone for those.

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