BTR, I've been searching the web for answers to my 250's fork woes and I've come to learn from various posts of your's that I am in need of a XR400 fork swap. Your Quote: "The rocks out here are on every trail we ride,and thats where the conv fork rules" really caught my attention. My riding ground are endelss rocky single track. I'm sure you recall my thread: http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/989748-winter-repairs-2004-xr250r/ I've found these various posts that give me a great deal of the answers I'm looking for: http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/746566-xr400-forks-into-my-xr250r/ http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/822862-what-year-xr400-forks-will-work-on-my-98-xr250/ http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=17942230 http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/611601-xr250r-fork-revalve/ My question to you is: If I am going to do this swap, will i need to reweld the stop tabs on the frame? I've already found a good set of forks, triple clamps, and stem on ebay. Then it seems i will need to either get a 400 front hub or entire front wheel and axle. Additionally, I will need to get the speedometer drive gear and spacer. Please correct me if I am wrong. Is there any other useful information you can provide me with? I have a good feeling this swap is in need of a detailed write up with pictures .....unless there already is one? Thanks!