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xt 600 forks on my xt 350

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Hey guys,I need to replace my seals and fork boots on my xt 350.I have a complete xt 600 that has a bad engine.Can I swap the front end to my xt 350.

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Steering head bearings are the same, perhaps the lock to lock of the 600 is different. What's the worst that can happen? Explosion?

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I'm considering the same swap for my '93. Are the triples from an '86 xt600 a straight bolt-up? Also considered USD's from something newer. Recommendations (other than get a different bike) and insights are welcomed.

Background story: Already upgraded to a DRZ400S, but when I went to sell the xt I couldn't bring myself to part with such a solid bike for the $1000 I was being offered. Has less than 10k miles so I decided to fix it up. So far I've upgraded to 520 chain for ~$100 and a wicked headlight and fairing (real CFRP) with windscreen for $200 (ebay). Clarke tank ($190 shipped) and UNI filter ($15) also on their way. Willing to put in another 5-600 for suspension/chassis upgrades, just need guidance... Interested in a good swap out for the monoshock as well.

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