- Jun 25, 1999
I am hoping that this is the correct forum for this. I have a 91 xr200 and was wondering if the front end off of a 85 xr 250 will swap out with it. I have read before that the front suspension can be changed as long as you have the triple clamps, etc. Is there a substantial difference in the two forks? I know the xr200 has no adjustments on it and also has a drum brake. The xr250 has a disk brake and I can pick up the whole assembly (forks, brakes, wheel, triple clamps) for a few hundred bucks. I dont mind looking into this as long as it is relatively straightforward. I really dont want to have to machine parts to any large extent. Is the XR 250 fork substantially better, taller, will it cause a difference in ride height, or can I just slide the forks up in the clamps?