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    Default Hardtail yamaha xt x

    Hi anyone hardtailed a motorcycle with a monoshock amd swing arm?
    Currently I have a yamaha xt that I have made to resemble a rat bike. Want to be different and make a bobber out of a super motard, call me crazy, its something I want to do ��
    Attached is some photos of the bike with no rear suspension and Id want to lower the bike as low as poss, new monoshock is over 200, a bit of metal tube is 20...who can help me.
    Thanks

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    Last edited by Yamahaxtxuk; 07-19-2019 at 10:49 AM. Reason: Added photos

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    If selling the bike and buying something more aesthetically suitable isn't practical, have at it.

    I suggest riding it with a solid strut in place of the shock for a bit so you know what you're getting into!

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    What about replacing that straight swingarm for an earlier triangular-shaped one, like from a '82 XT250 - give you a more traditional-looking hardtail:

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    https://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts...47087sch225461

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    Rear fork as a bolt on conversion would make sense, especially when you find out how much the ride will suck vs. a functioning suspension.

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    Thanks to all the advice, I decided its not a great idea to hard tail this bike... Managed to find a pre owned shock on ebay so iv gone with that. Cheers everyone.

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