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    I hate to ask but can someone help me identify my steering knuckles

    I have searched the interwebs looking at 450r and 300ex knuckles I compared them to my friends 2004 and 2006 400ex nothing similar between the two. Does anyone have some information that could help? 400ex calipers will bolt up to them but a set of on known year 250r calipers will not.
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    there probley 400ex spindles and hubs if the 400ex calipers bolt up i don't think 250r calipers will fit on the 400ex spindles
    99 Lsr TRX310R
    87 250r currently getting a 363 sphynx built by Pete @ hybrid engineering

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwraymond6 View Post
    there probley 400ex spindles and hubs if the 400ex calipers bolt up i don't think 250r calipers will fit on the 400ex spindles
    The 400ex I got the calipers from had different design knuckles with the tie rod position closer to the hub these look like the tie rod end is pushed further away from the hub center line. I will try to swing by my friends house tomorrow after work and take a few comparison photos

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    they look like 400ex or maybe 450r I have a set of 87 hubs and spindles im not using
    99 Lsr TRX310R
    87 250r currently getting a 363 sphynx built by Pete @ hybrid engineering

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    Im looking at my 02 400ex spindals an they are not the same as what ya have there.

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    I think those are Suzuki z400 hubs

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-Suzuki-...dWOBM7&vxp=mtr
    99 Lsr TRX310R
    87 250r currently getting a 363 sphynx built by Pete @ hybrid engineering

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    These look very similar to what I have
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/Left-Spindle-S...510?nav=SEARCH

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    looks like ya nailed it jeremy. CASE CLOSED !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwraymond6 View Post
    lol we were both searching and came up with the same thing lol... I wonder why the previous owner wanted to run those? I wonder if there is some advantage or the guy just put what he had laying around on this 1986 250r, I have a lot more reading to do....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesmith87250r View Post
    looks like ya nailed it jeremy. CASE CLOSED !
    had some spare time at work lol
    99 Lsr TRX310R
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtygerman View Post
    lol we were both searching and came up with the same thing lol... I wonder why the previous owner wanted to run those? I wonder if there is some advantage or the guy just put what he had laying around on this 1986 250r, I have a lot more reading to do....
    not really sure if theres an advantage except there readily avalible
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    I have done some reading about guys that raced the 450rs back in 2004/05 swapping to the ltz450r knuckles but that's a totally different machine from what I understand, you are probably right. Glad the 400ex calipers bolted right up along with the rotors. Now to get a caliper rebuild kit for the calipers I have and a master cylinder. I hate frankinestine projects that I didn't build lol it's been a mystery the entire time I've been rebuilding this 250r one weird part after another lol

    thanks for your help!

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    no problem
    99 Lsr TRX310R
    87 250r currently getting a 363 sphynx built by Pete @ hybrid engineering

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    ok just for the record i knew what those hubs were before i scrolled down..............lol. just helped a bud tear down and pc his ltz400. i picked up his spindles and held them up to my 05/05 trx450r ones and i swear they are exactly the same spindles minus the honda part number
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    Quote Originally Posted by dem3500 View Post
    ok just for the record i knew what those hubs were before i scrolled down..............lol. just helped a bud tear down and pc his ltz400. i picked up his spindles and held them up to my 05/05 trx450r ones and i swear they are exactly the same spindles minus the honda part number
    Do you think the trx450r calipers would bolt up then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtygerman View Post
    Do you think the trx450r calipers would bolt up then?
    I THINK so but I didn't check. I did think about it though. They look exactly the same
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