Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
should be fine, I swapped altrider sump/engine guards no issues. Actually the frames are exactly the same, I know this because I dropped a 2012 frame into a 2017xt, apart from some minor head stem engineering changes where the frame rails meet the head stem casting, but all bolt holes and dimensions are the same.
Yes, 2017 rear sub frame is different, but sub frame bolts to the frame the same. I modified my rear racks to suit the 2017 subframe, some bolt hole changes mostly, not too bad.
2017xt 650 vstrom, yellow.
Ohlins SU216 rear shock, .85 fork springs, cogent DDC, Barret 3/4 exhaust, 20mm rear raising links, ricks fork brace, oxford heated grips, Radguard, Altrider bash plate & engine bars, Steel pony soft panniers and rack, TAG bars, foot peg lowering brackets, gear lever extension, bar end mirrors.