Converting to a 18" wheel on the YZF....

6 replies to this topic
  • Chipstien

Posted January 01, 2005 - 09:42 PM


Will a WR wheel bolt on? How much money would it cost to convert my current hub over to a 18" rim? Thanks. :cry:

  • Matt96xr6

Posted January 02, 2005 - 08:39 AM


WR wheels will bolt on.

If you want a 18" rim on your hub, you need a 18" spoke set, 18" rim, 18" rim band, 18" tube and 18" tire. Go price these items at your local dealer and then add about 1-2 hours of labor for lacing and trueing.

  • thelimeyone

Posted January 02, 2005 - 10:02 AM


or just buy a wr wheel complete, i have one at home, and i keep my paddle tire on it, its a direct switch.
the wheel is a bit spendy though

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  • GENE426

Posted January 02, 2005 - 12:21 PM


What The Heck Would You Want To Do That For Anyway?

  • yzwiley

Posted January 03, 2005 - 07:09 AM


Yes, a complete rear wheel off of a WR will bolt onto your YZ. The rear wheels are the same except for the rim size.

To change out your current 19" rim to an 18" rim you'll need a rim, spoke set, rim band, tube, and a tire. You're going to have to do the pricing, but there's the parts list. You may also have to pay a shop to mount and true the 18", unless if you can do it yourself.

And to answer the poster that said why do it; because the 18" is a much better tire for off-road purposes. Plus, it's a heck of a lot easier changing out an 18" tire over a 19".

  • Chipstien

Posted January 23, 2005 - 11:58 PM


What The Heck Would You Want To Do That For Anyway?

To run a trials tire.

  • thelimeyone

Posted January 27, 2005 - 11:11 AM


wanna buy a wr wheel? it fits, ive used it.
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