02 YZF426 stock rear hub/bearing wont fit my 98 YZF400

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  • daveh503

Posted March 04, 2005 - 03:33 PM


I recently purchased a set of unused stock 02 YZ426 wheels/hubs for my 98 YZF400. The front wheel went on perfectly with a set of 02 wheel spacers. The rear wheel is a different story. The rear wheel bearings have a larger diameter than the 98 YZF400 and the axle bolt has way to much slop.

Can I use a set of 98 YZF400 rear wheel bearings in the newer 02 YZF426 stock hubs? Do I need a set of custom bearings? Any other ideas?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

  • CRFThumper

Posted March 04, 2005 - 03:37 PM


Maybe an o2 axle? :)

  • bushy

Posted March 04, 2005 - 03:43 PM


You need the newer axel.

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  • Matt96xr6

Posted March 04, 2005 - 10:00 PM


98 was the last year of the old hub. 99-present all use the same hub, rotor and sprocket.

I dont believe you can use that rear wheel. Sorry.

  • FZ1426

Posted March 05, 2005 - 07:30 AM


I'll buy that pesky '426 rear wheel from ya. How's that for help?

  • daveh503

Posted March 13, 2005 - 04:20 PM


Thanks...I'll figure somthing out and post it...if not i'll sell that rear wheel to ya.

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