wr wheel compatability w/yz 2 smoke
Posted March 02, 2006 - 07:10 PM
I have a question
I'm rebuilding a 99 YZ250 2 smoke and it needs wheels bad. I just ran across a set of 06 WR450 excels locally complete. does anybody here have any idea if they'd come close to fitting?
I'm new to Yamahas but I understand the bearings and spacers could always be modified, but the simpler the better.
Posted March 02, 2006 - 08:27 PM
Posted March 03, 2006 - 08:12 AM
ONE THING, you must be certain to use the correct spacers. They are very expensive from Yamaha (one of them is $48.00 if I remember correctly), although other place offer them in the aftermarket. I simply made sure that when I bought a set of wheels, I got the spacers with them or no deal.
One other thing to note is that rotor sizes are different. While all the rotors interchange (bolt to) the hub, I think they went to a larger diameter in 2001.
Posted March 03, 2006 - 08:52 AM
Posted March 03, 2006 - 10:30 AM
Posted March 03, 2006 - 08:17 PM
Is there a problem putting the odometer drive on a YZ since the fork leg does not have the casting for it? I know a YZ will fit a WR but not sure a WR will fit a YZ. Can you put a YZ seal and spacer in the right side of a WR wheel and get rid of the odo drive?
If memory serves there is a casting the drives the odomemter gear on the WR hub. The YZ does not have that casting on the hub, thus you would not be able to run the odometer. I don't know about the inclusion of the casting that holds the odometer on YZ forks?
Can you put a YZ seal and spacer in the right side of a WR wheel and get rid of the odo drive? Yes. Ditch the odo, buy the yamaha seal and get the YZ spacer.