Spare Wheels -- Will a '98 400 fit '02 426?

7 replies to this topic
  • Gordo426

Posted April 30, 2006 - 04:00 PM


Allow me to ask a potentially stupid question. Obviously changing tires between Sand and Trail is a pain in the ass and I am looking for a spare rear wheel to make this less of a problem. I have found one wheel that I might be able to purchase, but it off a '98 yz400f and I have a '02 yz 426f. Are there any differences in these bikes that would disallow the two wheels from being interchangeable?

Finally, I live in San Diego and if anyone else has a spare rear wheel in the area would you be willing to sell it?


  • 642MX

Posted April 30, 2006 - 04:10 PM


The hubs are different part numbers.

  • Gordo426

Posted April 30, 2006 - 04:37 PM


Thanks. I had read somewhere that the swing arm had changed on the 2002 426 as well, but I had no idea what the changes would include.

  • 642MX

Posted April 30, 2006 - 04:40 PM


I do know that 01 426 wheels will fit a 2003 YZ250F and a 02 YZ426F. (I have a set, but not for sale)

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  • Zique

Posted April 30, 2006 - 05:45 PM


You may want to contact your local yami dealer. Your hub sizes are the same, to the best of my knowledge, but I don't know about the spacers or any of the other 'jazz' that will be involved with it.

  • mx369

Posted May 04, 2006 - 06:54 AM


Im using my wheels from my 1999 yz 400f on my 2006 450f. They fit like a glove. Some hubs are different in style, not fit.

  • chrisl609

Posted May 04, 2006 - 12:55 PM


99-06 are the same, the 98 is different.

  • yzernie

Posted May 07, 2006 - 02:48 PM


The 98 wheel will work on the later bikes but the axle diameter is different. You'll need to get a 98 axle for it to work. I used my 98 wheel and axle on my 01 426 and it fit just fine.

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