WR/YZ 18"/19" Wheel fitting question

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  • sheriffwoody

Posted May 10, 2006 - 12:10 PM


I have an 05 WR450F with the stock 18" rim. Will a 19" paddle tire (on a 19" YZ rim of coarse) clear everything on the WR?
In other words, i want to have a second rear rim to mount a paddle on it so I can do 'quick switches'. Of coarse the YZ rim is easier to find and cheaper, but it is 19". I know 18" tires and 19" tires are nearly the same diameter, but will the paddle clear the swingarm???


Posted May 10, 2006 - 01:44 PM


I have exactly that set up. 18" knobbie and a 19" paddle on my 06 WR450. Works fine with no problems. Go for it!!!!

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  • sheriffwoody

Posted May 22, 2006 - 05:59 AM


Thanks, Cal.
Would it be smarter to run the 19 nobbie or 19 paddle?
Do I have to remove the rubber piece in front of the rear tire for the paddle?

  • Trauma

Posted May 22, 2006 - 08:24 PM


I have that setup on my 250F and am looking to do the same for the 450. Where did you find the 19" rim? I have a new 18" paddle, but no rim for it. I suppose I could return the tire for a 19 if I found that rim first.

  • Trauma

Posted May 23, 2006 - 09:14 AM


Next question--
Will any other manufacturers' hubs/wheels fit yamaha? ie honda kawasaki etc?
What year yamaha hubs will not fit an '05?



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