WR/YZ Shock differences

6 replies to this topic
  • Protocav

Posted June 04, 2007 - 12:06 PM


Can anyone tell me if the rear shocks are different between a WR and a YZ? i am looking for something to bolt to my 2004 yz450f, and i like the feel of the 06 yz450f rear end. can a WR shock be used in it's place?


  • Protocav

Posted June 05, 2007 - 04:41 PM



  • grayracer513

Posted June 05, 2007 - 09:18 PM


Primarily, the difference between a WR and a YZ of the same year is valving, since the spring rates are pretty much the same.

The shocks of both models '03-'05 are physically interchangeable, but when you say you like the '06 YZ, and then ask if you can replace an '04 YZ shock with a WR unit, I'm afraid I don't follow what you want to achieve.

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  • Protocav

Posted June 06, 2007 - 07:10 AM


I'm afraid I don't follow what you want to achieve.

Essentially, i want to put an 06-07 YZF/WR rear shock on my 04 yzf. a YZF shock would be ideal, but i wanted to know if a WR shock is ok too.


  • torqueme

Posted June 06, 2007 - 10:28 AM


If you like the feel of the '06YZ450F rear end - you will hate the feel of any year WR shock, much softer. As Gray said, internal valving is much different. I use WR rear suspension because it is much more "woods friendly."

  • grayracer513

Posted June 06, 2007 - 11:04 AM


The smartest and least expensive thing to do in your case would be to have your stock shock rebuilt and revalved to your liking.

  • Protocav

Posted June 07, 2007 - 07:26 AM


awesome, thanks for the info!


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