Will a 98' rear wheel work on a 99'?

4 replies to this topic
  • obpablo

Posted November 18, 2007 - 06:31 PM


I purchased a YZ400 98' rear wheel and, as you might already know, it is not fitting my 99'. Anything I can do to make it work. Thanks

  • Birdy426

Posted November 18, 2007 - 10:20 PM


Look at the online parts catalogue and check part numbers for the bearings and spacers...I believe hubs are all the same even thru the 450s.

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  • grayracer513

Posted November 19, 2007 - 06:53 AM


Nope. The '98 hub is a different part than the '99 and later hub, which is still used.

If I remember right, the axle is smaller on the '98 as well. I'm not at all certain that it can be fit to a later swing arm using OEM parts.

  • Mbiker_101

Posted November 19, 2007 - 08:27 PM


I have a question for you guys, does this wheel fit the YZ250?

  • grayracer513

Posted November 19, 2007 - 10:23 PM


They are interchangeable within the right year range, yes. '99 and later YZ wheels interchange (you need the correct outer spacers for the bike in which it will be used) and '98 back to ? will interchange.

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