06 suspension on 05?

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  • Jake92

Posted February 05, 2008 - 07:12 AM


and vice versa. 450F

  • JakeSchmutz108

Posted February 05, 2008 - 07:40 AM


06 i believe are bigger i imagine if you took the triple clamps off and changed them out they would work.

  • KJ790

Posted February 05, 2008 - 08:00 AM


They are the same size. The issue with the forks is that the 06 had wider triple clamps than the 05. The front hub and spacers are the same between the two years. To do this they changed the bottom fork lugs to account for the difference. If you swap the forks and do not swap the triple clamps then the forks will not be aligned right and may bind or wear funny. This can be fixed by customizing your wheel spacers apporpriately.

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  • Jake92

Posted February 05, 2008 - 08:54 AM


Thanks for the info. How about the Fork Spings?

  • Vetmxrider

Posted February 05, 2008 - 08:00 PM


The fork springs are interchangeable '05 and up.

Just to be sure, I thought the 2004 and 2005 springs were interchangeable and now the 2006, 2007, and 2008 SSS style forks are interchangeable? :busted:

  • grayracer513

Posted February 05, 2008 - 08:27 PM


Check that:

2004: 43.6x480mm

2005: 43.6x472mm

2006+: 43.6x450mm

Ergo, NONE of the 3 are interchangeable. Same diaimeters, but much different lengths.

It's what I get for repeating info I got on the Internet. Thanks for challenging it.

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