98 yz 400?

5 replies to this topic
  • suttona

Posted December 24, 2009 - 08:27 PM


i got a 98 yz 400 want a 19 inch rear wheel what years yz250 will fit my bike it has the smaller size axle and a 18in stock wheel its gotta be 98 or older but how much older could i go

  • tek_01

Posted December 25, 2009 - 06:54 PM


Always thought the YZs had 19" rears and WRs 18"

  • grayracer513

Posted December 25, 2009 - 07:45 PM


That's true. ALL YZ's had 19" rears well before '98. The WR's had 18's. Any 18" wheel on a YZ is added after the fact.

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  • suttona

Posted December 26, 2009 - 09:26 AM


Well regardless of where it came from what years yz 250 19in rim will fit my 98 and earlier swingarm with the smaller axle and for another question if i cant find an older rim what year swing arm with larger axle will fit my 2002 yz426 frame.... so heres the deal i bought a supposed 426 but it was a 98 wr with a 426 motor and carb. i converted tank seat forks to 2002 426. i just got a yz 250f 03 rear shock does anyone know if that will fit. pretty much i want a 19 in rear not a 18 and the cheapest way to do it so please help !

  • grayracer513

Posted December 26, 2009 - 10:02 AM


'98 and earlier YZ rear wheels back to around '93-'94 should fit.

A '99 swing arm should fit without a hitch, which would allow the use of wheels from '99-'08. Swing arms up to '02 might fit also.

Not sure about the shock.


  • suttona

Posted December 26, 2009 - 02:01 PM


thanks i would like to add that my swingarm off the 98 fit the 2002 frame but i had to use linkage arm from the 98 the linkage arm from my 2002 frame was 1/2 inch longer and wouldnt match up with the swingarm linkage. are u not sure on the 93 or 94 rear wheel because i can get a 93 in good shape on ebay for 30 and is any of this worth the 1 inch diff in wheel size im intermediate mx will it help me

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