Swapping triple clamps between yamaha frames
Posted January 30, 2011 - 11:22 AM
and if that experiment is not enough has anyone messed around with swapping sub frames too...i'm thinking of just ordering a used 2007 sub-frame and see what needs to be tweeked to make it work on the 2005...
if anyone is wondering why its because i feel more comfortable riding a steel framed bike versus an aluminum...nothing against the beauty or functionality of the aluminum frame its just a personal preference...
Posted January 30, 2011 - 07:16 PM
Posted January 30, 2011 - 08:02 PM
The triples probably will fit, since the '07 fork on the WR is the same as the '05, but it would probably require modifying the steering stops on the lower triple. What I don't see is what possible reason there would be to want to do this, rather than just leaving the stock stuff in place.
Posted January 30, 2011 - 08:14 PM
so the question i always get is why...well its because i want newer more stylish plastic with more color options...i dont care what year its for...i just want it to look more modern...i dont want to replace the bike because of that...
Posted January 30, 2011 - 09:13 PM
The front fender would fit, or be simple to fit, and you might have some luck with the rear fender, although I kind of doubt it, as much stuff as it connects to. But the side panels won't fit because the air box and sub frame won't fit, and the shrouds won't fit because the tank won't fit the steel frame.