06 YZ450 SSS fork swap to 09WR450


15 replies to this topic
  • Bandit9

Posted May 26, 2012 - 07:38 PM

#1

I got the SSS forks and stock Triple clamps off a 06YZ450f.

Will I need the brake caliper from 06 YZ450 too?
Axle?
Spacers?
Hub?

  • pdivizzle

Posted May 28, 2012 - 01:22 PM

#2

http://www.thumperta...on-a-07-09-wrf/

according to this, you can either drill and tap for the stock WR caliper, or just use the YZ one.

personally, id go with the YZ one since its direct bolt on, lighter, and can be found for pretty cheap

  • Bandit9

Posted May 28, 2012 - 08:57 PM

#3

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/686509-installing-06-09-yzf-forks-on-a-07-09-wrf/

according to this, you can either drill and tap for the stock WR caliper, or just use the YZ one.

personally, id go with the YZ one since its direct bolt on, lighter, and can be found for pretty cheap


Thanks for the link. I wonder why that didn't show up in the search???

  • Bandit9

Posted June 06, 2012 - 09:28 PM

#4

Ok, been doing some research. I was looking "back" at the 06 YZ450 front ends parts and came to the conclusion that the 06-09 YZF lower triple clamp doesn't have the Wr headlight posts. So then I looked "forward" at a 2012 WR450 front end since it has the SSS forks now and compared it to my 09. The axle, collar, nut, hub, and caliper are all the same part numbers. The 12 WR450 has the same caliper as 06-07 YZ/WR's. So all one would need is the upper and lower triple clamps from an 12 WR450 to make it work. Right??

This is the bottom clamp and stem. Found under "front fork"

49 1DX-23340-00-00 UNDER BRACKET COMP. $416.80 $366.78 Usually ships in 5-7 business days

This is the upper clamp, found under "steering"

10 1DX-23435-00-00 CROWN, HANDLE $170.98 $150.46 Usually ships in 5-7 business days


Think it will work? Am I missing anything?

Edited by Bandit9, June 06, 2012 - 09:43 PM.


  • pdivizzle

Posted June 07, 2012 - 04:34 PM

#5

seems right, but damn that is expensive. If the headlight is important it might be cheaper to get a used set of YZ-F triples and get a baja HID light for it

  • freerider_australia

Posted June 08, 2012 - 12:50 AM

#6

i have a 2007 wr450 with 06 yz450f forks on it they bolted straight on orignal triple clamps the only thing that is diffrent is the forks do not have a peice of metal that stops speedo pickup from rotating i have found this not to be a problem just have to tighten up a diffrent way
the yz forks are the best mod ever the standard forks are crap i ride a bit of mx and the yz forks are good

Edited by freerider_australia, June 08, 2012 - 12:51 AM.


  • freerider_australia

Posted June 08, 2012 - 12:53 AM

#7

all the wr spacers and axle i used on the yzforks with no problems

Edited by freerider_australia, June 08, 2012 - 12:54 AM.


  • Bandit9

Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:01 PM

#8

all the wr spacers and axle i used on the yzforks with no problems


Just so I understand this correctly, you have installed the SSS fork onto the stock 07 WR clamp, hub, axle, bearing spacer, odo pickup right spacer, and spacer for the right, and axle nut?

You seem to be the only one to make this work as a straight bolt on???? How did you deal with the offset lugs? The 06-09 YZ triple clamps and axle are a few mm wider than WR stock clamps and axle.

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  • Bandit9

Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:02 PM

#9

Did you do a write up?

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted January 03, 2013 - 06:17 PM

#10

Just so I understand this correctly, you have installed the SSS fork onto the stock 07 WR clamp, hub, axle, bearing spacer, odo pickup right spacer, and spacer for the right, and axle nut?

You seem to be the only one to make this work as a straight bolt on???? How did you deal with the offset lugs? The 06-09 YZ triple clamps and axle are a few mm wider than WR stock clamps and axle.


Only the 2006 YZ 250/450 forks are a straight swap. 2007 and later have the upgraded (lighter) caliper/axle/clamp system.

  • moto2000

Posted January 03, 2013 - 07:29 PM

#11

Only the 250f had the new style forks for '07....450 and 2 strokes updated in '08

  • jamracing

Posted January 03, 2013 - 07:42 PM

#12

I got the SSS forks and stock Triple clamps off a 06YZ450f.

Will I need the brake caliper from 06 YZ450 too?
Axle?
Spacers?
Hub?

Honda front brake setup FTW

  • Bandit9

Posted January 04, 2013 - 06:43 AM

#13

I ended up trading the SSS Forks to my Tuner for a suspension job on these open bath forks. Too much BS.

  • jamracing

Posted January 04, 2013 - 06:57 AM

#14

I ended up trading the SSS Forks to my Tuner for a suspension job on these open bath forks. Too much BS.

Must have been a hell of a tune job!

  • Bandit9

Posted January 04, 2013 - 07:02 AM

#15

I only paid $300 for the forks in the first place.

In the end, this 09 will just be a Dual Sport bike. Going to get another bike just for racing.

  • jamracing

Posted January 04, 2013 - 07:41 AM

#16

I only paid $300 for the forks in the first place.

In the end, this 09 will just be a Dual Sport bike. Going to get another bike just for racing.

Plenty good!




 
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