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Insane007

will wr 450 2006 engine fit the 2007 frame?

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sup guys..

 I have a 2006 wr 450 (steel frame) awesome machine... but i might be able to get a 2007 (aluminium frame) for quite cheap...  will the 06 engine fit the 07 frame without mods ?   as far as i know there aint much of a difference between those motors as i had a 08 wr couple years ago...  just want to make sure before i spend the money on that frame and sit with it

 

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I believe the engine should swap easy enough however you will need some aluminum frame specific parts such as oil tank, lines, fuel tank , plastics, sub frame air box etc..  If you are looking at an aluminum roller it should be easy.  If it is a bare frame you will need to collect more parts.   In my opinion unless you just want the bling of an aluminum frame or just like the looks of having a newer bike then there is not much upside to the swap.  It is easier to work on a steel frame bike due to clearance around the motor. 

 

I am only referencing the steel frame vs the first generation aluminum frame. 

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