Temporary Solution - What are my options?

Ok, I've got to replace my Excel rear rim and spokes (specific for Talon Hub) for my '98 YZ400, but don't have the immediate cash to do it.

So I'm going to check out some local motorcycle salvage yards and shops around here to get a stock take off wheel so I can ride this weekend. Any idea what direct swaps would work? :)

Just finished the DCM upgrade and am dying to take it out this weekend.

Any wheel off of a 98-05 YZ or YZ-F 125-450 will work as long as you get the spacers also. The 01 and up YZ/YZ-F's have a wider hub than the 98-00 models do.

It would probably be way cheaper to buy the new rim. :)

Ebay???

This was a personal bike of an employee at a local Yamaha dealer that I bought it from. I bought some '05 take-offs from another guy there yesterday and then brought in the hubs/spokes/spacers today to see if it would all work.

Rumor has it (i overheard a few guys talking in the shop) that this Talon hub was for an RM, not a YZ. :) I'm guessing that's what my problem was...the hub must have been set up for a different off-set. They're calling Talon to see if it can be used with different spoke kits, etc.

I'm gonna flame if I have to get a new hub. Just finished the DCM and am dying to get out this weekend. Ugh :)

I thought the axles were different on the early yz's maybe not though :)

This was a personal bike of an employee at a local Yamaha dealer that I bought it from. I bought some '05 take-offs from another guy there yesterday and then brought in the hubs/spokes/spacers today to see if it would all work.

Rumor has it (i overheard a few guys talking in the shop) that this Talon hub was for an RM, not a YZ. :) I'm guessing that's what my problem was...the hub must have been set up for a different off-set. They're calling Talon to see if it can be used with different spoke kits, etc.

I'm gonna flame if I have to get a new hub. Just finished the DCM and am dying to get out this weekend. Ugh :)

Funny you should mention that, I was just looking at a set of wheels made for a '98 on ebay. I did a little research to see if they would work on my '00 and no deal. Talon lists a different hub for The '98-'99 and for some reason, the side notes say you have to use an RM sprocket with it. :p Don't know what that's all about, but I would say the hub you have is for the YZ, it just needs RM parts to go with it. :D

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