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luvmy426

WR to YZ conversions

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Has anyone here done some of the YZ conversions for weight loss (ie) tank, seat, light removal etc. If so, how much weight can be shaved off ?

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I've got a better question:

Has anyone here NOT done some type of YZ conversion to their WR? :)

The major (read: expensive) obstacles to duplicating YZ weight would be the 19" rear wheel (the tire is where the weight is saved), Al subframe, exhaust , and tank (also needs new seat).

I'd imagine all are worth at least one pound, with the exhaust and tire being the biggest difference, maybe as much as 5 lbs. between them. You may be able to find a desert racer w/ a YZ to trade rims with, and used YZ exhausts are in demand but they still pop up in the "parts for sale" section.

The free stuff I can think of may be worth four or five more lbs., removing headlight, kickstand (heavy), coolant catch and plumbing, and other foof.

Sorry, never weighed any of these parts, I don't have a scale.

Hope this helps.

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To remove parts make light feeling but become stiffer and stiffer.

So you'll need suspension setting.

Have fun it!

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