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Will an 06 seat bolt onto an 08

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Does anyone know if the seat from a 2006 YZF will bolt onto a 2008 YZF.

I have checked the part numbers online today and the part numbers for the seat base are different, but I realize that does not mean that it will not fit.

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I do know that for a WR, a 06 will not fit a 07 or an 08. I'd be surprised if the steel frame seat fits an alloy one on a YZ too though if it does, the difference in part numbers could be merely from a change in color or material.

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I do know that for a WR, a 06 will not fit a 07 or an 08. I'd be surprised if the steel frame seat fits an alloy one on a YZ too though if it does, the difference in part numbers could be merely from a change in color or material.
The '06 WR has the steel frame from the '03-'05 models. The '06 -'08 models are essentially the same bike with minor refinements, so it's a different situation than trying an '06 WR to '07 WR, which are two different frames/bikes.

Still, while it seems reasonable that the '06 seat would fit an '08, they do have two completely different part numbers, so there may have been a change to the sub frame that would change the way the center hook slips on. I would think it would fit, though.

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Hey Gray, I suspected the frame was alloy on a 06 (I have not seen one recently, I have a Alzheimer's riddled brain you know so my memory is worthless). Further it figures the WR would be a year behind at least, on YZ changes. Marketing logic.

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...it figures the WR would be a year behind at least, on YZ changes. Marketing logic.
It does seem to be a tradition, but I can't get myself to follow the "logic". Just my opinion.

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May be the YZ folks are more willing to "trade up" every year, the WR people not, therefore enabling Yamaha to squeeze another year out of the tooling. Or.... just a way to say "Mine is better than yours" , LOL.

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06-08 YZ seats swap out just fine. I did notice that the 08 seat is quite a bit lighter???????????? My 06 does have an aftermarket cover on it but thats not it.....the foam feels lighter on my 08 seat.

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