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1998 WR 400 Front Rim Compatibility

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I have searched up and down. I still have not found a straight forward answer. I hope someone here can help me.

I am currently on a hunt for an extra set of used wheels for my 98 WR 400.

I found the rear wheel on EBAY with minimal effort; however, the front wheel is much more difficult to locate.

My question is........Is there any other wheel that will fit?

I have noticed that there is a lot of YZ/WR 250, 400, 426, 450 wheels. Some ads claim that they will fit a wide array of years and models.

I have yet to find the front wheel for my 1998 WR 400.

Thank you.

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As far as I'm aware the front hub didn't change from '98-'05, so any wheel from those years' WRs should fit. The YZ hub doesn't have the drive for the odo cable but will work if you don't use your odo.

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As far as I'm aware the front hub didn't change from '98-'05, so any wheel from those years' WRs should fit. The YZ hub doesn't have the drive for the odo cable but will work if you don't use your odo.

I'm not sure about the exact years, but those model wheels will fit. The 125 rim may be a bit a bit narrower.

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I've got this crazy feeling that there is a difference between 1998 and 1999.

The rear axle changed from a 20mm to a 22mm and subsequently the rear hub changed. The front remained the same as far as I'm aware.

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This is by far the best information I have ever seen.

There is only one minor snafu.

It doesn't mention anything about WR's........only YZ's.

If I do get a YZ wheel , do I need to get YZ spacers. I'm using a digital speedometer/odometer (sensor type).

You'll need the YZ spacer for the odo drive side since you won't be able to install the odo drive with the YZ wheel.

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From 1st hand experience I ran a 99 front rim on my 02 Wr and I had to use the 99 spacer that the only difference cause the hub is a little narrower. So all you need to do is use the same year hub and spacer and will fit any 96 to 07 bike.

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