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Phansm72

KTM Wheels on a 450F

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I recently purchased my 03 YZ450F , I had a 05 KTM SMR that I purchased brand new black off-road wheels for so that I could convert it from SMR to dirt, I sold the SMR but kept the new wheels/tires I bought for it, I searched a bit and found some pointers Im wondering if anyone knows exactly what is needed to make the 05 KTM wheels work on my 03 YZ450F? Id hate to have to buy another set since I already have all this money tied up in the KTM wheels. Thanks for any help!!

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The front on can be made to fit fairly easily. You need to make sure the front brake disk is the same diameter. I believe KTMs use larger axles than the YZ's, so buy bearings and seals to match the outside diameter and width of the KTM bearings, and the inside diameter of the YZ bearings. Then you will need to make custom spacers to get the overall width right, and will likely have to offset them slightly to get the disk to center in the caliper.

The rear one is more difficult, since you need the disk and the sprocket to line up with the caliper and the chain respectively. I would again get the right size bearings and seals, and custom make wheel spacers to line the sprocket up so it is in line with the front sprocket. Then you may be able to make spacers to move the caliper one way or the other to line up with the rear disk. It probably won't be easy, but most things are possible.

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Why not just buy new hubs and have it spoked that seems like the right thing to do to me but your going to be riding this thing so what ever you feel comfortable with. Good luck.

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Why not just buy new hubs and have it spoked that seems like the right thing to do to me but your going to be riding this thing so what ever you feel comfortable with. Good luck.

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Getting new hubs would be the simplest way to get this done.

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Cant find any reasonably priced hubs, probably end up selling the KTM setup and buying some black rims and having them spoked onto my stock hubs I guess.

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Cant find any reasonably priced hubs, probably end up selling the KTM setup and buying some black rims and having them spoked onto my stock hubs I guess.

If thats the case why not use your stock hubs for them i thought that you wanted 2 sets

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Yeah, why not just take apart the wheels and redo it yourself. Would save you a bunch of money (as long as the spokes are the correct length).

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