HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
shahar

WR426F subframe replace

6 posts in this topic

Hi

I own a WR426F yamaha model 2002.

Can I replace may metal subframe with a WR450F 2003 aluminum subframe? and if not where can I buy an aftermarket aluminum subframe?

Thanks Shahar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes it should. The only thing that will be different is the yz subframe will not have a bracket for the radiator overflow bottle. I put a yz subframe on my 2000 model. I didn't use the overflow bottle all last year and I didn't have any overheating problems except for when I sat and idled on the very hot days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you put a 450 subframe on it, you may have to change a lot of other parts as well- such as the airbox, rear fender, side panels, seat, tank, and rad shrouds. A lot changed between the 02 and 03 geometry. Your best bet is to find a YZ subframe and make a bracket for the overflow bottle, if you even want to use it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it would fit I would be highly surprised! Only an 02 YZ subframe will fit.(been there done that) earlier sub-frames take too much modification to fit. Rear brake res. exhaust mt and coolant tank, just to name a few.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0