I realize the basic fork swap has been covered many times before. However, after what feels like a thorough search (both here and anywhere I could think of...), I'm left with much confusion. I have a 2005 YZ250 2-stroke. Back in 2009, I decided that I wanted to upgrade to the newer style 'SSS' fork. After reading all I could about what parts would be required to make this swap, I bought the following parts. - 2008 YZ250F (4-stroke) forks - 2008 YZ250F (4-stroke) shock - 2008 YZ250F (4-stroke) triple clamps - 2008 YZ250F (4-stroke) front break (caliper and master cylinder) - 2008 YZ250F (4-stroke) front axle I planned on having the longer steering stem pressed out of my 2005 triple clamps in into the 2008 250F clamps, and then having the whole mess re-valved. I confirmed that all the parts would bolt together but then...life came along and this project (and my riding) has been neglected since then. I've got time for dirt bikes again!! YAY!! However, as I attempt to pick back up where I left off, I noticed something odd/disturbing. The 2008 250F forks are 12mm shorter in overall length (axle CL to top of tube) than my 2005 250 2-stroke forks. I knew the headtube was longer on the 250 2-stroke (hence the longer steering stem) but I presumed that the lower clamp just sat lower down the fork leg. Can someone make some sense of the fork length discrepancies? Were all the 2008 forks (250F, 450F, 250 2T, 125 2T) the same length or did I buy the wrong ones for my 250 2T? If they were all the same length in 2008, how does one account for what seems to be a 'front low' attitude vs. the attitude with the longer 2005 fork? Was the 2008 fork shorter as well? Was the linkage somehow different? This fork swap has turned into a big MESS. Help! Thanks!