06 YZ450 SSS fork swap to 09WR450

I got the SSS forks and stock Triple clamps off a 06YZ450f.

Will I need the brake caliper from 06 YZ450 too?

Axle?

Spacers?

Hub?

Ok, been doing some research. I was looking "back" at the 06 YZ450 front ends parts and came to the conclusion that the 06-09 YZF lower triple clamp doesn't have the Wr headlight posts. So then I looked "forward" at a 2012 WR450 front end since it has the SSS forks now and compared it to my 09. The axle, collar, nut, hub, and caliper are all the same part numbers. The 12 WR450 has the same caliper as 06-07 YZ/WR's. So all one would need is the upper and lower triple clamps from an 12 WR450 to make it work. Right??

This is the bottom clamp and stem. Found under "front fork"

49 1DX-23340-00-00 UNDER BRACKET COMP. $416.80 $366.78 Usually ships in 5-7 business days

This is the upper clamp, found under "steering"

10 1DX-23435-00-00 CROWN, HANDLE $170.98 $150.46 Usually ships in 5-7 business days

Think it will work? Am I missing anything?

Edited by Bandit9

seems right, but damn that is expensive. If the headlight is important it might be cheaper to get a used set of YZ-F triples and get a baja HID light for it

i have a 2007 wr450 with 06 yz450f forks on it they bolted straight on orignal triple clamps the only thing that is diffrent is the forks do not have a peice of metal that stops speedo pickup from rotating i have found this not to be a problem just have to tighten up a diffrent way

the yz forks are the best mod ever the standard forks are crap i ride a bit of mx and the yz forks are good

Edited by freerider_australia

all the wr spacers and axle i used on the yzforks with no problems

Edited by freerider_australia

all the wr spacers and axle i used on the yzforks with no problems

Just so I understand this correctly, you have installed the SSS fork onto the stock 07 WR clamp, hub, axle, bearing spacer, odo pickup right spacer, and spacer for the right, and axle nut?

You seem to be the only one to make this work as a straight bolt on???? How did you deal with the offset lugs? The 06-09 YZ triple clamps and axle are a few mm wider than WR stock clamps and axle.

Did you do a write up?

Just so I understand this correctly, you have installed the SSS fork onto the stock 07 WR clamp, hub, axle, bearing spacer, odo pickup right spacer, and spacer for the right, and axle nut?

You seem to be the only one to make this work as a straight bolt on???? How did you deal with the offset lugs? The 06-09 YZ triple clamps and axle are a few mm wider than WR stock clamps and axle.

Only the 2006 YZ 250/450 forks are a straight swap. 2007 and later have the upgraded (lighter) caliper/axle/clamp system.

Only the 250f had the new style forks for '07....450 and 2 strokes updated in '08

I got the SSS forks and stock Triple clamps off a 06YZ450f.

Will I need the brake caliper from 06 YZ450 too?

Axle?

Spacers?

Hub?

Honda front brake setup FTW

I ended up trading the SSS Forks to my Tuner for a suspension job on these open bath forks. Too much BS.

I ended up trading the SSS Forks to my Tuner for a suspension job on these open bath forks. Too much BS.

Must have been a hell of a tune job!

I only paid $300 for the forks in the first place.

In the end, this 09 will just be a Dual Sport bike. Going to get another bike just for racing.

I only paid $300 for the forks in the first place.

In the end, this 09 will just be a Dual Sport bike. Going to get another bike just for racing.

Plenty good!

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