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Can pre-09 YZ450F wheels be made to work on a 2010 YZ450F?

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Have a set of 03 wheels. What are the differences between them and 09 -up wheels? Of course I'll probably sell my 03 wheels and buy 10 wheels but would like to know

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The '09 and later rear wheel uses a 25mm axle, while the earlier models back to '99 use a 22mm axle. At this point, no bearings exist that will convert the earlier hubs to the larger axle size.

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You can make it work with a pre-09 axle and axle blocks on the 09-up swingarm. I believe you will have to modify the axle blocks, but there was someone on here not too long ago that made it work.

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You "can" use the early axle blocks with an early axle to fit the rear wheel , but that places the weight bearing load on a portion of the swing arm not originally intended for it. If you made a pair of steel sleeves for the blocks that have a wall thickness of .060" (1.5mm) so that they extend into the swing arm axle slot, it would be some what more sound.

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You "can" use the early axle blocks with an early axle to fit the rear wheel , but that places the weight bearing load on a portion of the swing arm not originally intended for it. If you made a pair of steel sleeves for the blocks that have a wall thickness of .060" (1.5mm) so that they extend into the swing arm axle slot, it would be some what more sound.

That's the route I would go personally, or at least make sleeves for where the axle goes through the swingarm and use the old axle blocks.

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I was hoping for different bearings but we'll see. just want it in case i get flat and don't have time to fix right away.

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