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2005 Yz 250 Fork Swap to 3S

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Berkheimer#19, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Berkheimer#19

    Berkheimer#19 PR Addict

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    Picked up a clean 05 and naturally I wanna tinker with it lol I wanna swap to the 3S forks and wondering if anyone can shed some wisdom on it for me what forks will work with out changing brakes and all that basically just wanting to put newer forks on it. Any Info will helps thanks guys.
     
  2. hershey

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    Ebay. 06 up should fit.
     
  3. Spagina

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    if youre going to do it, id get the 056 clamps too that way an 06 fender and number plate will bolt right up
     
  4. Berkheimer#19

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    You mean 06 Clamp? and does it matter if its 450,250,250f forks? besides of course i know the spring rate?
     
  5. Berkheimer#19

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    Found 07 forks with OEM clamps on eBay will it work wil my brake caliper now or will I need that too?
     
  6. Spagina

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    id call a yamaha shop and see if the part numbers are the same for an 05 caliper, and whatever one youre getting. i would imagine that they didnt change within these years though, but i'm not sure. and yeah i ment 06 clamps lol
     
  7. jeffro667

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    What are the 07 forks from? If they are YZ125,250 2st, or 450, they will bolt right on, the 250F that year used the newer style caliper, so you would need that too, if they're 250F forks. On the triple clamps, 250 2st and 450 clamps are a direct bolt on. 125 and 250F clamps are the same, but you would need to use the stock stem from your bike.
     
  8. Berkheimer#19

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    They are off a 250f, I found 06 450 forks and 07 clamps.
     
  9. jeffro667

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    07 450 clamps? If so, they will fit right on, don't pay too much though, there are lots of them available. The 06 450 forks will fit with no problems, they should be valved and sprung for the 250 though, 4 stroke valving is quite a bit different from 2 stroke. If you don't already have a suspension guy, pm me and I'll put you in touch with the guy who does mine. Excellent work and reasonable price, also local [for me].
     
  10. Berkheimer#19

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    The clamps are off a 07 450 he wants 60 for them, the forks are off a 06 450 wants 399.00 for them isn't really bad for a better set up.
     
  11. TwentyThreeMX

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    i got 06 450 clamps you can have for 30 bucks. betcha wont beat that deal!
     
  12. Berkheimer#19

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  13. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

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    Just be careful and clean the cuties off of them......! Lol
     
  14. Berkheimer#19

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  15. MX955

    MX955 PitRacer Pro

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    The steering stem will be different from the 4-stroke & 2-stroke,also if you are going from a 2005 bike the front wheel axle is different from 2005 to 2006 and up.The diameter is the same but the 2006 and up is a couple millimeters longer... I did want you are trying to do on a 2005 YZ125 I had.
     
  16. Berkheimer#19

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    Is it worth going through with it for the 3S ?
     
  17. MX955

    MX955 PitRacer Pro

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    I put 2006 YZ250F suspension that had Pro Circuit works kit in it,so it was worth it for me...
     
  18. Berkheimer#19

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    Did you have to swap out the brake Caliper or anything with the 06 250f forks? Minus the wheel axle of course.
     
  19. jeffro667

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    Nope, the 05 caliper/hanger are the same as the 06 250F.
     

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