Originally Posted by jdrocks
if you have a usable DL650 wheel, you've found gold in your parts bin. the DL650 wheel uses a 17mm x 40mm x 12mm bearing, so it's best mated to forks that use a 17mm axle. check your YZ forks, many from that era used a 15mm axle. if going to the trouble to fit long travel USD forks to your bike, i would be looking at forks with minimum 46mm inners, and more likely, 48mm.
plenty of reading in a good selection of build threads on the forum, so by the time you get through those, you'll have a good handle on the issues
Thanks for the info. I am missing the axle for those forks but a few websites claim the 92 was the start of the 17mm axles for the YZs. Unfortunately I don't think they are the way to go and you cemented that with your thoughts.
The DL650 wheel is a little beat up but good enough for what I need right now.
Been reading all night on things, just need to pick a path now. Thanks for your detailed write up, it was an awesome read!