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Old 10-17-2010, 05:06 PM   #1831
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What bearings did you use?
The bearings that came with the stem seemed fine to me so I just bolted them in and everything was tight so I assume they came off the 125 the parts were from.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:48 PM   #1832
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Triples, bearings, shocks are all the same from 125-450 on most years from 98-2003. The difference is in the springs and the valving.

When I did mine I used the stock YZ bearings. I still have the original ones in with well over 18,000 miles now, hell! I put 5,000 on them in August and Sept alone, laying out the KotW course.

Worked perfect from day 1 and I've never looked back. If I haven't destroyed them yet, chances are no one else will either. I tend to destroy or break everything.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #1833
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Worked perfect from day 1 and I've never looked back. If I haven't destroyed them yet, chances are no one else will either. I tend to destroy or break everything.
I can vouch for that.
I've seen his shoes after he was done with them too!
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:51 AM   #1834
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Found this on thumper talk.

For the record Yamahas have had two steering stem lengths.

"Short" for the 98-08 YZ125 & YZ250F & 98-05 WR250F

"Long" for the 98-07 YZ250 & YZ400F thru 450F & WR450F

For the 2008 YZ450F they went with a "Mid".

The Short is 12mm shorter than the long. This is why some people dont need the spacer. The Mid is 5mm shorter than the long.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:02 PM   #1835
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Triples, bearings, shocks are all the same from 125-450 on most years from 98-2003. The difference is in the springs and the valving.

When I did mine I used the stock YZ bearings. I still have the original ones in with well over 18,000 miles now, hell! I put 5,000 on them in August and Sept alone, laying out the KotW course.

Worked perfect from day 1 and I've never looked back. If I haven't destroyed them yet, chances are no one else will either. I tend to destroy or break everything.
What did you use to connect the front brake lines? Did you have to get a custom pipe made up? I am looking to personalize my '03 and I like what you have done with yours. I have ABS and am on the fence on whether to scrap that or not as I ride 50/50 road/dirt.

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Old 10-18-2010, 12:08 PM   #1836
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Found this on thumper talk.

For the record Yamahas have had two steering stem lengths.

"Short" for the 98-08 YZ125 & YZ250F & 98-05 WR250F

"Long" for the 98-07 YZ250 & YZ400F thru 450F & WR450F

For the 2008 YZ450F they went with a "Mid".

The Short is 12mm shorter than the long. This is why some people dont need the spacer. The Mid is 5mm shorter than the long.
WOW, This is incredibly useful information. For the record mine was a 2001 yz250F. No wonder I didn't need the spacer like most other people did.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:20 PM   #1837
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Glad I could help.


The clamps are all the same so people can get a complete front end off a yz426 and then just buy a 250F or 125 stem and have it pressed in.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:21 PM   #1838
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What did you use to connect the front brake lines? Did you have to get a custom pipe made up? I am looking to personalize my '03 and I like what you have done with yours. I have ABS and am on the fence on whether to scrap that or not as I ride 50/50 road/dirt.
I used goodridge universal lines and banjo fittings from bike bandit. The banjo fittings are threaded and screw into the lines.
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:16 PM   #1839
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Found this on thumper talk.

For the record Yamahas have had two steering stem lengths.

"Short" for the 98-08 YZ125 & YZ250F & 98-05 WR250F

"Long" for the 98-07 YZ250 & YZ400F thru 450F & WR450F

For the 2008 YZ450F they went with a "Mid".

The Short is 12mm shorter than the long. This is why some people dont need the spacer. The Mid is 5mm shorter than the long.
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WOW, This is incredibly useful information. For the record mine was a 2001 yz250F. No wonder I didn't need the spacer like most other people did.
That is good info, my forks were from a yz426f and i needed the spacer, thanks for posting that
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:48 PM   #1840
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Hey I need some feed back on somthing. I;m trying to sell my bike right now to get a used Dakar. I have been shopping around and wonder do I really need one? Should I just go with a non Dakar 650GS? I'm taking the forks and the shock off as soon as I get it and puting on the Ohlins Dakar shock and the yz forks. The non Dakar ones are much cheaper.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:57 PM   #1841
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Hey I need some feed back on somthing. I;m trying to sell my bike right now to get a used Dakar. I have been shopping around and wonder do I really need one? Should I just go with a non Dakar 650GS? I'm taking the forks and the shock off as soon as I get it and puting on the Ohlins Dakar shock and the yz forks. The non Dakar ones are much cheaper.
Just get the GS and the suspension swap. Don't pay the extra dough just for graphics that you're going to trash anyways.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:52 PM   #1842
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I used goodridge universal lines and banjo fittings from bike bandit. The banjo fittings are threaded and screw into the lines.
I ordered a line from these guys and IIRC it only took a couple days for it to show up. Seemed like a decent place....answered all my stupid questions.

http://www.spieglerusa.com/
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:04 PM   #1843
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Just get the GS and the suspension swap. Don't pay the extra dough just for graphics that you're going to trash anyways.

NM, I just bought a dakar for 2500 on Ebay.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:54 AM   #1844
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NM, I just bought a dakar for 2500 on Ebay.
Holy horse shit, Batman! how many miles?
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:59 AM   #1845
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Holy horse shit, Batman! how many miles?
13,000 its a 2002.

Guy laid it down and got hurt. Needs to sell to pay bills. Its in texas so its going to cost me 500 to have it shipped. I dont have time to get it my self or I would.

I think he got the base model since it does not have headed grips or ABS. (The ABS was coming off anyways).

It needs a new front fender but thats it.

BTW, which Ohlins rear do I need for this? Do I just get the Dakar one? Is that the one that adds travel and makes it sit taller?
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