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Old 07-14-2011, 09:55 PM   #2581
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I am going to do the Yamaha mod on my front end and just waded through all the pages on the subject.Its taken me hours ! Very interesting but stuffed if I can retain it all.I will be driving people mad with questions as it progresses.
The old ones are rooted and leaking.Found front end at a wreckers for bit over $500 for the forks tripple tree front wheel rotor,brakes.Is that too expensive?
Sounds OK, I just ordered a set of YZ426 forks + tripples from the US for just about 290 AUD (320 USD).
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:47 PM   #2582
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Michael ,How much was the postage?
I am going to retain my front wheel and brake assembley as I think this is the best option for me.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:12 AM   #2583
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help in mtl?

hi guys,
anyone in the montreal or ottawa area that could assist me doing this swap or even doing it for me (paid work of course)? i'm just uncertain i can do this on my very own. any feedback appreciate ! thanks
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:14 PM   #2584
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Michael ,How much was the postage?
I am going to retain my front wheel and brake assembley as I think this is the best option for me.
That was the delivered price! I think the postage was about $100 of that.
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:44 AM   #2585
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For the Australians I found some yz426f forks on oz eBay for $300 which i am using on my mod. There are more forks at joes in Canberra if anyone wants me to check for them.

I have restrung the rear to an 18" and changed the rear suspension and gearing. It makes a huge difference.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:28 AM   #2586
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I have restrung the rear to an 18" and changed the rear suspension and gearing. It makes a huge difference.

Did you get a rim specifically drilled for the dakar hub or did you just get a rim with the same number of holes?
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:02 PM   #2587
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Buchanans drilled it for me and provided spokes
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:47 AM   #2588
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I realize that this is probably stupid, as anyone reading this thread has done or is going to do this mod. I am selling my bike that has this mod done. So if you guys have any friends who want a bike like the one you have here is the link.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703708

Here is a teaser
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:47 PM   #2589
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Fork mod done

It's been a long road but I'm getting there. I've done the full YZ fork, wheel and brake swap. '99 YZ400 forks revalved for a 200 lbs. rider (I weigh 150), '02 triple clamps and an '02 front wheel. I have a DL1000 rear shock ordered and then I should be pretty set. I've been out on the forest service roads and am getting the forks dialed in. So far so good.

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If you are looking for YZ forks I have some 2003 YZ250s for sale here. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708675

And here is the stock F650GS front end ad. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708653
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:19 PM   #2590
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YZ fork convertion

I got a set of YZ forks already setup for 200 lbs rider and looking to go w/ BMW wheel. I also want to keep the ABS.
Now:
1. what brake line length should I get and from where?
2. I've seen someone ( JDRadman, I'll pm him) here selling a bracket for brake caliper.Does it have a mount for ABS sensor and how much?
Thank you

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Old 07-29-2011, 07:20 PM   #2591
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I got a set of YZ forks already setup for 200 lbs rider and looking to go w/ BMW wheel. I also want to keep the ABS.
Now:
1. what brake line length should I get and from where?
2. I've seen someone ( JDRadman, I'll pm him) here selling a bracket for brake caliper.Does it have a mount for ABS sensor and how much?
Thank you
If you are running your stock Brembro brake you will need to go with a 37" line.

In order to run the stock wheel you need to get the entire kit from HawkEng here on Advrider. I believe the axle, brake mount and spacers runs around $600.

Follow this link to the thread with answers to all your questions. Give yourself about 3 hours and lots of beer to get through it once. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399113

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Old 07-30-2011, 01:39 AM   #2592
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Follow this link to the thread with answers to all your questions. Give yourself about 3 hours and lots of beer to get through it once. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399113

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Old 07-30-2011, 06:15 AM   #2593
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If you are running your stock Brembro brake you will need to go with a 37" line.
I'll be running BMW stock Brembo brake w/ ABS. Now is 37" from end to end (with banjos) or just line itself (w/o banjos).
Where I can get this from since it would be custom length?
And for those who did the whole Yamaha front end, is it safe. Are the axle and wheel and brake strong enough for a heavier bike? Giving up the ABS is a good solution?
I know, a lot of questions
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:20 AM   #2594
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I'll be running BMW stock Brembo brake w/ ABS. Now is 37" from end to end (with banjos) or just line itself (w/o banjos).
Where I can get this from since it would be custom length?
And for those who did the whole Yamaha front end, is it safe. Are the axle and wheel and brake strong enough for a heavier bike? Giving up the ABS is a good solution?
I know, a lot of questions
2002 and up yz front wheels had larger bearings than the pre 2002 wheel. I have the older wheel with a motard rotor. So far it's fine. I have about 5000 miles on it.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:00 PM   #2595
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I'll be running BMW stock Brembo brake w/ ABS. Now is 37" from end to end (with banjos) or just line itself (w/o banjos).
Where I can get this from since it would be custom length?
And for those who did the whole Yamaha front end, is it safe. Are the axle and wheel and brake strong enough for a heavier bike? Giving up the ABS is a good solution?
I know, a lot of questions
A few answers,
The brake line is measured from center to center of the banjos. You will also need to know the approximate angle of the bends at the banjos. Spiegler is one place to go - fast service, nice product.
There don't appear to be any reliability issues with the Yamaha wheel, and oversize brake discs are available (EBC).
ABS is your call. Perhaps not as useful if your'e doing a lot of dirt, its removal reduces weight and frees up a lot of space behind the motor.
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