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Old 08-21-2011, 05:19 AM   #2626
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Not sure on the size ( it's in this thread somewhere) but just buy the standard wr/yz steering bearings.
ah right, i thought you could not fit standard wr/yz bearings as they would be the wrong size for the beamer head tube.
but seeing that you have done the mod i will trust you and order some up.
anything else you think i would need for the new fork mod?
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:10 AM   #2627
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Don't trust me to much, I'm only half way throught the mod!

If the info is this thread is correct though, you can use the YZ steering head bearings. You have to remove the BMW bearing races/cones (like you would in a std. bearing replacement) and replace them with the Yami ones. I ordered some so I hope this is right.

If you want to keep the BMW wheel you'll also need a new caliper hanger or adaptor, the axle and spacers and a new brake line.

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Old 08-22-2011, 05:05 AM   #2628
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Possible Axle issue?

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hey man, roughly how much was the spindle to have made up, my wr forks arrived yesterday and cant wait to get them on. chers

There appears to be a spacer missing on the axel. On the threaded side, the hole in fork-lower is larger than the axel as-shown. The nut looks correct but if installed as-shown, the “NUT” would be carrying the load on that side . The axel should carry the load and the nut should only be holding it all together...Just an observation?

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Old 08-22-2011, 09:05 PM   #2629
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There appears to be a spacer missing on the axel. On the threaded side, the hole in fork-lower is larger than the axel as-shown. The nut looks correct but if installed as-shown, the “NUT” would be carrying the load on that side . The axel should carry the load and the nut should only be holding it all together...Just an observation?

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Yes, you're right. There's two spacers still to be made, one will fit inside the fork leg on the brake disk side and another on the other side between the bearing the the fork leg. I wanted to fit the axle and wheel to the forks to measure the width I'd need to space it to the caliper correctly before getting the spacers made.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to use the speedo drive (front wheel on the Funduro), I do eventually want to go to a Trailtech Vector so if I can't it's not such a big deal.

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Old 08-26-2011, 05:52 AM   #2630
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I'm partway into this mod but am having trouble sourcing some .50 springs for my yz250f forks.

Anyone know where I can buy these?

Oh and for what it's worth I can also confirm that the yamaha steering bearings and traces fit the dakar like a glove.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:01 AM   #2631
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:25 PM   #2632
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Thanks

I've just sent them an email.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:57 AM   #2633
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If you want to keep the BMW wheel you'll also need a new caliper hanger or adaptor, the axle and spacers and a new brake line.

Cheers,
where would i get the caliper hanger/adapter from.

also would it just be easier to buy a wr front wheel and brake?
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:10 AM   #2634
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would this fit a pair of 2003 wr450 forks?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-WRF...d#ht_630wt_905
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:55 AM   #2635
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Yes it will fit but you would be better off with a YZ wheel. The WR has a speedo drive on the right side.

There is debate about using a yz front wheel do to the bearing size. So far no one had had an issue but im willing to bet the yz bearing do not last as long. i have about 6000 miles on the new yz bearings I used. I'm going to check them in a week or so to see how they feel.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:13 PM   #2636
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cool thank you, would any age yz wheel fit or would it be specific to age?
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:15 PM   #2637
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I know 1998 to 07 are all the same. Make sure to get the spacers with the wheel. around 02 those changed and they are not interchangeable.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:02 AM   #2638
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I've ordered some .48 rate springs but I've noticed that everyone else seems to be talking about .52 or .50. I weigh about 85kg. Will the .48 be too light?
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:30 AM   #2639
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Ive been working on a circuit to replace the stock BMW IP with a Vapor, Vector, etc and keep the ABS working.

I started a thread in Vendors. If you're interested, let me know there. Not sure on pricing yet, just seeing if there is interest.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...3#post16795273
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:13 PM   #2640
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I've ordered some .48 rate springs but I've noticed that everyone else seems to be talking about .52 or .50. I weigh about 85kg. Will the .48 be too light?
If you got them form HOH then they will be fine. His stuff is progressive and increases in rate as it goes down. They go all the way to .56 at the bottom I think. I have his .50 version and they are great off road. I'm about 96KG so that sounds right for you.
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