2022 YZ250 Conversion

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7/8/2021 11:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/8/2021 11:34 PM

So, I recently acquired a 2020 YZ250. Do you think an aftermarket company will come out with a full kit with plastics, gas tank, airbox, seat, etc to convert 2005+ YZs to the new aesthetic? I really like the new look but thinking it would be a better idea to just use my "same" bike and convert it to save the money. Then hold onto it until Yamaha gives the YZ250 "major updates." What are your thoughts? Thanks.

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7/8/2021 11:46 PM

Judging by how the seats seem to be mounted it may not be that straight forward for a conversion kit. The 125 definitely has a different subframe and unless they got creative with the seat bolts on the 250, it has a new one too. Perhaps a kit from Polisport or the like will work around this somehow, but I imagine we are months off from finding out.

I'm just going to wait and see and do the conversion if it makes sense later. My YZ is going to be secondary to my '22 CRF anyway.

I really want a 125 now though too... Dammit.

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James

7/8/2021 11:51 PM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Judging by how the seats seem to be mounted it may not be that straight forward for a conversion kit. The 125 definitely has a ...more

Yeah I didn't read anywhere the 250 got a new subframe? I'm really curious to see if someone will make an all-in-one kit. I want it now lol. I'm because I love the new look and ergos but at the same time it's the same performance so it's not worth selling my 2020.

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7/9/2021 2:22 AM

SCRUBdesignz.com already has the solution.... perfect. Don't have to change the seat either for these.... https://scrubdesignz.com/en/plastics-kit-collection/yamaha/yz-series/yz-revolution-kit/yamaha-yz-125-250-revolution-restyle-blue.html

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7/9/2021 3:45 AM

Joshracing wrote:

SCRUBdesignz.com already has the solution.... perfect. Don't have to change the seat either for these.... ...more

That would be hideous and in no way the same as what the new body style looks like.

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MORGANTOWNPOWERSPORTS.COM

7/9/2021 4:19 AM

I also have a 250, and I am really interested in updating the bodywork. The most expensive parts would be the complete seat and the fuel tank, however I'm sure there will be aftermarket options. I can't justify selling my bike to get a new one just for the updated plastics. If I had a 125, that would be a different case.

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Heavy Hitter

7/9/2021 5:07 AM

Joshracing wrote:

SCRUBdesignz.com already has the solution.... perfect. Don't have to change the seat either for these.... ...more

tiddlermx23 wrote:

That would be hideous and in no way the same as what the new body style looks like.

Hideous to you....maybe. Have a look at the side panels, where do you think Yamaha have taken the inspiration from?
I guess if people have money to burn, you can wait until the genuine items come out, pop $1K+ down to get the new tank, seat, subframe... and plastics... Of, go for a direct bolt up plastics kit for their 02-21 model. No brainer.

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7/9/2021 5:11 AM

Joshracing wrote:

SCRUBdesignz.com already has the solution.... perfect. Don't have to change the seat either for these.... ...more

tiddlermx23 wrote:

That would be hideous and in no way the same as what the new body style looks like.

Sure don't look hideous to me.... less than half the cost, and you can get 'em now... win win! Photo

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7/9/2021 5:13 AM

Joshracing wrote:

SCRUBdesignz.com already has the solution.... perfect. Don't have to change the seat either for these.... ...more

Thanks but I'm trying to make it look 100% OEM smile
This isn't a bad option tho

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7/9/2021 5:14 AM

Andy7 wrote:

I also have a 250, and I am really interested in updating the bodywork. The most expensive parts would be the complete seat ...more

I'm with you 100%. If no one makes a kit available then it looks like I'll be buying each OEM part and spending an arm and a leg😂

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7/9/2021 5:19 AM

Joshracing wrote:

SCRUBdesignz.com already has the solution.... perfect. Don't have to change the seat either for these.... ...more

Cayden Thompson wrote:

Thanks but I'm trying to make it look 100% OEM smile
This isn't a bad option tho

It already looks 100% OEM. Ride it and wait for an updated 250 IMO.

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7/9/2021 5:28 AM

If they didn’t change the subframe then you would need plastics, gas tank, seat, and airbox from the 2022. They said they changed the radiators, hopefully they didn’t change the outer mounting points

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7/9/2021 5:32 AM

Andy7 wrote:

I also have a 250, and I am really interested in updating the bodywork. The most expensive parts would be the complete seat ...more

Cayden Thompson wrote:

I'm with you 100%. If no one makes a kit available then it looks like I'll be buying each OEM part and spending an arm and a ...more

Probably more cost effective to just buy a 22 imo Rather then spend a g on oem parts just get yourself a freshie.

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7/9/2021 5:37 AM

Andy7 wrote:

I also have a 250, and I am really interested in updating the bodywork. The most expensive parts would be the complete seat ...more

Cayden Thompson wrote:

I'm with you 100%. If no one makes a kit available then it looks like I'll be buying each OEM part and spending an arm and a ...more

soggy wrote:

Probably more cost effective to just buy a 22 imo Rather then spend a g on oem parts just get yourself a freshie.

But I'd be paying $2000-$2500 I assume to cover the difference if I sold my bike?

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7/9/2021 5:37 AM

Joshracing wrote:

SCRUBdesignz.com already has the solution.... perfect. Don't have to change the seat either for these.... ...more

tiddlermx23 wrote:

That would be hideous and in no way the same as what the new body style looks like.

This is how that kit looks. Honestly I prefer the shape of the R-tech shroud vs the 2022, but I do like the how the 2022 extends to the number plates and the flatter seat shape. I’ll probably convert mine to 2022 once parts are available which likely won’t be till early next year.

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Plus with a little engineering and the R-tech tank you can do this,
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7/9/2021 5:41 AM

I was wondering how many people would be looking to convert the previous bike over. It would be cool but I can't justify spending somewhere in the neighborhood of a grand just for bodywork. At that point, I'd just buy the '22 and swap any of your main aftermarket parts over (if we are talking 250.) On the 125, I think it's more clear to just get the new model. Right now, I'm going to just keep running my '19 as is. I do like the R-tech kit though, as I absolutely hate trying to keep my tank graphics looking nice. I'm glad the '22 and the Rtech makes that not a worry any longer.

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7/9/2021 5:48 AM

Considering the price of used bikes right now, it would be cheaper to get a new one than to do a conversion. You're looking at a minimum at tank, seat, subframe, airbox, plastic. Silencer and rads could be needed too since the mounting bolts could have changed location.

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7/9/2021 7:33 AM

Joshracing wrote:

SCRUBdesignz.com already has the solution.... perfect. Don't have to change the seat either for these.... ...more

tiddlermx23 wrote:

That would be hideous and in no way the same as what the new body style looks like.

Joshracing wrote:

Sure don't look hideous to me.... less than half the cost, and you can get 'em now... win win! Photo

The shrouds look like a 2012 yz250f, not the most eye pleasing looking bike. Sorry...

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MORGANTOWNPOWERSPORTS.COM

7/9/2021 7:47 AM

tiddlermx23 wrote:

That would be hideous and in no way the same as what the new body style looks like.

Joshracing wrote:

Sure don't look hideous to me.... less than half the cost, and you can get 'em now... win win! Photo

tiddlermx23 wrote:

The shrouds look like a 2012 yz250f, not the most eye pleasing looking bike. Sorry...

For sure... I get it, but, is it worth $1000+ for a bit of tupperware? Really, it's just a few little pieces of plastic. In no time at all, at the track, there's 100 other '22s. No one notices, or even cares that you've pissed away $1K +.

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7/9/2021 7:55 AM

Joshracing wrote:

Sure don't look hideous to me.... less than half the cost, and you can get 'em now... win win! Photo

Where did you get the frame guards and skid plate?

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7/9/2021 7:59 AM

tiddlermx23 wrote:

That would be hideous and in no way the same as what the new body style looks like.

Joshracing wrote:

Sure don't look hideous to me.... less than half the cost, and you can get 'em now... win win! Photo

JBlain619 wrote:

Where did you get the frame guards and skid plate?

SCRUBdesignz.com

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7/9/2021 8:11 AM

Just worth mentioning - the YZ250 has the "straighter air intake tract" as well. I don't know for sure what that means for the airbox, but those of you wanting to buy OEM stuff will probably need a new airbox and boot, as well as the bodywork plastic.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

7/9/2021 8:33 AM

Falcon wrote:

Just worth mentioning - the YZ250 has the "straighter air intake tract" as well. I don't know for sure what that means for the ...more

For those assuming next year ('23) the 250 gets a new engine, don't be so sure. The new intake tract and Keihin carburetor are stated to provide better high rpm power and over rev. Don't underestimate the difference this will make.

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7/9/2021 9:18 AM

Falcon wrote:

Just worth mentioning - the YZ250 has the "straighter air intake tract" as well. I don't know for sure what that means for the ...more

Johnny Depp wrote:

For those assuming next year ('23) the 250 gets a new engine, don't be so sure. The new intake tract and Keihin carburetor are ...more

The 250 already has the Keihin carb.

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7/9/2021 9:44 AM

To me the real news is that Yamaha changed the geometry of the yz250 ever so slightly back in 2015 I think. Different frame part numbers and dimensions provided from yamaha confirm this.
No mention of this anywhere in the reviews though.

I haven’t ridden a 2015 or newer yz250 but am curious to see what it feels like.

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7/9/2021 9:54 AM

JWACK wrote:

To me the real news is that Yamaha changed the geometry of the yz250 ever so slightly back in 2015 I think. Different frame ...more

Yup in 2016 when they released the X model, the bikes were listed as having a slacker steering head angle. I believe it was done so they could share the frame between the motocross and off-road model.

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7/9/2021 9:58 AM

The new bike looks great and i'm excited about the changes. When Yamaha changed the airbox in 2015 it added no real value to the rideability of the bike. Hopefully the new changes will help with updating ergonomics to a more modern feel.

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7/9/2021 10:47 AM

They had 35 years to really know exactly what to change to get the most bang for the buck. A little disappointed but still cool they finally made a change. Least it shows it won’t be discontinued imminently.

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7/9/2021 11:18 AM

Cayden Thompson wrote:

I'm with you 100%. If no one makes a kit available then it looks like I'll be buying each OEM part and spending an arm and a ...more

soggy wrote:

Probably more cost effective to just buy a 22 imo Rather then spend a g on oem parts just get yourself a freshie.

Cayden Thompson wrote:

But I'd be paying $2000-$2500 I assume to cover the difference if I sold my bike?

Maybe but you’d have a bike that is 2 years newer and everything is fresh. No wear items need replacing. Ie suspension /linkage bearings wheels, brakes etc. it’s a no brained imo

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7/9/2021 5:36 PM

A restyle kit is a perfect way to ruin the look of a YZ250.

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