Cr 500 wheel help

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12/24/2017 9:37 PM

I posted this in tech also.. so if double posting is forbidden on vital please erase one but...

I have a 01 cr 500 and can get some 12 crf 450 complete wheels.. will or can they be made to work..


12/25/2017 6:11 AM

Nope. The axle is smaller for the 500 wheels.


12/25/2017 8:55 AM

Flextape it.


12/25/2017 8:16 PM

I know there is 500 dudes on here, I figured the axle was smaller but would a collar of some sorts work.. I can’t be the first dude to try this


12/25/2017 8:47 PM

You can get the wheel spacers made but you have to run the 450 rear brakes because the rotor is a different size.


12/26/2017 6:09 AM

A bearing swap would solve the axle issue, then deal with the spacer and brake issue, as mentioned. Not complicated, just some legwork involved. Good luck.


12/26/2017 7:55 AM

Better make sure they are from a 2012 CRF450. I saw in the other forum where you said 12-14. The rear wheel was changed in 2013. The hub physically places the sprocket 3mm further outboard. There's really nothing you can do to work around that either.


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