'92 WR500... Unadilla build

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9/23/2018 8:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/23/2019 5:55 PM

***update*** Building the bike last-minute for mx rewind. Always wanted to, finally have the schedule to go.

Trying to research if I can make some SSS KYB's off a late-model YZ fit my '92 WR500 (or like-generation YZ250). Any pointers? Photo

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9/24/2018 3:25 AM

I would start with measuring your stock fork outer diameter at the triple clamp mounting points. Then get measurements from late model SSS forks & see where you are at. The easiest would be to find forks that slide right into your clamps. That way you don't have to consider bearings & frame stops. If you are going to convert to a newer front end try to get the complete front end top to bottom, brakes, wheel, spacers ect. Might as well upgrade your brakes while you at it. I installed a complete KYB SSS front end on a 1990 KX500 by just having my upper clamp bored for 50.00$. I thought about using the YZ clamps but, different bearing sizes, stem Lengh and steering Stops would have made much more work out of the swap.

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9/24/2018 6:57 AM

sweet wr i have one havnt ridden it yet i put forks on everything, but i get the whole front end, then i have a machine shop make a steering pin like the stock one that fits the nnew clamps its more expensive but simple when you think about it, heres my wr with 95 yz 250 forks
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9/24/2018 8:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/24/2018 8:20 AM

pete24 wrote:

sweet wr i have one havnt ridden it yet i put forks on everything, but i get the whole front end, then i have a machine shop ...more

Thanks guys, solid advice.

Pete, are you using a YZ swingarm? I noticed you ditched the snail cams for axle blocks. Beautiful bike, I also really like the pipe. Did you also have the RM250 with conventional forks? Always thought that would be sweet.

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9/24/2018 4:36 PM

yes its a 91 swingarm wih no sprocket spacer and yz axel spacers and the chain lines up perfect
yes i built the RM blueburry

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10/27/2018 6:27 AM

A complete 2015 YZ250F front end will be arriving today. We'll see how it works and go from there. She waits patiently.
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4/23/2019 5:51 PM

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Update: The whole front end fits, no problem! Had to add material to the steering stops to keep the tank protected. Really excited to be riding on SSS with decades-newer brake tech.

Suspension was sent off to Enzo for a rebuild, and hubs to Dubya for a burnt bronze cerakoting with gold excels. Dirt Digits is handling the graphics duty. Pretty stoked.

Any tips on getting the tank a little whiter?
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4/24/2019 6:27 AM

im doing the 250 gas tank as we speak and ill really be ready and at rewind this year

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4/24/2019 7:39 AM

Nice . What mods do you need to mount the tank ?

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4/24/2019 12:46 PM

pete24 wrote:

im doing the 250 gas tank as we speak and ill really be ready and at rewind this year

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Awesome, see you there. I'd like an aluminum Bormi tank at some point. Just put a touch of bling on (and couldn't find an original). Photo

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5/6/2019 4:48 AM

pete24 wrote:

im doing the 250 gas tank as we speak and ill really be ready and at rewind this year

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respect_the_beast wrote:

Awesome, see you there. I'd like an aluminum Bormi tank at some point. Just put a touch of bling on (and couldn't find an ...more

I see an 86 limited edition GSXR 750 ...dry clutch...

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5/6/2019 2:50 PM

sandman768 wrote:

I see an 86 limited edition GSXR 750 ...dry clutch...

Correct. It has been in the family for over 25 years, but we have been slowly introducing it for sale. It's a treasure.

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5/20/2019 11:27 PM

Following this build. Very cool.

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5/21/2019 10:31 AM

got the pipe done have to weld on the bracket for the hanger
this carcass may actually go to rewind
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5/21/2019 1:29 PM

pete24 wrote:

got the pipe done have to weld on the bracket for the hanger
this carcass may actually go to rewind
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That pipe turned out great! Dubya USA just finished the wheel build. I kept the 18" rear, and had them do the magnesium cerakote with excels for it and the 2015 front.
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5/22/2019 9:53 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/22/2019 9:54 PM

respect_the_beast wrote:

Awesome, see you there. I'd like an aluminum Bormi tank at some point. Just put a touch of bling on (and couldn't find an ...more

Nice air scoop smile

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5/23/2019 6:45 AM

vmx3 wrote:

Nice air scoop smile

Thank you! smile

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5/30/2019 4:44 PM

respect_the_beast wrote:

Thank you! smile

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Almost finished. It was really down to the wire.

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5/31/2019 7:07 AM

respect_the_beast wrote:

Awesome, see you there. I'd like an aluminum Bormi tank at some point. Just put a touch of bling on (and couldn't find an ...more

vmx3 wrote:

Nice air scoop smile

respect_the_beast wrote:

Thank you! smile

Did you make the air scoop?

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When in doubt gas it! It may not cure the problem but it will end the suspense!

8/12/2019 11:00 AM

wertman194 wrote:

Did you make the air scoop?

Sorry to have missed this. No, I had it made by an enthusiast buddy.

BIKE IS FOR SALE! Check the Bazaar.

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