2013 yz250 suspension on 2003 yz250

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2/14/2019 6:59 PM

Alright, I have looked to see if I could find anything that relates to this particular swap but I can’t seem to find anything. I am looking to swap to SSS suspension on my 2003 YZ250 and I know that 2006-2008 yz450f suspension will boot right up to my bike with the 450’s triple clamp. However, I have been offered a set of 2013 yz250 suspension and would like to know if anyone has any insight if it will fit. I know I would need 48mm triple clamps and the sale would include the clamps from the ‘13 yz250 so that may take care of that issue(?).

I have looked for spec sheets but can’t seem to find anything. Does anyone know if this would work one way or another?

Thanks!!

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2003 YZ250 with restyle kit and many aftermarket add ons. #BRAPP

2/14/2019 7:10 PM

You will need the clamps, brake caliper, wheel spacers, front plate and fender

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2/14/2019 7:12 PM

coastlinecascot wrote:

You will need the clamps, brake caliper, wheel spacers, front plate and fender

You’re positive about this? Because I figured brake caliper, spacers, and number plate would need replaced too.

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2003 YZ250 with restyle kit and many aftermarket add ons. #BRAPP

2/14/2019 10:00 PM

coastlinecascot wrote:

You will need the clamps, brake caliper, wheel spacers, front plate and fender

jmarelt wrote:

You’re positive about this? Because I figured brake caliper, spacers, and number plate would need replaced too.

Isn't that what I said

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2/15/2019 3:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/15/2019 3:32 AM

coastlinecascot wrote:

You will need the clamps, brake caliper, wheel spacers, front plate and fender

jmarelt wrote:

You’re positive about this? Because I figured brake caliper, spacers, and number plate would need replaced too.

coastlinecascot wrote:

Isn't that what I said

Well I was not able to find anything online showing that it worked. You’re the only person to say anything about it. So, before I spend an exuberant amount of money, I am going to ask for a double confirmation. Have you done this swap yourself?

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2003 YZ250 with restyle kit and many aftermarket add ons. #BRAPP

2/15/2019 7:39 AM

This is my 2003 with 2006 Sunline clamps and 2006 450 forks. The picture shows 2006 clamps work with the steel frame.

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2/15/2019 11:11 AM

jmarelt wrote:

You’re positive about this? Because I figured brake caliper, spacers, and number plate would need replaced too.

coastlinecascot wrote:

Isn't that what I said

jmarelt wrote:

Well I was not able to find anything online showing that it worked. You’re the only person to say anything about it. So, before I spend an exuberant amount of money, I am going to ask for a double confirmation. Have you done this swap yourself?

I've done multiple front end swaps on steel frame yz250s. The other thing you will need to do is weld a tab onto the existing turn stopper on the frame. This makes it larger and the clamp stopper will engage it. Pretty easy. One I did I put 2012 yz250f forks on and it didn't need it.

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2/15/2019 12:03 PM

speed_racer wrote:

This is my 2003 with 2006 Sunline clamps and 2006 450 forks. The picture shows 2006 clamps work with the steel frame.

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Did you have to change the steering stem on the 06 clamp to fit in the steel frame? I have a set of Ride Engeering clamps from a 09 frame but the steering stem is to short for the steel 03 frame

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2/15/2019 12:11 PM

speed_racer wrote:

This is my 2003 with 2006 Sunline clamps and 2006 450 forks. The picture shows 2006 clamps work with the steel frame.

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Wycked31 wrote:

Did you have to change the steering stem on the 06 clamp to fit in the steel frame? I have a set of Ride Engeering clamps from a 09 frame but the steering stem is to short for the steel 03 frame

Steering stem will need to be swapped

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2/15/2019 12:23 PM

speed_racer wrote:

This is my 2003 with 2006 Sunline clamps and 2006 450 forks. The picture shows 2006 clamps work with the steel frame.

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Wycked31 wrote:

Did you have to change the steering stem on the 06 clamp to fit in the steel frame? I have a set of Ride Engeering clamps from a 09 frame but the steering stem is to short for the steel 03 frame

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Steering stem will need to be swapped

Yes forgot swap stems. 10 ton press should do.

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2/15/2019 1:13 PM

Wycked31 wrote:

Did you have to change the steering stem on the 06 clamp to fit in the steel frame? I have a set of Ride Engeering clamps from a 09 frame but the steering stem is to short for the steel 03 frame

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Steering stem will need to be swapped

coastlinecascot wrote:

Yes forgot swap stems. 10 ton press should do.

Thanks

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2/15/2019 1:48 PM

Please keep use posted on this swap. I am planning to do the same thing soon !

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2/15/2019 8:46 PM

Super easy. Also another cool mod is use a 06 or newer shock body with your 16mm shaft. It will fit perfectly in the frame

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2/20/2019 12:03 PM

jmarelt wrote:

You’re positive about this? Because I figured brake caliper, spacers, and number plate would need replaced too.

coastlinecascot wrote:

Isn't that what I said

jmarelt wrote:

Well I was not able to find anything online showing that it worked. You’re the only person to say anything about it. So, before I spend an exuberant amount of money, I am going to ask for a double confirmation. Have you done this swap yourself?

I posted some detailed info and photos in the thread below. Give it a look:

https://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Race-Shop,42/2003-yz250-SSS-swap-help,1303609

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2/20/2019 4:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/20/2019 4:30 PM

Get 04 triple clamps that way the stops will match up without hassle. I put 05's (same diameter)on my 2000. The only other thing I needed was 05 brake line and the metal bracket that bends the brake line around the forks sense they have a different design.
The stem on 04 and 00 are same and I suspect yours is same as mine

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