KX500 rear wheel mod

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11/14/2017 8:59 AM

Bought a 2003 KX500. Doing a 2016 KX450 front end on it. Been reading that if I want to use a new KX450 rear wheel assembly, I will have to modify the swing arm to accommodate for the larger rear axel. Want to avoid this and use as many stock parts as I can. Also don't want to have to do anything funny with the rear brake.

Question: will a kx450 rear rim be able to mount to a kx500 hub? I have an extra black rear hoop, seeing if I can avoid going to buy one!

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11/14/2017 9:33 AM

The rim and hub will work just fine. You may have to buy a set of spokes as I believe the 500's used an 18" rear rim?

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

11/14/2017 1:36 PM

Let me know if you want to sell your 2003 front end....

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11/14/2017 1:56 PM

BobPA wrote:

The rim and hub will work just fine. You may have to buy a set of spokes as I believe the 500's used an 18" rear rim?

Thank you for the info, ill give er a try!

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11/14/2017 1:57 PM

sandman768 wrote:

Let me know if you want to sell your 2003 front end....

Will do. Going to be a little while as I am still gathering parts before I build.

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11/14/2017 2:09 PM

sandman768 wrote:

Let me know if you want to sell your 2003 front end....

Derek Anderson wrote:

Will do. Going to be a little while as I am still gathering parts before I build.

Great, I"m in the same mode with a 90 K5, just doing some research & deciding what direction to go with it. I know the stock 41 mm forks are not staying on....I can work with 46 mm forks...I believe you will need everything from the kxf to make it work, forks, wheel & brake assy correct?

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11/14/2017 4:36 PM

sandman768 wrote:

Let me know if you want to sell your 2003 front end....

Not to hijack this guys thread, but I have a compete front end from a KX 125 I could sell you. Perfect shape. Forks, triples, front wheel, axles, spacers you name it.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

11/15/2017 6:28 AM

sandman768 wrote:

Let me know if you want to sell your 2003 front end....

Derek Anderson wrote:

Will do. Going to be a little while as I am still gathering parts before I build.

sandman768 wrote:

Great, I"m in the same mode with a 90 K5, just doing some research & deciding what direction to go with it. I know the stock 41 mm forks are not staying on....I can work with 46 mm forks...I believe you will need everything from the kxf to make it work, forks, wheel & brake assy correct?

I bought a set of 2016 kx450f forks and according to my research, they should slide right into the stock triple clamps. Doing this though, I will need the front wheel off a kx250/450f as well as a front brake assy. Should be able to acquire all of these partspretty easy on ebay.

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11/16/2017 1:40 PM

Derek Anderson wrote:

I bought a set of 2016 kx450f forks and according to my research, they should slide right into the stock triple clamps. Doing this though, I will need the front wheel off a kx250/450f as well as a front brake assy. Should be able to acquire all of these partspretty easy on ebay.

The forks will fit.

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4/5/2018 2:16 PM



I slid a set of YZ250F forks of a 2015 into my 03 KX500.


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