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11/30/2018 12:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/30/2018 2:08 PM

I have a 2012 CRF250R that i have had all the suspension set up for me (gold valve, spring rate, etc) that is also in really good shape and has the DLC coating done. I just came across the opportunity to buy a friends super low hour, babied 2011 CRF450R for a great price. My question (as dumb is it sounds) is will my suspension bolt right into the 450? what about triple clamps? I have the Ride Eng clamps on the 250 that i would want to probably swap over as well. I wasn't sure if the weight difference of the 450 would throw my settings way off and have to start from scratch.....

Any help appreciated.

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11/30/2018 4:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/30/2018 4:43 PM

Yes it should all swap.

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11/30/2018 5:20 PM

The clamps & forks will. Not sure on the shock since 250f's came with showas & the 450f's came with KYB's. I'd suggest measuring the dimensions of both shocks to determine if the swap would work. Another thing to keep in mind is the weight of both bikes as you mentioned. The suspension might feel good on the 250f, but not as good on the 450f due to the weight difference of both bikes. The valving on the 12 showas suspension more than likely would need to be on the firmer side to compensate for the weight of the 450.

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11/30/2018 5:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/30/2018 5:29 PM

Forgot to mention the frt. brake caliper might also need to be swapped. Check the dimensions on those as well.

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12/1/2018 5:42 AM

Motox627! wrote:

I have a 2012 CRF250R that i have had all the suspension set up for me (gold valve, spring rate, etc) that is also in really good shape and has the DLC coating done. I just came across the opportunity to buy a friends super low hour, babied 2011 CRF450R for a great price. My question (as dumb is it sounds) is will my suspension bolt right into the 450? what about triple clamps? I have the Ride Eng clamps on the 250 that i would want to probably swap over as well. I wasn't sure if the weight difference of the 450 would throw my settings way off and have to start from scratch.....

Any help appreciated.

Everything will swap over and bolt right up. No issues

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12/3/2018 9:01 AM

Thanks for the input guys. There were things i knew would swap easily and some not so easily, so i figured i would ask.....

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12/3/2018 6:21 PM

Motox627! wrote:

I have a 2012 CRF250R that i have had all the suspension set up for me (gold valve, spring rate, etc) that is also in really good shape and has the DLC coating done. I just came across the opportunity to buy a friends super low hour, babied 2011 CRF450R for a great price. My question (as dumb is it sounds) is will my suspension bolt right into the 450? what about triple clamps? I have the Ride Eng clamps on the 250 that i would want to probably swap over as well. I wasn't sure if the weight difference of the 450 would throw my settings way off and have to start from scratch.....

Any help appreciated.

Are you selling the KYB forks and shock?

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2012 CRF250R
2012 CRF450R
2017 CRF450R

12/6/2018 8:44 AM

brian352 wrote:

Are you selling the KYB forks and shock?

Not sure as of yet, still working out the details and what i want to do. Will let you know if i decide to though!

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