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Questions about triple clamps and adapters.

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I have a 2005 yz250 with the new restyled plastic kit (Which means the bottom of the front plate is zip tied on)

 

This was a fine setup until I just got some flexx bars that are 1-1/8'' which force me to choose between a new triple clamp and bar mounts, or an adapter that raises my bars. I DON'T WANT TO RAISE MY BARS. I like them where they're at.

 

So now I'm shopping on ebay for the right parts but I don't know what will fit. http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-YAMAHA-YZ450F-TRIPLE-CLAMPS-with-1-1-8-BAR-MOUNTS-YZ-450F-2006-2009-YZ250-/161127884873?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2583f86849&vxp=mtr This set says 2006+yz250. Does this mean it will not work at all on my 2005 or does it mean it will work better because of the updated front number plate mounting?

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The information is out there, you need to check the fork tube diameter and top to bottom clamp distance. I wouldn't think it changed since 2005. But don't quote me on that.

Ah the ole fork tube diameter. That might have changed. I have heard that my 2005 has some stepchild forks that only made it one year.

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Ah the ole fork tube diameter. That might have changed. I have heard that my 2005 has some stepchild forks that only made it one year.

 

I heard the same. I was just doing similar research to find out what clamps fit my 02 forks. I believe the 05 was somewhat inbetween before the stepup to the 06+SSS setup. Pretty sure the 05 are different. I got used 03 forks, 03 lower clamp, an applied triple clamp with 1 1/8 clamps, bars, and pad for $170 shipped on fleabay. Just look for deals.

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The 05 clamps are specific to 05 even though they have the same diameter (48mm) fork tubes as the 06+, the fork tube spacing is closer on the 05.

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