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Hi Guys 

Looking for some advice please. I have a 2005 yz450 which I need to replace the front forks on. I'm just wondering if 2004/2005 yf250 forks fit?

Or if any other forks fit? As long as they are a direct replacement.

Thanks in advance Craig 

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They fit, but they aren't a good choice.  For one thing, the 250F fork is 12mm shorter, will affect the steering geometry, and requires you to swap steering stems or use your original triple clamps.  The '04 and '05 models are two different designs, too, with the '04 being somewhat inferior.  Stick with forks from a YZ450F or WR450F.  Your best choice is a pair from an '06-'07 YZ450F.  They're of the current design, a direct swap (with the '06-'07 clamps) and a big step up in suspension.

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Stick with the 05 forks and get them revalved and sprung for you! I did this on my 05 450 and it is a whole different bike! Also I threw the 03 CDI in my 05 and it really woke the bike up!

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