Hey all. Been a lurker here while I was stationed in Korea for 2 years. Well I am back now and have a dilemma. I had not been riding for over 3 years and last bike was a '94 YZ 250 (still have it in the garage prepping to sell or part out.) I decided to treat myself to a new bike on return to the states. Well, being 6'3" and 240lbs I decided on an '05 450 and had the suspension sent to Enzo before touching it. I love the suspension. It is incredible what I can do to it (coming up short/long on jumps and hammering in the woods) and it soaks it right up like I never imagined possible with the old bike. OK, the dilemma part now. I was not expecting the power of the 450. After not riding for so long and being a woods rider in the past, I can only go 1-2 laps on most tracks before my arms pump up so bad and hands become so useless that I need to rest or risk losing control and injuring myself and others. I thought it was mostly not being in riding shape but then I rode my buddies '03 YZ250F after a short rest from abusing myself on mine. Well I did 5 laps and only quit because everyone else had left the track and I went to see why. Sooooo I am thinking I need to get a 250F for a while until I get my skills up to where I can handle the 450. What I need to know is if I get a stock '05 YZ250F, can I swap my current '05 450 forks and shock to the 250F. I know there may be a slight spring/valving diff on paper due to weight diffs on the bikes, but I had my 450 a bit soft for 60%woods/40%mx riding anyway. What I need to know is are the mounting dimensions compatable on the shock for interchangeability. I don't want to just send the 250 suspension out to get done due to time constraints for my riding while I am on leave. I need to ride now!!! and can't wait for them to be sent out to get done. Thanks! Posted in Suspension forum also.