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  1. You can have custom wheel spacers done with a sleeve in them to match the 17 bearings to the 09 axle
  2. Sheriff245

    2012 forks work on a 2016? Shock spring?

    2016 fork is 8mm shorter (or longer, can't remember for sure) and the lugs are different to accomodate a larger front axle. So yes, they will fit, but the geometry of the bike will be changed and you will also need a front wheel.
  3. Sheriff245

    Need part for YZ250 shock

    You can get the part through Technical Touch in California, they’re the official KYB distributor for moto suspension.
  4. Sheriff245

    Fork Issue with 2018 YZ450F

    I know from experience they probably wouldn't have covered it even if it was taken apart by the dealer. Had a similar issue where the shaft was damaged about 1/2 inch from the seal on a brand new bike. Forks were taken apart for spring replacement by the dealer and Yamaha wouldn't even offer a discount on the parts, saying it was the dealer's fault. Good thing I have a good dealer who opened an account at Technical Touch just to order the parts needed.
  5. Sheriff245

    So, how hurt are your feelings?

    My feelings are alright. I'll just put them in a box and take them out when the "updated YZ talk" resumes before the 2020 MY release. Then repeat.
  6. Sheriff245

    Shock wont return after compressed

    That might be your problem right there. Rusted/dry bearings will make the rear suspension feel « sticky ».
  7. Sheriff245

    Shock wont return after compressed

    First thing first: did you grease the swing arm/linkage bearings recently?
  8. Sheriff245

    YZ450F 2018 rear shock fitment

    The body is slightly different but from what I've been told, it will fit. Can you just keep it when you change bikes and worst case, sell it separately if it doesn't?
  9. Sheriff245

    Oil level after lowering forks

    What you want is to keep the same air volume, so you would have to lower the oil level by 7cm. One way would be to pour in 340cc and measure oil height from top of the tube (with fork completely collapsed), then take oil out until you're 7cm lower. You could also calculate the height using the lower tube's inner diameter and that of the cartridge shaft. I guess the final result would be around 220cc.
  10. Sheriff245

    2015 vs 2018 yz450f

    Had a 16, switched to an 18. I am 100% positive that I’m faster on it. But if you don’t race, it doesn’t matter. The 14-17 is a great bike, just not as agile as the 18. If you liked your buddy’s 15, you can keep the extra money, but either choice you won’t regret.
  11. The easiest way would be to use an FM transmitter. Plugs in the cigarette lighter, can be had for under $10 with an audio jack or for $15-$20 with Bluetooth. You just choose an FM frequency that’s available locally and stream to the radio.
  12. Sheriff245

    Aftermarket seal heads

    The Race Tech parts can be bought at any parts dealer. They are distributed by Motovan, Parts Canada and I beleive Kimpex.
  13. Sheriff245

    E-Track Trailer Options

    I have the same bike and trailer. For the bikes I ran 1 strip of etrack across the trailer and attach the bikes with turn buckles on the foot pegs. I can probably fit 3 big bikes this way. I have other etracks on the walls for the bunk bed and other stuff.
  14. Sheriff245

    Fork oil

    Don’t forget to have them put ne bushings as well.
  15. Sheriff245

    Suspension: Why does class matter?

    Charging makes for higher forces applied to the suspension and higher shaft speeds. Also, the next bump comes quicker so rebound damping will be different too. Generally soeaking, you spring for weight and valve for skill/speed. And no, you don’t want it to deflect. If it were the case, we wouldn’t need supension. You want the suspension to absorb the hit so the bike stays as level as possible.
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