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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2008, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Switching between supermoto and dirt

So I'm rocking the bad ass YZ 250f. How hard would it be to switch between a supermoto setup and a dirt setup?

What kind of permanent changes would I need to make to the bike (ie. suspension)?

What kind of temporary changes would I need to make (ie. wheels)?

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For a full suspension/wheels/brakes swap I was thinking 3-4 hours probably. May get it down to 2.5 or so with some practice. I am hoping to have everything I need pieced together for next year. I hop to do some sumo with just a tire swap this year, but I need to find some loot for a quiet exhaust first.
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Drama, you can get away without out doing any permanent changes. Having the suspension done is nice but really the rest can be temp. You will want to have different gearing besides the wheels and brakes. You know who to call to help you hook that bitch up.

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For a full suspension/wheels/brakes swap I was thinking 3-4 hours probably. May get it down to 2.5 or so with some practice. I am hoping to have everything I need pieced together for next year. I hop to do some sumo with just a tire swap this year, but I need to find some loot for a quiet exhaust first.
Dirtbiker just make an insert for your current exhaust and move the clip on the needle up. That should get you pretty close.

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I think Paul is parting this out now if you want a set of wheels

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For a full suspension/wheels/brakes swap I was thinking 3-4 hours probably. May get it down to 2.5 or so with some practice. I am hoping to have everything I need pieced together for next year. I hop to do some sumo with just a tire swap this year, but I need to find some loot for a quiet exhaust first.

As far as suspension, All of the pros are switching back to full suspension lengths so i wouldnt worry about it. For a dirt swap it takes me about 30mins to go from dirt to sumo or vice versa on my yz450f. i change out wheels and i have a extra front brake assembly that i keep on the sumo wheels due to the caliper relocation bracket, Im running a 260mm front rotor on the dirt setup so it has a different caliper relocation bracket. I might just go back to the stock setup it seemed to work well enough so that would make my swap about 10 mins faster.
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