light person on yz426f?

5 replies to this topic
  • N_FELT

Posted November 07, 2001 - 04:54 PM


i have been doing a lot off reading about the yz400f and yz426 and am deciding i want to get either bike. I am 6'-1" and weigh 140 so i am small. i only ride trails never been on a track. i am looking for a used 400 since i have been hearing their 1st gear is better than the 426 for desert. i am now riding a 99 yz125 and want to know if the weight wouldnt be to bad?

  • mat

Posted November 08, 2001 - 12:04 AM


i just noved out to vegas and when i did i finally switched to the yzf from hondas, i mainly ride desert and find the weight a heck of alot better than my xrs were in the eastern woods, hevnt seen any 99s for sale though

  • kfrosty

Posted November 08, 2001 - 08:58 AM


I would it would imagine on the conditioning you are in. I'm 5'10 150 and it's not a problem at all for me but I don't ride the woods. If first gear is all you're concerned about, you can fix that with your sprocket selection.

Also, have you considered a 250f? Might be what your looking for.

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  • Itsamre

Posted November 08, 2001 - 07:33 PM


If you are just going to trail ride than get the WR!

  • Young_Padawan

Posted November 11, 2001 - 09:08 AM


shoot im 15 5'11" 150 on a 2k1 yz426f and i love it. its soo fun. i like the yzf cuz its quicker than a wr. so its more a personal desicion.

  • Tree_Slayer

Posted November 11, 2001 - 03:08 PM


My son is 13 he is 5'4 and 140 pounds and rides a Yz 400. he has been riding since he was 8 he handles the big thumper very well.

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