First off, I misspelled resurrection....not a good start there RBI...
Let me explain my insanity for this project. One might immediately question the reasoning behind buying such a turd of a bike and then spending their own time/dollars wrenching on it. I do not have a logical answer for those questions. In my spare time, I do what feels good. And taking a bike like this and bringing it back to a formidable condition makes me feel good. I recently did this with an 02 CR125 and learned some things on the way.
1. I love two strokes.
2. Sometimes, I hate two strokes.
3. I want a big thumper for when I hate two strokes.
So, here we go. After some thinking, I decided a it would be a yz426f. They are cheap, arguably the most reliable modern MX 4T, and they also represent an interesting time when MX was transitioning to 4T power.
Here is what I spent my first $1300 on....I forgot to capture the bike in its original state.....sorry, couldn't help but start to tear into it.
But anyway, cosmetically the bike is in bad shape. The plastics are horrible, the brakes are horrible, the tires are rotten, the frame has rust spots....and to top it off....the grips spin on the bars (.....I can't even put into words how angry that makes me).
Everything on this bike is nasty.
I will let the pictures speak.
Original Grips??! I think they pulled them off the original bars and tried to re use them....which would be about par for this bike.
Edited by RBI, August 07, 2014 - 07:24 PM.