WR426 Aluminium subframe?


6 replies to this topic
  • SXP

Posted April 02, 2004 - 09:12 AM

#1

Did any model year of the WR426's have an aluminium subframe? I thought Yamaha did that starting from the 01 year?

  • Wicked_Crash

Posted April 02, 2004 - 09:29 AM

#2

Nope. I have an '02 WR426 and it doesn't have an aluminum subframe. Yamaha started that when the WR450 came out.

  • Woodzi

Posted April 02, 2004 - 09:31 AM

#3

The 01 is steel. So is the 02 as far as I know. A YZ sub-frame will bolt right on but has no place to mount the coolant reservoir. I bought a used one from a YZ for my 01. It's really not much lighter - certainly nothing you can feel when riding.

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  • Red3171

Posted April 02, 2004 - 09:39 AM

#4

I also have an '02 WR426, and it's a steel subframe.

RED

  • SXP

Posted April 02, 2004 - 11:37 AM

#5

Thank you all for setting me straight :)

  • Garry_on_a_426

Posted April 02, 2004 - 01:15 PM

#6

The 01 is steel. So is the 02 as far as I know. A YZ sub-frame will bolt right on but has no place to mount the coolant reservoir. I bought a used one from a YZ for my 01. It's really not much lighter - certainly nothing you can feel when riding.


Thanks!

I was debating about how to lighten up my bike, and was thinking of spending the $ on a YZ sub-frame... Looks like I will think about other options. :)

  • Gadsen

Posted April 02, 2004 - 04:13 PM

#7

I was debating about how to lighten up my bike, and was thinking of spending the $ on a YZ sub-frame... Looks like I will think about other options. :D


Garry, I just shaved 43 lbs off my 01 WR426FN in 3 months! I went on the Atkins diet. Worked for me! :) :D About another 17 lbs and I'm hitting the carbs! :D




 
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