What year is my 426 ??

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  • xxx426

Posted April 27, 2004 - 06:11 PM


I have been wondering this since I bought my bike, it was made 11 00 but it has the Titanium valves you... know stamped on the head is it considered an 01 :) ..it has a squeaky Kinda grabby clutch as descibed in the clutch fix post's so is that an 00 prob? also is all that decell popping normal ??and are all the YZF's noisy on the top end ? at the SX I heard a Factory YZF it sounded just like mine. also what kind of Ams oil would be for the 426 ? Yamalube is HIGH!! does every body run 10w/50 ? thats what my local shop says ? I know I'm green to this stuff..Enlighten me :D

  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 27, 2004 - 07:29 PM


what is the 10th digit of the vin?

  • vetplus40

Posted April 28, 2004 - 03:36 PM


My guess would be that the production line would be closed by November of the current year.

  • Satch0922

Posted April 28, 2004 - 04:14 PM


if it was 11-00 it is a 2001

  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 28, 2004 - 05:31 PM


if it was 11-00 it is a 2001

should be, but you can tell by the 10th digit of the vin. still waiting on that one......

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  • xxx426

Posted April 28, 2004 - 06:21 PM


The 10th # is a Y the 12th & 13th #'s are 00 I thought the 01s had titanium Valves ??

  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 28, 2004 - 06:40 PM


Y is a 2000 model year

  • dominator426

Posted April 28, 2004 - 11:08 PM


Amsoil's 10W-40 synthetic motorcycle oil is a good choice. Unless you ride really hard or race in extreme heat, the thicker 20W-50 will only bog you down...

  • jespertheil

Posted April 28, 2004 - 11:31 PM


Y is a 2000 model year

Not always!
Post a pic of your fron rotor and carb. That way it is easy to say what year..
Check ´the 5 digit number, if it is higher than 12000 i think then it is a 2001.

  • 426F

Posted April 29, 2004 - 02:07 AM


The 10th # is a Y the 12th & 13th #'s are 00 I thought the 01s had titanium Valves ??

If the 10th digit is a Y then it is a 2000. I had the exact same problem when I bought my bike. Thought I was buying a 2001 but later found out it was a 2000. I had the "grabby clutch" problem also. Do the update to the clutch. It works perfectly now. Cost was around $110 or so. Yes the 2001 had the titanium valves and the 2000 had Stainless Steel.

  • yzf450jack

Posted May 18, 2004 - 04:06 PM


Do you have a pink slip on the bike The year is printed on it? :thumbsup:

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