What have I done?
Posted July 09, 2002 - 08:30 PM
After 13 years without a dirt bike, today I traded for a 2002 YZ426. My last one was a YZ250 in 1988. I'm not sure what I expected, certainly not the snarling beast that I came home with. It may take a little while to get used to, but I like it! Bear in mind that I believe street bikes need at least 120HP to be any fun at all. The last 4-stroke off road bike I had seat time on was a TT600. Hard to believe they were made by the same company.
Posted July 10, 2002 - 04:47 AM
Posted July 10, 2002 - 05:21 AM
I did the same thing a couple of years ago. I sold my MX bikes in '88 and didn't get another bike till '99, YZ400F. Just take your time until you feel comfortable out there. Have Fun!
Posted July 10, 2002 - 05:27 AM
Posted July 10, 2002 - 05:48 AM
then I got the 426 and found out that heaven was passed by in 4th gear looking like a bluuuuurrrr
Posted July 10, 2002 - 07:18 AM
Posted July 10, 2002 - 07:22 AM
Disturbed is the best band on the face of the planet. I am gay.
Is Disturbed a good band or not? Does gay now mean cool? Or has Matt just 'come out' (not that there's anything wrong with that)?
<FONT COLOR="#FF0000" FACE="VERDANA" SIZE="4">SEPPOS... LOL</FONT>
[ July 11, 2002: Message edited by: chookChaser ]
Posted July 10, 2002 - 07:26 AM
Originally posted by chookChaser:
Is Disturbed a good band or not?
I like ‘em okay. I guess they are good if you like hard stuff like Therapy, Downset et al.
Posted July 10, 2002 - 07:44 AM
Anyone have an accurate top speed figure on one of these?
Posted July 10, 2002 - 11:24 AM
If the bike is new, please change the oil and filter after EACH of the first three or four rides. You will find a lot of metal in there, that is normal.
And you are right about the grease, my '00 had almost none, but strangely enough my '01 was much better.
And only use the clutch to keep from brake-stalling it.
Posted July 10, 2002 - 12:08 PM
Its been 11 days since my last ride, Im begining to twitch!
Posted July 10, 2002 - 01:24 PM
My first bike was a Kawasaki KD80M back in 1980. I have not been on a bike since 1984. I just bought a 02 426 two weeks ago and have put in 5 rides. I love the bike! I feel more and more comfortable on the MX track after every ride. Luckily, my BMX skills have enabled me to jump with some confidence. Believe it or not I am clearing some very big table tops and whoops. However, I am taking it slow on the power. Other than a blister on my accelerator thumb and cramps in my face from non-stop smiles...things have been perfect.
Have fun with the bike. I am in love with my blue mistress!
Posted July 10, 2002 - 01:57 PM
Originally posted by FASTFRANK:
yeah not to put you down, but my ZX9r with full exhaust and K@N air filter is right about 140hp, I have a friend with a GSXR 1000 now he was dynoed with exhaust at 163hp at the rear wheel, now that is just plain ridiculous, you might be pushing close to 150 but at the crank not at the rear wheel. Frank
Sorry Frank, but your buddy's Cheeser doesn't put out 163hp with only an exhaust.That dyno read about 10hp too high. Either it's got a problem, or it's operator is stroking him(dyno reports are very easy to manipulate).
Now a 160hp R1, that's actually true.
Package 001Iamgay or the "squid package" as it is more widely known, comes with:
20 sq ft of fur (Leopard print or Zebra stripe)
1 "wife beater"
1 pair extra baggy pants (with faux beeper, and cell phone)
1 gold necklace
1 gold earing
1 one-year membership in the "N-Sync" fan club
2 "eight ball" valve stem caps
1 complete "flame" sticker package
1 "learn how to chrome your own parts and save" instructional video
1 "Star Boyz" instructional video
2 "Phat" stickers
2 160 hp R1 stickers
(o.k. so you just get stickers that say 160hp)
[ July 11, 2002: Message edited by: fastkevin ]
Posted July 10, 2002 - 04:42 PM
have fun on your fourstroke and take it one step at a time. your bike probably makes 48-50 hp which means that when you crash it you will hurt yourself only half as much as on your "120hp" streetbike. oh and by the way...your 426 will probably go 70 mph if you have stock gearing. the only way to reach 90 would be to fill the gas tank and airbox with concrete and toss it off a cliff. now the wr will do about 90mph.
Posted July 10, 2002 - 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Bambislayer:
...your 426 will probably go 70 mph if you have stock gearing. the only way to reach 90 would be to fill the gas tank and airbox with concrete and toss it off a cliff.
If you can't find a cliff nearby try a 15 tooth counter sprocket.
I clocked my friends YZ at well over 80 w/ stock gearing.
Posted July 10, 2002 - 05:25 PM
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