Street Legal YZ426/its almost done!

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  • elburro

Posted March 09, 2005 - 06:57 PM


I would like to make mine legal but funds are tight now. Just curious , what does it cost ?

  • 02YZ426

Posted March 09, 2005 - 09:06 PM


Well..I would say you are looking at spending at least $500 or more for just the basics. I wouldnt want to guess what I have into mine so far but I know its cost me alot more than I originally expected. The stator is whats going to cost you the most, once you have that you can start piecing something together.

  • buck_y_lee

Posted March 09, 2005 - 11:39 PM


Cool. Personally, I think the black number plates would look sweet. Might break up the blue a little and match up well with some nice road rubber.

A guy from the local dealer has a tricked up WR with fat road tyres on it and it looks very impressive. :)

  • PumpkinHumper

Posted March 10, 2005 - 04:29 AM


I would like to make mine legal but funds are tight now. Just curious , what does it cost ?

Stator $200-300....45w -vs- 130 watt
headlight $75
tailight $30-50
Brake presure switch $15
Voltage regulator $20
Mirror $15
Horn $20

Thats about it for me. I dont need blinkers in Michigan

So yea about $500

  • CRFThumper

Posted March 10, 2005 - 05:40 AM


Looks like a "stealth" they are great sprockets but very $$$$ you could use to get them through sprocket specialist, but they drooped the line.Now the ONLY place I've found them is sidewinder!They claim to have a lifetime warranty but I've never had the chance to try it. :)

  • 02YZ426

Posted March 10, 2005 - 02:49 PM


Looks like a "stealth" they are great sprockets but very $$$$ you could use to get them through sprocket specialist, but they drooped the line.Now the ONLY place I've found them is sidewinder!They claim to have a lifetime warranty but I've never had the chance to try it. :)

Ya... it's a Stealth 50T. I paid about $75cnd for it. I didn't know they had a lifetime warranty on them, but I do know I'm on my thrid season on it and it looks like it will go another three. I wonder if I can put a new chain on it and only change the front sprocket. I know you shouldnt do that but it's in great shape.

  • elburro

Posted March 10, 2005 - 06:44 PM


500 is not that bad, I thought it would be more. thanks.

  • Daz_426_02

Posted March 19, 2005 - 11:16 AM


Bike looks awesome. Can you tell us what you have done to it in terms of a battery, 12v or 6v and any other significant changes to the electrical system you had to do.

Also are there any problems/challenges to look out for when doing this conversion. As I have just bought a YZ426F 2002 purely to road register it. I I am going to be doing exactly the same thing.

Here in the UK there is a company that sell the lighting coil which I have just ordered. IS the fly wheel particular difficult to remove with a puller?

Any information will be greatly appreciated.


  • 02YZ426

Posted March 19, 2005 - 01:00 PM


The electrical is fairly basic on this bike. The major parts you will need is stator, 12v regulator, signal switch, brake light switch, horn, m/c flasher bulb. I decided not to run a battery on my bike yet because the power seems to be stable enough to run everything without it. If I can find a small enough battery and a place to mount it, I may add one later on. If your going to run a battery, You will need to run a 12v regulator/rectifier instead of the basic regulator. Its also a good idea to fuse the power line in case of a short. I made up a wiring harness to run from the rear of the bike to the front and I used small plastic tubing to protect the wires from all the weather. If you want to run a horn, the best place to mount it is on the bolt where the front number plate used to be. You cant even see it there once you put your headlight on. Also, get the brake light switch that replaces your factory bolt for the rear brake line. This is a real tidy way to have the switch, you wont see it there once its installed. I would also reccomend the Baja Designs turn signal switch, as its fairly small and fits well on the handlebars. Feel free to message me if you need any other help........ :)

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  • Frankyoz

Posted March 19, 2005 - 10:41 PM


I have been thinking allot of doing this to my yz400. From what I have read it doesnt sound too difficult. Someone should write up a how-to and put it up as a sticky.

  • Daz_426_02

Posted March 20, 2005 - 10:59 AM


Thanks for the info Most helpful !! :)


Posted March 22, 2005 - 01:25 PM


I have done the same to mine, I don't know how to link a photo to a web page, if you let me know, I will send you lots of pics. It's a 2002 YZ426F, FMF PowerCore4, Baja Design 180watt Stator, Acerbis Dimond headlight, tiny little blinkers, Acerbis LEB tail/brake light, horn, Factory R&D P-38 Lightning acc mod, Powernow mod, Dr. D hot start, SFB Racing Clutch cover, Protaper Bars and triple clamp, Protaper twister Throttle tube, Spider grips, TwinAir billet airbox frame, gets ride of the backfire screen, Hanna yellow fenders, Regina O-ring chain, Renthal gear set, SDG tall seat, Trail Tech computer, Acerbis Knuckle gaurds, Pro Moto Billet Kick stand, White Brothers Skid Plate, Stock Suspension, Stock motor for the most part, other then the powernow valve and P-38 mod, and of course a California Plate!!! the best part. You can kind of see it on my signiture. Keep on building, the bike looks great! go with black panels. :)


Posted March 22, 2005 - 01:47 PM


Acerbis makes a trick mirror, it folds down out of sight when you go off road, as for the kick stand, go with the PRO MOTO BILLET, it's $150.00 bucks but well worth it!

  • 02YZ426

Posted March 22, 2005 - 03:16 PM


If you want to post a pic of your bike, go to and open a free account. You upload you photos there and copy the link and paste it to this forum. Sounds like you have a sweet machine. Where did you buy that acrebis mirror from? Are you running a battery on your bike?


Posted March 22, 2005 - 05:14 PM


Cool! I will play around with that site. If you want to give me an email address, I can send you some pics, NO SPAM! I'm pretty proud of my ride! I bought the mirror from a local dealer in Simi Valley, TRE, but I have seen them all over.


Posted March 22, 2005 - 05:22 PM


Oh yeh! No Battery, just the baja design 180 watt stator.

  • 02YZ426

Posted March 22, 2005 - 05:24 PM


Is that the eline stator?


Posted March 22, 2005 - 05:44 PM


I think it is the same one.

  • 02YZ426

Posted March 27, 2005 - 08:23 AM


Here is a newer picture of my bike http://i2.photobucke...26/100_0530.jpg Do any of you guys know if the Trail Tech handlebars will fit stock triple clamps? Also any suggestions to make this bike look more crazy? Thanks.

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