Please Help Me... In Need Of Major Input


39 replies to this topic
  • RdeBlue001

Posted April 02, 2005 - 04:29 PM

#1

hi tt,
i just got a 2000 yz 426. i saw the ad in the paper and it had all this stuff on it for trail riding. so i got it. well it runs fine but i just came from a ttr 225 to a yz 426. the power is not a problem for me, its the size.
the size of the bike is killing me going down rutted out hills and such.
also another major thing is how much of a bitch it is to kick the bike.
should i sell it right away...
do they make an electric start for the bike, and are there linkage parts for lowering the bike.
thanks alot.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 02, 2005 - 05:01 PM

#2

They dont make a Estart

a few things about starting is simple

Its called the drill The Drill, Live it

Second there are plenty of things to help with the bikes power delivery as well
Visit http://motoman393.thumpertalk.com for all the free fixes and tech info on the bike like the GBMod which is explained here as well GBmod Explained

As far as how tall the bike is (I assume thats what your saying)
You can get Fine line Suspension Link To fine line a Call to help you with shortening the Suspension and setting it up for your height

Also you can do a Clutch fix as well 2000 Clutch Fix
I have the 2000 it is an awesome bike you will love it once you get it setup to your specs

  • yz_for_me

Posted April 02, 2005 - 05:11 PM

#3

An '03 450 auto decompression exhaust cam will make starting alot easier. The starting drill is pretty easy once you get the hang of it, but with the '03 cam installed there is no drill. Just kick it like a 2 stroke. If you don't go with an auto decomp cam, J Lo is right, get to know the drill and do not deviate from it.

  • biznet1

Posted April 02, 2005 - 06:18 PM

#4

I also had a TTR 225. You'll get use to starting it. You have to realize that you bought a BEAST of a bike! Ride it for at least 10 more hours, then see how you feel. This isn't a trail bike though, so you have to be moving or it will overheat. I would highly suggest getting some Water Wetter at an autoparts store to help keep the temp down if you are riding trails or woods. As far as starting is concerned, you'll get used to that too. It's really not hard to start once you get used to it. Don't touch the throttle, pull the decompresser in to get it past top dead center, then let it out and kick. This bike will most definitely keep your adrenaline going and I don't think you'll be disappointed. With all of that said, if you really want a great woods bike, Husqvarna is one freakin great woods bike (see the husky forum).

  • thumper245

Posted April 02, 2005 - 10:14 PM

#5

With all of that said, if you really want a great woods bike, Husqvarna is one freakin great woods bike (see the husky forum).


HAHAHAHAHAHA I have a pic of your husky.
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like to a good husky site They are correct about the drill. If it hasnt been started in a while pull out the hot start (it helps me out with my 400 when it has sat for a few weeks). About the highth I am only about 5'8" so I know what you are saying. I just point and shoot :naughty: I also have an xr650L so I am used to not touching. If you ride long enough you will adjust also.

  • cowboyona426

Posted April 02, 2005 - 10:17 PM

#6

Once you learn the drill, you can start a 426 in your sleep. But do yourself a favor and do the clutch mod as John suggested and do the 03 YZ 450 cam swap as was also suggested. Those two mods alone make the bike 100% better. Then get a Thunder Alley pipe and you're set!

  • RdeBlue001

Posted April 03, 2005 - 12:57 AM

#7

thanks guys,
ive decided to keep the bike adn get a rekluse clutch cover to hold more oil.
tell me what u think abou taht.
also the 03 yz 450 intake and exhaust cam
01 clutch from a yz 426
boyeson water cooler ( or something like that, could u tell me the name of it)
and, a trick dual sport kit
and, setting the sag as low as it can go( how far do u think i can get it to go)
should i go with trials tires though if im goin got be riding on road to.
finally, after all this is done, will the bike be good.

  • HorstmeyerHusky

Posted April 03, 2005 - 02:09 AM

#8

YamaHAHAHAHAS. Put all that money in it,cams,'01 cl., watercooler, stick to "the drill". Wrench fix ,fix,fix. You'll end up with a brick that cost much more than its worth, still is a bear to start, and costs maybe as much as a newer bike. That Husky belonged to somebody who loved to ride in the desert, and his friend made a monument out of it after he died. AND this fella with the YZF400, Would be a lot happier with a new Husky. It starts easier, it's more forgiving in the TIGHT woods, it has a wider powerband, And can run 80(+) mph in the rough straights with more stability. Parts are EASIER to get (I get'em with 1 PHONE call ,and their shipped to my door next day!) The Jap bike dealers around here stock virtually nothing for the dirt bike models!! I had a harder time getting parts for my Honda CR's ,than my Husqvarna's. My 570 weighs a little more (maybe 10 pounds more than a 426) but I smoke every one I've rode with,they don't like riding with me 'cause my kick up is too fierce,and I always get tired of waiting for them to catch up to me. Alright alright I like Yammers a lot but don't discount anything thing till you've tried it. And you shouldn't make fun of the new Husqvarnas till you've owned or ridden them! I don't want a Yamaha if I got to fix it to get it started,as you've even suggested.

  • biznet1

Posted April 03, 2005 - 05:32 AM

#9

HAHAHAHAHAHA I have a pic of your husky.
Posted Image
like to a good husky site They are correct about the drill. If it hasnt been started in a while pull out the hot start (it helps me out with my 400 when it has sat for a few weeks). About the highth I am only about 5'8" so I know what you are saying. I just point and shoot :naughty: I also have an xr650L so I am used to not touching. If you ride long enough you will adjust also.

That's funny! I used to make chain saw jokes about Huskies too.... Then I rode one, then I bought one, then I bought another one. Don't knock it till you try it. If I had the money, I would buy a TC 450/510 today.

  • biznet1

Posted April 03, 2005 - 05:37 AM

#10

YamaHAHAHAHAS.Put all that money in it,cams,'01 cl.,watercooler,stick to "the drill".Wrench fix ,fix,fix.You'll end up with a bick that cost much more than its worth,still is a bear to start,and costs maybe as much as a newer bike.That Husky belonged to somebody who loved to ride in the desert,and his friend a monument out of it,after he died.AND this fella with the YZF400 ,Would be a lot happier with a new Husky,-starts easier-more forgiving in the TIGHT woods-wider powerband.And can run 80mph in the rough straights with more stability.Parts are EASIER to get -I get'em with 1 PHONE call ,and their shipped to my door next day!The Jap bike dealers around here stock virtually nothing for the dirt bike models!! I had a harder time getting parts for my Honda CR's ,than my Husqvarna's.My 570 weighs a little more -maybe 10 pounds more than a 426,but I smoke every one I've rode with,they don't like riding with me 'cause my kick up is too fierce,and I always get tired of waiting for them to catch up to me.Alright alright I like Yammers a lot but don't discount anything thing till you've tried it,and you shouldn't make fun of the new Husqvarnas till you've owned or ridden them! I don't want a Yamaha if I got to fix it to get it started,as you've even suggested.

Thanks for the backup! Any friend of the Gitch has to be a Husky rider!

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  • yz_for_me

Posted April 03, 2005 - 11:12 AM

#11

I guess that settles it. Go buy a Husky. :naughty:
But if you keep the 426 and do the cam swap, just change the exahaust cam. No need to get an intake cam as well.

  • biznet1

Posted April 03, 2005 - 11:23 AM

#12

I guess that settles it. Go buy a Husky. :naughty:
But if you keep the 426 and do the cam swap, just change the exahaust cam. No need to get an intake cam as well.

Grow up.

  • yz_for_me

Posted April 03, 2005 - 02:01 PM

#13

Grow up.


Don't get your panties in a bunch. I wasn't putin down Husky. I'm sure it's a great bike. I was just making a point that the original poster wasn't asking what bike he should of bought, he wanted to know how to make his 426 work for him. Telling him he should of bought a Husky dosn't help him. I posted in a hury and could have done a better job making my point.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 03, 2005 - 02:45 PM

#14

The YZf can be made into a great woods bike, Zstart Cluthc will help As well as suspension work.

Its not a woods bike it is a Motocross bike built for that purpose

  • grayracer513

Posted April 03, 2005 - 02:48 PM

#15

None of the discussion concerning Huskies has squat to do with the question asked by the person who originally posted. Frankly, it isn't useful, and doesn't do much except start a pissing contest.

It's correct to say that the YZ426 wasn't built as a trail bike, and that there are other machines that fill that role better, but to say they can't be used as a trail bike is just not supportable by facts at all. They are a bit high strung for the job, but with a couple of tweaks, they do it well and very reliably for a long time.

RedBlue001, I think at this point, I'd have to say that the Rekluse clutch cover is a waste of money. It will not in any way increase the oil capacity of your bike, because the oil isn't stored in the engine. The cover is designed to accommodate a Rekluse clutch, which many feel IS a worthwhile mod, particularly for woods riding. The auto decompresser and the clutch mods are your best bang for the buck right now. Get the bling later.

Launch these videos in which Doug Dubach explains the starting routine. One of the neat things about the 426 is that if it runs at all correctly, it will start like every other 426 out there, so this method will work for you. After the decompression cam mod (DCM) the only rules that will apply are those related to the choke, hot start and throttle opening. Like they said, you just kick it.

You have a great bike. No, it's not the world's greatest ever off-road and trail bike, but hundreds of people use them for that every weekend, and a lot of them couldn't be happier.

  • biznet1

Posted April 03, 2005 - 03:23 PM

#16

should i sell it right away...
thanks alot.

It does have to do with his question, should he decide to sell it as he stated. As for pissing contests, smart a$$es cause them, not discussions about Huskies.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 03, 2005 - 03:59 PM

#17

GreyRacer
:naughty: Perfectly said. Far better then what I said.

I love my 426 in the woods, after I have doen those tweaks :naughty:

Check out my 2000 426

  • cowboyona426

Posted April 03, 2005 - 08:59 PM

#18

I love my 426 as a woods bike. My only major mods were bars, bark busters, 450 cam, 01 clutch update, a TA pipe, and gearing. I've done lot's of other stuff too, but mostly just to personalize it. It doesn't take much to make a hell of a nice trail machine out of a 426. Enjoy.

  • thumper245

Posted April 03, 2005 - 09:44 PM

#19

I agree with grayracer513, he just wants to know if he bought the correct bike. Remember that he posted in the yamaha forum, so it is a little biased in here. I have nothing against husky, but that was what came to mind, and some people are just insecure and that looks like you are one of them. The 426 is a great bike. For those of you that are interested I just posted a ride for you with that last post. If you can make it out that is really a good ride, husky fan or not.

  • HorstmeyerHusky

Posted April 03, 2005 - 11:07 PM

#20

I'm a good friend of the Gitch,you see I'm his Dad! I taught him everthing he knows about motorcycles, :naughty: and he has taught me about computers!! :D I taught him 1 basic rule to live by-Live to Ride,and Ride to Live-HUSQVARNAS :naughty:





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