Anyone else got a YZ400??


44 replies to this topic
  • Overdue

Posted September 08, 2005 - 07:42 AM

#1

Hi people just wondered if anyone else here has a YZ400 mines a 1999 and im extreamly happy with the bike soooo much power.. :banghead:
I find i get bored of the old 2 strokes quite quick apart from the CR500s ive had 2 of them so far but i always find that i end up thrashing the life out of them.. But i cannot ever see me getting bored of this bike..
Just wondering if thiers any things i should watch out for with the YZ as far as maintanance is concerned and any other things that i could do for the bike to ensure i look after the bike properly..
Im a bit new to four strokes as ive mainly had 2 strokes all my life..
Cheers Andy

  • Fly-nBri

Posted September 08, 2005 - 08:06 AM

#2

I have the same and love it!
Keep fresh oil in it and keep the air filter clean. Adjust the valves every couple of years or so and it will last forever!

  • yzf_rider400

Posted September 08, 2005 - 09:15 AM

#3

I've got a '98 and it's still running strong. I replaced the timing chain a little while back and recently had to put a new AP pump diaphragm in the carb, but other than that the thing is a rock solid beast. I'm not a competitive rider so I have no real need for the latest and greatest; plus I can ride mine anywhere in california year round (green sticker). Enjoy! :banghead:

  • Emiliano

Posted September 08, 2005 - 11:01 AM

#4

I have a 99 Yz end steel runs grate, probaby I LL keep it for one more year and then Get a New one, but its a grate bike
Just Fresh oil keep the air filter clean and should last 4 ever :banghead:

  • OreoMan

Posted September 08, 2005 - 12:19 PM

#5

I love mine!! I love the power band on this thing. First gear feels like middle to high-end second gear.

Like everyone else says in this forum, change the oil, keep air filter clean and have a couple of extra spark plugs handy!!

  • zane5219

Posted September 08, 2005 - 01:06 PM

#6

maybe you guys can help me, i have the chance to buy a 98 yz 400 or a 00 426. what are the main differences?

  • Overdue

Posted September 08, 2005 - 01:32 PM

#7

Hi guys thanks for the replies.. Ive only had the bike a few weeks and i was told that it had a oil change just before it was sold to me.. I will check the filter on my next day off,,, Just wondering how often should i change the oil??

Yea the power on these things are intense :lol: :lol:
Definatly takes a bit to get used too Must be sooo funny watching me around the track being as i was used to the old 2 strokes ive been taking them around the whole track in the band, Then i get on this thing and i go around most of the track with the front wheels in the air.. Just crack that throttle open comming out of a corner and shes up, Someones getting close behind it must look like its got nos as i give it handful to get away from them and the wheel flys up and i shoot off... :banghead: Amazing stuff.
Verry happy with it.. :applause:
Cheers Andy

  • OreoMan

Posted September 08, 2005 - 01:46 PM

#8

I've heard, and read, that no more than 10 hrs of riding between oil changes. Personally, I would change it after ever third ride. :banghead:

  • OreoMan

Posted September 08, 2005 - 01:51 PM

#9

I would do a search in the forums for this question. I heard they corrected some of the issues on both models with the following years: '99 400 and '01 426.

I've also read that owners of '98 400's and '00 426's haven't encountered any issues. I guess it's the luck-of-the-draw, unlike my Powerball ticket the other night (Damn it)!

  • mickeydee

Posted September 08, 2005 - 02:03 PM

#10

to baad i had to sell mine :lol: (had to pay for my new sm :banghead: )change the oil every 2nd ride ,keep the air filter clean :lol: ,the piston is what likes to wear out faster than everything else.when changing piston change cam chain as well :lol: (they stretch)oh ya if it bogs when cracking the thotle cheak the ac pump linkage they are external on the 99's and like to get dirty.BTW use a honda clutch pertch and lever waaay better :applause:

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  • 93gt

Posted September 08, 2005 - 02:10 PM

#11

I just bought mine a couple of months ago. It was like brand new! I just did the cam swap and a lot of other cool stuff to make the bike better for me seeing Im not racing it. I absolutely love riding it! -Congrats!

  • Overdue

Posted September 08, 2005 - 07:42 AM

#12

Hi people just wondered if anyone else here has a YZ400 mines a 1999 and im extreamly happy with the bike soooo much power.. :banghead:
I find i get bored of the old 2 strokes quite quick apart from the CR500s ive had 2 of them so far but i always find that i end up thrashing the life out of them.. But i cannot ever see me getting bored of this bike..
Just wondering if thiers any things i should watch out for with the YZ as far as maintanance is concerned and any other things that i could do for the bike to ensure i look after the bike properly..
Im a bit new to four strokes as ive mainly had 2 strokes all my life..
Cheers Andy

  • Fly-nBri

Posted September 08, 2005 - 08:06 AM

#13

I have the same and love it!
Keep fresh oil in it and keep the air filter clean. Adjust the valves every couple of years or so and it will last forever!

  • yzf_rider400

Posted September 08, 2005 - 09:15 AM

#14

I've got a '98 and it's still running strong. I replaced the timing chain a little while back and recently had to put a new AP pump diaphragm in the carb, but other than that the thing is a rock solid beast. I'm not a competitive rider so I have no real need for the latest and greatest; plus I can ride mine anywhere in california year round (green sticker). Enjoy! :banghead:

  • Emiliano

Posted September 08, 2005 - 11:01 AM

#15

I have a 99 Yz end steel runs grate, probaby I LL keep it for one more year and then Get a New one, but its a grate bike
Just Fresh oil keep the air filter clean and should last 4 ever :banghead:

  • OreoMan

Posted September 08, 2005 - 12:19 PM

#16

I love mine!! I love the power band on this thing. First gear feels like middle to high-end second gear.

Like everyone else says in this forum, change the oil, keep air filter clean and have a couple of extra spark plugs handy!!

  • zane5219

Posted September 08, 2005 - 01:06 PM

#17

maybe you guys can help me, i have the chance to buy a 98 yz 400 or a 00 426. what are the main differences?

  • Overdue

Posted September 08, 2005 - 01:32 PM

#18

Hi guys thanks for the replies.. Ive only had the bike a few weeks and i was told that it had a oil change just before it was sold to me.. I will check the filter on my next day off,,, Just wondering how often should i change the oil??

Yea the power on these things are intense :lol: :lol:
Definatly takes a bit to get used too Must be sooo funny watching me around the track being as i was used to the old 2 strokes ive been taking them around the whole track in the band, Then i get on this thing and i go around most of the track with the front wheels in the air.. Just crack that throttle open comming out of a corner and shes up, Someones getting close behind it must look like its got nos as i give it handful to get away from them and the wheel flys up and i shoot off... :banghead: Amazing stuff.
Verry happy with it.. :applause:
Cheers Andy

  • OreoMan

Posted September 08, 2005 - 01:46 PM

#19

I've heard, and read, that no more than 10 hrs of riding between oil changes. Personally, I would change it after ever third ride. :banghead:

  • OreoMan

Posted September 08, 2005 - 01:51 PM

#20

I would do a search in the forums for this question. I heard they corrected some of the issues on both models with the following years: '99 400 and '01 426.

I've also read that owners of '98 400's and '00 426's haven't encountered any issues. I guess it's the luck-of-the-draw, unlike my Powerball ticket the other night (Damn it)!





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