Looking at buying '00 YZ426

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Posted January 26, 2006 - 08:40 AM


first, Hola guys! Newbie here, I've lurked around reading various things but now here is my first post :bonk:
I've been out of the dirt bike scene for awhile (last had a 88 KX500) and am going to go check out an 00 YZ426 tomorrow.
So what needs a close eye and/or what problems do these things have?

Thanks! :thumbsup:

  • palmdaleRider

Posted January 26, 2006 - 08:44 AM


Check to make sure the clutch engages smoothly in first gear. If not it will cost you ~$100 to do the 2001 YZ clutch upgrade. Bike should start on 1st or 2nd kick, and accel like a raped ape once on the rpms.

  • get r done

Posted January 26, 2006 - 10:35 AM


buy the yzf450 less probs.... :thumbsup:

  • kawirider

Posted January 26, 2006 - 03:21 PM


If you last had a 500, I bet you would feel more at home on a big XR650, 525SX, or 525MXC

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  • theclone

Posted January 26, 2006 - 05:09 PM


The 426's are great bikes. I have a YZ400 (basically the same thing as the 426) and I love it. I know you will too. Go here for things to look for when buying a used bike:http://dirtrider.com..._0511_low_used/
Good luck

  • Raven1911

Posted January 26, 2006 - 06:42 PM


I did a search and this is what I came up with...


Not everything applies to the 2000 but it will get you some good advice! Good luck. Remember to know how to do the starting procedure and it should kick on the 1-2 kicks. :thumbsup: :bonk:


Posted January 29, 2006 - 12:18 AM


Thanks for all the advice!
The guy ended up selling it before I even got a look so I decided to go whole hog and put a down payment on a new 05 KTM 525SX (sorry, yammie guys!). It's the last one around that comes with the dirt and supermoto wheels so my fizzer6 track bike is going to have to go too (unless I can convince my Wifey there is a need for two street bikes....and that's probably not happenin'!)

  • Fastest1

Posted January 29, 2006 - 10:33 AM


If you last had a 500, I bet you would feel more at home on a big XR650, 525SX, or 525MXC

The XR650? Nah!

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