Saying god-bye to my 01 426


15 replies to this topic
  • jecsr

Posted March 08, 2006 - 05:20 PM

#1

Here a link to my baby that I thought I would share with everyone before I let her go. :thumbsup: http://photobucket.c...ecsr/YZ426F-YL/
My son is racing and we have been working late on Saturday nights after he practices to get his bike ready for the race on Sunday. Last couple of times has been pretty close in getting it ready. Trying to find replacement parts in a day has been tough. It only makes since to sell her and buy another 03 YZ250 for him to practice on, swap parts, race, etc… I tried to talk him into racing this one, However, he prefers the 2-smoker. This will at least give us a week to repair anything that might brake or get replacement parts. I’ll be taking to a local shop this week and listing it here at TT and eBay. Hopefully it will go quick. Enjoy !

  • Yak

Posted March 08, 2006 - 06:32 PM

#2

With all the money you have sunk into that thing, I would have thought you'd have done the Honda Routed brake line by now.

  • jecsr

Posted March 08, 2006 - 06:45 PM

#3

With all the money you have sunk into that thing, I would have thought you'd have done the Honda Routed brake line by now.


Read about it. However, I never had a problem with the current setup. :thumbsup:

  • Raven1911

Posted March 08, 2006 - 08:33 PM

#4

That sucks but I think its good that your son is getting the benefit! What a dad! He better thank you one day!

  • swatcie

Posted March 08, 2006 - 09:20 PM

#5

That is one sick bike. :thumbsup: Too bad you have to get rid of it :thumbsup:

  • 426boy

Posted March 09, 2006 - 01:16 PM

#6

nice looking bike bet ur sad to let it go

  • bk_yzf400

Posted March 09, 2006 - 02:08 PM

#7

That is one nice looking 426! looks brand new. Bet your proud of it. Did it take you long to get it looking that good?

  • jecsr

Posted March 09, 2006 - 05:25 PM

#8

That is one nice looking 426! looks brand new. Bet your proud of it. Did it take you long to get it looking that good?


Thanks ! I am very proud of it and I always tried to keep it looking as new as possible. After every ride, I’ll break it all the way down and wash everything by hand with soap and water. I never use a pressure washer, just a hose pipe attachment. When putting it back together, I would touch up the worn off paint, grease the axels, put wd-40 on the chain (after laying it flat out and scrubbing it with a brush to remove all the dirt) and make sure that everything is adjusted right and feeling smooth. I always change the oil and filter every other ride and the fork oil every 20 hours. Keeping it serviced and looking like new, makes the finished product well worth the effort. She will be missed, But they'll be another one that I can call my own one day :thumbsup:

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  • kid on a 426

Posted March 09, 2006 - 05:45 PM

#9

GEEZ that thing is NICE thats the best looking 426 i think ive ever seen. Gotta love that hurricane kit Ive been thinking about one for my bike

  • tacoma426

Posted March 09, 2006 - 10:30 PM

#10

im thinking of getting rid of mine for a 200mxc :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • Baron Von Beard

Posted March 09, 2006 - 10:38 PM

#11

Saying god-bye to my 01 426


God bought your 426! I didn't know that Cat rode! Man, He gets cooler and cooler every day!

  • jecsr

Posted March 10, 2006 - 10:18 PM

#12

Yep ! He made me an offer I could not refuse. :thumbsup:
I can't believe I did that. Thanks for pointing it out to everyone. :thumbsup:

  • Baron Von Beard

Posted March 11, 2006 - 07:59 AM

#13

Yep ! He made me an offer I could not refuse. :thumbsup:
I can't believe I did that. Thanks for pointing it out to everyone. :bonk:



Just make sure that you capitalize it next time. :thumbsup:

  • kid on a 426

Posted March 11, 2006 - 08:07 PM

#14

Just for yucks, how much are you selling it for?

  • jecsr

Posted March 11, 2006 - 08:13 PM

#15

Just for yucks, how much are you selling it for?


I have it at a local shop asking $3200. I know that sounds high, but after seeing the prices of the other bikes, it was a bit low.

  • kid on a 426

Posted March 12, 2006 - 08:58 PM

#16

WOW thats way cheap I would pay at least 3500 for my part of CA if you lived over here you could sell it for 3800





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