My 426 to 450 Plastics Conversion is Done!!!


37 replies to this topic
  • PurpleHaze896

Posted April 26, 2006 - 03:12 PM

#1

Finally finished converting my 426 to a 450. It only took about 3 hours of work. The hardest part was getting all the parts. It looks great and handles 100% better. Doesn't feel as heavy and is more maneuverable. Heres a couple pics:

before:
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after:
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and heres a 1987 suzuki quadracer that i picked up at the swapmeet with the motor in a box that i almost have finished. I fired it over the other day. I am just missing a couple parts from the exhaust valve.
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  • kawirider

Posted April 26, 2006 - 03:20 PM

#2

is that quad a 500?

  • Ga426owner

Posted April 26, 2006 - 03:33 PM

#3

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c329/PurpleHaze896/DSCN1081.jpg[/IMG]



at least it is blue!!!! :crazy:

  • PurpleHaze896

Posted April 26, 2006 - 03:57 PM

#4

haha...nope the quad is a 250

  • theclone

Posted April 26, 2006 - 05:03 PM

#5

What did you have to buy? New airbox? Tank (looks like it)

Looks sweet! :crazy:

  • barch88

Posted April 26, 2006 - 05:29 PM

#6

Looks good. My uncle has a old 1980 something quad racer too, things run forever.

  • PurpleHaze896

Posted April 26, 2006 - 06:19 PM

#7

What did you have to buy? New airbox? Tank (looks like it)

Looks sweet! :crazy:


I needed to buy a subframe, airbox, tank, rear master, and plastics. seems like a lot but its cheaper than buying a 450...and i only spent about 150 on it because i sold all the old stuff.

  • barch88

Posted April 26, 2006 - 07:20 PM

#8

The only thing that still I don't like is that the graphics, if you got some, would go on the tank, on the new bikes the shrouds go all the way to seat, so no bubbling appears and stuff.

Where do you live in Michigan?

  • PurpleHaze896

Posted April 26, 2006 - 08:50 PM

#9

yeah i like the look of the 06's better but i can't afford one. I'm in grosse pointe michigan right outside detroit. Where do you live?

  • DPW

Posted April 27, 2006 - 05:11 AM

#10

Looks good...next project should be to swap in a newer cam and get rid of that decompression lever

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  • barch88

Posted April 27, 2006 - 06:34 AM

#11

yeah i like the look of the 06's better but i can't afford one. I'm in grosse pointe michigan right outside detroit. Where do you live?


Currently down in Warren/Eastpointe (8 mile and VanDyke). Although Im just living with my Aunt for a few weeks because I got to finish up this year of school then moving with my parents (they just moved into our new house in the U.P.), I used to live in Chesterfield area though.

  • yz_for_me

Posted April 27, 2006 - 07:28 AM

#12

Looks great! (The bike that is)

  • yamahacrazy_310

Posted April 27, 2006 - 08:03 AM

#13

I would have never guessed that is a 426.

  • 426_kid

Posted April 27, 2006 - 09:18 AM

#14

it looks great nice job

  • PurpleHaze896

Posted April 27, 2006 - 04:34 PM

#15

Currently down in Warren/Eastpointe (8 mile and VanDyke). Although Im just living with my Aunt for a few weeks because I got to finish up this year of school then moving with my parents (they just moved into our new house in the U.P.), I used to live in Chesterfield area though.


man you're right down the road from me. i live a few blocks away from 8 mile. we ride out in chesterfield all the time at the old gun range.



thanks for all the positive comments guys

  • barch88

Posted April 27, 2006 - 05:58 PM

#16

Haha, my old school was right down street from old gun range (LC North). I see people ride over there all the time, but I like to stick to real tracks.

  • Junior426

Posted April 27, 2006 - 06:22 PM

#17

What graphics kit is that on your bike in the before picture? I know it is One Industries, but what model? Really like the look of the before and after pics and would like a graphics kit for my bike. Nice job on the swap.

  • swatcie

Posted April 27, 2006 - 06:27 PM

#18

Finally finished converting my 426 to a 450. It only took about 3 hours of work. The hardest part was getting all the parts. It looks great and handles 100% better. Doesn't feel as heavy and is more maneuverable. Heres a couple pics:

before:
Posted Image


after:
Posted Image
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and heres a 1987 suzuki quadracer that i picked up at the swapmeet with the motor in a box that i almost have finished. I fired it over the other day. I am just missing a couple parts from the exhaust valve.
Posted Image








Sweet thats what im going to do to my 426!- :crazy:

  • 2fastwhitey

Posted April 27, 2006 - 07:10 PM

#19

Looks good, looks like you had to get a new tank too.

  • ifurlong

Posted May 03, 2006 - 01:41 PM

#20

what year 450 parts are you using? can one use 06 parts?

thanks





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