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  • e30M3

Posted May 13, 2006 - 12:59 PM


Thanks again for everyone's help the past several weeks. I finally found a bike worth getting and I got it this morning. It's a clean, low hour, 2002 YZ426.

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  • Zique

Posted May 13, 2006 - 08:02 PM


If you've got pictures, load them up at or something of the sort and just link to them. Congrats on the purchase! :ride:

  • Scotty426

Posted May 13, 2006 - 08:07 PM


Great bike

  • e30M3

Posted May 14, 2006 - 06:17 AM


Here is a picture:

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I am going to change the pipe, powder coat the frame black, and get the retro yellow kit from One Industries. Mechanically its in good shape but I am going to change to an '03 cam and maybe a rekluse if I can afford it.

  • sw99

Posted May 14, 2006 - 06:36 AM


Damn! Thats a super clean bike! Very nice!

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  • hedpi

Posted May 14, 2006 - 07:14 AM


looks great. why are you going to change the exhaust? too loud?
mine is powder coated black, but i have black plastics, i wouldn't powder coat yours, as the blue looks good with the blue plastics, and it would look cleaner blue.anyway good luck with the bike :ride:

  • e30M3

Posted May 14, 2006 - 07:21 AM


I am only going to change the frame color to better match the yellow. I plan on having the bike for a long time and don't think I will go back to the blue anytime soon.

As far as the exhaust I do some riding in a national forest and they do inspect the bikes. I was thinking of the FMF Q2 but don't know if I should get a regular FMF and buy the inserts. I am not an "expert" rider and I don't think I will miss the little bit of power that will be "robbed" with the Q2. I am open to any thoughts and suggestions.

While talking about it, can anyone tell me why the Pro Circuit pipe (the forest friendly one) is $100 more than the FMF. I have always like Pro Circuit but I can't justify $100 more just for the big name (they have bragging rights since most the winning supercross bikes have Pro Circuit pipes...)

  • jim1234

Posted May 14, 2006 - 08:55 AM


Larry,I have a fmf q core in my garage I'll sell you :ride:

  • e30M3

Posted May 14, 2006 - 01:43 PM


That's pretty funny-did you look at the picture of the bike, might look familiar to you...

If I get a Q I think I will what the newer one, the original seems a bit long to me.

  • 2wheels-drz

Posted May 14, 2006 - 01:55 PM


holy hell did you just take it out of the crate of wat?? am jealous, minds kinda coming close on "beat to hell"!! goodluck wif your new bike!!

  • jim1234

Posted May 14, 2006 - 02:43 PM


Ya, I've seen that bike somewhere. I think all the Q pipes are pretty long that is what helps make them quiet.

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