01 yz426 cam chain noise

6 replies to this topic
  • 78sharpshooter

Posted June 24, 2006 - 08:51 AM


I have an 01YZ426 and the cam chain movement is definitely audible. Is this normal? I am going to check the valve clearance soon so is there any specific inspection tips to look for cam chain wear etc.?

  • flipsoft

Posted June 24, 2006 - 11:52 PM


Mine does the same. Mine did it before and after adjusting valves. Not sure how to get rid of it. Anyone know?

  • Satch0922

Posted June 25, 2006 - 04:24 AM


make sure your cam chain tensioner is working properly.

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  • yogist

Posted June 25, 2006 - 05:42 AM


I recently replaced my cam chain.....My tensioner was fine..now I know theres a new one in there...Gives me peace of mind..If you buy a used 4 stroke, and the owner doesnt have any documentation on its replacement..Replace it..Cam chain failure is a bad thing..

  • flipsoft

Posted June 25, 2006 - 07:18 AM


Did you replace with the Yamaha replacment or an aftermarket one?

  • 78sharpshooter

Posted June 25, 2006 - 02:33 PM


Thanks for the advice. definitely makes sense in my book so I will certainly spend the $30 for a new OEM cam chain.

  • yogist

Posted June 25, 2006 - 03:49 PM


Did you replace with the Yamaha replacment or an aftermarket one?


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