426 conversion finally complete!


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  • witdogg

Posted February 16, 2007 - 05:03 PM

#41

This is my 2002 426 when I bought it a few months ago:
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After riding it a couple of times to make sure it was mechanically sound I did this:
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It's now complete (I just need to clean the chain and put it back on):

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I had been saving for an '06 since I had an old smoker. I realized I really wanted a green sticker bike so this was my solution..


Awesome job.:censored:

  • e30M3

Posted February 18, 2007 - 07:46 PM

#42

Did you use a 426 exhaust or 450?


I have the stock header and the FMF Q2 is for an '02 426 (which is what the bike actually is). I have been thinking of geating a FMF header as I have been told that is what the Q2 was really designed around.

  • fast426

Posted February 19, 2007 - 06:08 AM

#43

Awesome job!:applause:


Did you paint or powdercoat the frame?

In the second finished pic it looks almost like it has a wrinkle finish.

I'm getting a 450 this spring, so I think my old 426 will be getting a summer face lift.

  • e30M3

Posted February 19, 2007 - 07:55 AM

#44

Awesome job!:applause:


Did you paint or powdercoat the frame?

In the second finished pic it looks almost like it has a wrinkle finish.

I'm getting a 450 this spring, so I think my old 426 will be getting a summer face lift.


You have a pretty good eye. I went with a semi gloss black when I powder coated the frame but that isn't what you see in that picture. If you look at the airbox I covered it with a "clear" bumpy material that is supposed to help you keep traction between your legs and the bike. Several companies make similar stuff but I just got the brand my local Yami dealer had in stock. Anyway, I used some of that to cover the frame rails on each side of the bike.

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  • weston24s

Posted February 19, 2007 - 01:57 PM

#45

how did you get a black gas tank???????

  • e30M3

Posted February 19, 2007 - 05:13 PM

#46

how did you get a black gas tank???????


Clarke makes takes that are the stock size but come in different colors. I bought mine from these guys:

http://www.cyclebuy....aha_4stroke.htm

  • Zique

Posted May 06, 2007 - 09:33 PM

#47

Is a YZ airbox and a WR airbox the same on the 03-05 450's?

  • BergArabia

Posted May 07, 2007 - 10:19 AM

#48

That is a nice looking bike.. :applause:





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