2001 Excel Wheels Stock?


6 replies to this topic
  • Junior426

Posted August 17, 2006 - 07:55 PM

#1

Just wondering if a 2001 YZ426f came stock with Excel Takasago rims??? My bike had silver excels on it when I bought it and dont know if that is stock or someone bought the excels and put them on. Thanks in advance.

  • GONE1445

Posted August 17, 2006 - 08:04 PM

#2

I believe they are stock

  • 642MX

Posted August 17, 2006 - 08:08 PM

#3

Yep. They use Excels on the 426's and 450's. Surprisingly, our 250F came with DID's.

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  • Junior426

Posted August 18, 2006 - 06:07 AM

#4

Cool, thanks for the replies. Wonder why the 250's dont come with excels??? :thumbsup:

  • aedwards07

Posted August 18, 2006 - 07:05 AM

#5

So for example if Excels factory burnt down they could just switch all their bikes over to DID immedately.

  • grayracer513

Posted August 18, 2006 - 12:42 PM

#6

Wonder why the 250's dont come with excels??? :thumbsup:

Because they are marginally lighter. The weight savings campaign on the YZ250F was something akin to a holy war at Yamaha. The end result in 2005 was that they had a 250cc DOHC 4-stroke in a steel frame that weighed 5 pounds less than their own aluminum-framed 250 2-stroke. Who'd a thunk that 10 years ago?

  • Kyle Prior

Posted August 18, 2006 - 12:51 PM

#7

Because they are marginally lighter. The weight savings campaign on the YZ250F was something akin to a holy war at Yamaha. The end result in 2005 was that they had a 250cc DOHC 4-stroke in a steel frame that weighed 5 pounds less than their own aluminum-framed 250 2-stroke. Who'd a thunk that 10 years ago?


Damn, I wish they had done that with the 426... Oh well though.





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