how to lighten up 426?


13 replies to this topic
  • probikerguy2

Posted March 26, 2007 - 05:10 PM

#1

what are some good mods for the 426 to lighten up the handling and manuverability? i hear lowered radiators and the dr.d wet sump kit are the way to go but i dont want to sacrifice reliabilty with the wet sump kit. any suggestions would be appreciated especially if the mods are cheap or a modification that can be done with no cost.

  • 642MX

Posted March 26, 2007 - 05:24 PM

#2

Getting your suspension revalved will help some of the heavy feeling in the corners and on the jumps.

  • probikerguy2

Posted March 26, 2007 - 05:33 PM

#3

yeah that has been another thing on my list ...im leaning towards pro-action, thanx.

  • 642MX

Posted March 26, 2007 - 05:45 PM

#4

...im leaning towards pro-action, thanx.


Pro Action probably does good work, but I went with http://www.smartsuspension.com

  • probikerguy2

Posted March 26, 2007 - 05:51 PM

#5

thanx ill check it out

  • probikerguy2

Posted March 26, 2007 - 05:57 PM

#6

so from what im reading from that smart suspension place they use the existing valves with their own technology?....interesting. how is it working for you? im kinda stuck because i need suspension that can handle off-road but also hit the occasional mx track. i was thinking of getting the suspension done for mx style riding but adding some subtanks so its somewhat forgiving.

  • 00YZ426FMRCD

Posted March 26, 2007 - 06:06 PM

#7

Took mine to Pro-Action in Illinois. One of the best Mods I have done next to the 450 Cam mod for my 426. Didn't lighten the bike but improved the handling, turning and some of the Top-heavy feeling. I didn't have the $'s for a complete re-valve but went with heavier springs and had it tuned for both MX and woods. Works well on both and is extremely stable when the going gets rough & fast.

The easiest way I found to lighten the bike weight wise was for me to drop some weight.... It made a big difference for me on endurance:thumbsup:

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  • 642MX

Posted March 26, 2007 - 06:11 PM

#8

so from what im reading from that smart suspension place they use the existing valves with their own technology?....interesting. how is it working for you? im kinda stuck because i need suspension that can handle off-road but also hit the occasional mx track. i was thinking of getting the suspension done for mx style riding but adding some subtanks so its somewhat forgiving.


Yeah they do 100% custom work. Frank set mine up for a 50/50 mix of woods and MX. When I got the suspension back, the instructions said to go up 4 clicks from his setting for MX and to keep it the way it is for woods. He revalved the front and rear and had it back to me within a weeks time.

I'm 100% satisfied with Franks work! :bonk:

  • probikerguy2

Posted March 26, 2007 - 06:20 PM

#9

thanx for the info...i guess ill debate between those 2 suspension places....oh and by the way how much did that smart suspension cost all in all?

  • 642MX

Posted March 26, 2007 - 06:45 PM

#10

I honestly forgot how much I spent, but the price was comparable to Pro Action and all the rest of the suspension hop-up shops. Give Frank a call, he'll give you an exact price. I had some parts that where worn out in the rear shock and I had him do a few other things that cost more than the average revalve.

  • probikerguy2

Posted March 26, 2007 - 07:01 PM

#11

thanx a lot, i might just give him a call and see how much

  • yz_for_me

Posted March 27, 2007 - 02:24 PM

#12

Check out this thread.
http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=134599

  • Ga426owner

Posted March 27, 2007 - 02:39 PM

#13

There is not a good fix for what you are asking.......the 426s are big and heavy anyway. Most of us older heavier riders.....found a diet for ourselves was the best remedy....otherwise you are faced with spending tons of money on titanium and other ideas that will never let it feel like a 06/07 ....:bonk:

  • probikerguy2

Posted March 27, 2007 - 05:12 PM

#14

yah of course, a 426 will always be a 426. just looking for advice for some simple things that the average person can do to improve handling.





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