2001 yz426f pinging sounds HELP!!!

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  • YamahaYZ426F

Posted April 01, 2007 - 04:48 PM


I have a 2001 yz426f and my engine is pinging u can hear it coming from the piston and i think it might be the type of gas i am using wich is 95 but not sure could some one give me advice on what it could be and how to fix it the bike runs really good even with it pinging

  • grayracer513

Posted April 01, 2007 - 05:13 PM


Exactly under what circumstances does it make this noise?

  • YamahaYZ426F

Posted April 02, 2007 - 03:03 AM


when i start it u can hear but when i am riding it u can;t really hear it unless u going slow and when u are idling the bike u can hear it

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  • Dano426

Posted April 02, 2007 - 06:14 AM


Use a hose or pipe/tube and put it up to the motor. Find out where the noise if coming from. Noise from the head can be you valve clearance, or cam caps damaged/over tight. Noise from the lower case is a bearings from your crank or trany.

  • grayracer513

Posted April 02, 2007 - 07:43 AM


when i start it u can hear but when i am riding it u can;t really hear it unless u going slow and when u are idling the bike u can hear it

That isn't pinging, it's just noise. A "ping", or "spark knock" from inadequate fuel octane, will happen only under a load, and almost always only at lower rpm.

YZF's are noisy engines when everything is right, but you could still have a problem. The first thing to do would be to compare it to another 426. After that, have it listened to by an experienced, trustworthy mechanic familiar with these engines. If it has an abnormal noise, isolating and identifying it is a job for a trained ear that can actually hear it happening.

Maybe you could also start spelling out "you" and throw in a couple of caps here and there. Since you probably aren't really lazy and stupid, there's no reason to give people the wrong impression. :bonk:

  • YamahaYZ426F

Posted April 02, 2007 - 04:03 PM


thanks for the help :bonk: :naughty:

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