First ride on 426


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  • jgreene

Posted April 02, 2007 - 05:49 PM

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Picked up an '01 426 a few months ago for $1200. Threw in a hotcam and a DB Dawg in the exhaust to make it quieter. Finally was able to ride it yesterday for the first time. Put in a few laps on the MX track and was able to do things that I have never done before. Mostly because all of my bikes are set up for trails. Then I hit the trails, for me, the bikes intended use.

This bike is a blast. Tons of power, great suspension, handles excellent. I was impressed with the turning ability, I could more or less squirt around tight turns. The suspension was surprisingly plush. Absorbed all of the roots and rocks. I could use a steering stabilizer to eliminate some of the twitchy feeling. There was an 10" log laying across the trail in one of the faster sections. I would hit the log in 3rd gear just about wide open and the bike did not even realize it was there.

I am a believer, can't wait for the first hare scramble.





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