racing 426's??

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  • kounkel321

Posted May 08, 2007 - 07:17 AM


anyone in this forum actually race a yz426 motocross or supercross? I recently bought one and should have it ready this weekend...just wondering if I could go to the local track and do something with it....people say that the 426 weighs alot, but im a C rider so i dont really care about i weigh 150 pounds so i think it will carry me...gimme your thoughts...thanks

  • 642MX

Posted May 08, 2007 - 11:04 AM


I still race my 426. Remember, its 90% rider and 10% bike! :applause:

  • Markopolo400

Posted May 08, 2007 - 12:49 PM


I race my 400 in motocross races. It's super heavy though, and I get pretty bad trigger finger on it.

But then I get on my 125, and it feels like a bicycle. :applause:

  • yz_for_me

Posted May 09, 2007 - 08:04 PM


In the C class you'll have no trouble with a 426. It's a bit heavier, but nothing you can't deal with. Race it and have fun.

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  • Florida_426

Posted May 10, 2007 - 08:52 AM


I race my 02 426 and do okay. It suits my riding style and is very reliable. The handling is stable and fairly well suspended. For as heavy a bike as it is the 426 actually feels lighter to me, especially at speed. You feel it most in a rythym section of breaking bumps. I got the recommended race Tech springs for my weight (200lbs.) and the bikes weight and MX use. These along with the Yamalube 01 fork oil suit me fine.


  • 02YZ426

Posted May 10, 2007 - 02:08 PM


The 426 is a great machine, you will do just as well as the 450s with it. I raced mine up until mid last season and I was competing at intermediate level winning races. Its a few pounds heavier than the 450 but that won't slow it down! Suspension is good too.

  • Wiz636

Posted May 10, 2007 - 03:30 PM


Just like 642MX says, it's 90% rider and 10% bike. You can win on a 426. I took 1st in my class at a hare scramble with my '02 just a couple months ago. It was a very tight, muddy, tree root infested mess...better suited to somethng like KTM 200XC than a 426 MX bike.

  • ____Kurt____

Posted May 10, 2007 - 05:46 PM


i've been to th etrack a couple times now on my 426 and was ripping up a 06-07 yz450 and that kid was pretty good also but i was faster. i definitly can't wait till i get my 08 250f though

  • kounkel321

Posted May 13, 2007 - 11:46 AM


well im racing it a week from today so i will let you guys know how it went!

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