Posted January 15, 2008 - 07:40 PM
Posted January 15, 2008 - 09:46 PM
Posted January 16, 2008 - 12:22 AM
Are you near Newcastle NSW by any chance. I'd be happy to look at it with you.
Posted January 16, 2008 - 12:25 AM
Posted January 16, 2008 - 12:45 AM
You need to be careful. These bikes can cause you to spend alot of money in repairs if it hasn't been looked after.
01 models have titanium valves. I'd imagine it should have had a set by now. It's 7 years old. Also they can have 4th and 5th gear trouble. I'm not scaring you off, but you really need this to be checked, 4100 is the right kind of money.
Has the bloke got any reciepts of shimming the valves or servicing or anything like that.
I read somewhere people where getting 7000 k's before rebuilding. I'm sure someone will know.
If you do buy it and have any problems . You can contact me and I'll give you a hand if need be. I recently bought a cylinder head for a YZF400 complete. That will fit a 426 as well. So if it goes belly up let me know.
Posted January 16, 2008 - 10:25 PM
Posted January 21, 2008 - 09:23 PM
I did fifth gear recently and while I had the motor torn down I checked piston/ring tolerances. They were all within spec. Doesn't burn/use oil either. but it depends on how it was ridden.
If it's hard to start it could need valves adjusting.
Posted January 21, 2008 - 09:29 PM
How much oil leakage is normal? Ive noticed oil sprayed around the back rim after riding so was thinking of just angling the breather hose down a bit. And do u think the roughness at partial throttle could simply be a matter of tuning?