00-02 yz426 And 05 yz450 Weight Difference


7 replies to this topic
  • dejavudarrell

Posted February 27, 2008 - 09:04 PM

#1

The yz426 weight 231lbs 05 yz450 220lbs, Where did they shave off the 11lbs?

  • grayracer513

Posted February 27, 2008 - 09:38 PM

#2

The frame alone is 6 pounds lighter on the 450. The swing arm is also lighter. After that, a lot of little stuff, like replacing the discreet ignition coil with a coil over plug setup. One less gear in the trans, less rotating weight in the crank assembly, etc.

  • tacoma426

Posted February 27, 2008 - 10:22 PM

#3

what is the actual weight of the 426......ready to ride.....gas,oil,ect.:smirk:

  • felix 222

Posted February 27, 2008 - 10:27 PM

#4

from what i've heard, the manufacturers do all they can to lower the center of gravity as well, thus producing better handling

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  • dejavudarrell

Posted February 27, 2008 - 10:55 PM

#5

That brings up another question,Is the center of gravity different on the 05 450?
The reason for my post come down to this. I've never ridden a 05 450 but when I'm on the track with one If not getting passed ,I'm the first to get off due to arm pump. So is the 05 that much better?

  • grayracer513

Posted February 27, 2008 - 11:14 PM

#6

what is the actual weight of the 426......ready to ride.....gas,oil,ect.:smirk:

There's about a gallon of coolant and oil altogether, so figure 9 pounds or so for that, then 7 pounds times the fuel capacity. Add this to the dry weight.

  • tacoma426

Posted February 28, 2008 - 10:16 AM

#7

There's about a gallon of coolant and oil altogether, so figure 9 pounds or so for that, then 7 pounds times the fuel capacity. Add this to the dry weight.


thanks:thumbsup:

  • felix 222

Posted February 28, 2008 - 08:49 PM

#8

That brings up another question,Is the center of gravity different on the 05 450?
The reason for my post come down to this. I've never ridden a 05 450 but when I'm on the track with one If not getting passed ,I'm the first to get off due to arm pump. So is the 05 that much better?


from what i've heard, the manufacturers do all they can to lower the center of gravity as well, thus producing better handling


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