just bought a 2002 yz426


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  • bryans 86

Posted May 18, 2008 - 05:28 PM

#1

just picked up a 2002 yzf426 for 1700 bucks. had a fmf pipe and is fairly clean. been riding it a few times over the weekend and need to go get it registered monday. Any tips or pointers. ive been riding street bikes for 3 years and got sick of always getting pulled over for dumb stuff so i sold my 05 gsxr and paid it off and bought this. im happy just wish there was a way i could get it registered for on road and buy some motard tires ..

  • jnl81

Posted May 18, 2008 - 06:17 PM

#2

The 426 was my last bike, it is a good torqy bike. If it does't have it already put an exahust cam in it. It makes it much easier to start.

  • bryans 86

Posted May 18, 2008 - 09:23 PM

#3

humm i dont know if it does but my buddie has a 2001 426 and i always had a hard time getting his to start this bike i had no problem usually dont even need the hot start. the guy i bought it off of didnt know anything about it but there are two new side cases on it ( kinda makes me nervous ) and the bolts for the oil filter have small holes drilled through them and wire going threw them so they cant come loose ....

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  • Jason21

Posted May 18, 2008 - 10:11 PM

#4

It's an awsome desert bike. Advice worth it's weight in gold?.....Spend another $200 and get yourself an auto decompression cam installed. Trust me...Especially if your new to the dirtbike scene.

  • YELL-OSNAKE

Posted May 18, 2008 - 10:14 PM

#5

You would know if you have the cam mod.....do you have a decompression lever on the handlebar that you MUST pull in, when trying to start the bike? If not either you have the cam mod ( which has the auto decompression built in), or you are a gorilla with mega torque. I just did the cam mod on mine...kinda tames the bike down a bit. Before the mod it would pull a hard wheelie in any gear, with just a 1/2 throttle blip, now it's more linear.

  • bryans 86

Posted May 19, 2008 - 05:10 AM

#6

yeah i have the decompression lever and i need to use it but i dont mind i like having a " special way " to start my bike that way my moron friends cant just hop on it and take it for a ride. its damn funny watching them trying to start it ...

  • vtwinjunkie

Posted November 13, 2008 - 08:47 AM

#7

yeah i have the decompression lever and i need to use it but i dont mind i like having a " special way " to start my bike that way my moron friends cant just hop on it and take it for a ride. its damn funny watching them trying to start it ...


HAHA!! I agree, once i learned how to do it I can get it started on one kick everytime...but my friends always hurt themselves when they try!!!:thumbsup:





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