Signs of AGE ??????????


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  • Burtis_22

Posted August 10, 2008 - 05:40 PM

#1

I am currently looking into buying a yz 426. I have rode two strokes all my life though... I was wondering if you guys had any tips on wut to look for or lsten for ( when riding ) to indicate the wear or tear on a bike.... and what are some signs of a worn out motor..... any advice wou be great!!!!! thanks:thumbsup:

  • desert-rat660

Posted August 11, 2008 - 05:52 PM

#2

blowby is a good sign of a worn motor, but a waorn motor can be relatively inexpensive to fix. i would be more worried about frame damage, cracks and tweaks.

  • Burtis_22

Posted August 13, 2008 - 06:49 PM

#3

Ho much would a new top end cost for a yz 426??????????

  • desert-rat660

Posted August 13, 2008 - 06:53 PM

#4

i rebuilt mine for about $600.00

  • Chickenhauler

Posted August 13, 2008 - 06:58 PM

#5

I look at pegs for the teeth being worn down, the shifter tip knurling for the cross hatch being smoothed out, the brake pedal for the teeth being worn down.

Also, a tell tale indicator is side covers and frame area right above the pegs.

All these are dead giveways as to amount of saddle time that has been put in on the bike.

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  • grayracer513

Posted August 13, 2008 - 07:12 PM

#6

What brings you around, CH? Did you think this thread was about me? :)

  • Chickenhauler

Posted August 13, 2008 - 07:57 PM

#7

What brings you around, CH? Did you think this thread was about me? :D


Not everything's about you..:)


Actually, I snagged an 01 YZ426 basket case for $500 with alot of bolt ons and new rubber, chain, sprockets, ProTapers, Unabikers, Cycra ProBends, spare plastics still new in package, 3 seats, manual......:worthy: :ride: :banghead: :banghead:

Motors roached-rod seized to the crank, but that's easy enough to deal with.

My plan is to rebuild and SM the beast-I got a title, so plating in MN is a breeze.

Figure $800 for engine, and another $500 to get the SM'ing done we're going hooligan'ing!:banghead:

  • grayracer513

Posted August 13, 2008 - 08:07 PM

#8

Cool.

Consider your options while looking for an engine. I'm pretty certain the 450's for the steel framed bikes will fit with a couple of adjustments. For Street/SM, you'd want the WR for it's longer legged trans and fatter electricals.

  • Chickenhauler

Posted August 13, 2008 - 09:35 PM

#9

Cool.

Consider your options while looking for an engine. I'm pretty certain the 450's for the steel framed bikes will fit with a couple of adjustments. For Street/SM, you'd want the WR for it's longer legged trans and fatter electricals.


The previous owner had installed some of the necessary WR parts-it already has lights on it.

If I can find an engine cheap enough, I'll probably stuff a WR motor in there...if not, I'm going to drop the coin and build this one.

No real rush, I bought it as a winter project.......which starts in another 3 weeks where I live.

  • grayracer513

Posted August 14, 2008 - 05:56 AM

#10

No real rush, I bought it as a winter project.......which starts in another 3 weeks where I live.

One of my friends is from Minnesota. When his dad came out to visit, I asked him what he did in the summer there. He said, "If it comes on a weekend, we have a barbecue."





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