Purchasing a YZ 400 or 426..questions..
Posted September 16, 2008 - 02:07 PM
Have him change the gearing to 49/15 or 48/15. He'll need to do a little more clutch work, but it will be better overall.
He will be wanting a heavier flywheel, too. Get the 8 ounce from DRD.
Posted September 16, 2008 - 05:40 PM
Posted September 16, 2008 - 06:38 PM
I have yet to have a problem with it, other than normal maintainance, it runs great!
starts first kick everytime!
I would highly recommend the 400's or 426's
all the yz's (from what ive noticed) are VERY similar in design... AKA: bulletproof
Just make sure you get a bike that hasn't gotten the kicked out of it, and you'l be fine
Posted September 16, 2008 - 09:40 PM
You've never had one of these kick you back, have you? Boots are almost not enough.
I put holes in my a pair of sneakers or two and a pair of work boots when my 250F kicked me back a few times. Just the thought of starting in flip flops makes my arches hurt.
Posted September 17, 2008 - 06:18 AM
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Posted September 17, 2008 - 09:15 AM
The ones that kicked back are not the worst. That honor belongs to the Harley-Davidson Sportster. They used to get some wear on them and just as you came down on the starter, the ratchet would let go, and your knee would hyper-extend. Very bad.
Posted September 17, 2008 - 10:24 AM
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Posted September 28, 2008 - 04:15 PM
I own an '01 YZ426F and I LOVE it. The manual decomp lever is a bit of a challenge for some people, but I have never had to kcik my bike more than a few times to get her going. Front suspension can be a bit of a problem if your bro's a big guy (had mine redone by Nicoll for $500) but other than that I can't complain. You could definitely find a better bike, if you spend more $$, but as long as he figures out the starting ritual he will love this bike. My buddy just bought an '07 CRF450R and I can hangwith him easily.
Posted September 28, 2008 - 06:46 PM