First Ride


5 replies to this topic
  • shovelhead1

Posted April 29, 2009 - 08:52 PM

#1

Brought my 01 yz426 home a week ago. First rattle out of the bag fouled the plug. Just got a new plug this morning. Installed plug, air filter, changed oil and filter. Fired off on first kick and idled very smooth. Now I know it's nothing new to you guys who have this bike but, Holy Crap, this thing has loads of power ! I've never had a bike that would wheelie in 4th gear.

  • 426 NOOB

Posted April 29, 2009 - 08:57 PM

#2

Brought my 01 yz426 home a week ago. First rattle out of the bag fouled the plug. Just got a new plug this morning. Installed plug, air filter, changed oil and filter. Fired off on first kick and idled very smooth. Now I know it's nothing new to you guys who have this bike but, Holy Crap, this thing has loads of power ! I've never had a bike that would wheelie in 4th gear.


I have an 01 as well and I wouldnt get rid of mine for the world. Even if I bought a newer 450 I wouldnt get rid of it. Just too much of a powerhouse and have too many good memories with it. Just remember to keep the fresh and she will go forever.

  • grayracer513

Posted April 30, 2009 - 06:00 AM

#3

Holy Crap, this thing has loads of power ! I've never had a bike that would wheelie in 4th gear.

Oh, yeah. I was going to mention that. :banghead:

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  • shovelhead1

Posted April 30, 2009 - 12:10 PM

#4

I had read posts talking about how strong they ran etc.... And I thought yea, bla bla bla whatever. But I must say they are correct. I am impressed to say the least.
Looks like this summer is going to be lots of fun.

  • keegan1014

Posted April 30, 2009 - 05:00 PM

#5

I have one too
do the 450s make more power if so, thats crazy

  • shovelhead1

Posted April 30, 2009 - 06:30 PM

#6

Hell, I'll never be able to get the full potential of this bikes power. I can't imagine needing or having morem power.





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