anybody buy a wr426f lately??
Posted September 23, 2009 - 07:12 PM
Posted September 24, 2009 - 02:17 PM
Posted September 24, 2009 - 04:33 PM
Posted September 24, 2009 - 06:50 PM
Posted September 25, 2009 - 06:17 PM
i can buy another 2002 yz426f for a grand that is in good running condition!! man prices just keep dropin. its a buyers market for sure and a sellers nightmare
Posted September 25, 2009 - 07:05 PM
That bike looks way more virgin than mine did. You'll be good to go for at least 5 years, but check the valves before you beat on it.
Posted September 25, 2009 - 08:05 PM
Posted September 25, 2009 - 08:15 PM
Posted September 26, 2009 - 04:27 PM
Posted September 26, 2009 - 04:50 PM
Posted September 26, 2009 - 06:45 PM
only thing bad about it is that i had to kick it about 100 times to start it. is that normal for a bike that has been sitting for six months?
Only if you didn't drain the float bowl and empty the gas tank.
I have a pair of 01 WR426's I bought 8 years ago. They stay in the stable in the back of my shop and only get broke out once a year for the Garrett Berg Memorial race. This kids talent and mechanical aptitude was well ahead of his age and his family is incredibly awesome. We were in the learning curve of four stroke performance then. You should check out his website on this board for some great performance increasing insight on your new scooter.
I've never had the heart to sell them even though I've purchased at least 4 new bikes since then.
I broke them out this afternoon and had both running in a dozen kicks. I forgot just how fast they were for being such heavy bikes.
Todays ride was more enjoyable than any of my recent rides on my 05 CRF450 or my 07 YZ450. I'm sure it was also due to a lot of reminiscing during my son's and my ride.
Your sure to love your new ride.
Congrats on your purchase!!!
Posted September 26, 2009 - 06:58 PM
Posted September 26, 2009 - 07:28 PM
Your first and most powerful upgrade is to pull the buttplug on the muffler and replacing the throttle stop with one from a YZ426 or cutting the original one down. You'd have to search 'cause I don't remember how long we cut them down to.
The second biggest return was from changing them to YZ cam timing, rejetting the carb, and performing the BK accelerator pump carb modification. I used an EJQ needle but I don't remember my jets sizes. I want to say it was 3rd clip with a 168 and a 48.
The third biggest return was stepping up 2 teeth on the rear sprocket, I lost first gear which, IMO, was totally unusable anyway, I lost top end I never use. But my 2nd to 5th gears were much more responsive for me.
Don't be fooled, these bikes are still quick even by todays standards.
Posted September 27, 2009 - 04:33 AM
If I'm not mistaken the year they went to the 426 in 2000 the WR got the 400 motor then they went straight to the 450. I wouldn't give over a grand for a heavy ass WR400. I'm jus sayin