426 riders need your feedback
Posted April 17, 2003 - 04:17 PM
Posted April 17, 2003 - 04:50 PM
Welcome to TT, and I know you will enjoy that 426... I enjoy mine...
Posted April 17, 2003 - 05:09 PM
The mods to the 426 were simple and straightforward, even the YZ timing wasn’t so bad.
Initially the mods for mine were: Throttle stop, BK mod, YZ tank/seat, YZ rear fender, Gray wire, Blue wire, YZ header, YZ muffler, YZ timing, and Taffy Jetting.
Then came the plug fouling…that sucks! After trying everything possible, I ended up using a fuel conditioner called Fuel On and haven’t fouled a plug since. In fact, after sitting all winter (5 months) ON LAST YEARS FUEL the bike still started!
Later on, additional mods were: Mike Dean’s Coil on Plug, Twin Air Filter System, carbon fiber airbox, and aluminum subframe.
The starting drill is at first intimidating but after a while becomes second nature and is really easy.
I lowered the forks about 10mm and it improved my cornering.
My jetting is excellent! Taffy really knows his stuff. His jetting is in my signature. My elevation is 900’.
I could use a bigger starter jet someday, but twisting the throttle a few times before starting works well.
Good luck in your decision.
Posted April 17, 2003 - 05:13 PM
It does not weigh more than the new WR 450, it is lighter by five pounds.
I say get it..................db
Posted April 18, 2003 - 03:03 AM
There is a procedure for starting that you must follow. If followed they start great. My 00 WR400 and 02 WR426 both start first or second kick, hot, cold, crashed.
Posted April 18, 2003 - 03:40 AM
Posted April 18, 2003 - 04:40 AM
If you are used to a two-stroke, you will need to place your right hand on the handlebar so you don't open the throttle out of habit. Opening the throttle may flood the bike and it doesn't start with an opened throttle. My 426 is the best cold-starting bike I have ever owned, which has included many two strokers. No problems here with warm or hot starts either.
Go for the 2002 426 before they are gone and don't look back! You won't regret it.
Posted April 18, 2003 - 06:17 AM
The bike is mean stock. You have tons of info in TT to improve the bike, at low cost. I think this machine is one of the best all around. No major bugs, lot of power, reliable, and there's a lot of after market goodies for it.
Unless you are heavy (+225), and race really hard, the stock suspension should be able to do a good job once ajusted.
Be happy go blue
Posted April 18, 2003 - 09:32 AM