YZ426- replace rings after 5 races?



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  • MikeOK

Posted September 04, 2000 - 11:31 AM

#1

Hello group, I have (another) question for you. The book says to replace the rings after 5 races. I've owned mine for about 3 months now and after a 3-day race thing here in OK I realized I now have 7 races on this thing. I know the book is usually overprotective but I thought I'd ask your opinions. I was hoping to get through the fall moto's and do the rings this winter but that may put 10-12 races on it before I got it done. I change the oil after every race and follow the book schedule on everything alse for the most part, but this seems excessive to me. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance...

Mike

  • MotoGreg

Posted September 04, 2000 - 03:36 PM

#2

I ride my 400 twice a week since 3/99 and I've never even changed the spark plug let alone rings. Still runs like new, doesn't use a drop of oil.

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  • So_Cal_Erik

Posted September 04, 2000 - 06:29 PM

#3

Your book must have a type-o in it. You might want to change the rings after 5 years, not 5 races. :)
Erik

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted September 05, 2000 - 05:33 PM

#4

Hope not or mine is ready for the junk pile!!
That cant be right.

Norman K.
Beaumont Tx

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  • MikeOK

Posted September 06, 2000 - 05:00 PM

#5

Am I the only one who reads the book? Look at yours, it's no typo.

Mike

  • JK

Posted September 06, 2000 - 05:21 PM

#6

You can replace the rings if you want to or you can continue to ride. There are some signs that would indicate a need to replace the rings. Loss of compression, exhaust smoke,or some other indication that there is a need for repair.... There must be some reason other than mabee it should be done after a certain length of time or wear. If you made a living riding the bike, there would be every reason to stay on the recommended program of replacement.However, for the average joe, ride onward thru the fog.

  • MotoGreg

Posted September 06, 2000 - 06:57 PM

#7

Am I the only one who reads the book?


No, we all read it. Only the rest of us just kind of chuckled when we saw that part.

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  • uplate

Posted September 15, 2000 - 11:09 PM

#8

Originally posted by MotoGreg:
I ride my 400 twice a week since 3/99 and I've never even changed the spark plug let alone rings. Still runs like new, doesn't use a drop of oil.


Do you have two different foto albums? One is three bucks and the other is 75.





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