01 yz426

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  • cwcarter

Posted December 05, 2009 - 03:36 AM


Decided to give the 426 a make over. Here's some pics of what I've done so far.

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Made a big chunky case saver today.

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Replacing the old dinged up gold rims with some nice blue ones.

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  • 84rm250

Posted December 05, 2009 - 01:59 PM


lookin good!!

  • BigSherm

Posted December 05, 2009 - 09:07 PM


Holy Crap! Pretty fookin' nice so far.


  • cwcarter

Posted December 08, 2009 - 02:27 AM


Thanks for the comments guys.

Replaced the steering head races and bearings this afternoon. The lower bearing was a PITA to remove, don't understand why it should be a press fit. But anyway, I eventually got it off..... even saved the seal:banana:

Start on the forks, shock and linkage next.

Another thing I noticed when playing with the carb was that the squirt from the AP misses the slide ok but hits the bottom of the rubber intake manifold.
Is this normal? Is there a way to adjust the nozzle?
I would of thought the nozzle would shoot a stream of fuel down the intake ports.

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  • atters

Posted December 08, 2009 - 02:56 AM


keep the pictures coming man. its always great to see how good it looks

  • Florida_426

Posted December 08, 2009 - 05:42 AM


Very nice looking bike you are refurbishing there. I especially like that frame paint color and look.


  • cwcarter

Posted December 08, 2009 - 11:39 AM


Thanks Bill, the paint colour is called cast iron and is heat and chemical resistant.
No one knows any thing about the AP squirt nozzle ?

  • Ealum450

Posted December 08, 2009 - 12:23 PM


that thing is looking good

  • cowboyona426

Posted December 08, 2009 - 12:56 PM


Those timing plugs are slick looking, never seen anything with the Yamaha logo on them like that stateside. Can't wait to see the rest of the bike!
On the AP squirt, I believe its supposed to shoot straight into the intakes... there might be a tiny piece of crud causing it to shoot downward and into the boot.

  • cwcarter

Posted December 09, 2009 - 03:59 AM


The timing plugs can be brought off ebay in red or blue.

Forks on, with new seals and bushes.

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  • matt4x4

Posted December 09, 2009 - 10:32 AM


Sweet! I used that cast iron paint (duplicolor right?) on my kid's KX65 exhaust - it holds up really well. Looks like you clearcoated over it - normally doesn't have that shine.
I would be very tempted to go with white plastics on that bike!


Posted December 09, 2009 - 10:38 AM


i think he powdercoated it

  • cwcarter

Posted December 11, 2009 - 05:52 AM


Pic updates. The shock on it is my spare one, I'll put the good one back on after a service.

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Here's a tip for all who have lost there swing arm plugs.
Use these chair leg tips.
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Posted December 11, 2009 - 08:33 AM


hey man that looks badass...u make me wana redo the hell outta mine now...since it kinda needs it anyway...whered u pick up the plugs though? walmart?

  • VFRCaptBob

Posted December 11, 2009 - 09:00 AM


Oooooohhhhh. Nice. keep pics coming

  • divebobber

Posted December 11, 2009 - 01:58 PM


VERY pretty! Makes me proud to own one, even though mine isn't pretty.

  • yz_for_me

Posted December 11, 2009 - 10:03 PM


Lookin damn good! That's always fun to rebuild your bike.

  • cwcarter

Posted December 12, 2009 - 06:25 PM


...whered u pick up the plugs though? walmart?

Any hardware shop should have them.

  • FinchFan194

Posted December 12, 2009 - 09:05 PM


If you are gonna stick with blue plastics you should get blue forkguards I do it to all my Yamaha's it looks badass.

  • cwcarter

Posted December 12, 2009 - 11:39 PM


Sweet! I used that cast iron paint (duplicolor right?) on my kid's KX65 exhaust - it holds up really well. Looks like you clearcoated over it - normally doesn't have that shine.
I would be very tempted to go with white plastics on that bike!

I use VHT paints on everything. Super durable, I swear by it.
Would of been nice to go to white or yellow plastics, but the extra expense for a new tank to tie it all in is not worth it.

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