Gave the 426 a little facelift

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 05:39 AM


Tore the bike down last week to clean and repack all the bearings, check the valves etc. Figures while I was at it I would finally put on the graphics I bought a while back.

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And After

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I think it came out pretty good. The side number plates are the most difficult to put on...much patience.

  • WB450

Posted March 29, 2010 - 07:50 AM


Looks good.

  • pembell

Posted March 29, 2010 - 10:11 AM


A definite improvement!

Did you change the seat too?


Posted March 29, 2010 - 11:29 AM


A definite improvement!

Did you change the seat too?

that is actually the stock seat, put it back on since it looked good with these graphics.

  • myoung

Posted March 29, 2010 - 12:44 PM


Looks nice! :thumbsup:

  • Ryan426

Posted March 29, 2010 - 05:50 PM


My jaw dropped......

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  • 00YZ426FMRCD

Posted April 01, 2010 - 08:05 PM


My jaw dropped......

Very Nice. Looks good. I have some follow-up Pics to post. I cracked my tank late last year and just now got my 426 back together with a new Clarke Tank and Graphics. Many thanks to MX642 for the help... Will post Pics soon...

  • husqy360

Posted April 02, 2010 - 01:26 AM


almost like new, does it actully ride any better after all the work you did(bearings valves.........)?

  • shovelhead1

Posted April 02, 2010 - 08:15 AM


That looks great. What a difference! I've been thinking about putting the black number plate graphics on my bike. Looks like you made up my mind for me.

  • fosbibr

Posted April 02, 2010 - 01:05 PM


I have those FLU graphics on my WR (yes they say YZF) and they have held up well.

I should take some pics - 'brothers from another mother'

  • husqy360

Posted April 03, 2010 - 01:17 AM


almost like new.


Posted April 04, 2010 - 04:29 AM


almost like new, does it actully ride any better after all the work you did(bearings valves.........)?

No, repacking the bearings is just normal maintenance, I would never let them get to the point it would affect how the bike rode. And the valves were within spec, so no adjustment needed. I kind of knew they were good before I opened it up because the bike always starts on the 1st or 2nd kick.

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