00 426 clutch baskets all equal???

4 replies to this topic
  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted January 28, 2001 - 11:27 AM


Hi guys!

I was removing my 00 426 clutch basket earlier today, in a off-season check-up, in search of cracks, and to my surprise, my basket is sring dampened?? I expected rubber dampers like the YZ 250 hinson basket swap i've seen in an earlier MXA mag. Are all 426 are spring dampened??? or is it a difference between US models and Canadian models??

By the way I haven't seen any crack, I even make an NDT dye check on it, it's in perfect shape, so i'll keep it in place. maybe i'm just lucky or we had and upgraded model here in Canada.


  • oldxmxer

Posted January 28, 2001 - 12:09 PM


I think they are all spring dampened Dan.I know mine was and my new one is too.The only problem with keeping the old one in is if it breaks the parts are going into the tranny.Then the only way out is a tear down to insure no pieces are left in the bottom.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • holeshot

Posted January 28, 2001 - 04:46 PM


They are all spring dampened - there is only one part number.

I replaced mine (on '00 426) with a Hinson even though it looked in perfect shape, because the Hinson has slots in the tangs to provide a little more oil to the plates, but it didn't completely eliminate chatter. The Hinson basket also has a reputation for being very durable.

I've recently done some grinding and polishing on the clutch push rods in order to get even more oil to the plates. After one race, it still works perfectly (smooth, no chatter), but I'll ride it for a couple of months before I declare the problem solved.

When the cluch was grabby, I'd do starts in first gear with great results. Then when I had the clutch working properly (last weekend), I started in first and was nearly last to the first corner :). Possibly, second gear starts are necessary with a properly operating clutch. Or maybe I was having an "off" day.

[This message has been edited by holeshot (edited 01-28-2001).]

  • Boit

Posted January 28, 2001 - 11:21 PM


Yep...2nd gear starts are the ticket. Once you get it nailed, it'll scare ya! Judicious use of the clutch for the conditons(loam, dry, mud), and you will wonder where those other guys are.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted February 04, 2001 - 01:03 PM


Get that Hinson basket or get a new
engine, the stock baskets are **** !!!

Related Content


Should I buy this bike? help....... by Numsa Hul

Dirt Bike   General Dirt Bike Forums   What bike should I buy?
  • * * * * *
  • 10 replies

Wilson the Blue Privateer by jetfuel

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  50 replies

05 yz450f not fast enough by RedeyeYZ

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • Hot  38 replies


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • Hot  30 replies

James Stewart back on a YZ450F by YamaLink

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  47 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.