426 shock linkage problem

9 replies to this topic
  • jecole360

Posted August 20, 2010 - 07:34 PM


I was riding my 02 yz426 today an it seemed fine until I took a break. When I got off the bike I noticed the rear suspension didn't rise back up. When I go to lift it or push down on it there is an aweful squeaking noise coming from the linkage area. So to replace the linkage bearings do I need to remove the rear wheel or can I get it off without removing anything?

  • StoneRacer

Posted August 20, 2010 - 07:43 PM


I would take it completely apart and grease all the bearings.:bonk:

  • jecole360

Posted August 21, 2010 - 07:59 AM


Can I do that without removing the real wheel or swing arm?

  • StoneRacer

Posted August 21, 2010 - 04:38 PM


I think Ur going to see that its a lot easier if you take it completely apart. you can check the wheel bearings, swing arm bearings, and the linkage.

  • Ryan426

Posted August 21, 2010 - 07:32 PM


Yep, no short cuts when comes to the rear linkage.

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  • jecole360

Posted August 21, 2010 - 08:23 PM


Well I got it all apart. I had to remove the subframe to get the shock out but it was no problem. I got the linkage off and to it apart to inspect the bearings and they were bone dry. I just ordered a kit from all balls and should be getting it in a few days. Hopefully that will fix the problem. Do any of you guys know what the torque specs are for the linkage or where I can find info on torque specs for a yz426?

  • nathanpa01

Posted August 21, 2010 - 08:40 PM


The owners manual. Lots of useful information in that bound pack of paper

  • jecole360

Posted August 25, 2010 - 04:49 PM


I dont have an owners manual yet.

  • grayracer513

Posted August 25, 2010 - 05:37 PM


I dont have an owners manual yet.

Why not?



  • nathanpa01

Posted August 26, 2010 - 09:09 AM


I was just about to tell you the manual is available for download, but I see greyracer is already one it. Download the manual, or buy a hard copy, it is very useful

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