Is the 426 Mechanically sound?
Posted May 14, 2001 - 08:56 AM
-"Shift pin"(is this related to the CB?)
I know bikes in general have problems but, I am hearing about things that cost thousands on the YZF.
Posted May 14, 2001 - 09:06 PM
My 00 426 lost 4th pinion gear. Otherwise, the bike was good. But, I don't like shelling out 800.00 after I just paid 6200.00 for a new bike, not to mention being without a bike for two months because of backordered parts. Give me a break? With no help from Yamaha, they no longer have my business.
Posted May 14, 2001 - 09:47 PM
Yes it is...and they also said the Titanic was unsinkable...
My friend, no one can tell you what to do. You've only opened Pandora's Box with this question. Some have had no problems, others have had to shell out hundreds, even thousands of dollars for issues clearly not their fault.
Some say -
" Give me Blue, or Give me Death ! "
Others say -
" A Red one, A Red one, my YZ for a Red one "
Then others say -
" Go away boy, ya bother me! "
Take your pick. I know I'm razin' everyone, but your dealing with emotions, what people are willing to tolerate, what they are not, what they will fix themselves and say what the heck, and what they feel the manufacturer is responsible for, lock, stock and barrel.
Think about this...
The question isn't whether the 2000 or 2001 YZ426 is mechanically sound....we know the answer to that one...
The real question is...
Is Yamaha, the manufacturer of the 2000 or 2001 YZ426 Responsible to its customers?
( They say the proof is in the puddin'. Let's see what kinda puddin' comes when the YZ4?? comes out for 2002, and 2003. Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me! Three times, and you're out! )
Servey Says ???
Posted May 14, 2001 - 09:58 PM
Posted May 14, 2001 - 10:34 AM
The nature of the machine warrants doing so.
Posted May 14, 2001 - 11:43 AM
Posted May 14, 2001 - 11:53 AM
Just a tidbit for ya
My friends (2bros) both bought the 01' kx250
One had the rear susp lnkg bolt come undone and destroyed everything back there.
He went to borrow younger bro's linkage for that wknds race and discovered the bolt on that POS was nearly out also.
How much $ did Kawi back the bike?
Just mite want to check yours.
trade on the 426
Kawi's cust svc is ZZEROOOO
My other frnd w/brand new ZX12 strt bike had a warped rotor as they wheeled it out the door for the first time and they didn't want to pay for that............WHAT????
The bike hadn't even been ridden by anyone!
As soon as they had their $ they wanted 0 to do with the problems!
Is that cust svc or WHAT?
RIDE BLUE my friend!
I may even buy a HOnda b4 a KAWI!
That's not thunder ridin' your BUTT .........
It's a whole Damn HURRICANE!!!!!!
Posted May 14, 2001 - 12:02 PM
I just talked to my local yammie service dept. and their 'unbiased' opinion on the issues with the 426 was lack of maintenence on the owners part(Not changing the oil regularly, not tightening bolts, abusing the clutch) "that bike is bullet proof". They also said that they don't offer extended warrantys on MXers. FWIW
Posted May 14, 2001 - 12:03 PM
[This message has been edited by motoxpress (edited 05-14-2001).]
Posted May 14, 2001 - 03:54 PM
Go for the '01 426. I have had mine for 5 months now and ride/race every weekend and have had absolutely ZERO problems! Besides the usual changing of the oil (every 2 rides at the most) and greasing everything in sight, I've done nothing to the bike. Lookin' forward to the '02s!
Posted May 14, 2001 - 04:27 PM
Posted May 15, 2001 - 01:23 AM
Originally posted by motoman393:
I agree w/Flyin Flynn I have had my 01' YZ426 since Nov. 15 2000 and have only had 1 problem. Which is I cant get enough of this bike and it is WAY TOO much fun!
Thats 2 problems Motoman but I agree with you wholeheartedly go for the 426
Posted May 15, 2001 - 02:20 PM
Roll the dice, take a chance, the vast majority work great.
Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.
Posted May 16, 2001 - 10:29 AM
Power valves and reeds may break my bones, but valves and cams excite me!
Posted May 17, 2001 - 04:00 PM
Posted May 18, 2001 - 08:46 AM
i have had no clutch basket issues on any of them. yes, the clutch on my '00 426 is grabby when cold, but i sort of pre-oil it while warming the bike up, and most of that disappears.
i am convinced that rear hub problems are a result of overtightening the chain.
no tranny problems whatsoever.
never heard of a dropped valve in one of these bikes.
Posted May 18, 2001 - 10:18 AM
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