how will 400 and 426 stack up it a 450?


11 replies to this topic
  • kawilover

Posted June 13, 2011 - 10:08 AM

#1

all stock right from the factory will the 400 and 426 run with the 450?

  • jcbikes

Posted June 13, 2011 - 02:50 PM

#2

426 will. Never rode a 400.

  • off_road_4_me

Posted June 13, 2011 - 02:55 PM

#3

in terms of power? I'm sure they're really close, but motor is only part of the package, don't forget that the 450 has better suspension and chassis.

  • gscx

Posted June 13, 2011 - 03:07 PM

#4

Powerwise you will be fine. Suspensionwise you will be hurting with the stock stuff. I switched mine out to 2005 suspension and its pretty awesome. The chassis is where you will be lacking and you cant really do anything about it.

  • off_road_4_me

Posted June 13, 2011 - 03:51 PM

#5

Powerwise you will be fine. Suspensionwise you will be hurting with the stock stuff. I switched mine out to 2005 suspension and its pretty awesome. The chassis is where you will be lacking and you cant really do anything about it.


are the 05 forks the same diameter as the stock ones?
does the shock bolt up?

  • gscx

Posted June 13, 2011 - 08:27 PM

#6

Interested? lol. I got some 2005 universal clamps off ebay for about 50 dollars new and the wheel bolts up. The shock does also. Although its the same shock from 2002 to 2005. I got it re valved also.

I have heard that the old open bath forks are better for offroad though. Im not really sure though.

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  • Dirt-rich

Posted June 13, 2011 - 08:30 PM

#7

I've had all 3 of them depending on riding style and level you may not really notice much difference all 3 good bikes and can keep up with eachother

Edited by Dirt-rich, June 13, 2011 - 08:31 PM.
Boom


  • off_road_4_me

Posted June 13, 2011 - 09:47 PM

#8

Interested? lol. I got some 2005 universal clamps off ebay for about 50 dollars new and the wheel bolts up. The shock does also. Although its the same shock from 2002 to 2005. I got it re valved also.

I have heard that the old open bath forks are better for offroad though. Im not really sure though.


ya think lol?
thanks

  • Polar_Bus

Posted June 14, 2011 - 08:20 AM

#9

If the outdated suspension won't kill you on the 400 and 426, the porky excessive weight will..

  • YamaLink

Posted June 15, 2011 - 07:51 AM

#10

In terms of pure drag race on smooth ground for typical first-corner distance the older engines are right there. So is a MX360....

  • Yamaryder29

Posted June 15, 2011 - 10:53 AM

#11

If the outdated suspension won't kill you on the 400 and 426, the porky excessive weight will..


That was my problem with my 426. The suspension was ok, but the bike is heavier than hell... I just switched to an 08 yz450f

  • QuietFlight

Posted June 16, 2011 - 05:31 AM

#12

lol It's all about the rider. I can flow just as well on my woodsy 400 as i can on the 450!

There are SOOO many intangibles that make a good rider that the style bike it moot, as long as the power in comparable.





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