400/426 frames interchangable?

5 replies to this topic
  • MrN2OBelvedere

Posted December 23, 2011 - 06:29 PM


I was thinking about buying a frame to have powdercoated for my old 99 yz400. I found a good deal on a 2001 426 frame. Will my 400 parts fit the 2001 frame?

  • 2grimjim

Posted December 23, 2011 - 06:47 PM


Yes, just about everyting interchanges on '98-'02 YZ's and WR's. There may be some minor differences. There were a few changes made in '99 and '00. The biggest were to the rear wheel (and maybe the subframe, can't remember).

  • Yamaryder29

Posted December 24, 2011 - 04:54 AM


why go through the hassel? Just powdercoat the frame you have now?

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  • MrN2OBelvedere

Posted December 24, 2011 - 05:32 PM


Because I dont want to have all the downtime while I'm waiting on the powdercoating. I can still ride the bike while I'm waiting on that to be finished.

  • Yamaryder29

Posted December 25, 2011 - 11:07 AM


Well, here's what I did. I took my bike apart on the weekend, then took the frame to the powdercoat shop. They powdercoated it in a few days. Picked in back up and the following weekend I reassembles the bike. I only missed about 8 days of riding. Seems like a no brainer compaired to spending a couple hundred on a used frame that doesn't match the title.

  • 2grimjim

Posted December 25, 2011 - 11:25 AM


a used frame that doesn't match the title.

Maybe he's got a stolen bike.

Just kidding!:bonk:

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