Yz426 seized after riding at sand mountain.. Help please

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  • DeMan686

Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:45 PM


So I was riding my Yz 426 on Saturday at sand mountain out side of reno nv. And after a couple of runs up some dunes I let of the throttle and I felt on power. As I pulled out of the super blow I let off and the bike felt like the rear brakes where on. I stoped and shut the bike off and let it cool for awhile and then tried to restart it and the kick stat was rock solid. So I waited awhile longer while my buddy's where riding in the super bowl. Tried it agin and it turned ofer for about three kicks. And rock hard agin. Towed it back and now it sits waiting to be torn apart. Any ideas what could of happened. And do I rebuild the whole thing crank,hot cams,valves,and big bore kit or no big bore ki? It curantly has the decompression kit on it so it was easy to start. Any advise would be great.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 09, 2012 - 07:04 AM


Sounds like the crank locked up the rod bearing, but it could have been the piston. The crank is much more likely. In that case, the top end may still be serviceable, although if the crank seizes hard enough, the piston skirt can be deformed.

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  • BBrown626

Posted October 10, 2012 - 05:33 PM


Take it apart and go from there. Only a thorough inspection will reveal exactly what you need to do to fix it.

  • DeMan686

Posted October 11, 2012 - 07:26 PM


Thank you guys. I need to pull it apart and see what happened. As soon as I do that I'm sure I'll be asking more ?'s. thank you for the info.

  • DeMan686

Posted October 13, 2012 - 02:12 PM


Ok so tore it down today and found the rod is seize to the crank. Crank spins freely but the rod binds. So who or where can I get a new crank or a hot rod crank. Any suggestions please. And should I big bore it while it's down?

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