HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Race15r

Yz426f Plastics

10 posts in this topic

Hey guys I'm thinking of trading my 2005 yamaha xt 225 for an 02 yz426f. I've seen a lot of pics of bikes with newer plastics on them. I like the 426's just wanna make it look like a new bike with newer style plastics. Any help on interchanging the plastics with newer 450 ones? I'm new to the thumper talk so all help is greatly appreciated

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to have a yamaha 2006 wr450f and am now also getting a 2001 yz426 as well... I know on the yz 426's front and rear fenders are easily interchangeable with a newer model yz450s fenders with little to no fabrication required... The shrouds mount onto the tank so if you wanted to change those it would probly require buying a tank and shrouds off of a newer yz450... There really isn't much of a difference in the seats and air box but it really just depends what model look your wanting to go to... I believe they went to fuel injected at like 09, but I may be wrong... I think if it's a newer fuel injected model the tank would not be interchangeable. The one I'm getting has flex spots in the fenders and I will be changing them as well as a graphics kit, and fenders are super easy to find. on google shopping... Loads of universal fenders also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On google you can search for things, and up top you can select images, videos, Books, and other categories, but there is also a shopping category, so if you search dirtbike fender, and select the shopping category, it will bring up loads of them, from any online stores selling the part... Makes it easy to compare prices too...then just click on the ones that interest you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fit on a 02 yz426? I've been trying to give my bike a facelift, ordered lots of billet accessories, levers, plugs, cap, spacers etc. but would love to be able to fit those new style fenders. As long as I would have to mock up or fabricate to fit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I put a new 2010-2013 fender and number plate on mine. Cut out some cardboard and make a template of your old fender bolt holes. Then drill the new one and you're good to go. Number plate took the top screw fine but I zip tied the bottom. With some careful cutting it might line up better.

20140927_195229.jpg

20140927_195156.jpg

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0