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Difference in 2000 and 2002 426's

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Can you guys shed some light on what the main differences are in the 2000 and 2002 models? I have a 2000 and have the chance to upgrade to a 2002, is it worth it (condition being equal)?

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Joe

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Can you guys shed some light on what the main differences are in the 2000 and 2002 models? I have a 2000 and have the chance to upgrade to a 2002, is it worth it (condition being equal)?

Thanks!

Joe

Weight the same

Ergos the same

Style the same

Clutch Differant

Front Brake 2001 and above floaters

calipers, master cylander differant

Engine same

Not much is it worth it To me no

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Wow, I was expecting more changes. I guess I will wait to see the condition of the bike.

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Joe

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If it is a great buy go for it. here are changes, but not allot just refinments. Graphics, seat. Engine refinements are subtle but improvements

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didn't they go to titanium valves in 01 or 02? and weight savings elsewhere too.

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Yes they did, but the weight is pretty much the same within a couple pounds, IMO no big deal.

Engine refinements where fr reliablity like the o1 clutch fix and the Crank (Right ) going from a key to a Splin Gear to correct a key shearing issue on the gear drive.

So yes there are changes and improvements. Sorry should had been a little more specific, I think what Moss was asking is if it is worth a trade up of his time (the Improvements) IMHO I dont think so unless he is getting on heck of a deal. :thumbsup:

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Nope. There are TONS of differences.

Internally many engine parts are drilled for less weight. The motor takes less oil: 1400cc vs the previous 1700cc for less weight. Internals of the forks are lighter. Swingarm, linkage and shock (shock is 5mm longer in 2002) are all different.

2000 uses the SS valves, 2001+ use Ti. Header pipe stock has a different bend.

Hubs are wider to use lighter spokes that are tapered.

2000 has solid brake and akebono MC. The 2002 uses the floater up front with the Nissin MC. Out back the rear disc on the 2002 is 245mm vs the previous 240mm.

Subframe is painted on the 2000, 2002 is bare. Airbox is redesigned for less weight, better flow.

Carbs are different designs of the FCR unit.

Tripple clamps move the bars forward 10mm for better positioning on the bike. Cables are lighter units, same with the plastic and changing various fastners from steel to aluminum.

Then you have the 2000 key on the crank vs the 2001 splined crank.

Weight is about 3-5 pounds less on the 2002 vs the 2000 according to various tech specs on the Yamaha Dealer website. It varries by dry weight and ready to ride.

If you want to know all the differences by year, go to your Yamaha dealer and get the Dealer Update Seminar book for the 2000, 2001 and 2002 model years. That book illustrates and list all the changes to every model for each year.

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Thanks guys, John is right, I am looking to upgrade my current steed. I know my current ride is mechanically sound, so the risk of buying another used bike may not be worth it, even for the 2 model year upgrade. It sounds like I would be better off waiting another year and getting a nice used 450.

Thanks!

Joe

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does the 01 have the alum subframe ?

00 -02 all have aluminum subframes, the 02 subframe is not painted

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