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yzthumpa236

lighten ???

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How much money do you want to spend?

Exactly? There is a TT member here (lightestyzf), who, strangely enough, has the lightest YZF I know of. Send him a PM for more details, but it will be expensive, titanium, carbon fibre etc, etc... $$$$$$ :thumbsup:

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When you ride, theirs a trick. Don't get on the bike and it will weigh over 100 lbs less. I'll post the technique later. :devil::thumbsup:

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can any one help me by telling me how i can lighten a yz426f

By far the cheapest way is to trade it in for a 450. And I'm not kidding either.

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Well I am down about 225-227 dry now (but not with all the parts listed)

Here are some big items, but also it takes $$$

exhaust -- Ti and carbon fiber

All guards CF -- waterpump, glide plate, sprocket, chain guide, rear disc protector

CR routing and Lightspeed guards (removes a few inches of the line, plus the lower fork guard protector

Ti subframe

CF airbox

Aluminum bars (duh)

replace bolts with Ti and Aluminum

Radiator bolts and washers - aluminum from 04 450

remove the neutral switch and wiring

Magnesium hubs and bar clamps

Renthal UL front and rear sprockets

EK MRDL chain

Ti shock spring

That is what is readily available. Also all the 02 parts like the fork internals, engine internals are all drilled out from the 00-01 parts. So you lose grams there, but they add up. Same idea with less oil used in the 02 vs the previous years bikes (1400cc vs 1700cc) and gas in the 450s (1.8 vs 2.1)

Some of the unobtanium parts would be aluminum frame, magnesium carb. Also a lot of the CF parts that use to be available for the 400/426 are not produced anymore.

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How much money do you want to spend?

i cant really spend any money right know but i am talk a outdoor power machanics class this year so any other ways? :thumbsup:

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How much money do you want to spend?

i cant really spend any money right know but i am talk a outdoor power machanics class this year so any other ways? :thumbsup:

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