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How to tell '00 426 from '01

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I think the front brake rotor may have changed in size by 10mm (larger on the 01'). Can someone back me up on this?

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if the bike is stock, graphics and the front brake system is how you tell them apart.

The 00 bike has a fixed rotor and akebono master cylinder

the 01 bike has a floating rotor (has rivets in it) and a nissan MC

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If the bike has the 5 valve titanium sticker on the side it's an 01.

I can buy that sticker and put it on my 00 also. Not always a tel-tale sign there.

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Hmmm. No sticker. floating disc but '00 clutch..., still unsure

The '00 had an Akebono front master, the '01 a Nissin. Easily switched, true...

I'm not sure about the disc, but as I remember it the '00 was fixed and the '01 floated.

The header on the '01 was a bit higher and cleared the oil filter cover, on the '00 you had to loosen and twist (or remove) the header to R&R the filter. Again, easily changed, a few '00 owners just wrenched the stock header up out of the way and made it permanent.

The '01 had a different carb needle, OBEJP stamped on the needle vs. OBEKR on the '00 (or something like that, the relevant difference is the letter J vs. letter K). Easily switched by the '00 owner (no sane '01 owner would use '00 jetting).

I had both but that is all I can think of. Look up the VIN.

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Thanks everyone, it looks like its an '00. Never had a problem with the jetting (though I run it on the street) until now!! I'll order a needle.

Thanks again

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the 00 doesnt have a hotstart on the carb. but the 01 does

(correct me if im wrong)

Okay.

The '00 hot start is on the carb, which was changed to a proprietary design beginning in that year.

The '99 hot start was plumbed external to the carb as you describe.

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