What year yz/wr 426 are you riding????

2000 YZ 426. Set up for enduro. The thing is a tractor. Total engine rebuild last winter, but is now collecting dust due to the new 05 450EXC. Don't think I will ever ride the YZ ever again.

that KTM is sweet, have ya topped it out yet??? my dad has the same bike and we still dont have the balls too top it yet. :applause:

Once you learn the "drill", and assuming the valves are in spec and jetting is correct, starting the 426 is simple and becomes second nature. ...... I have no problems starting the 426, 2-3 kick cold, 1-2 kicks hot.

Not always. Mines a '00 and been a pig from new. I've had people walk over to me like I'm a thumper newbie who also can't start it. "Mine fire on first or second kick yada yad....." I've had the bike over 5 years. It was worse in the beginning, then found out the HT lead was fractured.

Usually its ok cold, ok hot. It if its been sitting 5 maybe 10 minutes. NO system seems to work.

The bike is also ok if its used on a regular basis, but if I go away for 5 or six weeks that bike just will not start. New plug wont work, I just have to kick and kick and kick. It may take 50 /60 kicks over a couple of days. When it finally fires it does so for a couple of seconds and dies. Then again and again. Then it will fire. I can ride for an hour, shut it down and it'll restart first kick.

They vary alot in my experience

Not always. Mines a '00 and been a pig from new. I've had people walk over to me like I'm a thumper newbie who also can't start it. "Mine fire on first or second kick yada yad....." I've had the bike over 5 years. It was worse in the beginning, then found out the HT lead was fractured.

Usually its ok cold, ok hot. It if its been sitting 5 maybe 10 minutes. NO system seems to work.

The bike is also ok if its used on a regular basis, but if I go away for 5 or six weeks that bike just will not start. New plug wont work, I just have to kick and kick and kick. It may take 50 /60 kicks over a couple of days. When it finally fires it does so for a couple of seconds and dies. Then again and again. Then it will fire. I can ride for an hour, shut it down and it'll restart first kick.

They vary alot in my experience

Wow, sounds like you've had bad luck with your '00, I don't know if that's an inherent trait of the '00 or what. My '02 is real predictable, like I said 1-2 kicks hot, 2-3 cold everytime. My '01 was even more predictable, 1-2 kicks hot or cold. Keep in mind this is with a stock exhaust and jetting. My FMF exhaust was a little more finicky, thats why I went back to stock. All in all, the 426 is rock solid. :applause::eek:

Yah, the tank graphics dont hold up for crap, both side have bubbled and separated bad, but it was to be expected since thats a major squeeze spot, the shrouds havent been too bad, one side in this AZ heat has started to bubble, I made the mistake and took my hand over it and made it even worse. I thought about buying their thick stuff, but opted not to, now I thinking I should have, but the graphics along set me back $279 for everything... Great graphics, but dont really hold up to motocross abuse unless your just a weekend rider. I bought 2 sets, the one in the pic, and some N-Style's, I rode with the XGX graphics during my series, and planned to use the N-Styles as pratice plastic and graphics, but I didnt get them laid on my old plastic in time before my XGX started going to crap...

2001 Yzf426

Geared down the countershaft on my 450 exc to a 13t. Still runs slightly over 80 mph.

just got a 2002 yz426f....I love this thing. The starting steps arent that hard.

02 WR.. :applause: i loves it

2000 - goes great! Engine unreal - just likes to eat gearboxes!

Waldo

2001 426

Full Ti FMF exhaust

Galfer Rotors front and back

Applied Triple Clamps

Race Tech Springs front and back

Independent Revalve

Boysen Quickshot Accelerator Pump Cover

Various motor mods

Lovin' every minute of it.

2000 - goes great! Engine unreal - just likes to eat gearboxes!

Waldo

You gotta keep up on the keyway repair in the gearbox under the clutch basket. that is the only downfall to the 00 426. Keep an eye in that gear key, and replace it before it shears so you don't have costly repairs.

2000 YZF426, got for about $1200 AUD, usually selling for $3500-4500.

Gets up and boogies

Chills that is one sweet lookin bike, great choice's. :D To bad the graphics aren't holding up I've got the XGX graphics too and that's not good to hear. Well at least the '06 and later wont have that problem.

I'm roosting on a '01 YZ 426F!!!!! So fast.....

'02 426

It is a WR but there are only 4 things left that are WR only:

1. Trans

2. Flywheel

3. Stator

4. 18" rear wheel

Everything else has been changed to YZ or is both YZ/ WR

Hahaha look at the time on my last post......4:26 pm

Awesome!!!

01 426 great bike at +5 degrees but cant start below that

Hahaha look at the time on my last post......4:26 pm

Awesome!!!

Insane!!! :thumbsup:

01 426 great bike at +5 degrees but cant start below that

use a sunflower heater to warm the oil. I rest one up agenst the clutch cover. I ice race my 00 426.

I use to let the bike ride me, now I ride the bike..so much fun, I bought a WR450 and hate to part with my 426...to a good owner.

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