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??does 01' WR426 only have 4 gears???

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i bought an 01 426 engine to put in my 99 , and i think it only has four gears. i just want to be sure?? thanks :banghead::banghead:

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No it has five gears it is a wide ratio 5-speed if it is a WR motor.

Correct.

All yamaha 426s are 5 speed bikes YZ or WR. The Yzf 426 has a close ratio (gears are less different to one another) transmission whereas the WR426 has the wide ratio (hence the name "WR") transmission.

Some WRs have had troubles with their fifth gear. You can make a search on this forum to get more info. This is about the only trouble that occured on the 426 models and it was rare at the most...

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I owned a 2001 WR426F and it was a 5 speed. Maybe someone popped the motor and found a YZ426F as a replacement???

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All yamaha 426s are 5 speed bikes YZ or WR.

i disagree, i know for a fact the 04 450 had only 4 hears. that is why i asked

thanks for the info though guys

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Whether you agree or not, all YZ and WR 426 motors have a 5 speed transmission.

Starting in 2003 when they built the 450 motor, yamaha put a 4 speed transmission in the YZ bike. The WR 450 motors stayed with the 5 speed.

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All yamaha 426s are 5 speed bikes YZ or WR.

i disagree, i know for a fact the 04 450 had only 4 hears. that is why i asked

thanks for the info though guys

The YZ didn't get a 4 speed til it became a 450....ALL 426s are 5speed, regardless whether it's a YZ or WR! :banghead:

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