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DirtGirl_52

Mod Ideas Needed for '02 426

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Hey everyone. My boyfriends b-day is coming up and he just got a "New-to-him" '02 426. I need gift ideas! His bike seems to have a lot of upgrades already (but what do I know). Riding is his life and I know anything to do with his bike or riding in general is what he would like best. He's going to start desert racing in a few months as well, so any ideas for that might be good too.

Here are a few things I've been tossing around in my head, let me know what all y'all as guys think of one or a few of these as a gift (and let me know of any others that as a guy you'd like getting for your bike or riding in general!):

-Acerbis (or Polisport , which is better?) Plastic Kit (his are kinda beat and he wants to send new ones to Decal Works to get his #'s but can't afford the plastics right now)

-ASV F3 Series Pro Model Clutch Lever w/ Quick Adjust Perch & Thumb yada yada, ASV Brake Lever & Rotator Clamp

-Large Capacity Gas Tank (3.4 gal)

??????????? Please help! Any ideas are welcome! :thumbsup:

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I like Acerbis much better than Polisport ; Acerbis fit much better and have more of an OEM look and feel. The clutch lever that your looking at is a good one; anything from ASV as far as levers are concerned kick a**. It seems like we all have habbits of breaking levers, since all it takes is a simple fall to break them; so if your mans gonna be desert racing I think if he doesn't have them, he should cause being out in the middle of no where without a clutch just isn't a whole lot of fun, especially if you have hopes of winning. Hope that this will assist you in your decision making.

T

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I like Acerbis much better than Polisport ; Acerbis fit much better and have more of an OEM look and feel. The clutch lever that your looking at is a good one; anything from ASV as far as levers are concerned kick a**. It seems like we all have habbits of breaking levers, since all it takes is a simple fall to break them; so if your mans gonna be desert racing I think if he doesn't have them, he should cause being out in the middle of no where without a clutch just isn't a whole lot of fun, especially if you have hopes of winning. Hope that this will assist you in your decision making.

T

03 450 cam mod if it doesn't have it already, hands down the best thing that you can do to a 426.

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Get him the One Industrie's Hannah retro plastic's. Would make his bike very unique-sharp. You can also get a high capacity aftermarket tank in yellow that would go with the retro kit. You get front/rear fender's, radiator shroud's,front/side number plates/plastic's and all the vinyl graphic's to finish it off. :thumbsup:

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Get him a camel pack style "personal hydration system". They sell for anywhere from $40-$120 and I the best thing I ever bought for trail riding, outside of my Yami

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Get him the One Industrie's Hannah retro plastic's. Would make his bike very unique-sharp. You can also get a high capacity aftermarket tank in yellow that would go with the retro kit. You get front/rear fender's, radiator shroud's,front/side number plates/plastic's and all the vinyl graphic's to finish it off. :thumbsup:

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Those are sweet actually. He wanted the new '06 450 in yellow......!! But couldn't afford the bike. I didn't even know about this! Thanks hotrod.

Keep the ideas coming everyone!! :thumbsup: So far these have all been great. More more more.... :bonk:

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does he have all the protective gear he needs? Good boots , helmet , knee guards, roost protector, gloves etc. This should be the very first thing you get him set up with if he is missing anything.

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Ok everyone... update. I have bought him the ASV F3 Pro Clutch w/ Quick Adjust & Hotstart & the brake lever & rotator. So that's a start.

He has all the gear he wants/needs. Doesn't need the 450 cam mod because he can start his bike within the first 2-3 tries without it and is the type of guy that likes to shove that in his friends faces haha. So that's out. Those yellow graphics are out... too much of a "surprise" bike change without asking first I think. Camel pack is an idea but I don't think he'd use it. He'd probably put beer in it and I don't want him getting dehydrated from that :thumbsup: Any more ideas... I'm open.

Thanks for all the help by the way! :thumbsup:

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Ok everyone... update. I have bought him the ASV F3 Pro Clutch w/ Quick Adjust & Hotstart & the brake lever & rotator. So that's a start.

He has all the gear he wants/needs. Doesn't need the 450 cam mod because he can start his bike within the first 2-3 tries without it and is the type of guy that likes to shove that in his friends faces haha. So that's out. Those yellow graphics are out... too much of a "surprise" bike change without asking first I think. Camel pack is an idea but I don't think he'd use it. He'd probably put beer in it and I don't want him getting dehydrated from that :thumbsup: Any more ideas... I'm open.

Thanks for all the help by the way! :thumbsup:

Also, note:

The Hurricane kits look kinda kooky unless you have repainted the frame black or silver. If you leave the frame regular yamaha blue it sticks out like a sore thumb and ruins the whole effect.

A Pro Moto Billet Kickstand would be a nice addition to a desert bike.

http://www.promotobillet.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=7

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Ok everyone... update. I have bought him the ASV F3 Pro Clutch w/ Quick Adjust & Hotstart & the brake lever & rotator. So that's a start.

He has all the gear he wants/needs. Doesn't need the 450 cam mod because he can start his bike within the first 2-3 tries without it and is the type of guy that likes to shove that in his friends faces haha. So that's out. Those yellow graphics are out... too much of a "surprise" bike change without asking first I think. Camel pack is an idea but I don't think he'd use it. He'd probably put beer in it and I don't want him getting dehydrated from that :bonk: Any more ideas... I'm open.

Thanks for all the help by the way! :thumbsup:

Daammmnn!! Hows that for girl eh?

Nothing wrong with some brand new tread. New season, new rear...and since it his birthday, throw yours in with it.. :thumbsup:

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