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Junior426

2001 Excel Wheels Stock?

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Just wondering if a 2001 YZ426f came stock with Excel Takasago rims??? My bike had silver excels on it when I bought it and dont know if that is stock or someone bought the excels and put them on. Thanks in advance.

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Yep. They use Excels on the 426's and 450's. Surprisingly, our 250F came with DID's.

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So for example if Excels factory burnt down they could just switch all their bikes over to DID immedately.

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Wonder why the 250's dont come with excels??? :thumbsup:
Because they are marginally lighter. The weight savings campaign on the YZ250F was something akin to a holy war at Yamaha. The end result in 2005 was that they had a 250cc DOHC 4-stroke in a steel frame that weighed 5 pounds less than their own aluminum-framed 250 2-stroke. Who'd a thunk that 10 years ago?

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Because they are marginally lighter. The weight savings campaign on the YZ250F was something akin to a holy war at Yamaha. The end result in 2005 was that they had a 250cc DOHC 4-stroke in a steel frame that weighed 5 pounds less than their own aluminum-framed 250 2-stroke. Who'd a thunk that 10 years ago?

Damn, I wish they had done that with the 426... Oh well though.

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