Almost done w/ my first rebuild

ok so give us a list of what you replaced/had done/or did your self

and the cost if you dont mind

I may do this this winter to my good ol 426

First of all there was nothing wrong with the top-end only that it had 300plus hours on it and I was getting nervous. The local Yami shop wanted approx. $1200 to do a complete top-end, parts and labor. Not only did I want to save money but I also wanted to do as much of the work myself as I could, although I'm a novice mechanic at best.

So I broke it all down and then took the head and cylinder to the local shop. They honed the cylinder and fit the new valves and seals in the head. I then reassembled with new piston, rings, wrist-pin, c-clips, and gaskets to the point of cams and brought it back to them to fit the new 450 E cam, check timing and adjust valves. Then back to my garage one last time for finale reassembly.

Total parts $600.

Total labor $300.

Started first kick :cheers: and I saved about $300. But the best part by far is now I know how this thing works and it's good for another few years.

Goosedog,

Good for you on the work to maintain your 426. With the new found knowledge and hopefully confidence you can get the Yamaha shop manual (either order one or find a download like the 01 manual in .pdf at Motoman393 site) and do this your self next time. Short of the actual machine shop work this is doable by yourself.

Here is a link Grayracer:worthy: :p:cheers: posted in another thread for Yamaha's online manuals:http://www.yamahaownershandbook.com.au/?r=0

Keep us poste on the first couple of rides/races.

Bill

My '05 was $13......

:cheers:

wth how'd you get such a killer deal?! I need a new cdi; you think I could get it super cheap, too???

If TT OEM has it, you can. They run about 30-40% off retail.

First of all there was nothing wrong with the top-end only that it had 300plus hours on it and I was getting nervous. The local Yami shop wanted approx. $1200 to do a complete top-end, parts and labor. Not only did I want to save money but I also wanted to do as much of the work myself as I could, although I'm a novice mechanic at best.

So I broke it all down and then took the head and cylinder to the local shop. They honed the cylinder and fit the new valves and seals in the head. I then reassembled with new piston, rings, wrist-pin, c-clips, and gaskets to the point of cams and brought it back to them to fit the new 450 E cam, check timing and adjust valves. Then back to my garage one last time for finale reassembly.

Total parts $600.

Total labor $300.

Started first kick :cheers: and I saved about $300. But the best part by far is now I know how this thing works and it's good for another few years.

What did they charge you $300 in labor for? You had an hours worth of work at best, and that is being anal....:p

What did they charge you $300 in labor for? You had an hours worth of work at best, and that is being anal....:cheers:

Sorry my itemizing was off. The $300 bill had included the 450 e-cam for $100 plus I had already added it to my parts total. So here's the correct break down.

$600 parts (piston, rings, wrist-pin, c-clips, seals, gasgets and 450 e-cam)

$200 labor (hone cylinder, seat valves and seals, and adjust valves)

Savings of $400 off proposed repair costs.

wth how'd you get such a killer deal?! I need a new cdi; you think I could get it super cheap, too???

Like Grey said, TT store. I buy lots of my stuff through them. Excellent service, can't beat the price, and it's the best cause out there.

oh cool it just gets better I am planing to do the same thing Goosedog did and am in the same boat

I dont plan to get the 450 cam tho I like the manual decomp no one askes to ride my bike

I dont plan to get the 450 cam

Do it man...and you'll never look back.

I dont plan to get the 450 cam tho I like the manual decomp no one askes to ride my bike

Definatly a good reason to keep the manual decomp :p:cheers:

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