HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
jroon

New 02 426 project

8 posts in this topic

Hello everyone, I have a couple of questions, first off, I bought more or less a basket case, everything is there as well as a spare transmission. The apparent reason for the dissassembly was a bent shift fork and then they found filings when it was taken apart. I guess the shop they brought it to gave them a wacky estimate and they gave up. I got it for a song so I don't mind spending a little to put it together. Other than the 03 camshaft(for the autodecompressor), is there any other updates I should be considering when I put it together? And now maybe a dumb question, I see all the cool plastics available ie yellow etc, so what happens with the blue tank? Do you need to buy one or do the graphics cover it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

02's were plenty sound so just a camshaft (auto) change should be good. Re the plastic, yes it does mean a new tank or tolerate the mismatch! Enjoy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do a search on the BK mod...might as well do it while the carb is off the bike. You might consider installing a remote hot start also. But neither of those is a big deal to do when the bike is already put together as they don't require a major teardown anyway.

Since the bike is torn down and you are considering changing the color of the plastics then this would be the time to have the frame powder coated! The blue frame doesn't go well with different color plastics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The BK mod can be found in the Common Threads sticky, along with the Cam Mod instructions and the full, original 100 page DCM thread.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, you guys are fast, thanks, I hadn't even considered the frame color. Tomorrow is "sort the tranny parts out day"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Be critical of the locking dogs and slots in the gears. When you say "bent shift fork", it suggests to me that the original problem was jumping out of gear, jerking under a load in one or more gears, etc. This is caused by locking dog wear, and ends up bending the shift fork when it tries to hold it in. It would be no fun to pull the thing right back apart once it's finished.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you go with a remote hotstart keep the cable clean and lubed. If not, the hot start button WILL seize in the carb. Don't ask how I know.

I would recommend and oversized front rotor and a stainless brake line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm always so impressed with grayracer's knowledge. What a good man to share it with everyone!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0