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426fred

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Hello everyone!

I have been reading a LOT on this forum for a couple of months - dreaming of buying either a WR400 -99 or preferably a WR426 -01.

Yesterday the dream came through and I bought a 426 - the oppurtunity and price were to good to be tru.

It is a used bike, but only used for 12-15 hours, so I consider it to be new.

I am thinking of checking the wheelbearings, shock-linkage and steering-bearings (you know what I mean) that they are properly greased, change the oil(just to be safe) to a fully synthetic one and I would like to put locktite to some nuts and bolts - but am unsure of whichones?

Can You tell me whichones I should locktite? please.

Later, after some riding, I will do the BK mod, and start with the jetting. When the wallet allows I will put an aftermarket exhaust on it too.

See ya!

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Originally posted by 426fred:

I would like to put locktite to some nuts and bolts - but am unsure of whichones?

Fred,

Welcome aboard, you already have an idea of what a great site this is.

Loctite the rear sprocket bolts. These are the ones that most frequently come loose on a new or newer bike. I would also Loctite the shifter bolt and the kick starter bolt. Other than those I have never had any problems with bolts coming loose. I'm sure others here will have some additional areas for you to secure.

Ernie

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Welcome!

Remember that when you take the linkage knuckle off, make sure that the bearing needles don't fall out the bottom of the shock (uncaged bearing).

Hey Ernie, I think your signature should read:

Sponsored by the Wife, Yamaha of Cucamonga, Larry Roeseler's Stroker Fourstroke Speed Equipment, Answer Racing and Sick Suspension...

:)

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Originally posted by jamracing:

Hey Ernie, I think your signature should read:

Sponsored by the Wife, Yamaha of Cucamonga, Larry Roeseler's Stroker Fourstroke Speed Equipment, Answer Racing and Sick Suspension... :)

Jam,

That's funny.......cause that is exactly what she said!!! She knows she is first on my list!!

Ernie

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