New YZ426 Pics

Finally posting some pics of my 2001 yz426. I bought it in june and gave it an extensive cleaning, new front and rear fender, new grips, seat cover, and here's the results.

Not too shabby for an 01 and it runs great. Too bad bikes cost so much in Canada

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Looks good. :thumbsup: Maybe its time for a back tire?

Not now. He just dressed it up!

Definately on the tire......what else should I do to this beast?

Suggestions. ......

I am thinking about getting a 15 tooth front sprocket. I find myself cruising in 5th alot winding the engine.

Maybe regrease the wheel bearings and change the breaks over the winter.

Bike has never let me down yet (except it doesn't like being dropped and lets you know by being an ordeal to get restarted.)

Definately some swingarm graphics as well.............. The list keeps growing.

take apart, clean, inspect and greese the rear suspension. do the same with the steering stem bearings.

theyre heavy but good bikes.

enjoy

Definately on the tire......what else should I do to this beast?

Suggestions. ......

I am thinking about getting a 15 tooth front sprocket. I find myself cruising in 5th alot winding the engine.

Maybe regrease the wheel bearings and change the breaks over the winter.

Bike has never let me down yet (except it doesn't like being dropped and lets you know by being an ordeal to get restarted.)

Definately some swingarm graphics as well.............. The list keeps growing.

You could get rid of the decompression lever and install a 450 exhaust cam.

Two sugggestions made that are first rate. Do a complete bearing check and either replace what is worn out or do a good clean and grease and the 450DCM. Each January I do all the bearings, front to rear, and the 450 DCM in 2003 was well worth the little bit of time. Razor and 642 have this one nailed.

Also, when were the valves and ring gap checked last? If you have a little time this is safety incarnate for a 4 stroke bike. Your scoot looks really nice too!

Bill

WOW that looks clean. I bought a 01 this summer also, and it is heavy. but I love the power (Ill just hang on!) I wish i took a pic of mine last week after I went swimming in the mud :thumbsup: My son even stated how SICK I looked while I was trying to start my bike.

Yeap, get an updated cam in that thing and check valve adjustment and jetting. The starting issue will be greatly reduced.

I Miss mine, I had an "02" 426. I bought it for trail use, but now I ride moto the last couple of years, and I bet that bike would rip on a track.

Enjoy it!

Dood, sweet ride! Very clean. I really like the blue front fork protection. Did you put them on? Mine are white with graphics but I prefer blue like you have.

Very nice!!

Dood, sweet ride! Very clean. I really like the blue front fork protection. Did you put them on? Mine are white with graphics but I prefer blue like you have.

Very nice!!

That's funny. I was just about to order a white set and put some black yamaha lettering on them. I didn't like all the blue up front. I thought white would look great. I also want some yz blue renthal swingarm graphics.

I find myself cruising in 5th alot winding the engine.

Really? I have an 02 426 and rarely ever get into 5th. I am running 14 front 49 rear, I love that setup. Even on roads 5th grear half throttle is crazy fast.:thumbsup:

I have the white ones with black Factory Effex graphics. It looks ok to me but your blue ones really stand out. I swear, half the fun of owning these things is fixing them up the way we like 'em. Nice ride and have fun with it.

I swear, half the fun of owning these things is fixing them up the way we like 'em.

I agree. :confused: Hardly anything on my bike is factory.

I agree. :confused: Hardly anything on my bike is factory.

Too True-I believe about the only thing factory on your bike may be the blue paint on the frame... :confused:

Too True-I believe about the only thing factory on your bike may be the blue paint on the frame... :confused:

Its not factory either. Its PJ1. :confused:

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