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Tz-F 426

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I was at Laguna Seca last weekend and every time that thing went by (in a field of two strokes) someone would look confused and ask "what is that?"

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I was at Mid-Ohio for Motorcycle Vintage Days this past weekend. We were walking towards the track to watch some racing when I heard the PA announcer giving the starting lineup. He announced two riders on Yamaha 426 singles. At first I couldn't think of any road-race Yamaha engine with a 426 displacement. Then I heard him say something about motocross bike on the track competing against the road racers. Sure enough, when I got to a point where I could see the track and bikes, there were two YZ426's cutting laps on the asphalt. There also appeared to be a CR450F in the field, apparently ahead of the Yamaha's, but maybe it was a lap down. I didn't know 426's were considered vintage already, but with the new 450's coming out it makes sense!

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SFO,

thanks for the link. That is exactly the kind of project I'm working on. Do a search for the post Can I fit a YZ400F in my 250 frame.

I plan to mate up a Yamaha motor to my wife's street bike.

ben

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I think this guy may live near me. I sent him an email. Oh boy am I getting excited.

ben

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