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Decided to give the 426 a make over. Here's some pics of what I've done so far.

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Made a big chunky case saver today.

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Replacing the old dinged up gold rims with some nice blue ones.

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Thanks for the comments guys.

Replaced the steering head races and bearings this afternoon. The lower bearing was a PITA to remove, don't understand why it should be a press fit. But anyway, I eventually got it off..... even saved the seal:banana:

Start on the forks, shock and linkage next.

Another thing I noticed when playing with the carb was that the squirt from the AP misses the slide ok but hits the bottom of the rubber intake manifold.

Is this normal? Is there a way to adjust the nozzle?

I would of thought the nozzle would shoot a stream of fuel down the intake ports.

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Very nice looking bike you are refurbishing there. I especially like that frame paint color and look.

Bill

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Thanks Bill, the paint colour is called cast iron and is heat and chemical resistant.

No one knows any thing about the AP squirt nozzle ?

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Those timing plugs are slick looking, never seen anything with the Yamaha logo on them like that stateside. Can't wait to see the rest of the bike!

On the AP squirt, I believe its supposed to shoot straight into the intakes... there might be a tiny piece of crud causing it to shoot downward and into the boot.

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The timing plugs can be brought off ebay in red or blue.

Forks on, with new seals and bushes.

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Sweet! I used that cast iron paint (duplicolor right?) on my kid's KX65 exhaust - it holds up really well. Looks like you clearcoated over it - normally doesn't have that shine.

I would be very tempted to go with white plastics on that bike!

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Pic updates. The shock on it is my spare one, I'll put the good one back on after a service.

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Here's a tip for all who have lost there swing arm plugs.

Use these chair leg tips.

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hey man that looks badass...u make me wana redo the hell outta mine now...since it kinda needs it anyway...whered u pick up the plugs though? walmart?

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Sweet! I used that cast iron paint (duplicolor right?) on my kid's KX65 exhaust - it holds up really well. Looks like you clearcoated over it - normally doesn't have that shine.

I would be very tempted to go with white plastics on that bike!

I use VHT paints on everything. Super durable, I swear by it.

Would of been nice to go to white or yellow plastics, but the extra expense for a new tank to tie it all in is not worth it.

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