01 yz426

i have a 01 and instead of forking out more money id just mod the seat, but im 16 and dont have a income and love diy jobs. any way i cant wait to see more pics

Bit more done.

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did you paint the engine parts yourself? if so what color is that? did you use a clear coat or anything, did you sand the frame down before painting?

Paints used. http://www.vhtpaint.com/engineenamel.html

Engine covers - Gloss black.

- Either sand blast or rough up real good with sand paper.

- Clean with soapy water, dry then finish with a wipe over with

acetone/metho.

- Apply 3 coats 15 min apart.

Frame - Cast iron.

- Either sand blast or use paint stripper then rough up. A wire

buff on a drill comes in handy as well.

- Clean with soapy water, dry then finish with a wipe over with

acetone/metho.

- Under coat with Vht high temp under coat.

- Apply 3 coats 15 min apart.

- You can use a VHT clear coat for a glossier, stronger finish. I

didn't.

- Hung frame in the hot ozzie sun for a weak to harden. You

can use a large oven or not worry about it at all. Just

remember not to work on the frame until the week is up.

Sub frame -Use paint stripper and a pressure washer.

- Finish off with a soft wire buff.

Bare aluminium - Use alibrite, gets rid of mud and oil stains.

parts

Spokes - Clean up with steel wool. If wheel is apart, use wire buff.

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Thinking about going with red with white numbers pre-printed back grounds. What do you think?

Should look like these I did quickly in paint.

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Got my D-Flexes today, look pretty good for the price.

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Also got a blind bearing remover kit. This will save me alot of time.

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Should get more done on the bike this saturday.

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I just took a second look at my ktm ego hand guards and these d-flexes use the exact same sheild !!!!!!

Price wise, replacement guards are - ego $46.00 & d-flexes $30.00.

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Just rebuilt the shock with new seal head and bearings. Have to send it away to get recharged.:moon: Any one know of a good n2 set up that I can buy?

Beginning to be a pita sending shocks away all the time just for gas.

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Is this the standard 01 426 exhaust or is it off a newer model?

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Looks exactly like the one on my 02 426.

Thanks jroon.

Sorry 'bout the double post, didn't think the first one went through...

so i locked up my 426 today...guess my tranny finally went on it. looks like im gona be doin the same afterall, but maybe with the addition of a 444 kit and def a auto decomp cam...so on one end, its like ahhhhhhh nuts! but then again, its project time! =)

so i locked up my 426 today...guess my tranny finally went on it. looks like im gona be doin the same afterall, but maybe with the addition of a 444 kit and def a auto decomp cam...so on one end, its like ahhhhhhh nuts! but then again, its project time! =)

:thumbsup:Let us know how it turns out.

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As a 'new to me' 426 owner, it's great to see this project! Please keep the pics coming.

Cheers,

Paul

:moon::thumbsup:Almost there.:cheers::banana:

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I love the red and white numbers - looks v retro! V cool.

:moon::thumbsup:Almost there.:cheers::banana:

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What else is there to do? Looks pretty close to me?

Looks great man!!! loved watching the progress. I love my 426, can't seem to part with it, such a great bike, yours looks brand new again.

I love the red and white numbers - looks v retro! V cool.

Quite happy how the red turned out. Will post some pics in natural light later on.:moon:

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