Before and after - '01 YZ426

Sitting at home bored, thought I'd share. Everyone likes pics right?

Before pictures:

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After:

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Great job! :)

did you just do plastic and graphics? looks good though:thumbsup:

I did the 450 conversion with a few other things, and a lot of elbow grease :) I've only had the bike for a few months now, it's been a 10yr gap since I had my last bike (426). She's an old dinosaur, but I just had to get another one - I'll never get rid of this one tho :)

I did the 450 conversion with a few other things, and a lot of elbow grease :) I've only had the bike for a few months now, it's been a 10yr gap since I had my last bike (426). She's an old dinosaur, but I just had to get another one - I'll never get rid of this one tho :)

man, how did I miss that? I never even noticed the 450 shrouds and tank. My bad!

Looks fantastic great job nice clean look

I did the 450 conversion with a few other things, and a lot of elbow grease ;) I've only had the bike for a few months now, it's been a 10yr gap since I had my last bike (426). She's an old dinosaur, but I just had to get another one - I'll never get rid of this one tho :)

Looks awesome, congrats. Very clean, and nice work!:)

Did you have to straighten the subframe, or was it just the old rear fender that was offline? (the pic with the beer on it)

I think that's just the angle of the camera playing tricks, it was straight.

Pretty good color match with the can tho :)

Nice job.Amazing what good looking graphics and a BL can do for a bike.Sharp looking green bike too.

Awesome job man. Was it tough to fit the 450 tank and plastics?

Thanks guys!

The swap was pretty easy, I just made the tank brackets out of flat stock. It's an old bike, but she's a beast... I thought it was worth it, was a cheap update anyhow :)

Nice job! I miss my 426 too =(

I just upgraded from my 426 to an 08 yz450f and looooove it

that is just to cool.

I just upgraded from my 426 to an 08 yz450f and looooove it

That's funny, I just started thinking yesterday about selling it for an 08.

I know I would love the new bike, but I know how solid this thing is and just don't want to regret getting rid of it... :)

That's funny, I just started thinking yesterday about selling it for an 08.

I know I would love the new bike, but I know how solid this thing is and just don't want to regret getting rid of it... :)

You don't have my issue (stupid Green sticker thing in CA), but I'll keep my 2001 YZ426 also so that on the rare time that I do want to go trail riding with other people, I can.

I'm going to bring both to the track on Friday, and ride them back to back. I have a feeling that, being more of a novice level rider, that I probably won't feel the difference that a better rider would.

I LOVE the difference in suspension on the new one, and of course, it is lighter as well.

I was suprised how different the 426 felt when I rode them back to back at a different track a few weeks ago, but it was a track I was riding for the first time, and was really dry and hard. So, I didn't push too hard.

The throttle snap off the bottom is also quite a bit harder. I always read that the 426's had a lot of bottom end, but the new one hits quite a bit harder. (the 426 is also modified with exhaust, both hot cams, JD jet kit, and has a new top end)

You don't have my issue (stupid Green sticker thing in CA), but I'll keep my 2001 YZ426 also so that on the rare time that I do want to go trail riding with other people, I can.

I'm going to bring both to the track on Friday, and ride them back to back. I have a feeling that, being more of a novice level rider, that I probably won't feel the difference that a better rider would.

I LOVE the difference in suspension on the new one, and of course, it is lighter as well.

I was suprised how different the 426 felt when I rode them back to back at a different track a few weeks ago, but it was a track I was riding for the first time, and was really dry and hard. So, I didn't push too hard.

The throttle snap off the bottom is also quite a bit harder. I always read that the 426's had a lot of bottom end, but the new one hits quite a bit harder. (the 426 is also modified with exhaust, both hot cams, JD jet kit, and has a new top end)

Let me know what you come up with on Friday. I would mainly get the new bike just for the suspension/handling. I'm fine with the 426's power, but I also wouldn't complain if I had some more umph down there either.

I do a lot (majority) of my riding in the woods and climbing hills. With the 51 tooth sprocket and a few clicks to the softer side, I really don't have any complaints with my current setup. It's just that every time I get on a newer bike, it feels so much more nimble, and makes me consider selling mine.

I'm no pro either, but the occasions I do hit the track, I feel the newer bike would help me for the better a bit - it's either that or I gotta step up my game on the 426, it just feels like a tank :)

I know what you mean. I went from riding the 426 at the track to riding the 450. The 450 feels like a feather compared to the tank of the 426. my 08 weighs as much as the 05 250f with tons more power. The handling and feel is incredible. You'd never regret it.

sweet

I was reading the thread from 04 and was wondering what did all the stuff cost ya today if you dont mind me asking.......going through my 426 in a month or so and wondering if it was worth the cost....?

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