I am selling my 2001 yz426f(As is), I bought it used from private seller back in 2011. I rarely used it at first, playing around in dirt areas and local OHV trails. I began using it for bigger trail rides like Gorman in Hungry valley. I hated the manual decompression. In 2015 I bought Hotcams stage 1 intake and exhaust cams for the auto decompression. I had Motorcycle Tech in Upland, CA do the install. They also installed a new Piston Ring and Intake valve. Have work order paperwork and old parts from the job. Last big ride was 2017 September, Kennedy Meadows. Put on new tires before this ride along with fresh oil/filter and new air filter. Bike ran like a champ and we made it up some some pretty nasty climbs first try
The Hand Grips are new. The front and rear fenders along with radiator shrouds are a year old. Side # plate cracked as seen in picture.
Still an awesome ol' powerful bike.
Negatives are a heavy clutch pull and a grabby clutch.
Selling because I've replaced it and have no intention of using it anymore.
Pink in hand.
I'm asking $1,500 OBO for the bike as is.
Cash only please.
Serious inquiries only.
Hey TT, I know there's endless topics on YZ250/ two stroke tuning in general but I have not been able to find one that helps me get my 09 YZ250 set up for my riding style and where I ride so I'm here asking for help. I got this bike around 1.5 years ago and have not known how to set it up properly. I know no one can give me a perfect set up but I'd like a good starting setup to work from and tweak to perfection. Throughout this time I've had this bike, its always been covering the bottom of the entire silencer and dripping all over the swing arm and rims with oil. Also, the joint between silencer and expansion pipe has oil around it too but I've heard I have to close the gap a little to squeeze the silencer a little tighter and stop the leakage there. I don't have too much experience messing with carbs but I've messed around with previous two strokes and tuned them a little better. I change the oil on my bike after 15-20 hours on it and clean and oil the air filter after almost every ride. The sparkplugs never last me more than a few months but recently have been lasting me no more than a few weeks. With the excess oil from the pipe and spark plug fouling you can see why I need to set my bike up to stop this.
Completely stock with V-Force 3 Reeds and a FMF Shorty silencer.
Usually running around 32:1 premix with 91 pump fuel because I prefer to keep it well lubricated instead of running rich.
I ride enduro in Ontario, Canada. So mostly single track and some fire roads but nothing close to MX and not a lot of time wide open. Therefore, probably mostly 1/4-1/2 or 1/4-3/4 throttle range.
Where I ride:
Usually 0-500' above sea level. With temperatures ranging from around 15-35 degrees Celsius (55-95 Fahrenheit).
If anyone can give me a setup to go from, that would be very much appreciated. Even multiple set ups for different temperature ranges or any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks and sorry for the long read, I just didn't want to leave anything out. Ask any questions if you have any, too.
By Goon Rides
Hey guys... so I have a problem... I took the bike at Cal City, broke it in, and while I was doing so, the bike was bogging in first gear (Yes, first gear). Also it doesn't idle at all. I have to keep blipping it otherwise it'll stall. So I adjusted the screw circled in image 1. Well I was listening to the sound of the of the bike, yet the rpm's weren't increasing, and it was still stalling. So then, I unscrewed the screw in image 2, well I found out that it was fully twisted to the right. So then, I twisted it to the left, still nothing; it was still stalling... where's the idle screw? I am sure that the screw in image 1 is for the air/fuel mixture screw, and the screw in image 2 is the idle screw, just broken? I don't know, any and every help would be appreciated.
So Ive decided its time to pull apart my favorite machine and freshen it up, and I'm looking to make some improvements in the process. I already have a 3x3 mod and a JD jet kit done and it seemed to have changed the world. The stock bike just plain sucked and now its a lot better. I never expect 450 race bike power here but I know there is a little more and I'm wondering if the juice is worth the squeeze. I already plan to add a header and exhaust, an FCR39 carb and stage 1 hotcams. After some research it really seems like those places are where the gains actually come from, so would it be worth it to throw a 434 big bore kit at this bike or just stick with what I already mentioned and a new stock bore top end??? Also my rides are often solo and pretty isolated,how much of a reliability headache can I expect with these mods?