Hey guys, I took everyones advice about greasing the linkage and swingarm bearings due to lack of factory grease. While cleaning the linkage I noticed what appeared to be yellow nylon like matierial between each needle bearing .What is this? dried grease? or some sort of material to help hold the bearings in place. I ended up leaving the yellow stuff in the bearing cleaned, added new grease and reassembled. Should the yellow be removed? By the way Ive owned my 426 for 4 months and I love it. Havent had any clutch problems yet. Going to look at the basket today when I change the oil to see if the reinforcing ribs are on the basket.