Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Moved over to the darkside and bought a yamaha

Recommended Posts

Hey all, As the title says I moved over to the darkside and bought kind of a basket case 2000 Yamaha YZ426f, I have ridden Suzuki Two strokes for a long time. I wanted something cheap to start my expedition into four strokes. I picked up a 2000 Yamaha yz426f for $700, the guy who had it before me had the clutch detonate and take out a piece of the case, he gave me two cases with the bike. My question is? I am looking for a bike that can put the power to the ground better. Will this bike do it? Any tips or tricks on this for longetivity? The bad news... I bought a bike that I could not hear run, this guy is a friend of a friend and I took his word that it runs great. So I am taking it to the local motorcycle shop and see what they think about the case. Any pointers for me. BE HONEST...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Expensive rebuild to be honest but in the US its probably less than half of what we pay here.

Also are the cases a matching set? i believe you have to have a matching set as there is no gasket in the middle of the cases and any sort of variance will not be good. (someone correct me if im wrong)

But to answer your question, yes this will put power to the ground better than a 2 stroke

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
yes on the matching cases.

As long as the only issue was the broken clutch/case, you'll do fine. Take this opportunity to freshen up the engine a bit with new seals/bearings/rings. One word of advice: get a repair manual and do the work yourself. It's not all that difficult and it will save you a fortune vs. taking it to a dealer/shop. If you do decide to work on it yourself, make sure you read and re-read the instructions on the repair manual, make sure to have all the necessary tools as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By BDTRENT
      Selling an FMF Power Core 4 exhaust system off my 450FX. Exhaust has 80 hours and is 100% functional. This will also fit the 14-15 YZ450F and 16-18 Wr450F. If needed I can also include new muffler packing although it does not need it. 
    • By Woody Oakson
      I have a 2008 YZ450F with a stock header pipe and Pro Circuit T-4 Slip-On Exhaust. I'm 99% sure the slip on is shot because its loud as hell and when I take it off and shake it it rattles. I would repack it but the screws are all stripped ect.
      Anyways I've gone over the carb multiple times and I've got it running pretty well. The only issue I have with the bike is that it sputters and pops around 1/2 throttle when I hold it there. When I give it full throttle from any RPM it runs great or when I give it about 3/4 throttle it spins up like a top to redline.
      Initially the popping and sputtering was way worse I made the situation better by moving the pilot jet up in a few sizes from a 45 (stock) to a 62. The issue has gotten way better since then but I'm not super sure what to do from here. Should I keep moving my pilot jet up in size because that's a pretty large jump right? I tried changing my needle clip position but that didn't help much if anything it just made starting it worse and little to no impact on the ride.
      Any input on this would be helpful. I don't want to buy other slip on. Also as for the rest of the carb I'm very sure everything else in it is what it needs to be at. I've replaced all the gaskets and O-rings cleaned all the jets, valve holes ect. fixed the accelerator pump timing. I just thinks its strange that my pilot jet size is going so far from the stock 45, but all symptoms point to the bike running lean.
    • By Haydenbaha
      Hi I was wondering if y’all have been using a 450 on your YZ250F?
    • By RockerYZWR
      Excel Takasago 17x3 front and 17x5 rear supermoto wheels with Metzler M3 tires in very lightly used condition. Less than 200 miles total on the setup. Warp 9 spokes. Rear has a Talon hub with 45T Sunstar steel sprocket and OEM rear disc, and front has a polished OEM Yamaha WR450F hub (for the stock speedometer), with a Motomaster 320mm disc. Included is a DID gold o-ring chain, 14T front sprocket, and front brake caliper adapter for a truly turn key setup. Everything is in excellent condition, not a single scratch on these wheels. Came off my '11 WR450F, but will fit many different Yamahas with 20mm front and 22mm rear axles. Asking $1400 plus shipping.
      **Will be driving up near Atlanta, then to northern Louisiana, OKC, and down through Dallas and Houston, TX soon -- can meet or deliver if in the area (Aug 31-Sep 9)**
    • By YZ426fNC
      Hi I’m new on the forum and I was wondering if a 2001 Yamaha YZ426f clutch is interchangeable with a 2002 Yamaha YZ426f clutch thanks , Coleman
×