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  1. caps 999

    yz426 total rebuild

    update started motor assembly starting from scratch with the engine got bearings and box in as the previos box was stuffed as were the cases i picked up a new set of cass from an 01 but the only box i could get was 00 no big proble as there interchangeable the 00 box just dosent have the revised 2nd and 4th gear now whenever putting any sort of bearing into a crank case id recomend getting your hands on a cheap heat gun and heating the case up to allow the bearing a nice easy slot in
  2. caps 999

    yz426 total rebuild

    thanks yea total rebuilds are a pain but with how cheap i got this thing i couldnt say no update pic lot of work to go but getting there will start engine write up soonv
  3. caps 999

    yz426 total rebuild

    now so far to date i ahve also resprayed the frame and rebuilt the forks with fresh seals and racetech gold valves and began reseambly of the rolling chasis its also hard to tell in the photo but i fitted up a front gaurd from a 2006 yzf makes the bike look a little bit more modern will have more updates soon have to rebuild my brothers race bike for next season so there may be a short delay in my next update
  4. caps 999

    yz426 total rebuild

    UPDATE 28/9/11 soryy about the delay but have been busy i finally got arround to pulling apart the linkage to my shock horror all the bearings were perfect well greased no rust so ipulled all the spacers out and gave them a quick buff with my wire wheel if anyone is considering a bike rebuild id sugest getting one simlear to this picture so heres a quick before and after of the linkage while appart i cleaned wirewheels and repainted tem silver took me mabye an hour but the results speak for themselves i always try to look at the smaller details of a bike when im restoring one as doing all the little stuff can make a big differnce to the final product before after repeat this process for the swing arm bushes and bearing and when reasembling use plenty of grease id sudgest belray marine grease keeps th mositure out
  5. caps 999

    YZ426F Forks

    forks should fit rear shock wont but it wont matter it they were set up for your weight either as the 426 is a much heaver bike youl probably find your shocks to be way to soft even if you did swap them
  6. caps 999

    yz426 total rebuild

    Unfortunately in aus dirt bikes cannot be road regoed unless they had factory compliance plates fitted so unless I pick up a wr frame I can't but I will Rec reg so I can ride bush
  7. caps 999

    yz426 total rebuild

    problem solved will have updates soon
  8. caps 999

    yz426 total rebuild

    UPDATE 17/9/11 so over the last few days ive done a bit on the bike i finished rebuilding the rear shock fresh seals shaft rechrome and spring painted i was going to write a guide on this but rebuilding a rear shock can be quite a mission and high pressure gasses are involved so ill just posta pic of the finished product. WHEEL REBUILDING i decided after much looking at the wheels and coming to conclusion i wasnt happy i pulled them down blasted the hubs with glass bead and ordered new outers found these g force rims on fleabay look good happy with finish will do nicely bike isnt being built to a budget butim trying to save whati can heres a pic of the hubs and rims now ill walk through the steps of reassembling the wheels till i get to truing stage as without a video camera it gets hard to explainbut if you can build your own wheels to the last point in this guide and pay a shop to true youll save a fortune in wheel building fees now these steps apply to front and rear wheels just read the note ive left for variation of steps step 1 this will take the averge person a few hours so i recomend geting some "oil" for the process makes things move much more smothly picture my brand of choice is corona but any brand will do step 2 step 2 - 3 are optional in that i will be reusing my old spokes nothing wrong with doing this if your old spokes are in good condition if not skip these steps and buy new spokes now ill be showing a method i devised for polishing up old spokes over the last couple of years first you will need some green scothcbrite pads now with each spoke just go over each one as if your sanding it picture just clean it to the point it has a dull shine to it step 3 polishing the spoke for this step i woul recomend you buy some auto sol polish as shown picture you will also need 2 rags one for applying polish to each spoke and one for removing its as simple as rubbing it on and rubbingit off and your spokes will shine before pic after pic bit hard to see but they come up close to new camera does no justice so im very happy step 4 now i recomend to any one build a wheel check your spoke lenghs as NOTE on the rear wheel of a yz426 there are 2 differnt size spokes the outers are about 5mm or approx 3/8 shorter than inners so i recomed seperating them so when you lace up your not measuring each spoke you put in picture step 5 lacing now ill quickly walk you through lacing up these wheels general rule of thumb start wth the inners on every wheel you can split it into 4 steps 1) lace inners on left side picture 2) lace inners on right side picture 3) lace outers on left hand side picture 4) lace outers on right hand side picture Step 6 installing wheel bearings i recomend for this step to use a water proff gress or marine grease i like the bellray one as i fine it to be a bit thicker than other brands picture now start frome one side iof the hub and grease bearing cavity throughly and hit bearing in id recomend using a socket as a driver but mate sure its just smaller than the outer race of the bearing as shown picture now its as simple as hit that in flip over install spindle i recomend greasing up your spindle throughly as more grease is better than no grease now just repeat what i did for the oposite side to install bearing pop seals on (you can reause seals as most bearings nare sealed anyway )and your done picture SIDE NOTE: on the rear hub of a yz426 there is a circlip holging one bearing in you will need circlip plyersto remove/install it donnot leave this circlip ot as its there for a reason picture now at this point youcan either take theme to your local bike store for truing if youve ever trued a bmx wheel its almost the same process but youll nned to borrow or make yourself a wheelbalancing jig im sure m.c.s sell them here in aus Step 7 crack some more "oil" and relax
  9. use a crf250 04-09 clutch perch works fine and turns 2 perches into one:thumbsup:
  10. caps 999

    yz426 total rebuild

    hello people i thought id up load the rebuild process of my yz426 i picked up recently for a bargain youll understand why soon what im starting with is a 2001 yz426 i bought off a forum sight unseen i was told the engine was blown to what extent i wasnt told but for the price i cant complain here it is just after i picked it up and the engine after dissambly after assesing the situation i descovered the gearbox had destroyed 3rd nd 4th gear with in turn destroyed the entire box,crank,barrel, crank cases and clutch basket so i decided a total rebuild is in order so i decidld to strip everything and start from sctratch every nut and bolt i usedto work as a bike mechanic in my previous job so all labour will be preformed by myself here is the bike now totally stripped i plan on respraying the frame the factory colour i also stripped down the wheels and decided to replace the outer rims ive gone over all engine covers and small alloy bits with the beard blaster to remove the dirt staining and i also resprayed the engine covers black using a heavy duty coating came out nice i recon also all bits i left bare metal where buffed and polished to clean them up also ordered all the nesscessary bits i needed from varous wreckers and my local dealer i started going through all the bits i got with the bike and found that the l/h radiator was beyond repair so ebay to the rescue braind new pair of duel core radiators $100 bargain heres the new fresh radiators i also stripped my rear shock because the spring had a fair bit of surface rust once again a fresh coat of black will get put on that next stage will be preparing the frame for paint and once parts arrive i will begin engine rebuild i allready have cases box and crank just waiting on yamaha for bearings as i will be replacing all bottom end bearings
  11. is there a way i can work out the year of a yz426 engine from the engine number
  12. caps 999

    Kx 500 Low Compression.

    it is possible for a bike to run that low on comp but it would run like total crap no bottomend and it wouldnt rev out when you chect the piston did u check piston bore clearance and ring gap reeds or kips will not make the comp drop that much it has to be rings piston or possible a head gasket wich i doubt
  13. caps 999

    kx250 head torque

    kx250 head torque spec its an 07 mdl anyone know what it is
  14. caps 999

    AMA killed CRF150R

    in australia we have run the crf150s with the 85's and we havent had any issues the class is unbelievably even mached from the pro class to the c graders the capicity issues have never been a problem i believe the ama just has a problem with the 150s im not biased at all 2 or for stroke ive raced them i recently went from a crf250 09 to a rm250 09 2 stroke to be honest all you guys trying to work out weather a 150 or a 85 will win in a drag race is pointless because were talking about it in mx here its very rare any rider will use the full potential of a bike on a track the 150s are a great little bike and so are the 85s and there very evenly mached and if the ama cant see that they need to get a life seriously
  15. caps 999

    ohlins forks on 2009 rm250

    hello all i just picked up an 09 rm250 and am thinking about putting ohlins fork on it i hav a set of ohlins forks off my 09 crf250 and was thinkg about putting them on the rm as far as i can see all i need to change is the brake carrier to a crf one and the rest just looks like bolt on and anyone see any other issues or has anyone done this before
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