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Old 02-05-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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2000 Yamaha YZF426

I've been looking at this for a while now, and curious on anyones input on this as a supermotard, daily driver. I want something low maintenance, and reliable. The newer 450s seem to have higher maintenance from what I've gathered, and the DRZ400SM is more than I wanna pay right now. I can pick up the YZF in dirt trim for ~1k.
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I've been looking at this for a while now, and curious on anyones input on this as a supermotard, daily driver. I want something low maintenance, and reliable. The newer 450s seem to have higher maintenance from what I've gathered, and the DRZ400SM is more than I wanna pay right now. I can pick up the YZF in dirt trim for ~1k.
They are good bikes, but I wouldn't recommend it as a daily driver. Look for a cheap XR400 street legal converted and you would have a more bullet proof option. They can be found cheap.
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I was considering that one, but at 30 lbs heavier, and 20 hp lighter, it seems like kind of a dog on paper?
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It will at least another grand to convert and probably 500 to get it street legal.
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It will at least another grand to convert and probably 500 to get it street legal.
Not sure where you're getting those numbers, I've seen options to get it there much less expensively.
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I was considering that one, but at 30 lbs heavier, and 20 hp lighter, it seems like kind of a dog on paper?
You do give up some horsepower, and I am surprised the weight difference is that much. I had one and loved it.

If you want a nice YZ450, PM me. I know where you can get this one cheap. It was my old one, the pic is when I owned it. A buddy traded me for it, and lightly used it. It has a clear title, but not street legal.

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Not sure where you're getting those numbers, I've seen options to get it there much less expensively.
If you are buying new, you won't get 17s with rubber and brakes for under a grand. DNA/Warp 9 wheels with no rubber go for 450 a piece.

http://www.motostrano.com/Warp-9-Rea...-p/warp9-r.htm


Add to that a lighting kit (most common is Baja designs) which itself is 500 new, add to that inspection and paperwork.

http://www.motostrano.com/Baja-Desig...-p/05-9081.htm

Now, you can go source used, but I don't often see 426 wheels floating around.
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Pm me price on that 450


As for parts ya I would buy used, and other wheels fit with minor parts/adjustments, as for lights? Those Baja kits are incredibly overpriced
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Nice YZ, what yr is that?.... I would love to tard a WR450
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the 426 is a beast of a bike that keeps on asking for more. i love my 426, she's a tank. I had mine street tarded for awhile, but quickly put her back to dirt trim and sold the supermoto parts. Selling the parts was far cheaper than a moving violation or jail.
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what year is your 426??
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I have a 2001 tarded WR426, but I do not ride it daily.
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I have a 03 wr450f (I know...not a 426), but I daily mine back and forth to work. Seems to do just fine. Heck, my starter is long gone, so it's kick start only.

I found a set of new DNA wheels, tires, and wave rotors for 400$.

Really other than wheels, for a "bare bones" build, throw on a 10$ mirror, 20$ steel 40t sprocket, chop your stock chain down, and if you've got the extra 200$, an EBC 320mm front rotor and away you go; a quasi-street legal motard.
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I have a 03 wr450f (I know...not a 426), but I daily mine back and forth to work. Seems to do just fine. Heck, my starter is long gone, so it's kick start only.

I found a set of new DNA wheels, tires, and wave rotors for 400$.

Really other than wheels, for a "bare bones" build, throw on a 10$ mirror, 20$ steel 40t sprocket, chop your stock chain down, and if you've got the extra 200$, an EBC 320mm front rotor and away you go; a quasi-street legal motard.
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the 426's are ROCK solid bikes. i had one for both dirt, then i conveted it over for SM racing only. i went 3 seasons of racing and the valves never moved.

it was a bit heavy but it would hang with all the 450s out there. had a full staintune pipe on it and jetted. that was it.

it didnt handle like the 08 i have now, but it would be a GREAT bike to have in the stable regardless.

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or the very least, if oyu get something, find some hoops, spokes and ebay OEM hubs, id be more than happy to help lace em up for ya.
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