What would you do if you were given a brand new year 2000 Yamaha YZ426FM, and told..."all ya gotta do, is race it" ?
If you were like me, you'd start with that cheap-assed chain...
I Use this monster for Cross Country, & Desert Racing so here are the special mods I've performed to make it just right...
Controls: Pro Grip gray matter grips, on Answer Pro-Taper bars, clamped to a Scotts upper T-Clamp. Of course there's a Scotts steering stabilizer there as well. I'm using that Magura Hydro Clutch ( !! ) With an Enduro Engineering Bearing Lever, and use the Moose hand guards with Cycra covers. I'm using the T-2 throttle cables from MotionPro, and I also installed the Yamaha electronic tach / hour meter to aid in tuning & maintenance practices. Is the seat part of the controls? Well, at any rate I'm using the Ceet tall-firm foam and a One Industries YZM Graphics package and an Acerbis long range fuel cell. Fenders & number plates are from UFO Plastics.
Suspension: As usual, I only allow Race Tech to do my suspension work, & Brian Storrie over at SMS Racing ( your local Race Tech Center ) did a great job of installing the famous Gold Valves, front & rear. I'm also using Race Tech Springs front & rear to balance things out. Mucho Stiffer of course.
Drive: I like the Regina O-Ring chain ( gold ), and the Moose Racing rear sprocket ( 51 tooth ) front is stock. I'm using a Wikit Racing chain guide cause it's wide enough to handle a real chain, & seems ( thus far ) fairly hearty...though the plastic insert did warp & rub against my new sprocket.
Tires: For the riding I do I like the Dunlop 756 front tire, and as of late the Pirelli MT44 ( Laguna-Cross ) on the rear. It's Beef!!! Of course I use Bridgestone "Fatty" inner tubes on both ends.
Stoppers: I'm using the EBC product, the MXS, front & rear with great results, & I've added the massive 280mm front disk ( also from EBC )and a Fastline steel braided brake line, for a little somethin' extra out front. I found that Cycra makes a cover for it as well.
Engine: White Brothers R-4 S Bend Silencer on a Hi-Boy Tapered head pipe, for the fast stuff, & I switch to an E-Series for the tighter more technical trails. White Brothers Power filter. Terrycable 10oz. flywheel weight. 45 Pilot. Clip in #5. 165 Main. Fuel Screw 2 1/4 out. Stock clutch plates. Hinson Clutch Basket, Motul 5100 oil.
Goodies: Works Performance skidplate, Maier frame Guards. Terrycable neutral switch eliminator. Bar P Exhaust heat shield. 2-Dads Racing Frame Mounted Kickstand.
North Texas Yamaha helped me get hold of the air filters & the cute little electro-tach, & expedited warranty work for me to make a race.
Will Pattison sponsored me on the neat little neutral switch cover thingie, and has offered much tech support on this, my first four stroke racer.
Everything else, from front to back, came from Bates Discount Cycle Parts, in a timely fashion, & at a fair price.
But most of all, Thanks to my most excellent friend ( and Sugar Daddy ) at BP Racing for the 100% sponsorship of the new bike. It's the coolest thing anyone has ever tossed my way.
More to follow !
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