First Bike - 2001 Yamaha YZ426F
T-Holt's First Bike 01 YZ426F
I purchased this bike from a guy who had no mechanical knowledge. I heard about it through another friend. When we went to look at it the previous owner said all it needed was a new spark plug. I loaded it up brought it home changed the plug but it would not start. There was a couple of cosmetic problems but nothing that would effect the performance. So I called him to discuss price. I ended up paying $800.00 and the deal included helmet, goggles, gloves, jersey, pants and chest protector. I cleaned out the carb, added new gas and she fired up. Ran rough for a little but learned how to adjust the fuel knob, rode her for a while and she started purring. I finally learned the sequence to get this big bore running and she fires right up every time.
Since this is my first bike I have ever owned and ridden I do not have anything to compare it to but it seems to have plenty of power and I think I got a pretty good deal. What do you guys think?