Ok, so I bought an 01 YZ250 as my first 2 stroke. I'm a Yamaha guy, but wasn't very familiar with the smokers. From everything I've seen it seems like 00-01 are the same bike, but anything newer has the different plastics, exhaust, and some others. I'm a big fan of being able to pull from other years because it makes it that much easier to find parts. I was looking for a sparky and everything I could find used was 02+. So here is my question that I am looking for opinions on. I currently live in CA, so my bike is green sticker. But I will be moving to NV by the end of the year. So as a green sticker bike it should help the CA value some....some. But I am trying to decide do I start building my 01 how I want it. Or sell it when I move and pick up an 06+ YZ250 and start from there and build? Going with an 06+ am I really gaining anything major other than the suspension and a "newer" bike? Also I am considering the idea of buying a left over bike new from a dealer. I've always bought my bikes with cash so I have been forced to buy older bikes. But the new job that is taking me to NV, should double my income. So I could potentially have the funds to buy a new bike with cash. Is it worth the extra money to buy a bike brand new and not have to deal with someone else's "mess"? I know this is a very wide ranging question that will differ form person to person, but just looking for peoples insight and thoughts.