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03 YZ250f v 05 YZ250f

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Hey guys new member here, Ive been looking around TT for a while and decided to finally sign up. 

 

Anyways time for that very repetitive question you's always get. Would love to have some opinions. 

 

I am looking at 2 bikes for sale. Here are some details: 

 

03 YZ250f 

 

New high comp piston and rings

New top end gaskets 

New radiators

New RHK foot begs/unbreakbale levers

New Hammerhead gear lever

Carby has been rebuilt with new jetting

Forks rebuilt

New front/back sprokets

New pro taper bars and grips

New throttle cable and hand throttler

Tyres are good

Every bearing has been replaced

 

Can buy for $2100

 

05 YZ250f

 

Looks in pretty good condition, rims worth $2000 apparently. New forks or been rebuilt?

Guy dosent know much about it but apparently motor has been rebuilt by previous owner. 

 

Asking $2500 could negotiate down I think. 

 

Before you say these are expensive as etc etc.. Remember im from Australia and everything is expensive here !

 

*Edit, the bike will only be used for trials and sand, no racing*

 

Cheers guys. 

Edited by DED

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Stay away from old 250f's. They're all ticking time bombs, especially one that the guy knows nothing about. 

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Stay away from old 250f's. They're all ticking time bombs, especially one that the guy knows nothing about.

I think any bike that has been raced would be a ticking time bomb. I have an 01 used only for trails that I have had for 6 years. No issues whatsoever, very reliable bike.

As far as which bike to get, I myself would get the 03. Lower in price plus you know what is new and the maintenance performed, even if it has been raced.

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Cheers for the replys guys, I have no idea on the hours on either of them.

 

Only riding trails/woods and occasional sand

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Found an 04 YZF450 that looks to be in pretty good shape for $2200. 

 

Would this be a good buy?

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So I have a couple of options. I ride 80% woods/trails ans 20% dunes/sand.

 

Im an pretty experienced rider so what I want is some opinions.  

 

Would a 250f or 450 be better suited for my needs? 

 

Also I weigh 170 pounds if that helps.

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Dont know if you guys are interested but I ended up going with the 03. 

 

Got it for 1900. Been a great bike and absolute bargain

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