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2001 yz250 good deal?

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Hey guys, first post on thumper talk. I'm upgrading from a TTR-225 to a 250 2-stroke. (Big jump I know) I have the opportunity to grab a 2001 yz250 for $1400 in really good shape other than two things. 1) hasn't had a top end done in a long time (like since 2008) 2) needs new fork seals. He says the compression is still amazing and there's no vibration so he thinks the motor is in perfect shape. Think it's a good deal or wait till the next one comes along.

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Wait until next one. Also look at a different bike, yz250 is a lot of bike for someone coming off a little 225

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I would bring a compression tester and see if hes telling the truth. It goes both ways on the motor though. It sounds like the guy never did the bottom end so consider that, and then rebuilding the suspension would be a good idea. It sounds more like a 2000$ bike in reality.

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Thanks guys. Think I'll pass on this one. Think a 125 two stroke will be enough bike?

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I came off a ttr225 and went to a yz250. It a whole new beast.

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