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2001 YZ250F For $1700?

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Hi Guys,

I was looking at a 2001 YZ250F for $1700 and I was wondering if I'm being ripped off. The Guys got the top and bottom end rebuilt 2 months ago. I did confirm with the shop that he got it rebuilt so I was wondering if it is a good deal.

I AM GOING TO CHECK IT OUT ON SATURDAY SO PLEASE REPLY FAST!!

Thanks A Lot,

http://nwct.craigslist.org/mcy/4441930322.html

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I would never pay that much for that bike, so yes I would say you are being ripped off

he put 1200 into it

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I wouldn't buy it because it's a 13 year old 250f. It's ancient technology by todays standards and will eventually blow. When it finally gives in to wear, high revs and improper maintenance like most 250f's do, you'll spend double of the value of the bike just to get it running again.

 

Simply put, unless you up your budget it doesn't make sense to own a bike that's worth $1000 but will require triple that to fix if it blows. Even if the bottom end was rebuilt (there's basically just a crank down there), there's still a TON of other parts in the motor to repair. $1200 will not build a 250f motor, that's a case split, a new crank and some gaskets with shop prices. 

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That's an absolute ripoff. That thing looks beat to hell. Kmoney has the right idea, listen to him. Keep looking you can find so much better. Those kx250f's looked good. That's a good bike

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Too much money for a 13 year old bike. He can put all of the money he wants into it, it won't raise it's value above market value for a used 2001 in good condition (which is more in the $1200 range around here)

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Also for the price of 1700 you can get a much better deal like,

http://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/4481422194.html

Or

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/mcy/4482362786.html

Or

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/mcy/4490392443.html

Their are tons of good deals of bikes out there, just keep your eyes open

Thanks Guys for all your help... i am going to check out the 2006 kx250f in bristol tomorrow. Thanks again guys for saving me from a piece of shit on wheels  :p

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Also for the price of 1700 you can get a much better deal like,

http://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/4481422194.html

Or

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/mcy/4482362786.html

Or

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/mcy/4490392443.html

Their are tons of good deals of bikes out there, just keep your eyes open

I have heard of valve issues with the 2006 is that true?

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^^^^ yes very true. Look out for that! My buddy just bought an 06 kx250f and the valves already went on him. Costing him thousands to get it fixed by a dealer

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I have heard of valve issues with the 2006 is that true?

I believe that the problems were with the 04/05's and in 06 they got almost everything sorted out

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Hahaha... my little brother bought one of those last summer. 01 250f. He called me before he bought it and asked if it was worth 1000. He wanted to flip and sell it. I advised against it. He bought it anyway. Ran the piss out of it on dirt roads for a week. Put it on Craigslist for 2300, and had it sold for 2100 to a guy who couldn't even crank it due to the lack of auto decompression. He got lucky. You won't get that lucky. Don't buy a piece.

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