1998kx250 trade for a 2001 yz426f ??

Hi guys i have almost completely rebuilt 1998 kx250 needs nothing someone wants to trade for a 2001 yz426f he says has spark good and compression but took it apart and messed up the timing now it wont fire up i know a little about bikes but never set the timing on a 4 stroke should i stay away from this deal or is there anyway i can check to see if it is actually just the timing dont want to trade a bike in great shape that needs nothing for a lemon

INPUT PLEASE THANKS

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If it’s not running don’t do it especially a 2t for a 4t. You will definitely miss your kx.
I believe the 01 has has a decomp lever that you will hate.
How did he mess up the timing? It is pretty hard to mess up unless you have no clue what your doing then I wouldn’t even want him dipping into any motor.

I love the bike and will be selling soon for the type of riding i do its alittle much i  just figured value wise the yz426 is worth alittle more and i could probably get more money for it 

An 01 yz is less desirable than your kx250. Plus it’s probably only worth about $100 more.

thanks for all your input iam defenitly having second thoughts now just wondering can the timing be so messed up i will not start i have had timing issues before but the bike always at least started

its a tempting offer but something is telling me its not the timing just not sure what it may be and now much it will cost to fix iam going to consult with the bike shop i use and see how much they would charge to adjust the timing

but i think i may pass on this offer

How the hell did he mess up the timing? Why did he remove the cams?
Yes timing is very picky on a four stroke because it has to do with intake and exhaust valves opening and closing at the right time. If the timing is way off your valves will hit your piston.

its a tempting offer but something is telling me its not the timing just not sure what it may be and now much it will cost to fix iam going to consult with the bike shop i use and see how much they would charge to adjust the timing
but i think i may pass on this offer

Watch some YouTube videos you can do it yourself and save the money.

well this genius  said he just took it apart for maintenance and cleaned the top end and said he believes the timing is off by 2 teeth now it wont fire up also says it has good spark and compression i mainly deal with 2 strokes so not really familiar with 4 stroke timing 

26 minutes ago, nickwilliams79 said:

I love the bike and will be selling soon for the type of riding i do its alittle much i  just figured value wise the yz426 is worth alittle more and i could probably get more money for it 

Anybody shopping for an extra bike will buy a used, well cared for two stroke (yours) over a 17 year old four stroke with valvetrain problems (timing) - every day. If the 17 year old four stroke motor catastrophically fails then the repairs will exceed the value of the bike unlike the two stroke motor.

Edited by shrubitup

well you guys are making more valid points not to trade by the minute lol

THANKS FOR THE INPUT

Considering  the bike has new top end bottom end clutch plates transmission gears new  dual radiators front and rear pads boysen power reeds full fmf exhaust probably forgetting some other things how much when i sell do you think its worth?

or what should my asking price be

Considering  the bike has new top end bottom end clutch plates transmission gears new  dual radiators front and rear pads boysen power reeds full fmf exhaust probably forgetting some other things how much when i sell do you think its worth?
or what should my asking price be

$1,600 would be a starting point if
you have the title and registered

sounds reasonable i was thinking 1600 is lowest i would go but it is the off season may hold on to it till summer and see how much i can get for it but i think its almost time to sell i dont ride it and my son can barely even start it so he really doesn't like it

I’m not sure his 426 would be worth more than your KX if both were running. The 426 is hard to start especially hot, but pretty good bikes once started. I think you could sell or trade your KX into a good running if not more modern 450 without to much trouble. Don’t do it

That Kx is worth more now and will always be worth more than that pig of a YZ . Those yz changed the game I'll give em credit for that but those are not desirable like a 98 kx . Plus it don't run its a no brainer .

true true true well i think you guys talked me out of a bad trade thanks:goofy:

An 01 YZ426F was a headache to start when it was a new bike, muchless 17 years old, years of abuse/possible neglect, and some nut monkeying with the already sensitive engine.

I loved it back in the day, great bike. Would strongly look for a different deal with a 4t with no running issues. I see frequently people with 4t wanting a straight trade for a 2t. Hope you get what you would like either way!

Nickwilliams79

Where are you located ?

 

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