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Pre-purchase checklist question for a YZ250

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Going to possibly purchase a low time, like new '02 YZ250 this weekend

and would like suggestions about what to examine on the bike from the YZ250 experts....thanks

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Firts of all look under the bike. Its easy to shine up any part of a bike. Few bother to detail the underside. I have seen sharp bikes with crushed frame tubes underneath.

The other areas are important as well. Chain, sprockets, tires, straight rims. Butchered fasteners...all the good stuff.

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Take a 10 or 12mm t-handle with you and pull the seat off to have a look at the air filter. Pretty good indication on how somebody treats their bike.

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Yup, thanks.

I'll also check the play in the front rear wheel and suspension bearings, brakes

and maint. things like the air cleaner/box condition and chain tension.

Imho, when people let that stuff go, it reflects on how they treated the bike overall.

He's claiming ~ 20hrs total on the bike since new and it looks it, I'd like to see the cylinder/piston to confirm it,

although that might be a little much to put the poor guy through....lol

Thanks RC

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Ha, thanks KAS, we were thinking the same thing at the same time :thumbsup:

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Hi, If you do a search for posts by me, you should find a nice detailed list I put down for someone else. Give it a try.

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Hi again, Do a search for "Tips for purchasing a two-stroke" That should help.

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