Well, if you need one more thumbs up on the 426 as a whole, Ill give you one too. I can start mine on 1, rarely 2 kicks. No mods other that safety wire on the accelerator pump linkage, which took care of the snap-throttle-yamabog issue. HOWEVER - find out what 'Rebuilt' means. My '00 had tremendous hours on it when I finally took the jug off to replace the piston. Mind you, I care for my bike well, and keep the oil clean and the air filter clean as well, but when I pulled the jug off it still had cross hatch on the bore. It did need the valves adjusted which I did, but I only put the piston in it because I paid for it already. It certainly did not need it. SO for an 02 to be 'rebuilt' I would be careful of it, not knowing who did the work, and simply from the fact that I personally ride the h3ll out of my bike, and it sure didn't need a top end, let alone a 'rebuild'... As for being a 'tank' - the 426 is 250 pounds, which is not too much more that early 450s (239 lbs, I think), but it carries the weight up high, so it feels heavier. Unless you are in tip top shape yourself, I doubt you will feel the weight all that much.