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It's Been a while since I've posted on here! Well I sold my bike about a year ago and completely abondoned the whole sport. I recently have decided I want to get back into it. So I am looking at getting a 250f and I came across a 2005 yz250f on craigslist for $700. The bike has a bad crank and he says it needs a new cylinder and piston kit. How much and how difficult would it be to get this bike running?

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More than the bike is worth. If the crank "went bad" and also took out the piston and cylinder, odds are it needs a head too, and it may even need cases. The crank, cylinder, and piston will put you back $500 plus labor, the head is another $500-$600 easily. A 2005 is only worth $1800 in good condition as it is. You'd be better off getting it and parting it out for what is left.

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lol i saw that bike too and im thinking about getting it and using it as a parts bike for my other 2 05 yz250fs..on craigslist in my area there are 05s going from 1500 bucks to 3400 bucks so maybe it could be worth it if u get parts off ebay or craigslist or something and build it up to what you like. heres the link http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/1588002119.html

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I'd do a quick cruise across ebay and see what parts are out there for a yz250f AND a wr250f. Cylinder and head will swap depending on year, cranks don't due to e-start. Anything from 03 thru 05 is direct bolt on. I found a whole bottom end with a good cylinder last year for 150 off a WR. I swapped out the tranny, used the "new" cylinder, swapped some other items and have some spares left over.

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if you do buy it i have a brand new oem cylinder and a piston that i could sell you for $185 shipped. let me know

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I was looking at the same bike. Looks like there is some competition for a used 250f in Socal.....damn.

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Funny, I kinda wanted that thing too, just couldn't justify spending the money when I didn't really need anything off it.

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I will part with my 04 250f For a cool 2500. For anyone in the california area. Check out the garage if you are interested.

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im picking up a 2003 yz 250f for 400 and it needs a cylynder and cases

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