OK, here is my situation… I am going to try to follow a dream of mine and try to race for the first time this summer at age 32. It may be a little late to be getting into the game, but I really don’t care. I plan on riding both motocross and some hare-scrambles. Here is the kicker…. I will only have about $1500-$2000 to buy a bike. From what I’ve been seeing on craigslist and other places, I am confident I will be able to get either a early 2000’s 250 2-stroke, a mid 2000’s 125 2 stroke, or a mid 2000’s 250F. There is also the possibility of a yz426F as well but I’ve been told that would not be a great bike for hare scrambles at all. So of those choices, what would you recommend? Keep in mind also that repair cost is a concern. $100 here and there is not a huge deal but having to drop $500-$1000 in one pop would definitely side line me for a while. I know it’s a little crazy to even want to race when I don’t have a lot of extra cash, but I’m getting any younger, and a lack of money doesn’t mean I don’t have dreams. Thanks in advance for any input. OH, and i don't know if it makes a difference but i'll be riding the b/c classes, it's my first time racing i am surely no a class rider.