my 2003 YZ250F project

well, i picked up this YZ250F today. this is a picture of after i got it home. i hope the guy remembered all the parts

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here it is all piled together

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top end in this box

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more parts

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bottom end in this box

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the exhaust is pretty sweet

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and thats it for now... the story is it locked up on the guy and he took it apart (i never knew you had to strip the frame to get the motor off :worthy:) and i guess he couldnt figure out how to get it back together or something. he said it needed a new piston. well the cylinder doesnt look bad nor does the piston so i asked him if the rod bearing was ok. he said that he took the bottom end to a shop and they said everything was fine... well i got home and the rod bearing is locked up:banghead: so i need to get a crank assembely, a few other things and itll be good to go!:thumbsup:... the bike is pretty sweet, it has: white bros Titanium full exhaust, Ti valves, Ti bars, blue everywhere, lots of works connection stuff. i will update as i progress:thumbsup::confused:

cant wait to see this finished! :confused: keep the updates commin!!:thumbsup:

How much did you pay for that back alley abortion, if you don't mind me asking? Looks like a fun project. You get to know your bike and every nut and bolt on it. Like Howard said, keep us posted and take lots of pictures along the way. If you've got questions, we've got opinions and we will tell you whether you want to hear them or not! Ha ha. Have fun!!

Keep us updated nice find

Like Howard said, keep us posted and take lots of pictures along the way.

something im not doing :confused: well im taking a lot of pics!but not posting updates.not that i have any major updates right now but in a few weeks i will have some. but i will just share it all in a new thread :thumbsup:

How much did you pay for it? I'd love to start from a box of parts and assemble everything over a winter!

How much did you pay for it? I'd love to start from a box of parts and assemble everything over a winter!

got it for $1000. a little high but it'll be worth it

You paid way to much for a fully disassembled basket case. I just paid $500 for a complete 06 crf250r that just needs a crank.

You paid way to much for a fully disassembled basket case. I just paid $500 for a complete 06 crf250r that just needs a crank.

you see a fully disassembled basket case, i see a beast just waiting to be put together:thumbsup:

you see a fully disassembled basket case, i see a beast just waiting to be put together:thumbsup:

I'm sure you'll do great with it. I only said that because when you buy a bike like that, you just don't know how much your gonna put in it. I hope to see pics. Good luck.

Seems a bit steep but you have a lot of good parts there and price varies from area, time of year, etc.. It always seems when I'm not looking a find the killer deals. My 03 was only 400 but I rebuilt the thing from top to bottom. I'd personally rather buy a basket case then a used newer bike because I'm gonna rip it apart anyway since I don't know the history. Only bikes I buy are new or non-running ones pretty much :thumbsup: But true, you never know what you're gonna end up putting into it.

small update:

i greased the steering stem bearings and put the front on, put the subframe on, put the shock on, and i just stuck the tank and seat up there to see how it looks.

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swingarm bearings, linkage bearings, lower shock bearings, and crank and bearings on the way. might go pretty slow because im in the middle of a RMZ rebuild

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oh and the RMZ is taking up my stand so thats why im using that table :thumbsup:

nice Yamaha Mr. KTMforlife :thumbsup:

hey im keeping my KTM. its not too great for MX though

That bike won't look too bad when it's all finished! And who cares how much you spent on it. You can't put a price on the good times and experience you'll get from building the bike from the ground up.

Are you going to keep both the RMZ and YZ or sell one of them?

Are you going to keep both the RMZ and YZ or sell one of them?

im going to sell the RMZ and keep the YZ

I had an 03 yz250f...It was a pretty good, reliable bike. I couldn't keep fork seals in the dang thing though. I don't know what was up with that.

Looks like fun, my step-brother has an 03, its a great bike and I really like the motor's power, its given virtually no trouble other than a couple of fork seal jobs. Good luck with the re-build!

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