Just bought an 02 yz250f for 1300 today. Its my first 4t. Was definitely beat up and has taken some falls. Was real hard to start but once it got going was good. Valves maybe? Apparently it has all original engine parts. The engine has a lot of compression and makes no unusual noise when running or turning it over slowly. Thinking a top end rebuild is in order. The suspension was lowered and sprung for 170lb rider by Pro-action in 05 and has a sticker to prove it. I actually like the lowered suspension a lot. Makes me feel more comfortable on the bike. So much smaller and lighter than my old 91 rm The owner said it had not been started in 4 years until a few days earlier and by the looks of the bike I could believe that. Should be a fun project getting this bike back up to speed. I will update in a few weeks when I start ripping it apart. Let me know what you think This is what it looked like when I got it home.