I found a 2003 YZF450 that is supposed to be showroom and it looks it from the pics he sent me. I am going to look at it tomorrow. I have been out of the MX game since 03 and remember how bad I hated these bikes when I raced against them. I was a sponsored Kawasaki rider and those Yamahas had way more engine than a modded KX250. If the bike is in showroom condition how much is it worth? He is asking 2500.....I will be reading up here on this model for the rest of the evening but I hope you guys can help expedite any info on problems I should know about or anything specific to this model to check. So far I have read about a problematic 3rd gear and some issues with a kickstart idler gear setup. Any help and purchasing advice appreciated... I just want a good bike that I can race MX occasionally at local levels. Cheaply is the key here!!