I'm just about to purchase a 2002 YZ 426 from my brother. I've been riding for 23 years, everything from 85 CR 500's to my latest bike, a street legal XR 400. Don't get me wrong, I love my XR and it's great for trails and i still plan on keeping it, but now that my son wants to go to the desert I would like something thats lighter with better suspension and power. I'm hoping for better hill climbing and less bouncing over the whoops. Now back to the 426. I know the history, it's been babied and is in near perfect condition. He's only selling it because he just bought a KTM 500 EXC. Are there any issues with the 2002 model or anything hidden that I should know other than the starting process. How does it compare to some of the new motorcross bikes. I'm getting it for $1000.