I have a chance to purchase a “Basket Case” 2001 YZ250F for $400.00 or best offer.
It is literally torn completely down. It had blown a Rod and put it through the Cylinder.
The guy took the bike completely apart as well as the Motor. All of it is in a basket.
He says the bike is in good shape except for the motor. He claims all it needs is a
new cylinder, rod, piston, Valves, and rings.
I need to respond to this offer TODAY.
My question is this:
Will this be worth buying for $300.00-$400.00 and replacing the parts and putting it back together. Now I have experience with 4-strokes; however, I have never worked one of these high rev. motors or taken one apart … also been 2-strokes, and older 4-strokes.
Will I be getting myself in over my head (I do not feel I would be) … I am not in a big hurry to get it back together and I would reply on many of you people to get answers as I do put it back together?
What manual is going to be the most comprehensive and best for this project?
I would think I would be spending another $1000.00 to get this bike back together … does that sound about right? I do not have a problem with that since; when I get done with it I would have a New Motor on a fairly newer bike frame.
Thoughts please ….