Buy or Run? 2001 YZ426F


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  • jdhunt0

Posted September 16, 2014 - 08:58 AM

#1

There is a local guy selling a 2001 YZ426F that he says needs a rod bearing.  He has already taken the engine out and pulled the jug.  I'm not sure what happened, but he wants to sell the bike as is.  At what price would you consider buying a bike like this at?  I would plan to do all the work myself other than split the crank.  Is there any signs of damage in any of the pictures I'm not seeing?

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  • cowboyona426

Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:23 AM

#2

I'd say run.  I find working on a bike that someone else has taken apart to be a huge headache.  Been there, done that.



  • jdhunt0

Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:25 AM

#3

I'd say run.  I find working on a bike that someone else has taken apart to be a huge headache.  Been there, done that.

I'm thinking the same thing.  If it was together I would feel a lot better about it.  Asking price is $500 and I think I can get him down from there.



  • Connor_ferk1

Posted September 16, 2014 - 12:42 PM

#4

Run unless you can take it for $200

  • grayracer513

Posted September 16, 2014 - 01:22 PM

#5

In average condition, running, it would be worth about $1500.  It could cost $2500 to fix if you're unlucky.



  • LoonRider

Posted September 16, 2014 - 01:28 PM

#6

Not sure what it is but it almost looks like rust in the second picture? Or dirt which is just as bad. Plus the cracked rear fender and (what looks like) a bent left radiator. If you mention these things (which can lead you to believe he crashed pretty bad) maybe he'd bring it down.

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  • G-BRO

Posted September 16, 2014 - 01:39 PM

#7

If he will give YOU $2K and the bike it's an Ok deal.

  • Pooley

Posted September 16, 2014 - 04:18 PM

#8

Run like the wind.  That rod and cylinder look horrible, if the color in the pics is true.  The coloration would be caused by overheating, which you could probably look up to see how hot it got.  My WR 426, with around 15k miles of singletrack, but never raced, never bounced off the rev limiter regularly, and well taken care of looks brand new inside without any discoloration of the metal.  The blueing on the cranks is from the factory.  I think that bike was ridden hard, and put away wet far too many times.
 



  • jdhunt0

Posted September 16, 2014 - 05:04 PM

#9

If he will give YOU $2K and the bike it's an Ok deal.

 

lol.  Guess I'm going to walk.  If it's going to take ~$1500 to get it going and looking decent I'll just get another bike.



  • YZX

Posted September 16, 2014 - 05:17 PM

#10

If you keep looking, you can get a running one in poor shape for about 900 bucks.

  • grayracer513

Posted September 17, 2014 - 06:35 AM

#11

 That rod and cylinder look horrible, if the color in the pics is true.  The coloration would be caused by overheating, which you could probably look up to see how hot it got. 

 

I'll tell you exactly how the crank got that hot; the factory heated it up to ease the insertion of the crank pin. They're all like that brand new.



  • Pooley

Posted September 17, 2014 - 05:01 PM

#12

I'll tell you exactly how the crank got that hot; the factory heated it up to ease the insertion of the crank pin. They're all like that brand new.

The rod and the cylinder wall is what I was referring to.  The rod and cylinder wall of my WR looks just like the regular metal color.  No discoloration of any sort.  The color of the crank I know is from the factory.  Maybe the pics were just misleading to me.


Edited by Pooley, September 17, 2014 - 05:09 PM.


  • levi534

Posted September 21, 2014 - 12:23 PM

#13

i would look somewhere elns 







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