YZ400F, Thanks

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  • Rider4Life2413

Posted July 11, 2002 - 10:42 PM


Hello, I live in Illinios (NW) and my local shop has a 99 yz400f for sale. www.hammertime.com (goto used bikes, you'll see it.) Anywho, Is it wrong if i ask them to let me test ride it? What things should i check out on the bike before the purchase? They are asking 3500... is this a bit high? I know i can talk him down if its to high since the 03's are comming out soon. Thanks guys jsut for taking time and reading this and tell me what you think.

  • FOX426

Posted July 12, 2002 - 02:25 AM


Most shops do not allow test rides for off road bikes. I have seen some with a small oval tracks for such but as a general rule most do not. $3500 is too high in my opinion. I'm not sure what the market price is showing right now but I would think more around 2800 to 3000. Good luck.

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  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 12, 2002 - 02:42 AM


Kelly Blue book shows 3800 for retail sale and 2600 for Trade-in

Concider this, the bike was probably a trade in. so the dealer most likly gave the 2000 to 2600 for the bike.

I think its to high, I agree with the price range Fox stated.

Things to ask for look for. Thats tuff one to answer this early in the mornig and no coffee in me..

  • CyPrice

Posted July 12, 2002 - 04:34 AM


2001 426 are going for about 3500-3900 out of the paper in these parts and yamaha is real popular around here. That certainly is not even a decent deal. I dont think the dealer is a good place to buy used bikes. Try cycle trader or your local paper and you will get a much better deal.

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