Good Deal?

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  • fmx dude

Posted March 21, 2005 - 12:18 PM


One of my buddies has a 03 426 very sweet.
garage kept doesn't ride much but when he does he doesn't ride hard.
he's asking 2 grand.should i buy? :)

i'm thinking yes

  • MichiganMXer

Posted March 21, 2005 - 12:32 PM


Do you mean an 03 450 or 02 426. I hope thats your mistake and not his.

$2000 sounds good either way. Both are great bikes, ask him what kind of maintenance the guys done on it.

Theres some good posts about how to look at used bike and what to look for.

Good luck.

  • Motoman_AZ

Posted March 21, 2005 - 04:04 PM


Take a good look at it, take it for a ride around the block..... then jump all over that deal!!

Here's the Kelly Blue book on the two possibilities....

2002 Yamaha YZ426F
Suggested Retail Value $3775
2003 Yamaha YZ450F

Suggested Retail Value $4260

Sounds like a sweet deal if the bikes in good shape! :)

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  • fmx dude

Posted March 22, 2005 - 03:08 PM


another question.Other than the engine what is the diff between the 426 and 450?

  • mayday

Posted March 22, 2005 - 04:01 PM


NADA except for the 24 more cc's.

  • 150 Fuelie

Posted March 22, 2005 - 04:30 PM


There's more than simply 24 cc's; 1 less gear and it's more refined. But I highly doubt you can get a 450 for anywhere near that price.

  • revolucien

Posted March 22, 2005 - 05:33 PM


lower weight
auto decompression
lowered center of gravity
smaller gas tank
different plastics
probably a couple more goodies

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