2002 Yzf 426 $2,995


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  • ysr04

Posted June 07, 2005 - 11:03 PM

#1

Thinking of buying an 02 YZF 426 at a dealership, they will not budge on the $2,995 price tag. The bodywork is complete but ragged out, mechanicly seems sound but who knows once I roll it out of the shop. Is this a decent price? The bike looks like it has been around the block a few times.

What are everyones thoughts?

  • Slowmotion426

Posted June 07, 2005 - 11:06 PM

#2

Check the value at kbb.com. Then take into consideration the shape of the body. If you don't think it's worth it, move on.

  • grayracer513

Posted June 07, 2005 - 11:25 PM

#3

You should be able to find a clean one that's been kept up for that. Shop private sellers. Dealers can't sell used bikes for realistic market prices.

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  • MotoGoalie

Posted June 08, 2005 - 06:15 AM

#4

Thinking of buying an 02 YZF 426 at a dealership, they will not budge on the $2,995 price tag. The bodywork is complete but ragged out, mechanicly seems sound but who knows once I roll it out of the shop. Is this a decent price? The bike looks like it has been around the block a few times.

What are everyones thoughts?


It's not scientific but its reasonable to assume that if the outside of the bike was treated like ass, the inside (air filter cleaning, oil changes, valve adjustments etc) might be treated similarly.

Even if this bike was only 2k, it may be ready to blow out everything so I'd move on.

  • Ga426owner

Posted June 08, 2005 - 06:54 AM

#5

Dealers usually are a lot higher than private sellers for used DirtBikes -
A least you can meet the private seller - determine if he/she takes care of their bikes - and usually negotiate.... :)

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  • Vibeguy

Posted June 08, 2005 - 06:55 AM

#6

I agree with Motogaolie, I was looking on e-bay last night and there seemed to be a decent, low hours 426 for sale, my advice is to shop around and don't get in a hurry to buy.

As a side note I tried to sell my low hours (<15 now) immaculate 02 426 on TT for a few months at $3500 and didn't even get a bite. I've decided to keep it rather than give it away.

Get a good one and you won't be sorry, they are a great bike.

  • DOGGaTTR

Posted June 08, 2005 - 07:25 AM

#7

Sounds like your in a hurry I know how you feel I was too when I decided to buy, but look around,good things come to those who look around,also go with that gut feeling,if it don't feel right don't buy it,when I found what I the one I wanted, at the time there was another one just like it down the road for $200.00 less but It just didn't feel right.So far the one I bought has been flawless.
See what I'm saying?
I also agree if it looks bad it may have not been taken care of.

  • 2001YZF426Rider

Posted June 08, 2005 - 04:26 PM

#8

Dont get it, if it looks beaten to you then why would you want to get it? Wait and keep looking!

  • ysr04

Posted June 10, 2005 - 09:15 AM

#9

Yep, I have put this bike in the back of my mind, way in the back for that matter. I'm not real impressed with the dealership either. While looking at other bikes I got the impression that they could care less if they really sold one. It's amazing that dealership owners will put their livelyhood in the hands of these 20 something kids that could care less if their business sinks or swims, I have seen it elsewhere as well.

  • cpeters042

Posted June 13, 2005 - 03:03 AM

#10

I have a 2002 that is in mint condition with low hours that I would sell you for the same price. Let me know if you are interested I can send pics.

  • don319

Posted June 13, 2005 - 05:28 AM

#11

I have a mint 2000 YZ 426, set up for woods riding. Clarke tank and some other extras. Looking to get $2500. If interested, let me know.





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