2003 Yz450

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  • jamesd10

Posted November 10, 2005 - 10:00 AM


I have a question. My wife is pregnant and I need to sell my 2003 YZ450 soon. I have posted on the classifieds here but was curious if anybody has any suggestions on the best way to sell.

The bike is very clean and has extras. I am located in the Tampa Bay area of FL.


  • grayracer513

Posted November 10, 2005 - 10:29 AM


If you have a local print copy of Cycle Trader ( http://www.cycletrader.com/ ), I've had better luck with that than online advertising.

  • jamesd10

Posted November 15, 2005 - 10:36 AM


Is this all the help I can get. I will sell the bike cheap you know kid coming and all.....The bike is in great shape. There is an ad in the classifieds :applause:

  • DPW

Posted November 15, 2005 - 10:53 AM


You need to post pics of the bike...new kid on the way than you must have a digtial camera. I would post an ad on the local Florida dirt bike sites. I have never had any luck with cycle trader printed or online...that might just be my luck. With the new re-ramped 2006 YZ450F hitting dealers any day it will be tough selling the old style 2003-05 450F. Just be patient it has taken me anywhere from one month to six months to sell a mx bike.

Good luck and congrats on the new family!

  • grayracer513

Posted November 15, 2005 - 11:46 AM


Is this all the help I can get.

Ordinarily, I'd come over with 25 people and stand in front front of all the grocery stores with 6 color flyers for you, but I'm a little busy this week. :applause:

  • dmoney2023

Posted November 15, 2005 - 11:47 AM


put it on ebay.
thrifty nickel ads.
you aren't going to get crap for it though. wait til spring.

  • kawirider

Posted November 15, 2005 - 02:16 PM


What is your price?

  • Slowmotion426

Posted November 15, 2005 - 02:20 PM


You can advertise for free at Iwanna.com :applause:

  • 642MX

Posted November 15, 2005 - 04:36 PM


Ordinarily, I'd come over with 25 people and stand in front front of all the grocery stores with 6 color flyers for you, but I'm a little busy this week. :p

:applause: :ride: :p I didn't know you had a sense of humor Gray. Thanks, I needed that, thats probably the funniest thing I've heard all day.

  • INJURY_69

Posted November 15, 2005 - 05:03 PM


Ordinarily, I'd come over with 25 people and stand in front front of all the grocery stores with 6 color flyers for you, but I'm a little busy this week. :applause:

Ha ha bike wiz with a sense of humor! you rock man!

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  • OHVrider

Posted November 15, 2005 - 07:26 PM


Good luck, I had my 2003 YZ450F up for sale for about a year (while I was riding it) when the green sticker laws changed as I wanted to get a 2002 model. Ended up buying a KTM for summer and riding the YZ during the winter as it just would not sell for enough.

I didn't feel like giving it away cause it was and is a great bike.

I'd try cycle trader, but there might be some much cheaper ones there. Also try local MX tracks, papers, etc.


  • jamesd10

Posted November 16, 2005 - 09:55 AM


Thanks for the help. The idea of sitting on it for year is not going to work. With a baby coming. I am also going to try and attach some photos. I can also e-mail them if anybody id interested

I am asking but $3000 but would consider all offers.

  • MichiganMXer

Posted November 17, 2005 - 09:39 PM


Go put it in front of your local parts store or chain it up to a telephone pole w/ your number.

Curb appeal man!!?!! Go get someone to drive by it on his way to work everyday, if he's got just an inkling of a rider in him he'll at least stop and take a look.

Plus you can tell him with a straight face that its the hardest hitting four stroke built.

And dude..$2999 not $3000. People think they're too smart for it but they're not. It still works.

  • jamesd10

Posted November 18, 2005 - 07:36 AM


Well chaining it to a tree is not a good idea. I dont have insurance on it and dont want is stolen.

I am going to check with some local shops and see if I can sit it there.

Thanks for the help.

  • Johno33772

Posted November 18, 2005 - 07:09 PM


Just bought a mint 03 loaded for $2800-00 There are some very competitively priced bikes out there. You may need to come down in $$ to move it fast. The guy I bought from wanted $3400 & had it on the market for a long time. He jumped at $2800 cash.
Good luck

  • DPW

Posted November 18, 2005 - 07:21 PM


Bike demand must be a bit different in Cali than the rest of the states.

I can't imagine paying over $4 for any '03 dirt bike, but that's just me.

  • jamesd10

Posted December 01, 2005 - 09:55 AM


Hey guys I am going to check with a couple more dealers around the area about sitting it there. But if anybody is interested I am very motivated. Bills, holidays, and baby....Oh crap wheres the beer...........

  • Reyndogg

Posted December 01, 2005 - 10:52 AM


I just mentioned selling my 03 yz a few weeks ago and had two offers in less than a week for what i was gonna ask for it - just from people talking about it i guess. It helps, that both guys know me and see me out riding all the time, and they knew all i had done to it and how well i take care of it. It's funny my 03 gets mistaken for an 04 or 05 (even though its obvious to anyone that knows the differences) with over 200hrs on it.

  • DPW

Posted December 01, 2005 - 11:27 AM



If you know anybody that needs a '05 YZ450F...

  • Reyndogg

Posted December 01, 2005 - 11:27 AM


ahh i guess you wouldnt need that anymore huh?

how many parts did you farm off of it? :applause:

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