yz 426 Deal or no deal.

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  • mad99horizon

Posted December 08, 2006 - 07:17 AM


I know how cheesey, but looking for some guidance. I am looking at puchasing a 2000 yz 426 locally and not sure if what he is asking ($2000) is reasonable or a good deal. Appears that the fluids were just changed and the valves replaced professionaly. Other then that the bike seems to run good, not much for extras.

Dang Snow.

  • moto2000

Posted December 08, 2006 - 08:07 AM


Sent ya a PM bud.:worthy:

  • King_Air

Posted December 08, 2006 - 10:21 AM


I paid $2300 for my 2000 model in 2005. This bike was in great shape and I knew the operator. Depending on condition, $ 2000 doesn't seem unreasonable imo.

  • Kyle Prior

Posted December 08, 2006 - 10:46 PM


I paid $1700 for mine 6 months ago, but have later found that it did have a ton of hours, and have since had to rebuild the motor. I still stnad by the fact that I got a great deal, with a pretty much brand new motor 426 for $2300 after the rebuild costs.

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  • fritzelman

Posted December 09, 2006 - 03:35 PM


Jeez, sounds like I got a little screwed when I bought mine. I ended up throwing out 2600 on my 02 426. But on the other hand everything is expensive because of my location. The nearest major city is a 3 hour drive.

  • slammmin72

Posted December 09, 2006 - 06:30 PM


i payed 2600 for my 02', it was/is in awesome shape, bought it from my neighbor down the street who owns a mechanics shop, it had all the nice A/M parts on it already... ASV levers, handguards, new forkseals, S/S oil filter, new top end and valve adjustment, skidplates, also came wiht a new FMF Q series pipe and a WB E series exhaust, adn a few other things im sure im forgetting. be careful wiht the 00', if i remember correctly the 00' had a problem wiht the "keyed shaft breaking off on the clutch side (i htink it was the 00) and right after 01, and 02 they went to a splined shaft..can someone confirm this? GrayRacer? (<- i know he knows....)

  • mad99horizon

Posted December 09, 2006 - 06:51 PM


Interesting, I went out to look at the bike with my friend whom used to work at a yamaha dealer. Found several thngs wrong 1 a small crack in the head where the coolant retrun line came in, a bad gasket around the jug and clutch side, both radiators where pushed in. Best of all he wasn't going to budge on his 2 grand.

  • kid on a 426

Posted December 10, 2006 - 01:29 PM


Whoa it sucks to live in Cali. a 2002 426 will go for $400-500 dollars more than a 2003 or 2004 450 cuz the dam green sticker thing. I paid $3000 for my nearly new 426. If it has had the valves replaced on 2000 than there are some SERIOUS hours on that bike. Stainless Valves on the 2000 last a LOOONG time.

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