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  • dmaricle

Posted December 25, 2008 - 11:23 PM


first off hello to all im new here and just wanter to intro myself my name is dylan i am 22 and i have been riding for about 17 years.
ok i just sold my 05 kx250f and planned on going a bit without a bike well that did not last i found a 98 yz400f for 700 bucks all it needs is new tires it runs like a champ. my question is, is this a good price for this bike and is this a reliable bike? thanks all.

  • DeeCee

Posted December 26, 2008 - 04:57 AM


I have a 98 YZ400f which I use for desert riding. Great bike, very reliable. Just make sure you give it regular tlc and it will serve you well.

  • dmaricle

Posted December 26, 2008 - 07:51 AM


thanks, oh and will any yzf fender fit it? front fender.

  • 1998YZ400F

Posted December 26, 2008 - 10:24 AM


you got a pretty good deal i would say. these bikes will run forever. hows it compare to your 250f? im not sure about the fender thing. i would do a search on here, im sure its been covered

  • DeeCee

Posted December 26, 2008 - 06:16 PM


I believe a 426 fender will fit OK but am not sure about a 450 fender. If you cannot find an answer in the posts, go to the TT shop and look up the plastics section. You will see from the catalogues which fenders fit which models.

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  • dmaricle

Posted December 26, 2008 - 08:43 PM


well my first actuall big day to really ride it will be tomorrow so i will know the power difference then. and i found a crf front fender today and it bolted on fairly easily and tonight we put new tires all the way around. hope it runs good tomorrow.

  • dmaricle

Posted December 28, 2008 - 08:31 AM


well i got a nice ride in and the power difference is major i love the 400. it ran great but the master link broke at the end of the day.

  • 400ex38317

Posted December 30, 2008 - 02:12 AM


Glad you like your 400. The only problem I had with mine was that I toasted the CDI somehow... Not the cheapest fix. Other than that PERFECT! I believe all yzf fenders fit.

  • dmaricle

Posted December 30, 2008 - 07:59 PM


Glad you like your 400. The only problem I had with mine was that I toasted the CDI somehow... Not the cheapest fix. Other than that PERFECT! I believe all yzf fenders fit.

i hope that dont happen, but so far so good. it will be back going tomorrow i am getting a new master link after work

  • GENE426

Posted December 30, 2008 - 08:03 PM


I think the front fender will fit from all years
Good bike as long as the oil was changed
Welcome back

  • dmaricle

Posted January 04, 2009 - 04:21 PM


thanks yea the oil and filter looked great. it runs awesome i did crash it on friday i was out with a group if riders and we were headed down a dirtroad and everyone pulled over to the edge and i was riding a wheelie coming up to them and i was in like 4th when all of a sudden a bike pulled out in front of me. i had to lay it down to keep from killin him. the bike and i are fine thank god for gear. my gear caught hell and so did my elbow and hip but it could of been way way worse.

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