yz400 weight?


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  • Cavi

Posted March 12, 2009 - 07:31 AM

#1

okay, I currently own a 2001 yz250f as my second bike and I have the oppertunity to aquire a 99 yz400f that hasa CA plate for the same price as I could sell my 250. I would love to have the plate, but my concern is how much heavier is the 400 than the 250? How is the power on the 400, is it smooth or does it have a hard hit? is the suspension on the 400 the same as the 250?
Any info would be appreciated

  • rdefonce

Posted March 12, 2009 - 08:44 AM

#2

okay, I currently own a 2001 yz250f as my second bike and I have the oppertunity to aquire a 99 yz400f that hasa CA plate for the same price as I could sell my 250. I would love to have the plate, but my concern is how much heavier is the 400 than the 250? How is the power on the 400, is it smooth or does it have a hard hit? is the suspension on the 400 the same as the 250?
Any info would be appreciated


I bought a '99 400F new in '99, and just sold it late last year.
It's definitely heavier than your 250F, but I never had any issues with feeling too much weight while riding it. Mostly I felt it when lifting it onto a stand!

Power, good and strong throughout powerband, fairly quick revving but linear.

Suspension not sure if the same as 250 but it also was good in stock form. Back in its day it was one of best stock suspensions available.

Now I have an '08 450F, which is different than my '99 but I can still feel the connection between the two bikes.
I believe this; a fast rider on the old '99 will beat an average rider on the '08, it's that good of a bike!

  • Cavi

Posted March 12, 2009 - 09:55 AM

#3

yeah, that is kind of what I was thinking. My main bike is a ktm340, a 250 bored and stroked, it is a great bike, the YZ is the backup bike, but the plate on the 400 would deffinitly make my life easier at times, and as time rolls along plated bikes in CA will be more and more valuable as we are loosing riding area faster than you could believe

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  • rdefonce

Posted March 13, 2009 - 06:07 AM

#4

yeah, that is kind of what I was thinking. My main bike is a ktm340, a 250 bored and stroked, it is a great bike, the YZ is the backup bike, but the plate on the 400 would deffinitly make my life easier at times, and as time rolls along plated bikes in CA will be more and more valuable as we are loosing riding area faster than you could believe


I believe it.:-o
yes, having a bike to connect riding areas is a big plus. Our national forest here in northern Ozarks (Mark Twain Ntl Forest, south of St. Louis) is similar; a plated bike works much better!

  • jjj109

Posted March 13, 2009 - 06:29 AM

#5

okay, I currently own a 2001 yz250f as my second bike and I have the oppertunity to aquire a 99 yz400f that hasa CA plate for the same price as I could sell my 250. I would love to have the plate, but my concern is how much heavier is the 400 than the 250? How is the power on the 400, is it smooth or does it have a hard hit? is the suspension on the 400 the same as the 250?
Any info would be appreciated


Its a heavy bike. My 2001 yz426f was around 249lbs or 250lbs something like that. When I bought my 2003 yz450f they dropped like 17 or 18 pounds so it was a pretty big difference. I think the 400 is going to be close to the 426. hope thats helps

  • 400f mech

Posted March 13, 2009 - 08:44 AM

#6

i got a 98 yz400f, you really dont knotice that its a 250lb bike. definatly has the power to do whatever you wish to do. would make a great trail bike for you





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