YZ400f


8 replies to this topic
  • andyrm8

Posted March 28, 2009 - 06:47 PM

#1

Do you guys think a YZ400f would be to fast for a 13 year stepping off a 2003 RM125.Also is the 400f a good motocross bike?

  • FinchFan194

Posted March 28, 2009 - 06:51 PM

#2

That thing is going to feel like a tank to a 13 y/o compared to a 125. Whats his height and weight?

  • andyrm8

Posted March 28, 2009 - 07:09 PM

#3

He's about 5'4 and 170pds,he cam throw that 124 around pretty good though

  • FinchFan194

Posted March 28, 2009 - 08:13 PM

#4

at 170 pounds the bike shouldn't be too bad for him sounds like a big strong kid his height I guess doesn't matter since he is already on a full size bike.

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  • andyrm8

Posted March 28, 2009 - 08:34 PM

#5

ha hes just kinda chubby lol

  • FinchFan194

Posted March 28, 2009 - 08:36 PM

#6

ha hes just kinda chubby lol


Ya thats not what I meant. . .if I were you I would be more concerned about a bike only worth 1200-1500 blowing up after you buy it and having to do a 2000 dollar rebuild. I would stay away from any four stroke over 5 years old as it costs more to fix them than they are worth.

  • andyrm8

Posted March 28, 2009 - 09:38 PM

#7

ya i know,and ya thanks ill keep looking around for a 250f if the 400 isnt in good cond

  • Deathdeelr

Posted March 30, 2009 - 05:58 AM

#8

Ya thats not what I meant. . .if I were you I would be more concerned about a bike only worth 1200-1500 blowing up after you buy it and having to do a 2000 dollar rebuild. I would stay away from any four stroke over 5 years old as it costs more to fix them than they are worth.


On the money. $1400 to get it, $2000 to reburbish it. Now keep in mind I now have a brand new 1999 YZ400F and my reasons are my own as to why I spent the money; however I'm not going to be racing it. Except for trail time, she might MIGHT see some pavement. Probably never a groomed track or competition. For competitive motorcross I would agree and put the money towards a much newer bike with a lot less headaches.

  • gbalias

Posted March 30, 2009 - 10:15 AM

#9

then again, wouldnt be a bad idea to go with something inexpensive in the even he doesnt like the switch.

the 400/426 are pretty reliable. so if the maintenance is good, i dont think that should be an issue.





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