Yz 426

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  • bloodline

Posted April 13, 2009 - 03:23 PM


I have an opportunity to purchase one for a very attractive price from a friend of friend. I don't know squat about it and I would basically be buying it to resell. The bike is mechanically sound and has never been apart. Runs great. Anything I should look out for? Is the 426 a turd that nobody will want? Is it a great bike with a decent demand for them? Tell me where I stand. Honestly.

And what is an average price for a used 426 in great shape?

  • keegan1014

Posted April 13, 2009 - 04:51 PM


I paid 1200 for an 2001 in good shape
normal scrapes on plastic and plenty of spair parts

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  • bloodline

Posted April 13, 2009 - 05:40 PM


Thanks. That's what I'm looking for.

  • BASSic

Posted April 13, 2009 - 06:27 PM


Just over a year ago, I paid $1700 for a 2001 YZ426 in excellent condition. I put more hours on it in the past year than the previous owner did since he bought it in 2001.

They are great bikes for trail riding or play riding. They are a bit too heavy for competitive use as they don't stand much of a chance against the newer and lighter bikes. I love my 426, it's just a hell of a workout to ride it. This brings to mind an interesting experience on a soft sloppy MX track - after one lap on my 426 I was physically exhausted and in pain, while kiddies on 250 thumpers were buzzing past me.

  • TeamTech

Posted April 14, 2009 - 06:18 AM


after one lap on my 426 I was physically exhausted and in pain, while kiddies on 250 thumpers were buzzing past me.

hahaha...I do believe we have all been there.

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