Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Serenity Now

YZ426/450 for sale in NC.. Am I asking too much?

16 posts in this topic

This is my 3rd YZ (plus 1 WR) and I absolutely love it and hate to get rid of it, but I just bought a KTM520exc and can't afford to keep both. I've got a TON of extras and over $2500 in engine upgrades plus receipts on my YZ and thought my asking price would be a great deal. I listed it for sale a couple weeks ago for $3300obo and have only had a few calls. The bike wasn't wrecked or had the engine blown or anything like that. The upgrades were done to turn it into a race machine and it has very low hours and runs and looks great. Awesome bike for the next owner. What do you think? :D

Recent $$ upgrades/extras $$: (well over $3000+)

-Thumper Racing 450 kit. Motor redone by Central Cycle in Baltimore (professional race builders)

including porting and polishing head, valves, piston, sleeve, cams, cam chain, etc..

-Magura hydraulic clutch

-Full Race tech suspension front and rear $$

-Steahly flywheel

-Renthal bars

-Thunder Alley full exhaust

-Zip-Ty hot start

-new front and rear sprockets

-new o-ring chain

-SDG seat

-New Graphic set

-new front shock seals

-new stainless steel front and rear wheel bearings as well as linkage and rear shock bearings

-recent front and rear brake pads

-Properly rejetted carb when pipe was added

-Frame guards

-Aluminum disc guard

-Aluminum chain guide

-Front Tire is new

-Rear Tire has about 90% tread

pics and more info here: http://home.earthlink.net/~tonic750/id21.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well while we're at it, am i asking too much for my 04 wr450? 1600 mi. in pristine condition and has been yz'ed(starter,battery and all the other useless crap removed),20 lbs less than stock. new tires,brake pads and rotors,chain-sprockets, new 05 yz tank-seat-plastics-airbox-exhaust,renthal bars,ride engineering stainless brakeline,boyesen water pump and ap cover,rebuilt forks, new .46's(set up for sub-tanks) and 03 kayaba factory support shock, new 5.6 -both set up for HS/GNCC,steahly +8 flywheel, evans NPG-R,devol rad and frame gaurds,works connection rad braces,and probly more stuff i can't remember! comes with many spare parts,still has headlight with yz rear fender(wr tailight and fender comes with,along with many spare parts. so is $3800 too much :D wanna trade serenity?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont think either bike is overpriced.

The problem is the financing. Yamaha is offering deals. Most folks look at the monthly payment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the input. NCMountainman.... send me a pm or email me at tonic750@earthlink.net if you want to consider a trade. Just curious as to why you are selling. Not sure I can afford to keep 2 bikes (KTM and YZ or WR) but maybe we can work something out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most riders are not very good mechanics. Most riders are weary of buying a used 4-stroke, fearing buying someone else's problem. Now, factor in heavily modified race bikes, and the average Joe is terrified. When you say, "I did a top end", they hear "I blew it up", when you say, "I just checked the valves and they were all fine", they hear "the valves need to be replaced", when you say "It has about 50 hours on it" they hear "It might have one last ride in it". We all know that spending a fortune on a bike rarely makes it worth any more. When I sell a bike I put the stock exhaust back on, stock clamps, bars (I've actually seen them say "Wow the bars haven't even been bent), take all numbers off, put the stock seat on and try to return it to as stock looking as possible. It will sell faster, easier and often at more. Save all the goodies for your next bike, or sell it on Ebay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got a buddy who just picked up a 2000 WR400 with about 200 miles on it for $2500 on ebay,,, had to pay $700 to ship it though.. Bike is super clean..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i just picked up my '03 yz450f in MINT, PERFECT condition.. race tech 'ed, ironman'ed, applied upper/lower triple clamps, new d756's ,..etc... for 3k ..just for your reference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks for the input. NCMountainman.... send me a pm or email me at tonic750@earthlink.net if you want to consider a trade. Just curious as to why you are selling. Not sure I can afford to keep 2 bikes (KTM and YZ or WR) but maybe we can work something out?

well i ran that scenario past the wife and she reminded me that the agreement was if i got my 05 yz the wr was to SELL!!! sorry :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been there done that.......

extras do not add value to MX bikes..... :D

Strip them back to stock or as close as you can and sell the extras on here or Ebay.....or to your buddies...you will recoup more of your out of pocket cost this way.....the parts will sell...just takes time :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Been there done that.......

extras do not add value to MX bikes..... :D

:

So true.

A used 4 stroke in my eyes is a potential mechanical money pit. I think that's the way all these bikes will eventually play out. Once a used bike blows itself up, its only good for parts. Thus any extras on a used bike mean absolutely nothing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the input. I know I should convert it back to "near stock", but it runs so perfectly right now I hate to change anything. I have it in cycletrader for 3 weeks and if it doesn't sell I'll start selling some parts. Here's some of my potential parts list if anyone wants to check back with me in 3 weeks or so with offers :-)

-Magura hydraulic clutch

-Full Race tech suspension front and rear $$

-Steahly flywheel

-Renthal bars

-Thunder Alley full exhaust

-Zip-Ty hot start

-new front and rear sprockets

-new o-ring chain

-SDG seat

-New Graphic set

-new front shock seals

-new stainless steel front and rear wheel bearings as well as linkage and rear shock bearings

-recent front and rear brake pads

-Properly rejetted carb when pipe was added

-Frame guards

-Aluminum disc guard

-Aluminum chain guide

-Front Tire is new

-Rear Tire has about 90% tread

-Extra front and rear tires with 90% tread

-Sidestand

-5 gallons of oil

-6 oil filters

-boots, chest protector , etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if it makes your feel better, but prob won't, I got my 01 426 for 2500 in 2004 and it was mint. I know nothing was done cause it was all still original and you could see that none of the bolts were touched.

aftermarket goodies pay for themselves when your ridding, not reselling.

Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
if it makes your feel better, but prob won't, I got my 01 426 for 2500 in 2004 and it was mint. I know nothing was done cause it was all still original and you could see that none of the bolts were touched.

aftermarket goodies pay for themselves when your ridding, not reselling.

Good luck

well if you were selling it to someone who wanted the extra crap and would probly put it on himself anyhow, than its a heck of a deal. most of these upgrades are an improvement over stock,the condition of the bike(whether its been thrashed or not) can be judged when test ridden. just because its been modified is nothing to be afraid of;i'd be more afraid of someone taking the performance parts off and putting all the new looking stock crap back on. people that take the time and money to modify,take much better care of thier bikes as far as i'm concerned :banghead:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it sells as soon as you advertise it then it is either too cheap or at the right price.

If it takes a few weeks to sell could be the right price.

If it takes months to sell then it could be you are asking too much..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I dont think either bike is overpriced.

The problem is the financing. Yamaha is offering deals. Most folks look at the monthly payment.

This is what I think also. It's too easy to get a new bike (if you've got good credit) with nothing down and deferred payments. Just sign some papers and take it home with low payments. I know, i've done it many times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0