Apache Yamaha

My brother is planning on making a purchase tomorrow. He's looking at an '08 yz450f. Here's the link- http://www.cycletrader.com/find/listing/2008-YAMAHA-YZ450F-95394529 Doesn't this seem cheap for a dealer? It's 800 below book. What should I look for when we are looking at it tomorrow? Input appreciated. :moon:

Looks pretty cheap from a dealer - good price for an '08. Get it and go rip a track.

My brother is planning on making a purchase tomorrow. He's looking at an '08 yz450f. Here's the link- http://www.cycletrader.com/find/listing/2008-YAMAHA-YZ450F-95394529 Doesn't this seem cheap for a dealer? It's 800 below book. What should I look for when we are looking at it tomorrow? Input appreciated. :moon:

Be careful!

Many of the bikes were traded in that were raced hard. I know for a fact. How many hours? ect. Be careful!

That bike looks great, Give him 3000.00 and go have some fun! Just make sure it starts before you buy.LOL

make sure it has a title it is arizona lol....

Does it have an hour meter? When was the engine last freshened up? Is there proof?

It could have 200 hours on it and never been opened, therefore needing $1,000 worth of work on day one.

The clutch and ignition covers look pretty worn. Although the clutch cover looks like it has been sanded, the ignition cover still looks quite worn (my 08 ignition cover looks better with 100 hours). If they are a good dealer, they should stand behind that bike if there are any mechanical issues in the first few months, although most dealers don't have any warranty on used bikes.

He ended up buying it, but I told him and the salesman straight forward that if it was me interested, I would walk away. I think the last owner started to sand down the clutch cover and then halfway through he realized that it wasn't as easy as he thought, and then he left it alone. The bike does have a ton of compression, I have to put most of my weight (165 lbs.) on the lever with my hand and it barely budged. But who knows, I have no experience with 4t bikes. Ill snatch a pic of it real quick for yall.

The quality of my htc phone camer is not the greatest, sorry.

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congrats looks good! I like the graphics...need a new seat though...

Nice bike stand, just wait till the wife is on the side of the road wondering where the spare is. Like the graphics, those are the ones Im going to put on in spring. What happened to the stock seat anyway?

What happened to the stock seat anyway?
How do you know it isn't a question of what happened to the stock plastics?

I think it used to be white, and the orig. owner changed the plastics.

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