Looking at picking up a bike for the summer so far heres what ive found in my price range([HTML_REMOVED]2500)
03 Yamaha YZ250, Broken Kickstart shaft(common problem), Rebuilt top and bottom end with receipts. $1900
01 Yamaha YZ426F good to go, $2000obo
02 Kawasaki KX250, Hub needs rebuild, needs a chain. $2300
98 Yamaha YZ250, Rebuilt top and bottom end, suspension. $2600(firm)
Leaning towards the KX250 or the YZF426. Not a big 4 stroke fan because of the maintenance that goes with them (especially Yamaha) Friend of mine has a YZF450 and I cant count how many times hes done valve adjustments or changed the oil before rides, he even thinks he spends more time fixing it then riding it. The 03 YZ250 would be fine except in 02 Yamaha changed to a small diameter kickstart shaft which is a common fail point, usually they crack the crank case cover when they go, $200-$400 in parts. :damn: I like Yamaha, I just cant afford a fancy new one.
the Kawasaki seems solid, the only problem is getting parts for it takes forever if they arent in stock.
Is shit cheaper on the mainland? Might be worth the ferry ride to buy something over there.