First time buyer: good deal for a 2015 yz250f?

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3/3/2018 12:57 PM

Found this bike about an hour and a half away from me, it is located right near the tracks I usually ride. I've been texting the seller and he says it has approx 25 hours (based on the covers and the oem shock sticker i think i believe him) he is the second owner and it has only been trail ridden, waiting on him to send me a video of it being kicked and running. Asking $3700 hoping i can get him down a few. all stock except for the sprocket.

It will be my first time buying a bike on my own so any input from you fella's who have sold and bought many bikes let me know what you think.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/snw/d/2015-yz250f/6496692710.html

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

3/3/2018 1:08 PM

Little steep. 3-32 would be better. No ways its only been trail ridden with those graphics and numbers. Have him hook a yamaha tuner to it to show hours. Dealer will do it. Confirm the hours before buying

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3/3/2018 2:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/3/2018 2:13 PM

Yea the gytr tuner will tell the tale. Hook it right up. It’ll tell you the hours.

I’d want better lighting and closer up shots. But looks clean in the pics. Can’t tell until your close enough to kick the tire.

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GP740
Since 1987

3/3/2018 3:24 PM

The tuner can be reset so hours may not be accurate. Used 250fs are a huge gamble. If you gave him $3000 he would be doing good. Be careful.

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3/3/2018 3:49 PM

Would I have better luck looking for a different bike? I’ve been looking specifically for 15-16 Yamaha’s because of the spring forks and the shift stop and water pump problems they had in 14. I’ve looked at RMZs but the airforks seem annoying. 2014 Honda’s have also been on my radar.

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

3/3/2018 4:05 PM

Yamahas are great, im just saying any 250f in general is a gamble. 15-16 yamis are great bikes. We had a 15 and my son currently rides a 2016. If i bought a used one id be thinking about a rod and piston for peace of mind. Not a big deal tho If you do the work yourself. We just did my sons bottom to top and it wasnt as bad as you might think.

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3/3/2018 11:55 PM

Down to 3.3k. Got a video of it after a cold start, sounds crisp, Spits some filames and Back fires when you twist and let off the throttle. Should I just be patient and keep looking?

I really appreciate the input so far!

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

3/4/2018 5:38 AM

whats a gytr tuner going to tell you? the hours on it a reset able.

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3/4/2018 5:41 AM

GregDVT wrote:

Down to 3.3k. Got a video of it after a cold start, sounds crisp, Spits some filames and Back fires when you twist and let off the throttle. Should I just be patient and keep looking?

I really appreciate the input so far!

Sounds like it’s running lean. I’d ask if it has had any work done to the engine or the fuel maps modified.

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

3/4/2018 6:58 AM

GregDVT wrote:

Found this bike about an hour and a half away from me, it is located right near the tracks I usually ride. I've been texting the seller and he says it has approx 25 hours (based on the covers and the oem shock sticker i think i believe him) he is the second owner and it has only been trail ridden, waiting on him to send me a video of it being kicked and running. Asking $3700 hoping i can get him down a few. all stock except for the sprocket.

It will be my first time buying a bike on my own so any input from you fella's who have sold and bought many bikes let me know what you think.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/snw/d/2015-yz250f/6496692710.html

Use the ,$3500, buy a new leftover bike,. Finance $2500. Pay it off in a year.

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3/4/2018 7:07 AM

If you can get it for $3,000 it would be a good deal. The problem is that, if it needs a top end soon you’re looking at $1,000-$1,500 depending on who does it. If it needs a full rebuild it could be almost $2000. But if you’re lucky, you could also run it for another 50 hours then rebuild it. As people said above it’s just a gamble...

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3/4/2018 8:09 AM

GregDVT wrote:

Found this bike about an hour and a half away from me, it is located right near the tracks I usually ride. I've been texting the seller and he says it has approx 25 hours (based on the covers and the oem shock sticker i think i believe him) he is the second owner and it has only been trail ridden, waiting on him to send me a video of it being kicked and running. Asking $3700 hoping i can get him down a few. all stock except for the sprocket.

It will be my first time buying a bike on my own so any input from you fella's who have sold and bought many bikes let me know what you think.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/snw/d/2015-yz250f/6496692710.html

mxb2 wrote:

Use the ,$3500, buy a new leftover bike,. Finance $2500. Pay it off in a year.

I agree go get a left crf, kx or rmz for 5500 out the door.

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3/4/2018 8:41 AM

I sold my 2016 YZ250F with 50 hours a month ago for $4,000.

They are know as one of the most reliable 250F's so they hold there value well.

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Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Specialized Fuse Comp 29.

Sold: 2016 YZ250F, 2012 CRF250R

3/4/2018 12:54 PM

sold mine for 3700 with 50 hrs. it was rock solid. no issues but I had some things switched. at 35hrs. carillio rod je piston. everything was still in spec and looked brand new. besides the gamble I would ride one 1st.

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3/4/2018 4:11 PM

How about a 16 Anniversary Edition with less than an hour for 5000.00. It's a garage queen.

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