Buying used: what would you buy?

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5/18/2018 12:06 PM

I’m in a debacle. I’m looking to purchases a used 250f. Scary I know. The two bikes I’ve narrowed it down too are a 2017 ktm 250sxf with 23 hours on it, was raced a few times but maintained well. The other is a 2016 yz250f with unknown hours but estimated by the owner to be around 40-50 (I’ve seen the Yamaha rider ride and he isn’t riding on the top end so I’m ok with the hours) Both bikes are stock. The ktm is priced at $5300 and the Yamaha at $4000. Both run and were kept up on with general maintenance. Based one experience and price, what would you go with and why?

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5/18/2018 12:14 PM

Neither, i wd buy a new leftover kawy for $5k. 2018 250f.

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5/18/2018 12:15 PM

You should rescue a cat from your local animal shelter.

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5/18/2018 12:18 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Neither, i wd buy a new leftover kawy for $5k. 2018 250f.

This.

Or go buy a used yz250

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
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2005 KX250F

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5/18/2018 12:29 PM

I would go with the KTM. The motors seem to hold up really well (I've got around 60 hours on mine with no issue...ridden hard).

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5/18/2018 1:22 PM

I believe the YZ450Fs are super dependable, but not sure the 250F has quite as a good a reputation. I would buy a 250 2 stroke too if it were me, would cost less and buying used is not nearly as scary, more power and much cheaper to maintain over the long haul.... 06 or newer YZ 250 has the sweet SSS suspension, great power band and seem to be very reliable.

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5/18/2018 1:47 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Neither, i wd buy a new leftover kawy for $5k. 2018 250f.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

This.

Or go buy a used yz250

I bought a 2015 YZ250 a few months ago for 3800.sold it already. I missed the 4 stroke life also I’m a pansy and couldn’t handle it haha two strokes are awesome just not the bike for me right now

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5/18/2018 1:48 PM

I just bought a 16 Yz250f with 50 hours and the frame was cracked so check for that lol. Yamaha warrantied it and I’ve put 15 hours on it in the last three weeks with no issues. Also had a fresh topend before I bought. Absolutely love the bike.

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5/18/2018 1:50 PM

Moto520 wrote:

I would go with the KTM. The motors seem to hold up really well (I've got around 60 hours on mine with no issue...ridden ...more

That’s the way I’m leaning. Cost a bit more but the electric start and air forks sound like a nice luxury to have. Plus the low hours gives me peace of mind

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5/18/2018 2:18 PM

Moto520 wrote:

I would go with the KTM. The motors seem to hold up really well (I've got around 60 hours on mine with no issue...ridden ...more

Michael_Stanley wrote:

That’s the way I’m leaning. Cost a bit more but the electric start and air forks sound like a nice luxury to have. Plus the ...more

Why buy used, when you can buy a new current bike for less money. The ktm is almost 2 years old already. Used 250f. Rollin the dice. Zero hrs on a new bike is peace of mind.

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5/18/2018 2:22 PM

I would only get a used 2 stroke.

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5/18/2018 2:56 PM

Naanak wrote:

I just bought a 16 Yz250f with 50 hours and the frame was cracked so check for that lol. Yamaha warrantied it and I’ve put 15 ...more

How much did you buy yours for?

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5/18/2018 3:31 PM

Michael_Stanley wrote:

How much did you buy yours for?

$4500. Had a vortex, cycra plastics, ride eng bar mounts, DiD StX rims, heavy duty spokes and and full ti fmf.

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5/18/2018 3:46 PM

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"Who cares about what other people think"

5/18/2018 3:47 PM

Ask tarz

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5/18/2018 3:49 PM

dirtmike86 wrote:

Ask tarz

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

5/18/2018 4:07 PM

If I could buy a cherry, bone stock 1996 Honda CR250...I'd do it. I'd fix the suspension and race it stock in the smoker class. They were super fast & were build tough as hell.

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5/18/2018 4:27 PM

As others have stated....if you can get within a 1000 bucks of what you want to spend on used by buying a cheap new holdover....it's a no brainer. Virgin or drilled out slut...your choice. You buy used when it's some sort of vintage or you're silly enough to think a cheap used bike is gonna stay cheap. It's your money but don't say you weren't warned.

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If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

5/18/2018 4:42 PM

plowboy wrote:

As others have stated....if you can get within a 1000 bucks of what you want to spend on used by buying a cheap new ...more

I guess with either bike, a leftover 2017 250sxf is still high 6000s low 7s and at 5300 with 23 hours it’s definitely appealing. (Just a partially drilled out slut) the Yamaha makes me nervous knowing there isn’t an hour count on the bike. Bone stock and I know the rider didn’t abuse the bike and rode it relatively easy. I think buying used, it gets overlooked sometimes. Great way to save money but again to your point it can be a great way to spend a shit ton more.

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5/18/2018 4:48 PM

plowboy wrote:

As others have stated....if you can get within a 1000 bucks of what you want to spend on used by buying a cheap new ...more

Michael_Stanley wrote:

I guess with either bike, a leftover 2017 250sxf is still high 6000s low 7s and at 5300 with 23 hours it’s definitely ...more

Get a tuner for the yzf,. See if the owner is truthful. $5300 for a used 250f is way to high. You are crazy if you buy either. Imo. New is new. I wd buy a new rmz 250 before those 2 used bikes.

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5/18/2018 5:17 PM

plowboy wrote:

As others have stated....if you can get within a 1000 bucks of what you want to spend on used by buying a cheap new ...more

Michael_Stanley wrote:

I guess with either bike, a leftover 2017 250sxf is still high 6000s low 7s and at 5300 with 23 hours it’s definitely ...more

23 hours on the rev limiter is hard on a bike brother. I've bought a couple of used race bikes ONLY because they came with receipts for new top and bottom ends and the shop confirmed the work. Plus lots of aftermarket goodies. It's all a crap shoot. Good luck.

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If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

5/18/2018 6:47 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Neither, i wd buy a new leftover kawy for $5k. 2018 250f.

What he said . My kid has a 16 and it's a great bike . Not to mention KTMs not the most reliable or is the yammie 250f

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5/18/2018 7:08 PM

Depends how big you are, how fast you are, how much you ride, and how much money for future spending.

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5/18/2018 7:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/18/2018 7:15 PM

it's already been said. 5k for a new 18 kx250f is what you need to be looking at. unless of course you don't want green. there all good bikes but it boils down to what you want. get what you want. you won't be any faster or slower because of the color of the bike tho.

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5/18/2018 7:46 PM

I am not one to buy used bikes. But come on people what are you guys do with your new bikes when they have 40+ hrs on them? do you just chuck them in the dump? We should be encouraging guys like Michael_stanley to buy our used bikes so we can keep buying new ones.

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5/18/2018 7:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/18/2018 7:56 PM

Buy the cheaper one and spend the balance on a good English tutor. Wow.

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5/18/2018 8:07 PM

r.sal923 wrote:

I am not one to buy used bikes. But come on people what are you guys do with your new bikes when they have 40+ hrs on them? do ...more

The issue with a used bike is you don't know the maintenance of the bike or how hard it was ridden. Unless you know the person & the bike that's for sale. Have owned 6 450's with most of them being left over models or almost new cond. with extremely low hrs.. With the exception of a new 18 model since I couldn't find a low hr. one for a reasonable price.

Below is a good example of what I'd buy when looking for a used 4T.. Not a Zuk fan, but would be a good candidate for someone who is.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2016-suzuki-rmz450-only-1-hour/6588802872.html

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5/19/2018 2:49 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Get a tuner for the yzf,. See if the owner is truthful. $5300 for a used 250f is way to high. You are crazy if you buy either. ...more

This for sure. See if your dealer would loan you one or a friend will. They plug in and you can check how many hours exactly.

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5/19/2018 3:38 PM

dirtmike86 wrote:

Ask tarz

Haha i know your being sarcastic
But I'll answer anyway
If I could I would buy a 2018 kx250f New 0 hours
Which i have seen for $5699

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5/19/2018 3:40 PM

But since I cant
I afford that I decided to hold off on a 250f which I really want and got this today
2003 Cr125 Photo

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