Should I be worried? (YZ250)

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12/17/2018 7:54 PM

Looking at a used YZ250 2010 for a mess around bike over the winter before I pick up a 19 CRF and I came across this bike for $2500 and he will take 2 grand for it..says third gear is slipping pretty bad..should I stay away? cheap fix? any ideas? thanks in advance https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/996379933892632/

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12/17/2018 8:31 PM

Go ride it, could just be the clutch.

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12/18/2018 2:57 AM

Dirtbike gears dont slip. Its likely the clutch. Yes it could be a cheap fix. I think you can get a pack of tusk clutch plates for $60 or so. Springs for like $10. Should do the trick.

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12/18/2018 5:58 AM

I have read in places that YZs can have issues with 3rd gear, maybe others can confirm.

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12/18/2018 8:51 AM

Depends on what he means by 3rd gear slip. Could be the clutch slipping or the actual 3rd gear and/or shift forks being worn out. The YZ250 is an all-around great bike but its weakness is third gear. If you're going to take the risk, I'd consider a $500 budget for the repair just in case. That is if you can do the work yourself.

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12/18/2018 8:51 AM

your splitting the cases on that ive fix many yz transmissions

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12/18/2018 9:21 AM

Could be the dogs slipping trying to engage because they’re worn. Happened to me.

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12/18/2018 9:33 AM

YZ 250's have a known 3rd gear problem. Very hit and miss. I had one warrantied by Yamaha twice and 3rd kept going out. second rebuild even had new cases along with the obvious gears/forks. Best case scenario is a clutch. Worst case is well...... split cases.

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12/18/2018 11:27 AM

BR8ES wrote:

I have read in places that YZs can have issues with 3rd gear, maybe others can confirm.

Hear the same. Easy fix though I would go in at $2000 since the real problem is unknown.

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