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Old     (fatsac)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-30-2010, 7:43 AM Reply   
What is this worth?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/1979022873.html

I've been thinking about selling the streetbike and getting back to dirt or a track bike. Something this clean caught my attention. Thanks!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-30-2010, 7:50 AM Reply   
not very much. The 426 is not a desirable bike. I bet he has a hell of a time getting ride of it, and he'll likely cry over what he finally gets. The 450s made huge leaps in power, reliability, and rideability. The 426 was sort of the first attempt at the modern, 4 stroke mx bike.

If you want an MX 4 stroke, I would stay with a 250 or 450, and somthing 2004 or newer. More bang for your buck.
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       09-30-2010, 7:50 AM Reply   
1500 bucks? those bikes are so old, so heavy, and just plain technologically outdated at this point. the guys says he as 5k in receipts to me its a total waste of money. like restoring a 1998 honda civic. best thing for that dude is to keep it and ride it. he's not gonna get close to what he wants for that thing
Old     (fatsac)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-30-2010, 7:56 AM Reply   
Fair enough! Thanks for the honest answers. I know jack about 4-strokes and this looked nice.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       09-30-2010, 8:00 AM Reply   
he's lost in the 80's . thats like total rebuild of a pinto old tech and heavy like mentioned above.if you want to run in the back of the pack it's fine.
Old    Mattgettel (mattgettel)      Join Date: Jan 2009       09-30-2010, 8:01 AM Reply   
that thing is damn clean though!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       09-30-2010, 8:12 AM Reply   
no doubt the cleanest i've seen. but it's still old technology.
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-30-2010, 8:51 AM Reply   
1500 maybe?
Old    Akadirtbikingdad (wakeboardingdad)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-30-2010, 9:29 AM Reply   
That is a very clean bike. Wanna compare new and old? Here ya go:

2002 : http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yam...426_f_2002.php

2010: http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...9/0/specs.aspx

To me, the biggest issue is getting it started. The first year of the 426 had starting issues and continued with the first couple of years of the 450. If you go 4 stroke, especially for trail riding, I cannot say enough about electric start. It's not just about getting flooded. It's about technique and the adjustment of the valves. Anyone can push a button and I'd rather spend my time/energy riding instead of kicking. That is one reason I have a KTM. They have an electric starter on almost everything and most are all ready for a tag.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-30-2010, 10:26 AM Reply   
If you buy that bike you'll want to spend a lot of time in the gym working on your right leg strength. I've seen people kick those for a 1/2 hour trying to get them started on cold mornings. I guess it's a good way to get warmed up for your ride. Personally I'll take my 1-kick 2-stroke over one of those anyday.

The new fuel injected 450's? Hmmmm, that's a different story. They're sweet.
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-30-2010, 11:04 AM Reply   
I would run...not walk away from that one...like others have said.
Old    Jason Neves (jv210)      Join Date: Feb 2006       09-30-2010, 12:04 PM Reply   
That bike is a tank, but it's clean and has lots of upgrade, it might be worth 1500.

Evan it has the 450 cam in it so it no longer has the decomp lever so it starts just like any other 4 stroke.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-30-2010, 3:42 PM Reply   
I'll believe it when I see it. Ha, ha, ha....

I guess I've seen too many flooded, overheated or otherwise pissed off 4-strokes that make their owners kick them for minutes at a time. I could throw my bike down a hill, let it sit upside down for 5 minutes with gas pouring out of it, then pick it up and it'd start within 3-4 kicks. For me, that makes it all worth it. If I raced MX it'd be a whole other story.
Old    Stanfield (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-01-2010, 4:07 AM Reply   
I picked up one of the new fuel injected 450s earlier this year. Its honestly too much bike for me, but the deal on it was too good to pass up. Its nice knowing that it will start on the 2nd kick every time, even if it hasn't been started in a month or its been sitting upside down.
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       10-02-2010, 8:44 AM Reply   
Quote:
Its honestly too much bike for me...
Patience my friend... It won't be long!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       10-02-2010, 8:58 PM Reply   
I rode my buddies 450 was I was still learning. It was the easiest bike to ride. Like a tractor, I could ride through anything.

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