There are 2 problems. One its a yamaha.......ugh! And 2 dirtbikes are worth literally zero dollars. I see 2010+ 450r's and 250f's for 1500-2000 with a title in imaculate condition. My brother got a 2012 ktm450exc for 1200 with a title. They just have zero value compared to a quad period.
Plus getting into a 2-stroke machine, you're going to have to rebuild it every year, and possibly once before you're even able to ride it at all.
thank y'all. i've been thinking about getting a 2-stroke atv but i didn't know i'd have to rebuild it every year. but if i ever came across a nice banshee or even a messed up 250r i wouldn't hesitate to get it! lolYou'd be making a loss if you did that trade. By all means do the trade but you want cash your way as well as the bike.
As already mentioned, 12 monthly top end builds and it may possibly want attention to the gearbox already due to the 'crash box' abuse it WILL have had.
If it's been used for a beach or desert race, even once, expect an engine build along with every other item that moves, bearings, chain, chain wheels, brakes, seals....
Edit: All the pro MX riders here in the UK ride Honda, Suzuki always make holeshot but the winners..... Yup, there Honda's!
SAM there is HUGE difference in racing and being competitive, than JUST owning and riding a ANY motorized machineI disagree, 12 monthly top end build when your riding competitively, without fail. You can't be competitive if you don't. The same as turning tyres every 3rd race and replacing or cutting every 6th race.
It all depends how you ride I guess. I had a trail/enduro CRM125 on the road when I was 18, 10 months and it needed a piston, replaced it with OEM... 11 months later... new piston lol.
bikes have there hold in many area'sI agree with everything mrbb said. 2 strokes arent unreliable at all. Just that bike and almost any bike IMO isnt worth anything resale. It could be just a my area thing? But you almost cant give a bike away around here. No matter the condition, size, anything. Oddly enough if you turn a 450 or 250f into a supermoto style bike they literally triple in value somehow around here.
Sam, yes when you look at motor's in general, they all have a hour rating, at a certain amount of hours, they require certain things, the quality of the motor and parts in , can add or shorten the time frame
think weed wackers/chain saw and the likes
there are CHEAP junk chain store models and then there are pro grade tools
the amount of time before rebuilds is way longer on Pro grade motors, due to better parts used and tighter tolerances
the pour amount of ROM's smaller two strokes dish out tend to cause them to have shorter rebuild times
when you get into larger two strokes, you will NOT run the wide open many places, you will run out of room, its one of the main reasons they stopped making large 500 cc two stroke MX bikes, no one can run them to there potential, just too much motor to do so!
and that was also why, many of mine lasted so long
the average person, doesn't log in HALF as many hours on a MX bike or even an ATV, to need a rebuild ever yr here in the USA< unless there the exception to the rule
they just don't ride enough
one of the BIG things about MX bikes, is many ride smaller bikes, and thus run the WOT way more often, and all there doing is killing the bike
get a larger motored bike and you will NOT be screaming the death out of it to do the same stuff, and as such it will; last longer
just nature of the best
you run anything at WOT all the time and it will fail sooner than something you only run 1/2 throttle.
when you RACE< long life isn;t part of any part of racing, from tires to chains and sprockets, if you want to be at the top of your game, you replace thing way before needed to try and keep an edge, and your also beating things ten times harder than the average rider out for fun
I raced many many yrs in many types of bike racing, hare scrambles, trails, endoro's, mx track, and even dabbled a little super sportnbkes on the track
also raced trucks and mud bogs, and a little with snowmobiles and jet ski's
so, I know what racing does as to just having fun and a hobby with toys with motors,
its just two different to compare them to! on up keep and costs