98' or 99' YZ400

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I am going to get a YZ400. I am only considering a 98' or 99' because they are cheaper than the 00' 426's. Which one is the better bike? Best suspention, power.....
 
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big al the 99 is a much better choice.One because it is newer, two because 98 is the first year the bike came out and they did not know what the people wanted.Its all about the people and they improved the bike to what the people wanted.Personly though i would go with a cr250, much better bike then the yzf will ever be
 
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I have a 99 YZ 400 and I rented a 2000 YZ 426 all day before I bought the 99 YZ 400. I think the YZ 400 is a little more forgiving then the 426. As far as power I added a White Bros E Series Pipe for better spread of power, it added more rev's. I would buy as new a bike as possible so go for the 99 over the 98. I am going to sell mine since I just bought a YZ250F and don't ride the YZ400 anymore. Good luck.
 

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Originally posted by chumbucket:
Personly though i would go with a cr250, much better bike then the yzf will ever be
Keep on dreamin'

Anyway, I have a 99 yz400 and that thing has been pretty much bullet proof since the day I got it. Oh yeah, I got it used too and it had been raced for a season by a local pro.

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The differences between a '98 and '99 are quite subtle. Many more changes, both good and bad, on the 2000 426.

I would pick a bike based on its condition, not whether it's a 3 year old motorcycle or a 4 year old one.

I have two '98 YZ400F's that I'm interested in selling, in San Diego. I've got pics, if you're interested.

Tony Williams
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Hey Tony how much do you want for the bikes?
I would like to see pics if you have them.


[This message has been edited by BigAl (edited 04-05-2001).]
 
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I owned/rode the '98 and '99 YZ400F. If you could ride them blind-folded, I seriously doubt anyone could tell the difference. The '00 is another story...more power, better steering and suspension. All changes you can appreciate by the seat of your pants. I race a '01 YZ250F now, but thats another story...
For my money, I would look for a '426. There have been a few reliability improvement from the '98 to the '99, so the '99 would be my second choice. Never had any problems with any of my YZF's.


Mark
 

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Originally posted by BigAl:
Hey Tony how much do you want for the bikes? I would like to see pics if you have them.
$4000 each... I sent you, and a few others some pics.

I'm having trouble uploading the pics to photopoint.com for some reason, so no pics here.

Tony