Differences between 02 and 03 yz 250's?

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  1. thek

    thek Rookie DRN Member

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    I am thinking of buying either an 02 or 03. So I'd just like to know what the differences between the two bikes are.

    Are they exactly the same cosmetically? Besides the sticker kit.




    Pretty much is it worth shelling out more for the 03? At the moment the 02 is looking pretty good to me.

    Thanks
  2. Studboy

    Studboy Thinks he can ride

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    I have an 02. Cosmetically, they are the exact same.
    For 03, I think that they may have changed the crank weight a little bit and made a few other minor changes.

    I will tell you that I absolutely love my 02, AFTER I got the forks sorted out. I have read that the 03 forks have a similar problem. The power is excellent, the bike is stable, it handles well, and the ergonomics fit me. The only thing that I would look into doing if the bike is all stock is having the forks revalved. Stock they have a really nasty midstroke harshness. The shock is good.
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