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Old 03-02-2011, 11:53 PM
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Hey I'm going to be going to look at a 2006 YZ 250 this weekend and im wondering what kind of things to look for. Unfortunately Its really cold and snowing where I live so I wont be able to take it for a great test ride. What kind of things do you guys check when you are looking at a new bike? and how can I make sure its a real 2006? Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:56 AM
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check overall condition of the bike ..look for tweaked radiators, scratched fenders, wear on case covers from boots, inspect frame and sub frame, check motor and carb for leaks.....fire it up it should sound nice and crisp, all of this will tell you how it was treated ...i would try to take it for some kind of ride even if its a short one...and you can conferm the year by the pink for it...other than that its all going to be about price...good luck
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for the tips, is there a way to check the year by the vin number?
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:19 PM
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Thanks for the tips, is there a way to check the year by the vin number?

yes there is but I don't have the table think it's the 6th digit.

I always look at forks for leaks, chain & sprockets, brake pads.

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Old 03-03-2011, 10:42 PM
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The 10th digit of the VIN should be a '6' for a 2006. Solid bike; I never had any problems with my '06 and loved every minute of it. Motor design dates back to '99 with minor updates in '02. Ti pegs are prone to breaking under hard impacts. Rear sprocket bolts weren't tight from the factory and tend to come loose which can ruin the rear hub if it's not quickly rectified. Other than that not much to complain about. Came stock with Rethal bars and Excel wheels.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:02 AM
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Leaking fork and shock seals -- that's a biggie. If it has solid compression and starts up that's the most important. Hopefully the engine will sound tight. Shift through the gears once it is running and warmed up, even if you do it sitting still. Make sure isn't doing anything weird.
Don't get too hung up on the condition plastics or cosmetics -- you can get all new plastic and graphics easily enough. Bent rims are a pain and about $100 each to replace, so it is on the stand give the wheels a spin. You can also see if the discs are bent while you are spinning it.
An 06 Yamaha should be pretty bulletproof though.
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06 also was the first year to have the sweet speed sensitive suspension.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:01 PM
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Thanks for all the tips everyone. I'm going to look at it tomorrow and am most likely buying it. The guy seems pretty legit and hes a dirtbike mechanic so I assume its in good shape. Ive only read good things about the 06 and up yz's so thats why I decided on one. I used to have a 94 kx 250 but that thing was a POS. Anyways i'll post some pics up when I get it.
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Sweet man! I have a 05 with a JD jet kit and PC platinum pipe and love it! Let us know if you bought it or not.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:19 AM
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Did you get the bike?
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