1979 KDX 400

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1979 KDX 400

Postby StangerGT » 11:01 pm Aug 07 2018

I found a 79 KDX 400 in my neck of the woods on craigslist for $700. This is the second cool bike I found in my area. It runs and is all there. The guy put in the ad that he bought it with the intention to restore it, but never got around to it and that it has been sitting, but after a carb cleaning it fires 1st kick. I'm thinking of going to look at it as I could use another dirt bike to ride as I fix my 200. Have any of you ridden one of these monsters? Is it worth $700? It's not in bad shape
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Re: 1979 KDX 400

Postby Jason » 11:10 pm Aug 07 2018

You are at a bar, asking if anyone thinks you should buy a drink. :razz:

FOR ME, if it is in decent shape, cranks and runs, then for $700, I would buy it instantly with no haggling or any BS to prevent a sale.

If you need any reasons / excuses to buy yet another bike, I am the author of a two volume, unabridged set of excuses / reasons I can share. :roll: :cool: :mrgreen:
Thank you, Julien D for all your hard work!

PLEASE! Do not "dip" PWK Keihin carbs in Berryman's to clean them! It will damage the internal o-ring (jet block gasket).
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Re: 1979 KDX 400

Postby Greenbandit200 » 08:09 am Aug 08 2018

If it stops and goes then it's worth more than that. Jason nailed it on the head. You better hope nobody else here's about it before you get there. I promise it won't last long for that price!
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1979 KDX 400

Postby StangerGT » 12:09 pm Aug 08 2018

Well you guys were right ... I sent the guy an email about the bike last night when I discovered it on CL and today I see that the ad has been removed. It probably sold already and the guy forgot to remove the ad. Its ok, I really need another motorcycle like I need a hole in my head... I already have 7 and am running out of space. Its funny how easy it is to make excuses to not buy a motorcycle once it gone, but when its available the excuses I'm coming up with are what to tell the wife when its in the garage.
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Re: 1979 KDX 400

Postby Jason » 02:00 pm Aug 08 2018

Oh well. Another "you snooze, you lose" episode. Those are sometimes tough to endure.

It would have been nice of you to store a bike of a friend in your garage, as you slowly work on it over time for him. :mrgreen:
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Re: 1979 KDX 400

Postby StangerGT » 02:19 pm Aug 08 2018

Jason wrote:It would have been nice of you to store a bike of a friend in your garage, as you slowly work on it over time for him. :mrgreen:


Lol, Im using that one!
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Re: 1979 KDX 400

Postby doakley » 08:44 pm Aug 08 2018

Well, just to answer your original question, I have ridden and raced one. It is a freaking monster alright! Lots of fun but a little ......explosive is a good word!
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Re: 1979 KDX 400

Postby 1980 KDX400-A2 » 07:42 pm Aug 15 2018

Bummer. :sad: I think they're pretty badass myself.

I need to get mine running. :grin:
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