New (to me) 97 Kdx200

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New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby Dirtdad » 05:50 pm Feb 22 2015

Hello from Connecticut! Ill start off with a quick intro of myself. 38 year old father of 3 beautiful girls. Ages 12 yrs, 9 yrs and a 3 month old. I am a 20 year experienceed Auto/med duty truck mechanic. I have mainly owned and ridden atv's most of my teen to adult life. I have owned a few dirtbikes in the past. A old Zuk dr100, a 89 cr125 and ridden numerous friends dirtbikes of all shapes and sizes. I currently own a 2002 xr200 that I got in a trade for a project bike I was building. I recently decided for the upcoming riding season that I wanted something with some more oomph for trail riding in my area. I was offered a good deal $1000 (I feel) on a very well maintained,bone stock and unmolested , 2 owner, only adult ridden 97 kdx200. I did my research to find the kdx seems to fit the requirements I'm looking for in a trail bike. I came across this site and joined so I could reap the rewards of everyone's knowledge of these excellent trail bikes. Anyway I look forward to learning about my new machine trail ridind and future mods.
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby JFortner5 » 06:36 pm Feb 22 2015

Sounds like a good deal to me. I'd like to see some pics. I'm sure you will really enjoy the bike. I just bought one too and they are a lot of fun.
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby Dirtdad » 08:01 pm Feb 22 2015

I'll have pics by this weekend. Due to the snow-pocalypse up here in New England the backyard of the person selling the bike is under 3 feet of snow. We have to dig a path to the shed. Lol. The person selling it is a friend of mine's father. He bought it from a guy who purchased it new and rode it literally a handful of times. Then my buddy's dad only rode it about 10 times himself. From my recollection of the last time I saw the bike it still has the factory graphics on it, intact. It actually has one mod that's non factory. A set of gold pro taper bars. Lol
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby newbbewb » 12:51 am Feb 23 2015

Welcome! I had a dr100 for a bit. Good backyard bike, I wish I wouldn't have sold it. That thing broke two of my buddies off real good. Good times!
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby Jason » 01:57 am Feb 23 2015

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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby Dirtdad » 04:22 pm Feb 25 2015

Well I made it through the 3 feet of snow today to snap a few photos. While I was there I ran the Vin. It's a 98, not a 97. It's dirty from sitting but in overall very good condition. With a little soap and water it's going to look nearly new. It's all stock except the bars and grips. Now I just gotta find a day to did a path to get it. How do I post a picture on here? Lol
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New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby dualscotty » 06:43 pm Feb 28 2015

Hi there ct.nh kdxer here.its a good thing being a 98.98 through 2006 are same era pretty much...I have a 98 myself.great bike I love it.I'm in southern nh .always looking for new places to ride and meet new people.
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby dualscotty » 09:22 pm Mar 01 2015

Actually 95 - 06 are the same series.
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New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby Dirtdad » 10:51 pm Mar 01 2015

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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby Dirtdad » 10:55 pm Mar 01 2015

Not sure if I did that correctly but there's a picture of it. It's dirty from sitting but in very good condition. I can't wait to pull it out of the shed and wash it up. It's difficult to tell by the picture because of the dirt on it but the seat is in excellent shape and the plastics are excellent.
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby dualscotty » 08:16 pm Mar 05 2015

Nice bike.looks just like mine purple seat and everything.spring isn't to far away.looks like its going to be warming up here next week in new England....
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby Dirtdad » 08:04 pm Mar 06 2015

I can't wait to hit the trails! This snow needs to go away already! Lol
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby dualscotty » 08:11 pm Mar 06 2015

I hear ya.I to got back into the dirt bike scene myself(at age 44).just last year with my 98 kdx.nothing like a 2 stroke to make me feel 20 again.
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby Dirtdad » 10:38 pm Jun 20 2015

Well its been quite busy but I have gotten my kdx out on the trails. I have to say, I absolutely love this bike for the trail riding I do. It's perfect! I've owned many different machines over the years and this bike by far suits my riding style. It handles so good! I honestly wish I had a complaint but I can't think of anything I don't like. Lol
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby dualscotty » 09:00 pm Jul 10 2015

Good deal I like mine as well it's just right for me,lightweight bike with plenty of snap .is there plenty of good riding areas in ct ?
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Re: New (to me) 97 Kdx200

Postby Dirtdad » 11:20 pm Jul 10 2015

I have quite a bit in my area. Mainly rocky,twisty woods trails. There is a place to go riding nearby called Thomaston dam. It's a legal riding area as long as you have an off road plate. I hear it's a great place to go.
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