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Hello from Belgium!

Postby Greenracer » 11:09 am Jun 05 2018

Hello,

I'm new here and at the moment I don't own a KDX but only an ER6N from 2012. Still Kawa :grin:

When I was younger I drove a MTX50 which I completely broke down to the frame and rebuild (yes it worked :cool: )
I have owned 7 motorcycles till now and did all the maintenance myself, but have never been into the bottom end of an engine except for a clutch replacement.

Now the KDX I want to buy is 'normally' complete but is stripped down in pieces till the frame. It's cheap for my standards and I want a challenge.
From what I've seen on the internet it's an 200 E frame with conventional forks so I guess year 89-92.

Do you guys (or girls) think it is possible for me to do this, and do you have any advice what to look for? Common problems, etc.
I already know the cylindre is crap, how easy is it to find parts for this bike?

If i buy this bike I'm planning to make a topic to keep you all updated and so that I can ask a lot of stupid questions :roll:

Greetings to all of you!

Greenracer from Belgium
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Re: Hello from Belgium!

Postby Jason » 11:46 am Jun 05 2018

Welcome to kdxrider.net. :bravo:

If you can get a frame number and engine number, I can look through the Model Idetification Guide from Kawasaki to tell you which year each is.

Good luck.
Thank you, Julien D for all your hard work!

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Re: Hello from Belgium!

Postby gshredz » 04:22 pm Jun 05 2018

The VIN number should be located on the head tube of the frame. The tenth digit of the VIN number is indicated by the year. Search up a "VIN year chart" on google images and print one out, handy thing to have!
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Re: Hello from Belgium!

Postby Jason » 05:06 pm Jun 05 2018

Unless of course it has a frame number and not a VIN, as he is in Belgium.

Whatever letters and numbers it has on the head tube, post it up, and we can pinpoint what model and year it is.
Thank you, Julien D for all your hard work!

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Re: Hello from Belgium!

Postby bufftester » 05:32 pm Jun 05 2018

Welcome!

As to can you do it, yes if you are familiar with common tools you should have no problem working on the bike. If it is an E model parts are getting harder to find, but not impossible. Areas of concern are the KIPS subvalves, all the bearings, especially in the linkage/swingarm areas (these are generally under serviced). Good luck whichever way you choose to go.
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Re: Hello from Belgium!

Postby Greenracer » 08:20 am Jun 06 2018

Thank you for the feedback, I'm going to take a look at it tomorrow.

I think it is doable if the motor turns and the cable tree isn't cut.
Any other common problems? Piston will be replaced and the cylindre bored I guess.
I've read about the KIPS valve and will check if all the parts are present.

An important note: the motorcycle has been laying around in pieces for years now.
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Re: Hello from Belgium!

Postby Jason » 08:36 am Jun 06 2018

"Do you guys (or girls) think it is possible for me to do this,"

What this means is...guess my mechanical ability. Is it theoretically possible? Yes. Almost any motorcycle can be rebuilt given enough time, money and effort. Is it probable? That will be on you. :grin:
Thank you, Julien D for all your hard work!

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Re: Hello from Belgium!

Postby Greenracer » 12:16 pm Jun 09 2018

This was indeed what I was asking haha :razz:

Unfortunately I can't pick the bike up because I only got a motorcycle and my dad refuses to lent me his car.
I'm not going into detail, we just have a difficult relationship :rolleyes:

When I get the chance to pick it up with a friend, I will post again!
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Re: Hello from Belgium!

Postby Jason » 12:56 am Jun 10 2018

Thanks and good luck!
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