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Postby Blang0371 » 03:06 pm Aug 02 2018

Hello everyone I found this forum after doing research on a kdx that I purchased. I hope to receive valuble information and be of help to you as well

I purchased a 83-85 kdx200 it's rather rough around the edges and some scars run deeper than others
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Re: New owner old bike

Postby david » 03:43 pm Aug 02 2018

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Re: New owner old bike

Postby bufftester » 06:04 pm Aug 02 2018

Welcome to the forums and congrats on the new bike (well, new to you lol). Show us some pics, we live for the pics!
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New owner old bike

Postby SS109 » 10:55 pm Aug 02 2018

Awesome! Love to see the older KDX's being kept alive! Welcome to the forum!
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Re: New owner old bike

Postby Jason » 02:01 am Aug 03 2018

Welcome! Good luck on the build. What country are you in?
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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New owner old bike

Postby Blang0371 » 08:41 am Sep 02 2018

Sorry for the late reply guys been working on the bike a lot since I got it, Managed to get it running just a few days ago after parts and multiple trips to the hardware store but haven't got to ride yet still some issues with the bike and myself just got released from hospital had my appendix removed so can't do anything right now but I do have pictures

when I first got it after research it is a 1984 KDX 200 with black frame red plastics I think someone replaced the tank I dunno
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pulled the motor checked the bottom end (all good down there yay) and converted over to a 1999 kx 250 Kickstarter thanks to a post here on the forum
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had to wait on the new cylinder but finally got it along with a Pro X 01.4285.A
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sanded, zip tie stitch cracked plastics and rattle canned the plastics just to make it look better and it runs but the carb is in bad condition floats keep sticking and flooding
Amazingly it is the factory carb 1984 Mikuni 34mm but needs to be replaced
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Had to buy a full 1984 factory exhaust off of eBay due to previous owner welding a tiny scooter muffler to the expansion chamber
still needs parts but I'm out of action for a while so hopefully soon

still needs chain and sprockets and 2 chain rollers it also needs a new collar and o rings on the output shaft grips seat cover and fork seals wheel bearings I am unsure of haven't checked them swingarm is good no play and I'm looking at options on the carb filter is in really good condition (surprisingly) but it runs using non ethanol 90 octane with pennzoil outdoor at 32:1 oh and I need to source a sprocket cover for the engine side
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Re: New owner old bike

Postby Jason » 10:02 am Sep 02 2018

Sorry to hear about your appendix.

Good luck on the build. The little metal guard for the front sprocket from a 1988+ might fit. I am not sure.

I must say I am sorry to see you spray painted a red KDX. Forgive me for being a purist.
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: New owner old bike

Postby Blang0371 » 10:48 am Sep 02 2018

well the good part is it can easily be returned to red but the only red tank I had found was very expensive but then again I think the red kdx might have been rare?
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Re: New owner old bike

Postby Jason » 11:31 am Sep 02 2018

KDX's were made from 1979 - 2006. 1984 was the only year with a red color option.
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: New owner old bike

Postby Blang0371 » 01:08 pm Sep 02 2018

oh really hmm might have to pull that paint off and pick up a red tank even tho it is expensive
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