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Postby DirtBikeDad » 02:09 am Dec 24 2007

Prior to this spring, I had ridden a '74 F11 250 for the last 19 years. Sold it and bought a '91 Suzy DR350S and while it was a good bike for it's intended purpose, she was not suited to my type of riding. Sold it off and finally replaced it with what I should have bought in the first place.

The bike is an 03 KDX220 (originally sold and put into service on 5/11/04)currently has the following mods:

Fredette springs up front (200lb rider)
10 hours on Weisco top-end (standard bore)
Stock pipe with FMF Turbincore silencer (Stock silencer included)
Re-jetted for the new silencer
Pro-taper bars
Moose barkbusters
Up 2 teeth in the rear
Torque ring
Airbox mod
Black oversized tank
Black gripper seatcover
Works Connection Skid Plate

Rode it about 8 hours on Saturday and it handles like it's on rails. :supz: I'm loving life. Currently pawing through posts on the site to pick up tidbits here and there and doing searches for suspension setup tips, etc. I'll be asking questions once I've exhausted my ability to find those already answered questions.

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Postby scheckaet » 03:16 am Dec 24 2007

welcome! :partyman:
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bike build: viewtopic.php?f=111&t=8245&hilit=bike+stable
bike profile viewtopic.php?p=30709#30709

newb info: viewtopic.php?f=77&t=12457#p117919
jetting guide: viewtopic.php?f=105&t=1156
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Postby bradf » 09:15 am Dec 24 2007

Hello! :partyman:
'04 220 w/'01 KX250 USD forks, '02 RM125 Showa shock, Rekluse EXP 3.0, LHRB & all RB'd
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Postby Ondatrail » 02:01 pm Dec 24 2007

Welcome!! :partyman: What are you planning to do to your KDX?
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Postby DirtBikeDad » 02:19 pm Dec 24 2007

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Ondatrail wrote:Welcome!! :partyman: What are you planning to do to your KDX?


Mostly woods/trail riding with my boys (10 & 12) in the North Georgia area. We have pretty diverse terrain that ranges from rich loam to rocky hard-pack red clay. Not much in the way of wide-open flat ground, it's mainly TST or narrow quad-width trails with 0-2000 ft changes in elevation across a given trail system. There are MX tracks around, but I won't be busting out any nac-nacs on the triples, but might hit some of the European GP-styled natural terrain tracks.
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Postby Ondatrail » 02:25 pm Dec 24 2007

Sounds great! With the proper suspension set up you should be able to handle that and more. Once you get really fast on it you should get a set of USD forks.
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Postby KDX Butterfly » 03:57 pm Dec 25 2007

and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!
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Postby Dewey » 05:21 pm Dec 25 2007

Welcome! That brings back memories, I learned to ride on a 74 F11 250 when I was 13. It was my older brothers, not a great first bike to learn on but was fun to ride around the neighborhood, well until the turn signals, headlight, taillight and such was torn off of it. We put a knobby on it and a rather large rear sprocket and rode it in the woods for a couple of years.
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Postby Wudscrasher » 06:20 pm Dec 25 2007

Welcome to the Asylum, Keith! Get a skid plate and pipe guard for that thing! Just wanted to welcome you (as the only RMDer on the site) to KDXRider!!!

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Postby DirtBikeDad » 09:36 pm Dec 25 2007

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Dewey wrote:Welcome! That brings back memories, I learned to ride on a 74 F11 250 when I was 13. It was my older brothers, not a great first bike to learn on but was fun to ride around the neighborhood, well until the turn signals, headlight, taillight and such was torn off of it. We put a knobby on it and a rather large rear sprocket and rode it in the woods for a couple of years.


The wife bought my F11 (non-runner for 3+ years) for $50 from a cow-worker. I cleaned the carb, filed the corrosion off the points, installed a new plug and she started on the 3rd kick. I rode it for over 19 years with no issues and sold it over the summer for $550. Wish I could get it back for that price now. :cry:

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Postby Ondatrail » 09:39 pm Dec 25 2007

DirtBikeDad, that is in NICE shape! I love the way the old bikes look! :supz:
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Postby DirtBikeDad » 09:42 pm Dec 25 2007

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Wudscrasher wrote:Welcome to the Asylum, Keith! Get a skid plate and pipe guard for that thing! Just wanted to welcome you (as the only RMDer on the site) to KDXRider!!!

--C.J. :partyman:


Thanks Chris, this is obviously the place to be for all things KDX! I can't believe we are the only RMD'ers here....that must make us the craziest ones in the Asylum then huh? :mrgreen: !
I forgot all about the Works Connection skid plate when listing the mods. I do need to add a pipe and radiator guards before I head to my favorite (rocky) OHV parks. Any specific recs?
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Postby wanaride » 10:12 am Dec 26 2007

Moose pipe guards are solid and inexpensive, but you will need to beat it to the correct shape. Works Connection makes good radiator braces too.

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Postby TWMOODY » 09:36 pm Jan 03 2008

Welcome Keith :partyman:

You plan on hitting Chattanooga forest ?
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Postby DirtBikeDad » 11:27 pm Jan 03 2008

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TWMOODY wrote:Welcome Keith :partyman:

You plan on hitting Chattanooga forest ?


Thanks for the welcome. When you say Chattanooga forest, are you talking about Prentice Cooper or something else? I haven't been to PC yet but hear good things about the riding there.
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Postby blimpman » 08:05 am Jan 04 2008

I rode this in High School. '69 F4 Sidewinder. I had ALOT of fun.... Been GREEN for a long time.

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Postby fuzzy » 10:18 am Jan 04 2008

Welcome!
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Postby skipro3 » 01:10 pm Jan 04 2008

Hi and welcome,

I rode this in high school:
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Good to see all the old school riders and their bikes finding the KDX and this here site.
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Postby TWMOODY » 10:26 pm Jan 04 2008

Chattanooga forest


North west end off 75.
About the last exit before the Tennessee border
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Postby DirtBikeDad » 10:01 pm Jan 09 2008

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TWMOODY wrote:Chattanooga forest


North west end off 75.
About the last exit before the Tennessee border


I'll have to check it out. We do run over to Highland Park several times a year (Cedartown) so I'm no stranger to the West side, but hadn't heard of the Chattanooga Forest area.

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