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Postby 6 Riders » 08:45 pm May 06 2014

goodoboy wrote:Thanks, can you show example please.

OF a Craftsman tool set? Go to Sears.... :lol:
The impact driver would be like this http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/731/14052/K-%26-L-Impact-Driver
newbbewb wrote:^what he said.

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*side note...I'm drunk, so try to read what I'm trying to say, instead of what I actually type
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Postby scheckaet » 09:41 pm May 06 2014

diymirage wrote:
scheckaet wrote:complete motor tear down:

viewtopic.php?f=77&t=11288&p=107598&hilit=tear+down#p107598



I guess my link wasn't good enough :naughty:


nope, the blah blah will be removed at some point, and I didn't want to lose the link at the next clean up (nothing wrong with the comments though, just keeping the thread as clean and uncluttered as possible for easy access to the relevant info ;)
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Postby diymirage » 10:52 pm May 06 2014

scheckaet wrote:
diymirage wrote:
scheckaet wrote:complete motor tear down:

viewtopic.php?f=77&t=11288&p=107598&hilit=tear+down#p107598



I guess my link wasn't good enough :naughty:


nope, the blah blah will be removed at some point, and I didn't want to lose the link at the next clean up (nothing wrong with the comments though, just keeping the thread as clean and uncluttered as possible for easy access to the relevant info ;)



well, I guess there is no point in me rebutting here since all the "bla-bla-bla" will be removed anyway :hmm:
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Postby scheckaet » 10:09 am May 22 2014

02 KX 200 hybrid: RB head and carb :prayer:
DRZ 400 SM :supz:

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 scheckaet » 11:04 am Jun 01 2014

E vs H: main differences

viewtopic.php?f=100&t=15956
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bike profile viewtopic.php?p=30709#30709

newb info: viewtopic.php?f=77&t=12457#p117919
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Postby scheckaet » 11:46 am Jun 12 2014

DIRT BIKE SHOPPING? WHAT TO LOOK FOR

complete thread here:
viewtopic.php?f=100&t=15241&hilit=buying+new+bike


bent / cracked frame
cracked / badly damaged crankcase half
transmission problem
damaged cylinder (requiring repair and replate, not just a worn cyliner needing a replate)

neglected bearings, especially in the suspension linkage
frozen swingarm bolt
Stripped oil drain plugs
case, tranny, and cylinder issues

spoke tightness. If I find all the spokes loose, I know it has been jumped a lot and I expect a lot of linkage/suspension issues. Then I start looking at motor mounts for movement and general exterior condition.

1. Has it been raced?
2. Does it come with a paddle tire/Do you ride the dunes regularly? (If yes, then I'm a no)
3. Extra motor noise?
4. General look over (motor, frame, plastics, controls, and chain).
5. Is the power band crisp/shift properly?

Welded on gear lever
dirty or damaged air cleaner
damaged frame rails and cases
excess shock linkage play
rear shock action
engine noise
clutch slippage
gearbox operation .count the gears
fork and shock chrome condition
flux capacitor function

Rusted forks.
-Bent rims (Rims are expensive!!)
-Loose kickstarter (mostly just a pet-peeve after the good one fell off my old KDX, and they're over $100 so I used an old sloppy one and a cable tie)
-Seized suspension bearings. (meaning the outer casing is seized into the linkage/swingarm etc...)
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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 scheckaet » 10:33 am Jul 18 2014

CORRECT KIPS INSTALLATION with pics
thanks to 01twostrokingfun and skythrasher
viewtopic.php?p=87851
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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 scheckaet » 05:02 am Jul 31 2014

99-02 Kx125/250 MX fender mod for E series:

viewtopic.php?f=115&t=15926

89-92 conventional fork damper rod holder:

viewtopic.php?f=89&t=15752&p=145836#p145836

KDX200 wiki:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_KDX200
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Postby melias24 » 04:07 am Jul 19 2015

How does the power of a stock KDX200 compare to a 250 race bike (4 stroke one)
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Postby Silverfox » 03:38 pm Jul 20 2015

melias24 wrote:How does the power of a stock KDX200 compare to a 250 race bike (4 stroke one)


No comparison.
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