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Buying a KDX... one piece at a time

Postby rbates9 » 04:38 pm Jan 08 2013

The silencer looks a bit long.
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Postby scheckaet » 05:46 pm Jan 08 2013

yeah, something is funky about the silencer...
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Re: Buying a KDX... one piece at a time

Postby Thedude1973 » 06:50 pm Jan 08 2013

Well.... Bike is in a lot rougher shape than the pictures reveal. Both forks are in serious need of service. Transmission and clutch were good. Other than those two, everything else needed attention, either immediately or before next season.

Lastly, he wasn't reasonable on price negotiating. So I didn't purchase this one.

Im bummed, but I think I made the right decision.
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Postby Goofaroo » 11:10 pm Jan 08 2013

You aren't the first to try a "one piece at a time" build.

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Re: Buying a KDX... one piece at a time

Postby Thedude1973 » 12:10 am Jan 09 2013

Goofaroo wrote:You aren't the first to try a "one piece at a time" build.




Hope mine comes out better.

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Re: Buying a KDX... one piece at a time

Postby KarlP » 10:28 pm Jan 09 2013

I have a pretty good relationship with a local motorcycle shop.
The owner knew I was fond of KDX'es

A customer left a 220 there that had been siezed and opted not to fix it. The shop owner sold it to me for $97
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Postby Thedude1973 » 11:15 pm Jan 09 2013

KarlP wrote:I have a pretty good relationship with a local motorcycle shop.
The owner knew I was fond of KDX'es

A customer left a 220 there that had been siezed and opted not to fix it. The shop owner sold it to me for $97


Wow! Now that's a good deal.
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Re: Buying a KDX... one piece at a time

Postby Thedude1973 » 09:50 pm Jan 13 2013

Hey guys, got a question about this bike.
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3532651002.html
What does he mean by oil change every 16 hours? Pre mix two strokes get oil changes? I'm attempting to secure some funds by working a lot of OT at work, and although this is WAY beyond my budgetary limit.... Its already got most everything I'd like to add to the bike, sans kx forks.

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Postby 200kdx200 » 10:06 pm Jan 13 2013

Surly he is talking about the gear oil.
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Postby Thedude1973 » 11:13 pm Jan 13 2013

200kdx200 wrote:Surly he is talking about the gear oil.


Ok. Does the tranny oil need to be replaced about that frequently?
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Postby rbates9 » 05:53 pm Jan 14 2013

Some people feel the need to change the oil after every ride, some do it every year. Changing the oil too much isn't a bad thing. It comes down to how you ride and what type of oil you use that determines how often the oil should be changed.
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Re: Buying a KDX... one piece at a time

Postby Thedude1973 » 06:50 pm Jan 19 2013

Found an 03. Definitely want to buy it. I think I've run this thread into the dirt. I'll start a fresh one with a proper subject line.
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Re: Buying a KDX... one piece at a time

Postby jbg_3d » 11:42 pm Jan 24 2013

So this is what I am doing as well...and I must have THE hookup... We got three frames (2x 95+), 2 H motors (1 needs a cylinder), 3 carbs, 1 99 KX-250 frame (w/ shock and fork), a complete, running 89 w/ a 240 big bore in it, some extra wheels, tires, 2x swing arms, too many junk tires to count, a couple sets of brakes, 2x good radiators, and a whole bucket of misc stuff over the last 6 months...total investment of $1500 so far.

I'll start posting build pics as we get to them. My buddy is building a KX hybrid with the 240. I'm building a 95+ KDX with a 200 (gonna go RB mods), and we're gonna put together a stock '89 for the lady.
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Re: Buying a KDX... one piece at a time

Postby Thedude1973 » 01:22 am Jan 25 2013

jbg_3d wrote:So this is what I am doing as well...and I must have THE hookup... We got three frames (2x 95+), 2 H motors (1 needs a cylinder), 3 carbs, 1 99 KX-250 frame (w/ shock and fork), a complete, running 89 w/ a 240 big bore in it, some extra wheels, tires, 2x swing arms, too many junk tires to count, a couple sets of brakes, 2x good radiators, and a whole bucket of misc stuff over the last 6 months...total investment of $1500 so far.

I'll start posting build pics as we get to them. My buddy is building a KX hybrid with the 240. I'm building a 95+ KDX with a 200 (gonna go RB mods), and we're gonna put together a stock '89 for the lady.



Please post when you start your build thread. I'm interested in following!
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