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03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby Thedude1973 » 06:57 pm Jan 19 2013

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3532651002.html


Just got home from riding this bike. I want it. He's asking $1600.. It has the OEM piston and needs a new rear tire. He's obviously very proud of his KDX. The bike is super clean, and started in one kick. He seems pretty firm on price. I figure I'd pull the top end off, and have RB modify the head, as long as I'm in there replacing the piston anyhow. The carb is brand new but it's a Keihin which I know zero about. I don't see them talked about on here, so I dunno.... I rode it up and down the block. Went through all the gears. Nice smooth power, and ran great.

Is this bike worth $1600 as it sets? I can't believe I had the self control not to just buy it on the spot. But I am at the tippy top of my budget, and this was supposed to be a part by part build. I'd like to go buy it if it's a good investment. Just don't want to throw away money.

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03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby KDXsg » 07:00 pm Jan 19 2013

If you really like it, and can afford it, Buy it. We only live once.
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03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby kdxtreme » 07:13 pm Jan 19 2013

They all have Keihin's thats what all the info is on here.
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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby diymirage » 08:27 pm Jan 19 2013

well, if you didnt then someone else did...the posting is deleted
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03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby GKBO » 08:30 pm Jan 19 2013

Clicked the link,got the "deleted by author" message.Did you get it?
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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby Thedude1973 » 10:52 pm Jan 19 2013

No. He must have sold it.
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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby GKBO » 11:51 am Jan 20 2013

To bad,search goes on.Good luck,I'm sure you'll get a deal this time of the year.
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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby diymirage » 02:25 pm Jan 20 2013

GKBO wrote:To bad,search goes on.Good luck,I'm sure you'll get a deal this time of the year.



specially this time a year that seemed like a bit steep price anyway
but considering how for i am from you, who knows, prices vary widely state to state
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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby Thedude1973 » 02:29 pm Jan 20 2013

GKBO wrote:To bad,search goes on.Good luck,I'm sure you'll get a deal this time of the year.


Thank you. I will have one within the month. If nothing else, I confirmed that I want to purchase a KDX. You bad it wasn't that particular bike, but I'm trying to enjoy the search process.

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03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby kdxtreme » 03:30 pm Jan 20 2013

You'll find one cheaper than that.
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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby Thedude1973 » 03:42 pm Jan 20 2013

Going to look at an 04 200 that isn't far up the mountain from me tomorrow. This bike appears really clean, but is completely stock with zero mods.

I'll report what happens tomorrow evening.


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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby diymirage » 06:01 pm Jan 20 2013

some people would tell you to get a modded KDX because its the best bang for the buck

others might tell you to avoid them like the plague because they have been ridden hard and put away wet

whilest other yet will tell you to proceed with caution since certain mods (especially suspension) may not even be an improvement over stock for you since a lot of that has to do with weight
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03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby rbates9 » 06:56 pm Jan 20 2013

Bolt on extras are a good thing. Like a pipe, skid plate, guards, ect. They can be easily removed if it is not what your looking for. I would avoid engine work because you don't know for sure what was done and if it was done right. And many "upgrades" paired with other "upgrades" end up being a step back. Just my .02.
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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby Thedude1973 » 11:06 pm Jan 20 2013

I like the stock one. I found the gnarly pipe(woods) and power core exhaust for $300 on Rocky mountain atv. If I get a really fair price on the stock bike I can possibly afford to add those on prior to the start of the season.

On a side note, those should bolt right on? A nudge such as myself should be able to handle that install on his own?

Thank you all for the replys.

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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby kdxtreme » 11:12 pm Jan 20 2013

Thedude1973 wrote:I like the stock one. I found the gnarly pipe(woods) and power core silencer for $300 on Rocky mountain atv. If I get a really fair price on the stock bike I can possibly afford to add those on prior to the start of the season.

On a side note, those should bolt right on? A nudge sych as myself should be able to handle that install on his own?

Thank you all for the replys.

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power core isn't a spark arrestor most area's require one.
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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby diymirage » 08:55 am Jan 21 2013

other the weight reduction most aftermarket silencers do not have a notable improvement over stock (as in no power gains)
and yes, they should bolt on rather easy
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03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby rbates9 » 06:40 pm Jan 21 2013

Personally I would start out with a skid plate before a pipe. Might be just me but I would rather ride a corked up bike then push a bike with a shiny pipe and a hole in the case. :wink:
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Re: 03 KDX 220... Should I do it?

Postby Thedude1973 » 06:49 pm Jan 21 2013

I got one! I'll start a thread. I'll do it in the introductions section, so as to properly introduce Maude. (Lebowski fans will know who she is)

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