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Old 12-30-2012, 05:50 AM   #61
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I'm tentatively buying a KDX off an inmate (still working out details on pickup), but I'm pretty excited. Glad to see that this thread is alive. I will be checking out the http://www.kdxrider.net/ forum as several mentioned. Thanks for answering all the stupid questions I'll have in advance!
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:03 AM   #62
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I should be picking up my brother's 220 today and racing it next sunday at the Hangover Hare Scramble at Wicomico Motorsports Park. My '00 KX250 is in pieces/being rebuilt. He's got a bunch of parts he's never put on (gnarly pipe, various guards, etc) that I'll try to set up this week.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:43 AM   #63
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Thanks kbob - I decided today that will be the route I take. Only need it to look somewhat legal for the foretstry guys if they catch me on the gravel roads between trails.

Speaking of trails - got out today for some studded tire fun here in Alberta... loving the engine mods (RB carb/head) - really woke it up:
Andy where was that picture taken? Looks great!
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:13 PM   #64
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Andy where was that picture taken? Looks great!
Out in the Ghost/Waiparous area. Was back there today for a great ride. You need to get that KDX of yours studded up someday... a ton of fun riding in winter.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:35 AM   #65
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Dean - this was yesterday on Meadow Creek in the Ghost area... perfect day to be out on the KDX :)
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:35 AM   #66
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I have had mine for about a year,but have not ridden it much. I had originaly bought for my son to ride he finally grew enough to ride a full size bike(now he's taller than me),but it looks like I will be taking it over somewhat next year. I got the paperwork finished and inspection done and got a street legal title so it will get plated this spring. Also bought a trailtech vapor and a taillight brake light combo since the original rear fender had been switched to the KX style.

Bike has some extras on it already FMF pipe/silencer combo but I am pulling off the silencer it's too loud I like the sound of the stock unit. PO did the kickstart mod using the KX 125 kicker,full skid plate it has a pipe guard but needs bead blasted to get old paint off, and it has a couple Fredette parts on it. Only other thing I want to find is an aftermarket kick stand I hate the way the factory stand is bolted to te swingarm

I should have a set of springs coming from an inmate on here to stiffen up the front end and hopefully balance it out better. If that doesnt work well enough I will do a fork swap.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:47 AM   #67
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Nice video here of a very skilled rider piloting a KDX through the woods... wish I had these skills:
http://youtu.be/6DPNanQIlic
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #68
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Laugh Winter Waiporous KDX

Andy,

Love your pictures! I would love to get out to ride in the winter, but the hockey season is my busiest time of year; pretty much impossible for me to get away! But I will continue to live vicariously through your photos - at least until the season is over!

Happy New Year!

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:52 PM   #69
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Suspension

Quick help needed.
I have a stock 2002 220 and am sure the fork oil has not been changed prior to my last three years of ownership nor while I have had it.
Being a moderately aggressive 175 lb rider what oil should I use to better tune the bike for woods
and an occasional harescramble.
I have no real complaints but with my first harescramble this weekend and moderate mx experience in c class on a yzf250 I am cautiously nervous with the plush suspension.
No intentions of doubling or blasting the whoops but can the proper oil wt help round out this beloved machine?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:54 AM   #70
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Which harescramble, seasider?
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:52 AM   #71
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fork oil

[QUOTE=seasider;20373745]
I have a stock 2002 220 and am sure the fork oil has not been changed prior to my last three years of ownership nor while I have had it.
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Fredette's notes say to use 7.5 wt. oil, make sure you have the right spring weight, set the oil 100mm from the top with springs out I forks compressed. Also check for viscosity stability - some brand are better than others and Maxima oils look good.

Here's the latest on my '95 200 build:

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Old 01-03-2013, 02:57 AM   #72
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Which harescramble, seasider?
I am considering the hangover harescramble this weekend put on by the Maryland Dirt Riders
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #73
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I am considering the hangover harescramble this weekend put on by the Maryland Dirt Riders
If you see a mostly stock kdx220 in seniors class it might just be me. I will be there and will probably be the only kdx in seniors class unless you're in the same class. Weather is looking good, which may actually be disappointing to me. ;)
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:03 AM   #74
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If you see a mostly stock kdx220 in seniors class it might just be me. I will be there and will probably be the only kdx in seniors class unless you're in the same class. Weather is looking good, which may actually be disappointing to me. ;)
90 percent sure I will be there om a stock 220 as well. Not sure what class I will ride. 40 plus or c ? At 48 with no desire to do anything more than finish in one happy piece I will see how the crowd looks and divides????
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:23 AM   #75
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Good luck to those racing this weekend. I'm heading up to Ohio tonight to get my "new to me" 98 KDX first thing Saturday morning. I got the Harbor Freight trailer assembled last night and am putting the hitch on the car as soon as I get home! Pics soon!
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