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KDX200

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by tag3, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Here is the start. kdx1.jpg kdx2.jpg kdx3.jpg
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  2. AlpinaE24

    AlpinaE24 Long timer

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    Just needs some fresh premix
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  3. tag3

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    Top end rebuilt.
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  4. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    One of my all time favorite bikes! :clap

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  5. tag3

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    Mine also. This one is for my brother, I built another for a friend of mine and I have one. I also have a frame and almost all parts to build another.
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  6. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I have a street plated '93 with factory inverted forks, and a street plated '01 220 with pretty much every mod done. I have another street plated bone stock '01 220 broken down into bits and put into dry storage, it has 25 hours on it. Have owned over a dozen of them!
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  7. tag3

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    Yea, I should have stopped by on that IOWA trip. I may have tried to make you go dirty biking. Time just got away from me. Just got all the threads on the frame cleaned out with a tap. All the bolts and nuts have been through the ultrasonic cleaner.
    I'll continue the pics after this eve. Assembly starts.
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  8. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Todays progress.
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    New headset bearings and races(more on that later), engine in the frame with shock, swingarm and linkage.
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  9. tag3

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    I had to do a little more.
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    Carb, airbox, radiators, clutch and throttle cables
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  10. Kamala

    Kamala Long timer Supporter

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    When the Apocalypse happens the only things left will be Cockroaches and KDXs! I have had one since 1986. Riding a Street Plated 220 now. I had a little porting done, the Squish band mod, RB-Designs Carb Mod and an FMF pipe. Pulls like a Tractor and has been as Reliable as a framing hammer!
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  11. tag3

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    Yeppers, my first was a '91 and loving the angry bees chasing me.
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  12. sparkingdogg

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    Those are the good mods! '89 KDX200 was the first power valve equipped 2 stroke I ever rode... a real game changer over the old KX125 predecessor. We take power valves for granted, but I grew up on F7 and KE175 models without, as well as old school 125 mx bikes.

    I still love the whirrrrr sound of the power valve opening up! :D

    About the only problems I ever had was fouled plugs. Good to carry spare plugs and wrench.

    @tag3 my KDX's are all in dry storage... haven't ridden them in a few years. :cry Kids have kept me pretty busy.

    The '93 with inverted forks is fun... They might not be the best forks (old technology) but I have done a lot of lock to lock low speed trials type of stuff on that one, mucho fun! It feels feather light even compared to a lot more modern bikes I have had. The '89 to '94 E series are, in some people's opinion, the better bike of the two. I don't really know which one I like better... maybe the H series for higher speeds... but the E series single backbone frame bikes are actually the cat's meow in the low speed stuff. IMO of course.
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  13. tag3

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    I would like to get another '91, the first one I had, and do a real rebuild on it. You know, powder coat the frame and polish shit up to take it out in the mud and fuck it all up. Heehee.
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  14. WRC51

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    I had a few KDX 200s back in the day. I really liked it as a single track bike, it was light weight and easy to control. A little under powered for me as I weight about 210 or so but if you keep it pinned it did OK. But then keeping it pinned was beyond my skill set.
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  15. tag3

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    I can't wait to finish it and see his eyes get huge. He's going from CRF450R to this. His singletrack riding should be soooo much more enjoyable with this bike.

    And I love the angry bees chasing me on mine.
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    Clouds of smoke a plenty, what a difference from a CRF450
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  17. tag3

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    I have the forks installed and will be doing the rear wheel overhaul when I get back. Leaving this morning for a long weekend trip and will post up a pic when I get back.
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  18. tag3

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    Slow progress, life crap. Got a few things done, like new bearings in the rear wheel and the tire installed. We are using used tires to start off. Got the forks installed(CR forks), used an all balls bearing kit instead of pressing the steer out and back in.
    Will get a pic up after the wiring harness is back in and the rear end is done.

    Braap!!
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  19. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    You want slow progress? I got hold of an 06 Husky WR250, pulled it down with the intention of rebuilding it, then bought a basket case 06 TE250 to share parts between the WR and my 08 TE, so started looking at rebuilding the TE engine, then the owner of our rented house decided to sell so we have to move and it's all in boxes and I'm not really sure when I'll get to even start the WR project...

    But every time I look in here I get jealous because I want a KDX200 project, then I remember my WR "project"...
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  20. tag3

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    You should see my DRZ build thread. It has a couple pictures and that is about all. Sad really.
    Sometimes life gets in the way of the good stuff. Heehee.
    This bike is actually for my brother and he is buying it from me. He spends his money as soon as he gets it and so he won't be able to "buy" it, he'll have to pay it off and that kind of makes me not want to finish it that fast. My real motivation is that the rebuild is taking place in my bedroom.
    Yea, my bedroom.
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