KDX200

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  1. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    It's plenty legal, as long as you don't get stopped. :lol3

    We have laws here that say no turn signals required if not equipped so from factory. We mostly add a brake light for safety, and don't ride at night. If you have to add a battery, flashers, horn, mirror, all that crap, it can be a hassle.
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  2. tag3

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    I listed it on cracklist at one price and add $400 for a light kit that I'd install for them.
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  3. getonyourbikeandride

    getonyourbikeandride Been here awhile

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    My old 1990 KDX200 (bought new) rests after a Vintage Hare Scramble today...

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  4. tag3

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    To me that is purdy. I bought my first KDX new in '91. Soooo much fun on the trails in eastern Nebraska. Hills, creeks and gravel roads connecting them.
    Nice bike @getonyourbikeandride!!
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  5. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I have a '93 with factory inverted forks I just can't seem to get rid of. Street plated too. Nice shape, $800 from a fellow inmate a few years back. I really like the 89-94 E series KDX's a lot. To me, they feel lighter and much better in tight woods than the perimeter frame 95-06 200/220 H Series. I like the H series much better for higher speed stuff. I have the one E and two H's.

    The '93 is one of the few bikes I can ride at 3-4 mph and do full lock turns on. Feels like a trials bike with a seat.
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  6. tag3

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    Just got back from riding my 2001 with my buddy who I built a 2000 for. I hear what you are saying about the tight trail work of the pre '95's. The '91 I had was just so much fun and when I get a chance to buy a '91 I will and strip'er down and do a whole rebuild. Now coming up the fire road today 4th gear wide open with those angry bees chasing me over ruts and water bars on the '01 with the front end making minor adjustments to where I was holding on and hoping to go was fricken awesome. Washed er down, lubed er up and shower time for me.
    Happy fathers day to y'all.....
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  7. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    I have two both have been front end swapped. I would say the stock forks are the best way to go. I have lost the super tight turn ability that made the kdx special.
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  8. getonyourbikeandride

    getonyourbikeandride Been here awhile

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    The '90 in action @ a local Vintage Hare Scramble

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  9. tag3

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    Light kit installed today. Will be adding it to insurance tomorrow and taking for a street blast soon. I'll post up a pic or 2 in a day or 2.
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  10. tag3

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    I have the head light running off the stator and the rest of the lights on the battery pack that came with the Tusk kit.
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  11. tag3

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    And it sold today!!!
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  12. PistonPants

    PistonPants Crankcase Scavenger

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    A little movie starring my 2003 KDX200!



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  13. tag3

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    Nice.
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  14. Henryarms77

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    Can anyone discern the difference between the E,H,S etc..... I'm not a kdx rider so I could be off on the letters. I ride a dr650 and thinking to go green for the harder,tighter stuff that seems to be the norm here on the east coast. Anyone have the insight to explain the difference between them and of it would make a difference when looking to buy one.
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  15. tag3

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    In addition to what @tag3 said....

    83-85 are fun but still fairly primitive

    86-88 were more modern but still air cooled (nothing wrong with that, fun bikes)

    89-94 had a single backbone frame, liquid cooling, disc brakes

    95-06 had a modern perimeter frame, engine was basically the same as previous version, suspension maybe improved a bit

    There is nothing wrong with drum brakes, but they don't really stop very well compared to discs. Liquid cooling is nice but not necessary. The single backbone frame E model was legendary and an excellent tight woods bike. The perimeter frame, IMO, increased stability at speed but decreased tight woods ability. They are all fine bikes, it just depends on what you want and need. I'm getting old so a bike that performs very well at low speeds (89-94) is pretty much ideal for me. They are getting hard to find... I bought them all.

    :lol3

    The 95-06 series are pretty good bikes, too. A bit more power but not much. All the KDX series bikes, by the way, were based on a KX125 with a bigger bore. They are thus lightweight and nimble, and the power is pretty adequate on all of them, for a normal sized adult. They are certainly not a "kid bike". Sure, today's 300 2 stroke will walk away from them. I have some of them too. But the KDX200 was always a simplistic bike, in a good way. Kick start, not much electricals at all, not much goes wrong with them, with normal 2 stroke maintenance (piston rings, clean power valves, etc).

    I probably have more fun on my old $800 E series than I do my $8000 Beta 300RR. They are addictive bikes!
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  17. Henryarms77

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    Thanks for the insight sparkingdogg! At this point, any model will be better in the woods than 97dr 650. Which I love but hate to pick up and won't spend 900 on the suspension it desperately needs. So I'm now between the kdx or an rmx250..........
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  18. getonyourbikeandride

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    The '90 out doing what they do best, Vintage Hare Scramble in RI...

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