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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2016, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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New to KDX

Whats the general feeling about KDX200 or 250?

I've sold my Ninja 500 street bike, and am buying a KDX for single track in the hills.

Any thoughts? I hear they use old school technology....but I am wondering about longevity of parts, and the reliability of this model.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2016, 07:30 PM
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kdx 200/220 reliability - General Dirt Bike Discussion - ThumperTalk
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“Banking institutions have banished precious metals and substituted a more fluctuating and unsafe medium; they have withdrawn capital from useful improvements and employments to nourish idleness for the few, who prefer demoralizing pursuits to labors useful to the whole; the peace of the whole is endangered by evils more easily to be deplored than remedied." by Thomas Jefferson,1810 (edited)
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017, 12:55 AM
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the 200 is a bit more peppy than the 220 or 250. they are great bikes to have. I had an '89 KDX200 and I modified it to race motocross.
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Air cooled KDXs were ahead of their time. Powerful, fun and reliable.
Newer bikes got better suspension and brakes. Some of the newer KDXs got steel tanks which were not ideal for offroad. They also got heavier. Best advice is to find a clean low-hour example. If you're from the PNW, that might be hard as those bikes were sought after. I'm in SoCal, and there are of good clean examples for <$1k.
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