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Re: modern-ish KDX 200 / 250's
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2010, 11:57:06 PM »
hey paul i know where there is a 1988 i think
kdx200 powervalve 2 stroke air cooled
it has a new unstarted engine which has been stroked too 250
he doesnt want a lot for it
give me a ring and i will fish out his number
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Re: modern-ish KDX 200 / 250's
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 12:10:26 AM »
Paul what you really need is a nice used 1 of these..10 years old now so they're vintage :P the prices should be reasonable too



I love my suzuki's and have never ridden an RMX to know what they go like but I have ridden 1 of these and I can't imagine the RMX would hold a candle to it..they fairly rip!! ;D ;D ;D



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I saw quite a few RMXs in my time on the trails and I have to say that they were also an enormously underrated bike.  I NEVER saw a bike make it appear as easy to climb hills than an RMX250.  No kidding, ANYONE could get on one of those and just get up virtually anything...

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Re: modern-ish KDX 200 / 250's
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2013, 12:15:53 PM »
;D probably more bike than I need / should be allowed anywhere near ;D

I rode a KTM 530 the other weekend, I can see why the orange bikes are popular!
Popular with the Spendy Set, those with lots of expendable income, the rest of us by the Jap stuff and are happy to go a bit slower...for much longer :D

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Re: modern-ish KDX 200 / 250's
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2013, 12:50:59 PM »
;D probably more bike than I need / should be allowed anywhere near ;D

I rode a KTM 530 the other weekend, I can see why the orange bikes are popular!
Popular with the Spendy Set, those with lots of expendable income, the rest of us by the Jap stuff and are happy to go a bit slower...for much longer :D

Funny you should say that, the particular 530 I spoke about went bang in a big way not long after.

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Re: modern-ish KDX 200 / 250's
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2013, 01:36:54 PM »
Back in the mid 90s i test rode a new WR 200 , we put it together at the shop and took it to an organised trail ride . The salesman took it out for a lap to run it in and then gave it to me . About 10 kms into the ride i was racing a mate on a kx 250  down a fire break , we came up on some slower riders so i saw my chance to gap him . I knocked it down a gear gassed it and pulled out to pass the wobblers , i was way over to the left of the track and just hooked top gear when out of nowhere was this firkin great hole  ::) i tried to lift the front end but was tapped in top gear . The front wheel hit the far lip of the hole , forks bottomed  but came out of the hole on the front wheel probably doing 80 KPH + down a tree lined fire break  ;D According to my mate and the wobblers i went about 70/80 metres on the front wheel before i hit another hole and me and the WR parted company . By all accounts the WR then started bouncing pin ball style from tree to tree across the track  :-[.
I was winded and had a bowel evacuation but not a mark on me even though i think it was the biggest dirt bike crash i have ever had  ;D .The ole WR was absolutley fuct  :o litterally tore it apart . My mate doubled me back to the pits with the plastic WR head light ( remakably undamaged ) I gave the head lamp to Richard the salesman and said thanks but they dont handle to good in the rough  ;D
Poor bastard was beside himself , the shop owner was under the impression i should buy the bike ( what was left of it ) but i told him he was lucky i wasn't billing him for new under wear and riding pants  ;D .

I bought a KDX 200 then a 220 then another 200 then an RMX 250 . The KDXs were great but i had gear box issues with the 220 and the 200s were a bit hard on rods . FMF fatty pipe and Pro cicuit mufflers , Boyssen Rad valves and a KX 125 front end ( no underhang like the KDX conventioal forks ) were the mods i ran . Raced them in MX , enduro, GNCC, Supercross and trail rode them

But the RMX 250 was a dream off the shop floor ( just rejetted it and away you go )

I have an 86 KDX 200 air cooled power valve for a pre 90 bike and it pulls like a 13 yr old boy  :)
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