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gplassm 08-13-2010 07:09 AM

The KDX thread
I did not see a dedicated thread to these popular trail machines, so I thought that I would attempt to start one. I have an '04 200, with a BD dual sport kit on it. It performes much better in the tight trails we have here in New England than my DR650.
This is my 2nd "H" series KDX, and the only bike I have ever purchased twice. I like them that much.
Any other KDX riders here?

ThumperDRZ 08-13-2010 08:32 AM

Had one - sold it - wish I would have kept it.....:D

Kawidad 08-13-2010 08:37 AM

I've owned 2 of them. A 200 and a 220. The only reason I got rid of the 220 is because the USFS is closing all of the trails around here and you can't get around without a license plate. :cry:cry:cry:cry

simmons1 08-13-2010 09:02 AM

I have a '98 220 with plated with a Revloc clutch. With the auto clutch it is like having a trail bike and trials bike in one package.

It is a great trail bike the way it is set up, but living in a large Metro area I don't ride it as much as I should, especially since I bought a WR250R.

I guess I will have to take mine for spin this weekend.

mcma111 08-13-2010 09:34 AM

Kdx 200
I had a 1994 and a 1993 KDX200 for my daughters. Sold 1 when she got a CRF450r and the other stayed in the stable until I lent it to a friend. Friend's nut job neighbor decided to burn his shed down so all I have left is the engine lump in the frame. Sorry to see it go. :cry:cry It was a perfect little trail machine.

Ryno77 08-13-2010 01:33 PM

I had a '86 model. It was a great trail bike, best of both worlds between 2-stroke and 4-stroke.
What was the last year they offered the KDX in America?

gplassm 08-13-2010 01:52 PM


gplassm 08-13-2010 01:55 PM

Simmons - Your bike looks great! What kind of range do you get with the IMS tank?

gplassm 08-13-2010 01:59 PM

My '04 needs some goodies, so I am slowly working on it. So far, I have obtained XR400 fork springs and a V-Force reed cage, and I re-valved the forks a bit (removed two shims). My '96 had a RAD valve, an FMF woods pipe, a Fredette chain guide, and a Ceet seat cover.
I need a pipe!

simmons1 08-13-2010 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by gplassm
Simmons - Your bike looks great! What kind of range do you get with the IMS tank?

It depends on what kind of riding I am doing. The tank holds roughly 3.5 gallons. I have gone a 130+ miles on an easy dirt rode dual sport ride, or 80ish miles on rough slow single track ride.

JohnnieWalker 08-13-2010 04:49 PM

I had a 175 should never have sold that bike but a guy offered me to much for it. I still have a 450. Great bike. No place to ride close by so thinking of selling it. Lots of places to ride 4 wheelers. So I am into them now. but the kdx bikes are great.

AtomicGeo 08-13-2010 05:56 PM

My '03:

AtomicGeo 01-15-2011 09:57 AM

LED Tail Light
Do any stock tailight KDX owners have an LED solution?

kawagumby 01-15-2011 12:08 PM

I had an 86,87,89,95,97,2001, the last 2 being 220's. Rode the heck out of all of them, doing bottom-end rebuilds and so on. Raced them also - even took a first place hare scramble Vet B on a KDX200, LOL. I am presently gathering parts for a project '86 bike that will be fitted with USD forks and rear disk.
KDX's are still one of the best trail bikes ever made, IMO, best for tighter trails and having the benefit of super low maintenance and long life.

The E model (preceding the H) had a torquier engine that some prefer (me included).:lol3

ktm950se 01-15-2011 12:41 PM

I picked up a 2004 220 with only a few hours on it this past Fall, and am preparing to install a Wiseco piston kit (for peace of mind) and auto-clutch on it before Spring.


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