Originally Posted by pablo83
So here's the plan...
Suspension - I heard a report somewhere that the '98 kicker has better suspension. I need to do some research to find out if that's true.
Yes it is true. The 98 and beyond had cartridge forks that were sourced from the previous generation RM race bikes. Also, they improved the shock, IIRC, they were also sourced from the RM. In addition, the brakes were RM brakes. So, all in all, big improvements.