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2001 KDX200

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    2001 KDX200


    Last year I got the chance to ride with a bunch of you down in WV on the annual dirt Sausagefest, so I bought a KTM 300XCW at the last minute for the trip. The bike was awesome but a fuckin beast for my non dirt riding self. I sold it to Jersey (Chris Orcutt) and started hunting down a KDX hoping it would better suit my skills. I found this 2001 in MA and brought it home in January. It was in pretty good shape for the year and I honestly had no big plans for it, just ride it to get back into the dirt game and then move back up into a KTM/BETA/Husky. Well, we all know how that goes. 7 months and countless dollars later, I've pretty much rebuilt the bike from the ground up. The only thing that wasn't done was powder coating the frame, otherwise every single bolt, nut, bearing, etc was replaced. It has a KX125 front end, top to bottom engine rebuild by Ken O'Connor, Warp9 wheels (with custom made spacers to fit by our very own Adam Butler), hydro clutch, etc. etc.
    The parts list is a mile long, but in the end I have essentially a brand new KDX with a slew of modern bits! I can't wait to take this thing down to the Hatfield trails this year.

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    Awesome. I loved my KDX and always wanted to give it a full rebuild, cost be damned. Great bike.

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    That thing is sano. Do not sell.

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    Yep it’s the perfect bike for almost everything…wish I had a fair priced easy riding 2 stroke with a properly spaced 6 speed

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    sweet build ! more pics wouldn't make me sad

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    You have issues..

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    Looks awesome. Everyone keeps saying how fun that KDX is too.

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    My kdx is jealous of your kdx

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    For a split second I thought this was a for-sale thread. .. I was not a fan.
    Considering the actual subject, I've come around.

    Spiffy motorbike yah got there. See you in a couple weeks.

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    Other than being a bit heavy, the KDX200 motor is still the best 2 stroke motor in the woods. The KTMs claim to be tuneable to suit anyone, but they are ultimately just racier than the trusty ole KDX. The KIPS valves do wear a bit fast on these, but the bike will continue to run strong even after those bits are past their prime. I hope you softened up the valving on the KX forks. The other reason these were so easy to ride in the gnar was the ultra soft suspension.

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    still dying to try a hybrid 200 motor / 125 chassis w/couch boingers. holy fun.

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    Yeah, I think the relaxed chassis was another "feature" that made this the bike everyone could go faster on in the woods.

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    sweet build ! more pics wouldn't make me sad
    Ha! I'll get a few more on here in a bit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I hope you softened up the valving on the KX forks. The other reason these were so easy to ride in the gnar was the ultra soft suspension.
    Paul, definitely. I had the forks shortened and revalved along with custom springs wound. They're way more compliant than the original KX forks.

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    We're definitely going to need more pictures...

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    i miss my 220

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    still dying to try a hybrid 200 motor / 125 chassis w/couch boingers. holy fun.
    There's a 2012 RMZ250 with a KDX engine for sale down in KY that has my eye!
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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    Quote Originally Posted by nt650hawk View Post
    i miss my 220
    Don't worry, I've been abusing it properly.

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    I have a 97 in purple and green. It's so ugly I love it

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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    Mo pics......

    edit: not sure why they got turned on their side?
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    Re: 2001 KDX200

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post

    Spiffy motorbike yah got there. See you in a couple weeks.
    Thanks! I can't wait to get down there!

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