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I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?


    For $800, I would try and verify that it actually belongs to him. Especially if you intend to plate it.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Oh, it does. He's has it for years.


    He did run into a "snafu" 5 or 6 years ago when he bought it with the title it had. Swapped frames. Now it's listed as a YZ400 with a clean title.


    Like I said, it's cheap. I wouldn't expect it to be mint for that kinda money. Also came to an agreement with him "If I can't reg it legally in MA, you take it back, that's it".

    He's a close enough acquaintance that I'm confident he wouldn't fuck with me on that.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    FYI, i picked up my 03 300exc for about your budget.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Hows it runnin?

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Can you even do a leak down on a machine with automagic decomp?

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    No idea.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Ha! well to be fair, i wasnt exactly nice to it. when i bought it i shouldve done a top end and gone through the whole thing since i had no history on it and was probably at least the 4th owner. even the guy i bought it off of hadnt done anything.
    so after 3 years of only putting gas in it, it finally blew. now im working on replacing everything from swingarm bearings to cables to possibly even the banged up radiators. im still on the fence about doing a bottom end. it wont be cheap but i will at least have a baseline. something i shouldve done when i bought it.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    No idea.
    I suppose it depends on what triggers the decompression helper. Is it being triggered by the starter motor, or the kickstarter, or..?

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

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    I suppose it depends on what triggers the decompression helper. Is it being triggered by the starter motor, or the kickstarter, or..?
    It is a part of the exhaust cam. It holds a button out that keeps one of the exhaust valves slightly open until the engine spins fast enough to fling out the centrifugal weight on the sprocket end and retract the button. I put one in my WR400 and it instantly improved my life. No more theft deterrent decomp lever!

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    so after 3 years of only putting gas in it, it finally blew.
    2 strokes need oil mixed with the gas. Little pro-tip I picked up over the years.
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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Re:riding areas, you know there's trails not far from you, right? They're just unofficial.
    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    For $800, I would try and verify that it actually belongs to him. Especially if you intend to plate it.
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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    Ha! well to be fair, i wasnt exactly nice to it. when i bought it i shouldve done a top end and gone through the whole thing since i had no history on it and was probably at least the 4th owner. even the guy i bought it off of hadnt done anything.
    so after 3 years of only putting gas in it, it finally blew. now im working on replacing everything from swingarm bearings to cables to possibly even the banged up radiators. im still on the fence about doing a bottom end. it wont be cheap but i will at least have a baseline. something i shouldve done when i bought it.
    I'm hoping to find a bike that I can ride once in a while without having to do major work.

    If needs be, I'll wait till tax time and buy something nicer.

    Something about a nice narrow light 2 smoke appeals to me, provided I can justify it's abilities vs a plateable streetable (for short distances) heavier thumper.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    With that attitude a plated smoker may be sufficient if your street time is short...I rode mine 20 miles each way at 70-80mph all rung out...wheelies at 70mph

    Just truck it if you need to go farther than a few miles

    The 426 can pressure test with a decompression lever...just do the routine with the meter plugged in...I wouldn't bother. Just kick it over and test for feel and running status.

    issue is that hole is really hard to get into

    For 8 Hundo make sure it runs right and doesn't need much work... don't make it a $3,500 project with a resale of $1,000

    Careful with the "he won't screw me over" to save a buck...I've been screwed over plenty of times under that premise.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    2 strokes need oil mixed with the gas. Little pro-tip I picked up over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I'm hoping to find a bike that I can ride once in a while without having to do major work.

    If needs be, I'll wait till tax time and buy something nicer.

    Something about a nice narrow light 2 smoke appeals to me, provided I can justify it's abilities vs a plateable streetable (for short distances) heavier thumper.
    my 300 has a plate. most (all?) KTMs of the exc variety are wired for lights so getting it plated should be relatively easy.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Don't be a pussy.
    Go buy a '17 350 or 500excf.
    You want it, you might as well get it. And since you'll have spent so much on one, you might guilt yourself into riding it a bunch more.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    "MA street Titled ... Too many bikes in the garage, need to sell one."

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    "MA street Titled ... Too many bikes in the garage, need to sell one."

    KTM 250 XCF-W 2009
    Fuck that's pretty legit if it really has low hours.
    Don't expect to be wowed by the ponies, but when the time comes, slap on a big bore kit. I'm pretty sure there's a 300 and a 330 kit for those motors.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    There you go!

    Although a 250 XC-W (2-stroke) or even a 300 with a plate would still work too and might be a little more budget and low-maint friendly. Honestly I may have oversold how horrid my 200 is on the street too. It isn't that bad. I mean I've done 100 mile days on it and pushed it to 55 indicated.

    I'm having a moment and strongly considering keeping the plate on it (had considered canceling the street reg) and selling off the beloved DRZ. Too many oil changes in that there garage. If that happens the damned 200 will be my funabout. I may even use the DRZ proceeds to finance another set of wheels with something that won't melt when it sees tarmac.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    "MA street Titled ... Too many bikes in the garage, need to sell one."

    KTM 250 XCF-W 2009
    Shit. Looks good. Push button and ride. Find a source for Ethanol free fuel and your good to go for the intermittent rides.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    "MA street Titled ... Too many bikes in the garage, need to sell one."

    KTM 250 XCF-W 2009
    Damn. I want it.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I doubt I'll have anything ready to rip by then, but ya never know.

    Heard more details from another friend about this bike. Guy is a hack when fixing stuff, also has lied about things before when selling to friends. I'm going to be VERY cautious on this one. Anyone got a leak down tester?

    If it wasn't so cheap, I wouldn't even go look at it. But he's askin $800, and I'm sure I could beat him up on that.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Oh, it does. He's has it for years.


    He did run into a "snafu" 5 or 6 years ago when he bought it with the title it had. Swapped frames. Now it's listed as a YZ400 with a clean title.


    Like I said, it's cheap. I wouldn't expect it to be mint for that kinda money. Also came to an agreement with him "If I can't reg it legally in MA, you take it back, that's it".

    He's a close enough acquaintance that I'm confident he wouldn't fuck with me on that.
    Not for nothing, but even for 800 bux, I'd walk away from this. Lied to, owner is a hack, frame swap? Sounds likely to be a money pit.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Yeah, I'm getting cold on that thing.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    shit is kleeen, like zero wear so i assume the miles/hours are legit ... but it's still a 4-joke

    hey, Iglu, you buy now. fuck that stolen Yammiehaw

    EDIT: oops, was responding to Maximex, but sounds like you're wising up. speaking of getting cold on stuff, can we go back to 2-strokes yet?

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    ...can we go back to 2-strokes yet?
    Fer serious man.

    Get a 300 EXC. Plate it. Throw some D606's on it and gear it meh. Tuck it in the back of the garage and forget you own it until I call.

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    Re: I'm dumb. Y'all know it. So make me be less dumb. KDX? CRF? KTM?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Fer serious man.

    Get a 300 EXC. Plate it. Throw some D606's on it and gear it meh. Tuck it in the back of the garage and forget you own it until I call.
    ding, ding, ding !! winnah, hey

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