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Going Green

01 Jan 2020 17:07
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Going Green #1
Just picked this up today. '01 KDX200. needs TLC.
Not giving up on the twin shock bikes, they are nice and low.




Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'76 Bultaco 143 Frontera
'06 GL1800
'01 KDX220
'68 YG5T 80 Trailmaster
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

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01 Jan 2020 17:41 01 Jan 2020 17:43 by JGersh.
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Going Green #2
On this forum going green means ‘70 CT1B... LOL


‘68 DT1
‘70 CT1-B
‘70 HT-1
‘12 Triumph Scrambler

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01 Jan 2020 19:01
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Going Green #3
Congratulations!!! Looks like a great find.

I think you need to get a "Incredible Hulk" suit to ride in!

www.amazon.com/Rubies-Adult-Marvel-Aveng...ndgame/dp/B07L4QXZSF

:ROFLOL

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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01 Jan 2020 20:05
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Going Green #4
DOH

:beerchug

Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'76 Bultaco 143 Frontera
'06 GL1800
'01 KDX220
'68 YG5T 80 Trailmaster
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

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02 Jan 2020 11:39
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Going Green #5
Yes ! Nice score and a very very good motorcycle and highly underrated.

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04 Jan 2020 07:43 04 Jan 2020 07:57 by mdscott.
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shyted wrote: Yes ! Nice score and a very very good motorcycle and highly underrated.


yes very underrated, I had a KDX200 '91 I bought in '92, loved it. I was skeptical at first, all my previous bikes were big bores and a lot of desert riding.
I was amazed how much I liked it. With my advanced (in age only) its hard to get my leg over it, I have lowering links so that will help.
This is from Torture Test Magazine, the guy doing the test is from Henderson Nv, MarkT you may know him



Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'76 Bultaco 143 Frontera
'06 GL1800
'01 KDX220
'68 YG5T 80 Trailmaster
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger
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10 Jan 2020 20:42
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I picked up a '01 KXD200 Jan-1, some good, some some not to bad.
Has new top end, dessert FMF pipe,( i have the FMF woods pipe also) new tires and a few accessories.
I think the PO power washed bike a lot, every bearing is bad.
Engine is coming out to paint frame and clean thing up.
So far repair list includes...
Water pump re-seal.
Front and rear wheel bearings.
Swing arm and shock linkage bearings.
Steering head bearings.
Chain and sprockets.
Carb rebuild.



Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'76 Bultaco 143 Frontera
'06 GL1800
'01 KDX220
'68 YG5T 80 Trailmaster
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

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11 Jan 2020 08:06
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Going Green #8
Hey Mark, you even have a matching power washer - cool.
Looks like a fun resto.
Brian

1983 IT490K; 2007 Yamaha FJR 1300,
2003 KTM 450exc
Too many fly rods,,,
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24 Jan 2020 09:18
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Going Green #9
HEHE, I guess going green these days has more then one meaning. :ROFLOL

I found all of the shock linkage and swingarm bearings very rusty, like dust. Zerk fittings would be cool.
Also found coolant in the trans oil. If I looked over the bike more closely I may have not bought it.
I guess I got excited finding a KDX close, year and price I was looking for. One great thing about the KDX is a lot of support and available parts.
When i pulled the side cove off to replace the water pump seals, there was no sign of rust, so I'm guessing water leak had just started.
Oh well.
Getting the KIPS back in sync was easy too.
Just found the reed block had the gasek on the wrong side, in other words no gasket between the metal block and cylinder. :S

So far everything is going smooth, definitely enjoying working on the bike, wife likes it too, keeps me busy and out of her hair.
If you see anything I'm doing looks stupid, let me know, it wouldn't be the first time.
:Buds




Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'76 Bultaco 143 Frontera
'06 GL1800
'01 KDX220
'68 YG5T 80 Trailmaster
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

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24 Jan 2020 17:42
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Going Green #10
made progress today. Tomorrow, carb work, front wheel brgs and changing fork oil.



Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'76 Bultaco 143 Frontera
'06 GL1800
'01 KDX220
'68 YG5T 80 Trailmaster
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

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