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Offline factoryX

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« on: January 21, 2011, 02:57:31 PM »
Got a spanking good deal with a 98 kdx 200 ($800) with fresh tires. I rode it for a short bit, and I'm hooked.

My first bike since my KX100, stoked. I will post more pics after I clean it up.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 06:31:48 AM by factoryX »


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Re: Woot.
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 05:20:52 PM »
One of those would be handy in my garage this Spring! ;D

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Re: Woot.
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 05:30:17 PM »
Exactly. Man, I wish this guy cleaned this bike a bit more, filthy. :'(


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Re: Woot.
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 05:56:29 PM »
GRRR, POS cross threaded one of the bolts that thread into tank, its just spinning. Any ideas?
Neve rmind, answered my own question.
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Re: Woot.
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 06:06:47 PM »
is it just the bolt spinning, or the brass insert??
If a pair of 2" brass balls isn't working, I doubt that the 3" model will make much difference.

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Re: Woot.
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 06:21:59 PM »
Awesome! Another KDX  :D .
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Re: Woot.
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 08:31:58 PM »
is it just the bolt spinning, or the brass insert??
Brass insert. And now (I am glad I caught it), the lower linkage bearing where the shock mounts to is fried, and has slop. At least thats a cheap fix.
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Re: Woot.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011, 11:08:57 PM »
That's the same price we paid for my '82 Husky, though it was in rougher shape than that Kawasaki.  It didn't like to run unless you were really hammering it.  Once we got it all sorted out, though, it's proven to be a lot of bike for the money.  I mean, $800 isn't very much at all, and to get anything 200cc or more and two-stroke in passable condition, the fun-to-dollar ratio is going to be excellent.


Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
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Re: Woot.
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2011, 11:33:55 PM »
Exactly jetz, even though the bike is still not ready to ride with the linkage completely destroyed... >:( It will be fun to ride with out having to spend a ton of money in the process. I will probably go to a 125 chassis or move to a 250 after I get used to riding bikes.
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Re: Woot.
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2011, 05:22:58 AM »
Looks nice and clean for the price. You sure it's a 98? I didn't think 98 came with a purple tank.

 


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Re: Woot.
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2011, 05:59:48 AM »
I wondered about the purple tank too. I knew the KX's didn't have it in '98 but I wasn't sure about KDX. I seem to remember them having the purple longer than the KX's. The VIN is easy to decode to know for sure.

RockyMountain ATV is about the cheapest places I found for the linkage bearings. I priced them and the swingarm bearings in case mine needed them, but it was good to go for now. Mine needed fork seals, which I am finally getting around to doing now.

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Re: Woot.
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2011, 07:01:08 AM »
"Brass insert."

I had that problem with my stock yamaha tank, here's what I did
I carefully cut into the plastic immediately around the insert with an exacto knife to free the insert.
right at the edge of the brass, then I cleaned up the hole with a round file. used JBweld two part to glue it back in. i applied the JBweld to the insert first, then some to the walls of the hole in the tank
If the insert is cross threaded, clamp it in a vise, and try to re-tap it, if it's really fried, drill it out and tap it the next size up.
Do this before you glue it back in. Also you might want to file a mm or two off of the back of the insert before glueing it in so it sets flush, also liberally apply some grease to a bolt, not the one you plan to use, and thread it into the insert before you glue in to keep the glue from filling in the bottom of the bolt hole. let it cure, take out the bolt. install shrouds, good luck
If a pair of 2" brass balls isn't working, I doubt that the 3" model will make much difference.

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Re: Woot.
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2011, 07:21:07 AM »
You can also use a soldering iron to free the insert. A little easier than cutting. My old KX125 had a stripped insert and I fixed it almost exactly like Myck said, only I used the soldering iron to free the insert.
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Re: Woot.
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2011, 06:10:12 PM »
So small update, The pro circuit silencer was trash so I decided it was time for another one.



  ;D see jetz, its not hard to make something work...
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Re: Woot: update
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2011, 08:49:23 PM »
I am aware of this. :D



Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky, punk?