Looking for a Hybrid to test

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Hey, Gang! I’m looking for a KDX/KX Hybrid for a comparison test. Objective will be to compare a nearly stock bike to a “race modified” version to a full blown Hybrid. I would need an excellent example of a Hybrid in top condition. The other two bikes I have in mind are in top condition so I’m looking for a likewise Hybrid.

The comparison will be presented here and possibly submitted to a few print magazines as well. Prefer a bike in the Southeast US but would consider almost any East to Midwest location.

Reach out here if interested. Or PM me.

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Saw one for sale in Tulsa, OK on the KDX Hybrid Builders group.

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Too bad I'm so far away, I'd be happy to loan mine.
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Yeah, we’re about as far apart across the country as you could get! It could be an interesting article though you have to admit.
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Texas may be too far for you...but you can ride mine anytime. I consider it in the demographic you are looking for. I may be a little biased. smiley emoji sort of thing
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That being said...Flying is really cheap right now. I recommend SWA :grin:
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Ha ha! About 20 hrs each way! Not right now!
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Are you anywhere near Tennessee? My hybrid is an 03 Kx125-220 engine w/ RB mods. I've never ridden a stock KDX, so I'd be interested to know your findings. It's my enduro and hare scramble bike, so not a showpiece but in good repair.

We'd just have to stay socially distant...

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Hey, Paul. TN is a pretty wide state. Are you eastern or western TN. I have a home in West Jefferson, NC so eastern TN is certainly doable.
It would have to be after travel restrictions are lifted though.
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I'm near Nashville, so middle TN. I would certainly be up to meeting halfway if we could find a place to ride/event that was convenient.

Surely KDX testing is considered an activity of vital national interest in these unprecedented times?
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Spoken like a true dirt bike guy! Once this COVID thing is a little behind us, I’d be willing to find a place we could meet up too. Maybe something in the Atlanta area?
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Did you guys ever meet up on this?
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Yeah, what became of this?
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Well, what became of this was I had a rather bad crash in August 2020 which put me in hospital for a total of 32 days. I'm back to limited, easy trail riding now but the racing is over. Still, I would be interested in putting together a comparison test, maybe later this spring or summer.
I still think it would be an interesting write up.
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doakley wrote: 02:35 pm Jan 14 2022 Well, what became of this was I had a rather bad crash in August 2020 which put me in hospital for a total of 32 days. I'm back to limited, easy trail riding now but the racing is over. Still, I would be interested in putting together a comparison test, maybe later this spring or summer.
I still think it would be an interesting write up.
Yeah, bad crashes will definitely put the damper on plans. Keep healing up!
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