Hello All. Just purchased a 98 KDX 200. Total revival happening

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Hello All. Just purchased a 98 KDX 200. Total revival happening

Post by shauno » 08:57 am Oct 02 2019

So, I am based in Melbourne, Australia and saw a 98 KDX 200 come up at a price that was a bit high but it all looked original and I figured with a bit of love and cash I can turn it back into a beauty. It had been in a farmers shed for 10 years. I used to race a 90 model back in the day in New Zealand so have long had a hankering to get another one. Other bikes just don't really do it for me...
Well been a long time since I sat on a dirt bike as I am more accustomed to selling BMW Adventure bikes (which are huge) and what a pleasure to feel how light it is and the potential to make a great bike.
So far I have gone to town. About to strip the bike down and have frame repainted, have purchased OEM gaskets for head and base of cylinder as well as most other covers, new impeller, Pivot Works bearing kits for shock and linkage, swingarm and wheels. Sprung for a Lectron cable just because I can't be arsed dealing with jetting again and to save fuel, Barkbuster EGO hand guards, Pro Taper fat bars, new levers, new seat cover, new pegs, pro series boyeson reeds and the bike already comes with Procircuit pipe and muffler.

Haven't delved into the engine yet but feels like the powervalve is shot (or hopefully the previous owner was inept at putting in new jets and that is the issue). Either way looking forward to getting into it and bringing her back to glory.

Next stage is strip it all down, investigate the top end and install a new piston and rings, sort the powervalve and keep fingers crossed that it is all just gunked up.

Never going to get back the money I spend on her but I know I will love it once it is done...

Here she is as I picked her upImage

May need some advice...
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Re: Hello All. Just purchased a 98 KDX 200. Total revival happening

Post by TwistedRoot » 09:42 am Oct 02 2019

Heck yeah! Looks great. Enjoy it! Big fan of the green frame here. :bravo: :supz:
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Re: Hello All. Just purchased a 98 KDX 200. Total revival happening

Post by KDXGarage » 10:18 am Oct 02 2019

Welcome to kdxrider.net.

Congratulations on the nice looking KDX.
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Re: Hello All. Just purchased a 98 KDX 200. Total revival happening

Post by bufftester » 11:43 pm Oct 02 2019

Welcome to the forums and congrats on the new bike

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Re: Hello All. Just purchased a 98 KDX 200. Total revival happening

Post by VTMTcowboy » 01:51 pm Oct 03 2019

Welcome to the forum! Lots of great people and info here. Gotta love the mid-90's color schemes!
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Re: Hello All. Just purchased a 98 KDX 200. Total revival happening

Post by shauno » 07:30 am Oct 07 2019

2 hours got it all pretty much stripped down aside from engine and suspension and so far looks not too bad when i look inside the exhaust port.

I ordered all new gaskets and a new pump impeller. I guess it would make sense to put new seals and bearing in there too huh? Any thoughts??
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Post by KDXGarage » 08:15 am Oct 07 2019

yes on the bearing and seals

Keep up the good work.
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