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New from central NY

Post by clappy379 » 09:58 am Feb 20 2021

Hey all -

I’ve lurked on here in the past but never registered. In 10th grade high school my parents bought me a 2002 KDX 200. It’s been a great bike - I rode it a lot in high school, moved away, and only got it out once or twice a year when I’d visit after moving away. It only has the air box lid removed, the FMF torque pipe and renthal bars.

The bike still has the original tires (not bad condition actually) and after checking the PSI I’m just above 175PSI for compression (original piston - I never previously did anything to the top end).

Anyways, I’m tearing it down a bit because I plan to ride it this coming spring now that I’ve moved back from city life. I haven’t had luck with Ron from RB in getting one of his modified carbs, but sent him a friendly follow-up (we’ll see). I plan to update the reeds, see what options I have for the carb and will probably leave the top end as-is for now, but may still pull the head off and take a look.

Glad to see the bike is still popular and people are still out riding them.

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Re: New from central NY

Post by clappy379 » 12:53 pm Feb 20 2021

Here is a recent pic
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Re: New from central NY

Post by KDXGarage » 07:48 pm Feb 20 2021

NICE!!
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Re: New from central NY

Post by TwistedRoot » 10:09 am Feb 21 2021

Sweet condition. I love my '02. I hope you can get in touch with RB however he did say a month back that he was down to the last few carbs. I did see the PWK35 Air Striker for $199 from " xcbob " on ebay. His are not counterfeit carbs from china. They are guaranteed authentic PWK's.

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Re: New from central NY

Post by cb_swift » 10:19 am Feb 21 2021

Hey clappy375! I’m near Albany NY. Originally from West Winfield NY... just south of Utica. Where are you located?
I’m working on restoring a 1992 KDX250. My cousins working on a 1990 Kdx200. We are hoping to do some riding in the Edmeston area this year. If your in the neighborhood... join us!

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Re: New from central NY

Post by clappy379 » 05:34 pm Feb 21 2021

TwistedRoot wrote:
10:09 am Feb 21 2021
Sweet condition. I love my '02. I hope you can get in touch with RB however he did say a month back that he was down to the last few carbs. I did see the PWK35 Air Striker for $199 from " xcbob " on ebay. His are not counterfeit carbs from china. They are guaranteed authentic PWK's.

PWK35 on eBay
Thanks! Yeah I will wait a little longer then do something else. What is the benefit of the air striker? If RB isn't an option, I guess air striker, possibly JD jet kit, lectron (but quite $$). I noticed there's a lot of oily grime on the carb and reed block area so I will at a minimum go through the carb. I'm a bit of an amateur but learning!

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Re: New from central NY

Post by clappy379 » 05:36 pm Feb 21 2021

cb_swift wrote:
10:19 am Feb 21 2021
Hey clappy375! I’m near Albany NY. Originally from West Winfield NY... just south of Utica. Where are you located?
I’m working on restoring a 1992 KDX250. My cousins working on a 1990 Kdx200. We are hoping to do some riding in the Edmeston area this year. If your in the neighborhood... join us!
Hey thanks! That would be fun, that's up near Cooperstown? I'm just north of Ithaca / west of Cortland. I've only ridden around the farm and very local trails so I'd be quite interested!

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Re: New from central NY

Post by cb_swift » 05:52 pm Feb 21 2021

Yeah.... just west of Cooperstown.

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Re: New from central NY

Post by KDXGarage » 05:58 pm Feb 21 2021

Get some new tires. Those must be as pliable as a stack of bricks.
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Re: New from central NY

Post by clappy379 » 05:22 pm Feb 22 2021

KDXGarage wrote:
05:58 pm Feb 21 2021
Get some new tires. Those must be as pliable as a stack of bricks.
Haha good point, I will look them over but should replace.

I'm thinking new tires, carb, v-force, maybe have Fredette go through my shock and lower it given my short stature, see how it goes. I may go for a desert pipe and silencer just to see if I like that powerband more as well. Especially if I can maintain low end with carb work and the new reed setup.

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Re: New from central NY

Post by bufftester » 06:09 pm Feb 22 2021

Welcome to the forums non-incognito :grin:

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