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Hello from Southwest Illinois

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I am not new here but I have been off the site for awhile.
Here is my last introduction from 2012: Hello All, New to the forum and WOW what a wealth of information, Super job to all who do it. I am from the Illinois side of the St. Louis ,MO. area. I have an 05 KDX200, I just bought brand new (craigslist), from a guy who bought it new, and never rode it (unreal). It was like a time capsule, you should have seen my face (I almost s@#t myself). I am selling my 98 RMX250, I never did like it. I have had a bought new 99 KDX220r, sold it for a wr400f, sold it for the RMX. I have owned an 88 KDX and an 83 KDX 80 for my boy at one time. I have a butt load of vintage off road bikes and minis, and about twice as many street bikes, mostly VJMC or Harleys. I restore Harley Aermacchi and Honda minis for money and fun, and I restore worthless crap for myself.
Plenty of places to ride around here and a fair amount of Hare Scrambles as well. I am looking forward to my new KDX200 and hopefully I will ride more and wrench less.
Bob.

I barely rode the new KDX for a grand total of 98 miles and put her away in 2015, as life got in the way, AGAIN.( I have done some vintage though, you may see a few in my shop).

Well, I'm back!
So up to date here in 10/2021, So I took her out and she fired up second kick. I changed all the fluids and, re-joined my old dirt bike club, CCDR. I feel like a beginner again. This time I'm hopping up the KDX and see no reason not to stick with it. I have attached some pics of the KDX so you can see it is still a time capsule. I have added high bars, and a skid plate so far. Gnarly pipe is on back order from JF as well as about a grand in other goodies.
This site has again been VERY informative and it has helped me bring the KDX up to speed (pun intended)
Bob. :drinkers: Image
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Re: Hello from Southwest Illinois

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Welcome back. Some great vintage Enduro bikes in your stable!
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…..Not to mention the FX shovelhead, maybe Iron Sporty?
Very nice!
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Welcome back! Nice KDX and other bikes, too!
Thank you for participating on kdxrider.net. :bravo:
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Goat wrote: 11:12 pm Oct 18 2021 …..Not to mention the FX shovelhead, maybe Iron Sporty?
Very nice!
Thanks. You have a good eye. Those are iron sportys, a 77 and a 78 original paint. The 77 is going up for sale this winter.
It will be cheap and needs nothing, but a new place to live.
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Pristine KDX! Love the Husky too, would love to throw a leg over that.
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That KDX is pristine!
'00 KDX 220R
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Thanks for confirming! In a previous life iron sporty were my thing, aka “77XL”, and went to Bonneville Salt Flats with the Sportster.net crew one year.
PS. No matter how salty you think you are, Don’t try a clutch drop at your first drag race, or you see what a pivot turn feels like on a 500-lb bike…. and need to shop for new underwear.
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