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Good to be back! Phoenix,AZ

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Well, after a few years away, I’m back. New owner of a 2003 KDX200. I found it off of Facebook from someone who thought it needed a new top end. Picked it up for $750, and from what I can tell, I’m happy with that deal. It’s pretty much stock. Stock exhaust, carb/jetting, suspension, controls, etc. Oh yeah, it’s plated for dual sporting. :boogie: I ran a compression check on it and I’m seeing numbers above 150 psi. I don’t think that means the top end is done yet. What are your thoughts? The plug was covered in oil and black. I think it may have just been bad jetting and a fouled plug?

My last KDX’s were a 97 that needed to be put back together, but that was plated and only $600. Rode that for a few years before I had to sell it. Previous to that, I had a 2001 KDX220. That thing ripped and was a lot of fun. Had to sell it because of a move. So, yeah, I like these bikes. Life just doesn’t allow me to hold onto them for long.
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Nice find. Bone stock means the PO probably was running 40:1 and never touched the carb so everything is very well lubricated lol. Wasn't ridden too hard, still has the stock rear fender with the lens and the tool bag :grin: Some really good riding not far from Bend, used to ride down there years ago when my grandparents lived there.
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A lot of good riding near Bend. I lived there for nearly 9 years. I have since moved to Phoenix and there’s a lot here as well, just a little bit….hotter.
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Welcome back. Enjoy your KDX!
Thank you for participating on kdxrider.net. :bravo:
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Welcome back! Sounds like you got a great deal at that price.
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If you ever get down South near Tucson let me know and we'll rip!
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$750!!!
That's just crazy....and plated!
That is like winning the lottery there.
Don't know if I would just ride it and immediately dump about $2k into it.
Suspension rebuild, fresh fluids, flush the tank, rebuild the carb, new plug and air filter, new tyres and maybe splurge on new chain and sprockets send it>
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SS109 wrote: 09:43 pm Feb 13 2024 If you ever get down South near Tucson let me know and we'll rip!
I will.I need to find riding buddies in AZ.

I saw some of your videos, looks like you do quite a bit with AMRA. I've been interested in doing some races, but I'm pretty green and might reach out for some guidance.
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rowyco wrote: 03:41 pm Apr 12 2024
SS109 wrote: 09:43 pm Feb 13 2024 If you ever get down South near Tucson let me know and we'll rip!
I will.I need to find riding buddies in AZ.

I saw some of your videos, looks like you do quite a bit with AMRA. I've been interested in doing some races, but I'm pretty green and might reach out for some guidance.
There are lots of clubs up near Phoenix. Here's a list with contact info for all the AZ clubs on the AMRA website: https://amraracing.com/about/ I strongly suggest reaching out to Ghostriderz, Arizona Trail Riders, FAST'R, or the Rock Stars to find riding buddies.

As far as the racing, go for it! Let me know if I can answer any questions.
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