1990 KDX200SR

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1990 KDX200SR

Post by hi-def » 06:07 am Aug 26 2020

Hi all, kdxrider has been a good source of info for me so thought I'd sign up and show you my bike.

After having a KX125 years ago I knew I wanted another bright green two stroke.
Then I saw this one and had to grab it.

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It's a Japanese market 1990 KDX200SR (G2), it runs ok and appears to be fairly original.

After cleaning it up I got on to what needed attention - mainly just a sticky throttle, weak brakes and leaking fuel tap, not too bad so far.
I even reinstated the road gear, speedo, signals, mirrors and headlight and thankfully it all worked even the ac flasher unit.

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I knew I'd need to check the engine, especially the KIPS valves but only got as far as removing the lefthand cover when I found the first issue, lots of oily muck in the cover due to the almost non-existent crank seal.
So that is where I'm at, I have a full seal kit and will throw new bearings, rod, piston and rings in it and probably some new powervalves I imagine :grin:

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by KDXGarage » 10:08 am Aug 26 2020

Welcome to kdxrider.net!

Thanks for signing up and posting pics of a bike many of us have never seen. It looks good!

Check to see if the three indentations behind the stator plate are leaking.

second page (page 181 in the book)

https://www.eric-gorr.com/files/pdfs/mo ... wasaki.pdf

In case you didn't already find a place.

https://en.impex-jp.com/catalogs/moto/k ... -1512.html
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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by hi-def » 02:45 pm Aug 26 2020

Thanks for the tip, I didn't know about those plugs, I'll check them out. :)

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by bufftester » 07:07 pm Aug 26 2020

Welcome and congrats on the new bike. We didn't get the SR in the states, so we are always happy to see one surface and see whats the same/different/unique, etc.

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by KDXGarage » 09:53 pm Aug 26 2020

such as USD forks in 1990!
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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by hi-def » 12:59 am Aug 27 2020

It's an interesting one for sure, USD forks, metal tank, oil injection, 28mm carb, no battery but all the lights, pillion footpegs...
They weren't sold here either but we have a big used import industry with vehicles from Japan so a few made it over, not many though.

Finding a matched pair of road legal tyres has been tricky, mostly with the 19" rear, there isn't much of a market here for them. Finally found the Michelin Trackers which seem to fit the bill.

I have the Japanese owners manual for the bike (in Japanese of course :) ) if anyone needs any info

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by rob the snail » 12:28 am Sep 04 2020

mine is same year but conventional forks..28mm carb..bike is liscensed and runs well
i use it in vintage enduros..Australia

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by KDXGarage » 03:29 am Sep 04 2020

rob, cool! You got any pis?
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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by jim taras » 12:55 pm Dec 27 2020

hi-def wrote:
12:59 am Aug 27 2020
It's an interesting one for sure, USD forks, metal tank, oil injection, 28mm carb, no battery but all the lights, pillion footpegs...
They weren't sold here either but we have a big used import industry with vehicles from Japan so a few made it over, not many though.

Finding a matched pair of road legal tyres has been tricky, mostly with the 19" rear, there isn't much of a market here for them. Finally found the Michelin Trackers which seem to fit the bill.

I have the Japanese owners manual for the bike (in Japanese of course :) ) if anyone needs any info
Hi-def can you please send me the Japanese owners manual for the SR?
I just bought 200 SR.

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by hi-def » 05:29 am Jan 14 2021

No problem, anything specific you need? It's all in Japanese of course :)

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by jim taras » 02:02 pm Jan 19 2021

Thank you for your answer.
Yeah i know that, i also have a Yamaha DT200WR 3XP and guess what, it's also in Japanese 😵
Do you have it in PDF format?
Can you please upload it?

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by KDXGarage » 02:18 pm Jan 19 2021

Such manual talk needs to take place off of this site. Please leave kdxrider.net out of such things. Thanks!
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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by hi-def » 10:30 am Jan 20 2021

KDXGarage wrote:
02:18 pm Jan 19 2021
Such manual talk needs to take place off of this site. Please leave kdxrider.net out of such things. Thanks!
Good point, sorry, I forgot about that.

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by hi-def » 10:34 am Jan 20 2021

Lots of service and owners manuals available for the SR's on yahoo japan auctions.
The wiring diagram is the same as the KDX200F1

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by KDXGarage » 07:55 pm Jan 20 2021

If it is a real, non-copyright infringed one, then sell away.

I wish they would offer legal downloads since they aren't even selling them.
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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by jstcraig » 07:57 am Feb 03 2021

G’day Hi-def, nice looking bike not much too do cosmetically, I have the same model but 91 Australian spec so conventional forks like Rob although inverted forks are on the list. Looking forward to watching your journey, oh and welcome to the foot in mouth manuals club 😂

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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by hi-def » 09:03 pm Feb 26 2021

Cheers!
I have just heard that I have approval to register this for road use, my plans were on hold as I didn't want to get too far in before finding out if I could use it in the way I want i.e. riding it to local trails.
I have found some dual purpose tyres which tick the boxes, Michelin Tracker - dot approved, 19" rear, not bad reviews for dirt use just need some new brake lines then I'll be set

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Post by KDXGarage » 11:49 pm Feb 26 2021

CONGRATULATIONS!! Riding from trail to trail would be VERY nice.
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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by hi-def » 05:39 am Apr 01 2021

I have started servicing the KDX ready to be inspected for road use.
It needed new tyres, they had to be approved for road use so I bought some Michelin Trackers
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The brakes also need an overhaul so I rebuilt the rear master as it was leaking and replaced the hose with a braided one. I need to measure up the front and will get a new hose and run it CR style
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The fork seals were also leaking so I put a new set in, I just need to pick up some new oil for them.
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Here are my official Kawasaki fork service tools :grin:
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I also found these fork guards on Aliexpress, they were very cheap but seem to be good value, original on the left
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Re: 1990 KDX200SR

Post by KDXGarage » 06:17 am Apr 01 2021

looking good!

Keep up the good work.

Those tools will work.
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