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Kdx200 89 or xr250 01

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Hi guys I was just wondering what bike is better. I'm 5'6 at the moment but I want a bike that will fit me for a long time. I'm thinking the kdx but does it require lots of maintenance. Thanks

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Ok thanks but I'm not shaw is a kdx200 1989 to old or not. The one I'm looking at seems to be in good condition.

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Ok thanks but I'm not shaw is a kdx200 1989 to old or not. The one I'm looking at seems to be in good condition.

that may seem old but the kdx only was changed 2 times so that bike is the same as up to 95 or 96 I'm not positive, but if it's in good shape it would be a great bike
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I owned a 1990 kdx200(10 yrs) and the still have the 250's big bro.....a XR400. The xr is hands down less work. The xr will last you a lifetime if you want it to.

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Well I would like a bike like the xr because it's bulletproof but how much more maintenance would you have to do to the kdx. Btw I will be riding a bit of both tight and wide open.

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That KDX is sporting 1989 graphics, not 91, fishy. Crappy frame paint job too. XR a lot nicer, both bikes overpriced from a USA $ point of view by about 1/3 of asking prices so maybe its an exchange rate thing. KDX will have a more entertaining power delivery, longer.

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Ok thanks so I'll probably go with the kdx but I like the xr as well but still not sure how much maintenance is required. So how often do you guys reckon I should do a top end rebuild ?

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depends on use, how often you clean the air filter. If you dont hammer the bike often, I would think once at the beggining of each season would be sufficient. There are people running gentle use top ends to 10k miles!

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Ok thanks, I won't be riding the bike majorly hard and I won't be riding every day so do you reckon I could pull it out to every year ?

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Ok thanks, I won't be riding the bike majorly hard and I won't be riding every day so do you reckon I could pull it out to every year ?

If you check and measure the piston/cylinder after purchase, or just replace piston and rings upon purchase, It should last a season no problem.

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