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2000 klx300R for $800

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I found a klx300 for $800, its the guys payoff.

The catch: He said the transmission is out. The last time he road it it didn't have 2nd and 3rd gears.

I want a klx300 or a KDX either would be fine.

Is this a common problem, and if it is, what is the problem and how much to fix. No I didn't go look at the bike yet, I'll like to in the next few days. I will be fixing it myself, I do all my own wrenching, I just don't want the parts and purchase price to exceed the value of the bike.

Thanks

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I have never heard of the transmission going out on the KLX except when the idler gear exploded. Maybe just a bent shifter fork.

Ride on

Brewster

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Because if the inconsistant shifting, the engagement dogs round off (false neutrals), and can break the gears......I've seen a few. The rub is that if the pieces go between shafts as they break (Most likely) the outward pressure on the shafts will stretch/crack the cases, and bend the shafts. Rule of thumb: If you blow a trans, always replace the cases, or you will break them again because of the additional clearance between shafts. It's a gamble.....

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Tuner, what do the cases cost? Even $800 might be high by the time you replace them and transmission parts. You still wind up with a four year old bike.

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I agree! There is no way to tell what the parts cost is until you get it apart. I had a buddy that had me rebuild a 4 year old Stroker engine. It was so used up (Totally worn out, which led to a broken tranny) that I couldn't, in good conscience, put it back together using ANY of his stuff! As I recall dealer was over $1000 just for the parts. The $800 might be a steal, or might be the down payment on an overpriced, used, and broken KLX..... You might get some of it back by parting it out, I saw a guy lookin' for a frame a couple of weeks ago, wheels are easy to sell, etc.

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