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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2012, 05:40:36 PM »

I was disapointed to see Ant Diener not riding his old KDX 250 in the 24 hour on the weekend. Must of had problems with it and had to ride the BMW at the last minute. He is quite competitive on the KDX against all the other bigger modern bikes. Would have been well inside the top 10 for sure. Back in around 91-92 most of th solo field consisted of KDX200 and 250's and back in the mid 80's the were lots of entrants on KDX's too. They were certainly real popular bikes.
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2012, 09:12:26 PM »

I like your attitude, Andy! "because you said so" - I just wish more people would recognise my awesomeness...  Grin

Going back to the article, they sort of imply some wrong stuff:
The KDX175 is based on the '80/81 KX125.
The '83/84/85 KDX200A/B is based on the '82/83 KX125 frame, but the motors were already different.
The '86/87/88 KDX200C/D is based on the '84/85 KX125.

All of the generations of KDX200 motors are related to each other - the mounting points are all the same, but the air-cooled ones have side exhaust ports, while the water cooled ones are centre port.
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2012, 09:35:44 PM »

What surprised me is that i did not realise they were made up to 2006.
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012, 11:35:40 AM »

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What surprised me is that i did not realise they were made up to 2006

Were they available in Australia up until 2006?

The article doesn't mention the 'trail' versions that were available in the early 90s. Perhaps they weren't sold in America?

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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2012, 02:44:37 PM »

Australia got them until 2003 or 04. Josh Strang rode a brand-spanker in the 05(?) A4DE. The bike was imported from NZ.

The road registered F-model didn't go to the USA. Bit hard to work out which countries got the F, and what spec they were.
The Aussie perimeter framed ones (95+) also have different ignitions compared to the US bikes (they've got a BIG stator) and different LHS engine case to fit it.
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