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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/19/2011, 6:18 am

Have to check that out up close. Maybe he will take a K for it. Let me know if ya go look at it. Orange, lite and fun. If it runs good Ill bet it would put a grin on your face inspector. Here is another good trail bike deal http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/2333075992.html
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/19/2011, 6:35 am

Cool on the KTM...the Honda just doesn't bite me.

*my son just went to the dentist (ortho?) I need to jump on a bike very quick Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/19/2011, 6:47 am

You want to go look at it Saturday if he can show it? I'll give him a call but need someone to look at it with me.

*Need to be home by 3:30pm for my son's baseball tho
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/19/2011, 7:37 am

I don't know why I'm so stuck on the 300 but his response is

I'm 220 and it fits me perfectly. The only maint. I do is I wash it after every ride along with cleaning the air filter and change the oil. Its a old bike and has been rebuilt in 2004. Its not perfect but I have no problems trail ridding 5+ hours.

I'mma call on the 250 today.

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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/19/2011, 11:13 am

Ha Ha, I think Kevin has orange fever OrangeCoolaid Its not a bad thing though big
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/20/2011, 7:23 pm

Well, it's not orange, but it is $800 http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/2337731227.html
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 6:33 am

If I had limited funds for a dedicated trail machine I would have to go with this one. Hmmm might have to look at it any way. http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/2334219196.html
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 7:44 am

Enduroguy wrote:
If I had limited funds for a dedicated trail machine I would have to go with this one. Hmmm might have to look at it any way. http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/2334219196.html

Cool...another to add to the bucket

*or...you can go buy it and if the other falls throu I can buy from you Evil6
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 8:40 am

Can't quite justify it having my 530 and 200 which are both trail-able and I'm too lazy to go all the way to Yelm.. After my last trip I'm trying to save for a 1200GS or maybe a 1150GS will have to do. Ya just cant go wrong with those KDX's though. You can beat them to death and they just keep going.
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 11:05 am

Well, Guess i'm not expecting a return call from the ktm250. Emailed and left a message
Now it's on to a 2001 KX250 and that KDX220
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 11:12 am

I would stay clear of those MX bikes Kevin. Ask Willy about his and how many times he was picking himself up. Don't get me wrong, they rip but for me they rip when I want to roll scared harsh moto suspension and 19" rear dont work so well either. For me anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 11:24 am

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I would stay clear of those MX bikes Kevin. Ask Willy about his and how many times he was picking himself up. Don't get me wrong, they rip but for me they rip when I want to roll scared harsh moto suspension and 19" rear dont work so well either. For me anyway.

See, that's what I say too. Willy is the one recommending it! He hasn't gotten back to me, but I am assuming that it's set up for the trail.

*edit...I just emailed the KDX dude
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 1:25 pm

Ask the guy with the 220 if he changed the piston. The only problem I have heard of with these bikes is the stock piston can grenade. If he hasn't I would replace the piston with a new weisco, $130 and you dont have to worry as well as you have a nice fresh top end.
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 1:53 pm

This would be a fun ride in the tight stuff. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/2329142147.html
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 5:42 pm

inspector just buy my 230L, you cant go wrong, its the trail machine! and has not been ridden hard and has been babied every time out. Dirt
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 6:28 pm

Chris6_85 wrote:
inspector just buy my 230L, you cant go wrong, its the trail machine! and has not been ridden hard and has been babied every time out. Dirt
Ya owned by a little old lady that just rides to church on Sundays. Fib

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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 7:55 pm

exactly.... it has 2700 miles of hard riding im wondering if i should do any motor maintence?
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/21/2011, 8:22 pm

Chris6_85 wrote:
inspector just buy my 230L, you cant go wrong, its the trail machine! and has not been ridden hard and has been babied every time out. Dirt

Fib topes Fib topes i have needpics of how '' babied '' that poor 230 has been!!! lol

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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/22/2011, 11:35 am

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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/22/2011, 11:42 am

Chris6_85 wrote:
exactly.... it has 2700 miles of hard riding im wondering if i should do any motor maintence?
Ya, I've seen you baby that 230 Chris. Gave me a whole new respect for the 230L and ummm the abuse one can take big
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/22/2011, 11:48 am

Inspector wrote:
How about this?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/2339892106.html

Those 99 exc's had the 45mm conventional zokes on them. Nice plush fork, rear shock needed some work but he probably had that done. It would have to be in good shape for 1500 though. Seems a bit steep. Can always make a low ball offer though. Nice bike Can't remember, does the 99 250 have a hydraulic clutch?
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/22/2011, 5:13 pm

Enduroguy wrote:
Inspector wrote:
How about this?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/2339892106.html

Those 99 exc's had the 45mm conventional zokes on them. Nice plush fork, rear shock needed some work but he probably had that done. It would have to be in good shape for 1500 though. Seems a bit steep. Can always make a low ball offer though. Nice bike Can't remember, does the 99 250 have a hydraulic clutch?

I believe the 250-380's had the 50mm WP Extreme conventional forks which work very nice and hopefully the rear shock had a bladder conversion installed. I use to have a 98 KTM 200 and it came with the 45mm zokes. That bike should also have the hydraulic clutch. I'm with Enduroguy; that price might be a little high but if it's ready to ride for the season and really clean it could be worth it. I sold my 200 3 years ago for $1800
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/22/2011, 9:23 pm

There's an RMX-250 on craiglist tricities.
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/23/2011, 7:58 am

dhally wrote:
There's an RMX-250 on craiglist tricities.
+1 for the RMX, had one and it was a great Woods bike http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/2341403094.html
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/24/2011, 7:21 pm

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/2342234322.html

It's a lot older...even if it's "all new" still too much money. Is it worth it if I talk him down to 1k or so?

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too far to go look at..how about (for cheaper obviously)
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PostSubject: Re: Dedicated trail bike   4/25/2011, 7:49 am

I"m such an idiot. Emailed a guy from work and couldn't check from home, thou i did put my number in there. Just found out it was sold. O'well, he probably got what he wanted which was a little too high.
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