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HRDROKN

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#76
If I had thought of it at the time.... I should have welded a mount for this KX100 kickstand to my frame, before I powdered it that is! Just something to keep in mind for future hybrid builds.



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#77
I compiled this as a downloadable pdf incase anyone wanted to make their own hybrid and use this as a manual. I hope that's okay with you HRDROKN, if not, I will remove it.

It's a 9.4mb download.

>>>http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14084841/KDX_Hybrid_by_HRDROKN.pdf<<<

I will keep this link running as long as I can but there are no guarantees.

Thanks for your info HRDROKN.
 

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#78
Joburble said:
I compiled this as a downloadable pdf incase anyone wanted to make their own hybrid and use this as a manual. I hope that's okay with you HRDROKN, if not, I will remove it.

It's a 9.4mb download.

>>>http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14084841/KDX_Hybrid_by_HRDROKN.pdf<<<

I will keep this link running as long as I can but there are no guarantees.

Thanks for your info HRDROKN.

Great idea!!!

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Awesome work on the pdf, last night I sourced a 03 125 with a seized motor and have a 97 200 motor under the work bench. Project about to start....

A quick question - the motor has no carb. Will the 125 one suitable or is it not big enough????? If not, what carb is best for a 200
 
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this may be a silly question but why use the kdx engine and not just use a kx engine?, is it because the kx engine would need rebuilds more often. very nice build by the way.
 
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No, it's because the KDX engine is a stunningly versatile powerplant, which incidently happens to be low maintenance.
Exactly!

No expert, but I would think it would be more work to tune a KX into a fair trail motor than a KDX into an awsome trail motor!

This motor will literally lug down on the verge of compression stall and pull out...

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bionnick said:
this may be a silly question but why use the kdx engine and not just use a kx engine?, is it because the kx engine would need rebuilds more often. very nice build by the way.
From my perspective
- looked at a 144 kit and for the $ plus the difference in HP compared to a std 200 it didn't stack up
- 200 is just about the perfect motor for me vet/unfit/fat *******
- couldn't afford a new orange 200
- the KDX/KX swap is straight forward
- mine should cost less than $2K with just about everything new/reco'd
 
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Hybrid Build

Hows the build going? I have a ton of question considering I am thinking about doing the same thing with my 2000, 200. Like is there much modification to the 125 frame motor mounts?


HRDROKN said:
Hey Guys...

I just wanted to share with you all my 99' KX125 / 03' KDX220 build. This build is in progress and comments are welcome!

I had picked up a fairly clean 2003 KDX 220R a few months back for $900. I had been riding this bike comparing it to my 300exc... if there is such a thing. There are a few things I like about the KDX and many things I like about the KTM! The KDX is easy to ride... the KTM can be a handful and I feel it the next day, but she handles so much better at speed. So rather than my original plan of a KX fork conversion etc. I picked up a 99' KX125 for the best of both worlds? Of course that is only what I have read...

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Hows the build going? I have a ton of question considering I am thinking about doing the same thing with my 2000, 200. Like is there much modification to the 125 frame motor mounts?
If you have a peep at my thread -Another damn kdx/kx hybrid it's pretty straight forward. you need to machine the swing arm and cut out the original engine mounts and make/weld some new ones. I was surprised how straight forward it was. I didn't need to dent the pipe or anything. It's like the 03 frame was made for the motor, even down to no mods needed for the tank. Hrdrkn has done a good job detailing the process and depending on what frame you get just read a few threads and go for it. The biggest mistake I made was to buy the wrong silencer :laugh:
 
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Curlyn5 said:
Hows the build going? I have a ton of question considering I am thinking about doing the same thing with my 2000, 200. Like is there much modification to the 125 frame motor mounts?
Build is done.... love it!

All your questions should get resolved as you read through the builds posted...

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Not riding much anymore... have 10 or less rides on bike and she is still in great shape!

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