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KDX220 vs CRF250X vs WR250

Discussion in 'Canadian Daves JustKDX' started by darrylabrown, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. darrylabrown

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    I guess being my second year owning a bike. Will I notice a difference between a $6,000 CRF250X and a $2500.00 KDX 200/220. I will probably dump this bike 100 times over the coming year.

    How about an older 200? 1986 $1300 US asking price. Ad says good condition well maintained fast and fun.



    I would prefer a newer bike, what wears out on these bikes in the way of seals, gaskets, etc.
    1986 bike probably needs - fork seals, rear shock?
     
  2. crazybrit

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    I have zero clue why someone would buy a new KDX when there are so many good used ones out there. Clearly someone has to do it to provide these fine used ones, so bravo to them!!

    The prices really compress in the $1200-2000 range. Everything from good deals on 2001's at the top of that range to mid 80's bikes at the bottom end. The latter defies logic and the blue book (as no matter how good condition they're in, they are still 20 years old) but they seem to sell. I think if you look you'll find a nice 97/98 in the $1700 range.
     
  3. darrylabrown

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    There are just three in all of Alberta (there are over 3,000,000 of us) listed.
    2001 $4200 CDN (3500 US)
    2001 $3500 CDN
    1986 $1300 CDN.

    I can not belive the price difference on used stuff between the borders. I think I am too early in the season. However, lots of snow melting today. Today's snow is tomorrows mud.

    I will sit and wait. I need to put new grips on the KLR anyway. Maybe that will scratch the itch.

    Anyone taking the Alaska HWY trip?
     
  4. crazybrit

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    Thats not terrible. Can you easily buy in the US and bring over the border, or does the govt tax you up the wazoo?

    When is the Alaska trip? URL?

    Tony
     
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    The worst thing that can happen is this: you just pulled up to the trail head, bike gassed up, cooler full of beer for the weekend, your kids or friends with you, and something breaks because your bike is just too old. Then you are hauling your ride out of the woods tethered to someone's 4-wheeler with a yellow tow-strap, done, weekend is over, and all your friends are still riding. So don't get one so old that it starts breaking down a lot, then you are scouring the internet for weeks trying to find obsolete parts, only to buy some wore out piece of crap someone sells because they are parting out their old bike on the count they can't get parts for it anymore. IMO buy at least a '95 or newer one, at least they still make it and you can buy parts easily.
     
  6. darrylabrown

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    Well said GabeM
     
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    The older model bikes are becoming harder to get parts for. Go with a 95-06 KDX200 or 97-05 KDX220
     
  8. timmy jones

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    id have to go with the new crf
     
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