01'200MXC vs. 200EXC

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My local dealer has a 200MXC still in the crate that i'm considering..I don't have a problem with installing my own lights and the lack of an odo is no biggie since I use a watchdog. My main questions are is the suspension the same, and what does the different ignition do to the powerband??
 

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To my knowledge the suspensions are the same. In reference to the ignition, I don't know of any mapping differences. The differences may lie in the lighting coil capacity.:think

I hope others can shed some more light on the ignition differences (if any)
 
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the ignition on the MXC is listed as a 2K-1, and on the EXC a 2k-3. Also, on their website the EXHAUST valves are described differently....the EXC is a planetary gear driven and the MXC is a different description??
 

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This info is directly from the 2001 M/XC & E/XC brochure:
  • The MXC ignition is listed as "Kokusan 2K-2, Digital Control, w/Lighting Coil, 12v 110w."
  • The EXC ignition is listed as "Kokusan 2K-3, Digital Control, w/Lighting Coil, 12v 110w."
This is the same for all of the two stroke models of the MXC & EXC.
  • The EXC transmission is listed as "6 Speed EXC, wide ratio".
  • The MXC transmission is listed as "6 Speed, MXCclose ratio".
Interestingly, the 250 and up MXC's (not counting the four-strokes) are listed as "SX, close ratio". The four stroke MXC's are listed as "EXC, close ratio".:think

There are no differences in the description of the suspension. Both say the same:
  • "Front: WP-USD 43 MA"
  • "Rear: WP-PDS-shock absorber".

The power valve controls are listed as follows:
  • Both models just say "SDS".
Hope this helps.
 
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My local dealer had one of each on the floor and we bought the MXC because my wife liked the MX "look" better:confused:

I really don't think there is much difference...I looked at part #s on the shock spring and crawled all around both bikes. We've had it home two weeks now and I've managed to sneek her bike out a couple of times...it's great fun, plenty fast in the open stuff out here....can't really comment on Woods...we don't have any trees out here in the Mojave!:eek:

If the price is right, I'd jump on it!:cool:
 
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The only major differences between the MXC & EXC are the Close ratio VS Wide ratio tranny, The Ignitions and offcourse the lights and I believe the MXC tank might be slightly bigger. The rest of the bike is the same including the suspension set up