- May 18, 2006
Everything I read tells me this bike is a money pit? The 220 is what I own and all the mods sound like a moot point. The 200 sounds like the bike I should have bought. The pipes do more and it already has a bigger carb. Why I bought a 220 is beyond me. Bottom line is no matter what I do the bike is still dated suspension and chasis. Right? I read another depressing article on how soft the KDX is and it bottoms out easily and doesn't have enough power. My cranks seals already such trans fluid. I have taken it apart as it burns from about the top line of the sight glass to the bottom of it in 35 miles. Makes for rich mixture and a poor running unit. It is a 2004 and started using trans oil at the six month mark. Right after warranty. Is this machine really good enough to put money into? I wonder if a klx300 could beat it? I don't mean to rank on it, but torque pipe -desert pipe , bigger carb, stiffer forks, do this do that and bottom line my friends crf450r is lighter and could kill my bike with better suspension. Why put a dime into the green dinosaur???? I wait for an answer. Again don't think I hate this bike. I just don't want to put my mortage in refinance state to restore a bike to keep up with todays technology.