How does this bike compare to the red-blue-yellow-greenies? Any thing to watch, or be concerned about? Does it handle like the late model KTM's? Pricey parts, etc? May pick one up as a spare bike-any help would be appreciated!
The beloved hydraulic clutch didn't show up on the 250s until '99, plus the PDS shock has been constantly improved since it was introduced. If you can find one a couple years newer, you may want to hold out.
Thanks, I thought I was buying an MXC, but I guess its an SX, (no lights).
It seems like a good buy, but there is some work to be done. Inside of a few hundred bucks, I would have a really sweet mx'er. Always wanted a pumpkin, so this might be my chance. I would imagine the suspension would be soft for me, (225lbs), correct? What would you recommend, and who should I use for mail ordering parts?
From what i hear, the bike has a large tank-would this mean it is an EXC? I believe they are the same weight as the SX anyway, give or take a few lbs. It does have the front number plate, and I dont know if its a SX?
It's an indication it's an EXC if it has a large tank. It should also have an 18" rear wheel. Also the '97 EXC's subframe extended underneath the rear fender quite aways;like a few inches from the rear of the fender. Of course all this could have been changed. The best way to tell is the VIN.
Thanks alot Mike. I may call you if thats ok-just in case I need a little more info. You seem very familiar w/ these rides. I need as much info as possible before I buy the bike.
Would the differences in the SX/EXC be a wide ratio tranny, 18" rear wheel, etc?