buying a kdx200

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Hi i am looking at buying an 89 kdx200 for $700 and just wanted some advise before i buy it.The guy i am buying it off claim's it has a 240cc big bore kit on it and a 32mm carb off a kx and a rebuilt rear shock.He also said he put new brake pad's on it.And it has new tyres, cain and sprocket's.When i looked at it i noticed the front brake was not working and the plastics are faded.It comes with a maual and all the gear to get it on the road is on the bike.The only problem is the crank seals are leaking and the guy told me it's a major problem and can't start the bike or it will seize.The bike seem's to have good compresion and turn's over freely and has no oil leaks.does this sound like a good deal and if it has the mod's he claims it does will the performance be much beter than stock.thanks stuart
 
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Of all the maintenance tasks on that bike, changing the crank seals (if that is all that is really wrong with it) is one of the more complicated tasks. I get the impression that this may be a first bike for you, or you are not already familiar with working on motorcycles. It sounds to me llike you need to keep looking for a bike that runs and is in good mechanical condition. A bike in that condition will need a lot of time and money to get going again.
 
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I got one for 900.00 and have already put 3-400 in parts already and I am still not done. Raise your budget and go for a nicer one as this one sounds like a "works" bike.