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Is there a difference between 2001 kx 65 and 2004 kx 65?

150rguy

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Most newer models in bikes are different from the older models. Some times the new models only have new plastic or new graphics. I don't know about the kx65 though.
 
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newer 65s have disk brakes while the older ones have drums. and some new 65 have inverted forks and a few other differences. but as far as motor goes theyre pretty much the same.
 
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Find me one of those KX65's with the inverted forks!!! That way I won't be spending $1650 on the Marzocchi Shiver setup.

Basically the KX65 is unchanged (01' to 07') 06' and later had a lighter stater and maybe a slight change in ignition curve. And I'm pretty sure the "65" has always had disc brakes unlike the "60".
 
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He's right, except that somewhere between 01 and 06 the piston got changed, and 06 added a gripper seat cover. There have been no significant changes since the KX65 began it's life.

I want to see any evidence that a KX65 ever came from the factory with a drum brake at either end.
 

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FruDaddy said:
He's right, except that somewhere between 01 and 06 the piston got changed, and 06 added a gripper seat cover. There have been no significant changes since the KX65 began it's life.

I want to see any evidence that a KX65 ever came from the factory with a drum brake at either end.



same here, ive never heard of them( KX65) ever having drum brakes.
 
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FruDaddy said:
He's right, except that somewhere between 01 and 06 the piston got changed,...
I think they changed the piston in '03 when they changed the exhaust porting to accomidate the smaller web.
BTW - I did a little checking, and I do believe the pipe is different also.
I do think however thet you can use any part from a newer model on an older model. :cool:
 
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You all are mising major points.

03 is the first year of the adjustable forks and rear shock. Different linkage also accompanied.

Pipes are different 00-02, then 03-04 and I think 05+

Seats changed in 06 to the green/black. Frame went to silver somewhere in about the same time frame.
 
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Matt90GT said:
You all are mising major points.

03 is the first year of the adjustable forks and rear shock. Different linkage also accompanied.

Pipes are different 00-02, then 03-04 and I think 05+

Seats changed in 06 to the green/black. Frame went to silver somewhere in about the same time frame.
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FruDaddy said:
...and 06 added a gripper seat cover.
That's the green and black one.

My 02 and 06 share the same adjustability on both the fork and shock (rebound only). Paint color does not constitute a change (so it is NOT a "major point), if it does, then so the the annual graphic re-designs. The pipe may not have been mentioned in this thread, but it was mentioned in another very recent one.

I was recently in a discussion with another 65 dad, and remembered that the current bars are wider than the early ones. I can't remember which year it happened.
 
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02 kx 65 exhaust system

I guess my point is I am cleaning out my garage and I have some 2001 KX 65 stuff laying around - FMF fatty exhaust
w/muffler for example - trying to make exhaust more sellable on **** -
So that 2001 kx 65 exhaust will only fit 2000 thru 2002?

Thanks