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please help urgent 91 or 96

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have 91 kdx great bike can sell tomorrow and buy 96 kdx model great bike have ridin goes real hard any thing i should know about the 96 must know any info to night 5/1/04 deal will be made 6/1/04 !!!PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Michelle

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Paula, the 96 is the first? year of the perimeter frame model & is pretty much unchanged up to 2004 model (BNG's, heavier clutch springs, black tank/silver frame for 03 & not much else, if anything).
Check out the timeline on the KDX pages: http://justkdx.dirtrider.net/
If it's been well maintained & what you want, go for it.
 

CaptainObvious

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Although the '96 looks more modern then the '91, out in the woods there isn't any difference. In fact, I prefer the engine in the ’91. I have a ’91 and there is a ’98 in my garage. My ’91 is modified and the ’98 is mostly stock with the exception of an FMF pipe and silencer. My ’91 is a much better bike. My advise would be to invest your money in the ’91.
 

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If you are doing strictly woods/ endurance riding the 91 is a better bike. The perimeter frame is better for after market parts and making into a better motocrosser should you so desire to dabble in that.
It really depends on the condition of the 96. 96 was purple. 95 was the first year of perimeter to USA. My 96 was purple but the vin number states it was the seventh made in 97. I don't really know what year it is but I found the clutch springs weak too so maybe it was a 96.
 
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my bike is a 95 and its just the same as every other 95 to 2004 ive seen apart from graphics and black radiators.my bike has kx250 clutch springs in it