What Year 65?

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I have been told that the 2002 and newer 65's are the ones to get...but why? There is a 99 65sx for sale around here for $1200, and it seems like a clean, well maintained bike that hasn't been ridden much at all. If its just a question of powerband, $100 will pay for a port job...
 
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the suspension is better - hydrolic clutch - I think the motor has less problems as well? Better rider lay out as well - flatter.
 
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The '99's had a weak 3rd/4th gear in the tranny. Forks will bend, weak welds on the shock mount on swingarm, rear drum brake, and just a lack of power compared to the '02's and newer. $1,200 for a '99 seems high. If you search, you can find '02's for $1,500+.
 
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Wow...thanks for the replys. I guess the '99 is out. Found an '02 KX 15 min from the house for $1550, gonna try and scoop it up tomorrow. Appreciate the input.