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Need some advice here...

I am looking to buy a used KDX 200 for trail use. From what I've seen, it looks like '93 was the first year for water cooled, and in '96 the bike got a full re-design. Any thoughts on the relative merits of the pre-'93, '93-'95, and '96+ bikes? Are there major differences in suspension, power, ergonomics, etc? How about reliability, parts availability, cost, etc.?

Thanks in advance for the input!

-Clark
 

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Hi. I am new here, but maybe I can help. The first KDX200 was made in 1983. The 1983 - 1985 models are very similar (A model). The 1986 - 1988 models are very similar (C models). The 1989 - 1994 models are very similar (E models). The 1995 - 2005 models are very similar (H models). During this time, they also made a KDX250 from 1980 - 1984, then again from 1991 - 1994. They have made the 220R from 1997 - 2005. As far as 200's, the 1989 model KDX200-E1, was the first KDX with liquid colling and rear disc brake. 1993 and 1994 KDX200's have USD cartridge forks, while 1995 and newer KDX's have conventional (right side up) cartridge forks. You should be able to find a used KDX from the past few years in very good condition for US$2,000. Depending on age and condition, prices vary from US$1,500 to US$2,500. There are VERY few changes from 1995 - 2005. You might want to be on the lookout for an H model (1995 - 2005) and shop for condition instead of year.

Hope this helps,
JasonWho
 
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