2003 KTM 200SX

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5/2/2015 2:24 PM

I've found what may be a decent deal on a fairly low-hour 200. Who has experience with them? Not really in the market for a bike, but seems tempting.

Thoughts? Opinions?

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5/2/2015 2:43 PM

I have a 03 200 exc there great bikes. The sx model is a highly saught model.

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5/3/2015 8:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/3/2015 1:26 PM

Did you buy the 200SX, Vet? I've a 2002 200EXC that's been a great bike. I bought it for riding in tight woods, where it shines, and chasing my sons around MX tracks. I've had it for 8 years kept up with the maintenance and not had any unexpected problems.

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5/3/2015 8:44 AM

Someone did a 200sx in a Suzuki rmz250 frame and it sure looked like a fun bike. Buy!

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well we ain't the smartest folks in the world...i mean we're fucking dirtbike riders for christ sakes.- BobbyM

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5/3/2015 9:35 AM

Great motor! I have had a few 200's and keep coming back to them. During those years and up to 2005 (if I remember correctly) the 200 motor was more electric. Todays 200 is still a great bike but the characteristics of the motor are different. My 02 200 is one of my favorite bikes that I wish I hadn't traded.

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5/3/2015 9:39 AM

Cygnus wrote:

Someone did a 200sx in a Suzuki rmz250 frame and it sure looked like a fun bike. Buy!

Yeah Hubert friend who moved to vegas right? His craftsmanship was top notch and the bike ended up being best of both worlds

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5/3/2015 9:52 AM

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well we ain't the smartest folks in the world...i mean we're fucking dirtbike riders for christ sakes.- BobbyM

If you chose not to decide you still have made a chioce.



5/3/2015 10:07 AM

I had one, sold it

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5/3/2015 10:22 AM

I believe the SX specific parts (ignition and CDI?) are quite desirable. The 200SX is a much-sought after bike, as I understand it.

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5/3/2015 10:25 AM

Have had a 200 for the past 2 years and love it, was on CRF for maybe 6 years and thought that bike was fun but the 200 is perfect for me, seem to have improved cornering etc. For the record 49yo and hooked!!!

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5/3/2015 10:58 AM

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I'm making an offer and we'll see where it goes.

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5/3/2015 11:34 AM

The stock 200SX pipe is very rare and desirable.

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08 Ducati Hypermotard
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5/3/2015 1:06 PM

I think its an awesome bike! I have the '04 200sx did a plastic conversion to make it look a little more modern. Too bad its not part of KTM's current lineup, its a blast to ride.



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5/3/2015 1:59 PM

mx21 wrote:

I think its an awesome bike! I have the '04 200sx did a plastic conversion to make it look a little more modern. Too bad its not part of KTM's current lineup, its a blast to ride.



What did you need to convert? What fits now?

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5/3/2015 2:32 PM

mx21 wrote:

I think its an awesome bike! I have the '04 200sx did a plastic conversion to make it look a little more modern. Too bad its not part of KTM's current lineup, its a blast to ride.



Nice job.

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5/3/2015 2:45 PM

Crazy how much the frame and swingarm has changed over the years. If we could get a 03 motor in todays frame, it would be comparable to the zuke 200 that guy fabricated.

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5/3/2015 7:22 PM

shuggs wrote:

What did you need to convert? What fits now?


-Subframe 11-15 sx or sxf, I used a 2011 350sxf off ebay.
-Gas Tank 11-15 sx, I used a 2013 250sx off ebay.
-Seat 11-15 sxf (some newer xc/xcw models too) I used a 2014 450 xc off craigslist.
-Airboot 11 125sx, '04 stock airboot was very close to working for me but this fit perfect, not sure about boots from 12-15 sx bikes with linkage
-Plastic

So with this conversion plastics from 11-15 will fit.

I wrote up a thread on it here:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/1122952-2004-to-2011-1015-plastic-conversion/
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