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12/12/2017 5:41 PM

I’ve got a 2010 150SX with a 200SX engine in it. The bike is in excellent condition, as I’ve only ridden it twice since I built it over the winter of 2012-13. I’m interested in replacing it with a 2016-17 125/150.

Thoughts?

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12/12/2017 5:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/12/2017 5:59 PM

Yeah, Nah. I'd keep the 200. Best engine ever built IMO.

If you're gonna put the 200 into a new gen chassis, like CrGuy2T that would be even better.
http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Bike-Builds,46/Ktm-200sx-build,1330599

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12/12/2017 5:58 PM

Would you ride the replacement?

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12/12/2017 5:59 PM

Yeah if you ride only twice a year nothing is really worth it

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12/12/2017 6:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/12/2017 6:16 PM

Buy the new one and sell me the other.J/K
Keep what you have,that sounds like a real nice bike.

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12/12/2017 6:17 PM

Wouldn’t you wanna know what your 2010 is like first?

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12/12/2017 6:35 PM

Those 200sx engines are getting harder to find. Some of the best years for the 200. My favorite build for the 200 was the guy who put one in a rm. I may be wrong on that, but I remember him working in Vegas and had something to do with TP199 or at least his mechanic.

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12/12/2017 6:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/12/2017 6:46 PM

Get a 12/15 chassis. Building one my self at the moment. I finally rode a 16 150 and personally it’s not any better than my 13.

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12/12/2017 6:49 PM

CrGuy2T wrote:

Get a 12/15 chassis. Building one my self at the moment. I finally rode a 16 150 and personally it’s not any better than my 13.

You need to lay off the liquor

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

12/12/2017 6:51 PM

F NO. Unless like was posted, put the 200 in a new chassis.

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12/12/2017 6:52 PM

JRT812 wrote:

Those 200sx engines are getting harder to find. Some of the best years for the 200. My favorite build for the 200 was the guy who put one in a rm. I may be wrong on that, but I remember him working in Vegas and had something to do with TP199 or at least his mechanic.

Berluti?

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12/12/2017 7:00 PM

Rhino wrote:

Berluti?

He was a young dude, worked on cars too.

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12/12/2017 7:31 PM

JRT812 wrote:

Those 200sx engines are getting harder to find. Some of the best years for the 200. My favorite build for the 200 was the guy who put one in a rm. I may be wrong on that, but I remember him working in Vegas and had something to do with TP199 or at least his mechanic.

Rhino wrote:

Berluti?

Nope

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12/12/2017 7:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/12/2017 7:33 PM

JRT812 wrote:

Those 200sx engines are getting harder to find. Some of the best years for the 200. My favorite build for the 200 was the guy who put one in a rm. I may be wrong on that, but I remember him working in Vegas and had something to do with TP199 or at least his mechanic.

Rhino wrote:

Berluti?

JRT812 wrote:

Nope

I know who you mean, can't remember his user name though dizzy

Was a 2007/09 RMZ 250 with the 200 engine. Lot of machine work involved.

There's also a 2010+ with a 200 engine that's come up for sale a couple times.

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12/12/2017 7:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/12/2017 7:37 PM

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12/12/2017 7:36 PM

JRT812 wrote:

Those 200sx engines are getting harder to find. Some of the best years for the 200. My favorite build for the 200 was the guy who put one in a rm. I may be wrong on that, but I remember him working in Vegas and had something to do with TP199 or at least his mechanic.

Rhino wrote:

Berluti?

JRT812 wrote:

Nope

Hubert the redneck?

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12/12/2017 7:40 PM

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12/12/2017 7:42 PM

Rhino wrote:

Berluti?

JRT812 wrote:

Nope

mx295 wrote:

Hubert the redneck?

I think the builder was either friends with Hubert or from the same town and had a connection. Either way the two were connected somehow and the build was impressive

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12/12/2017 10:30 PM

I'd like to get your setup for trail....that's a gold package!

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12/13/2017 6:14 AM

HazemG wrote:

Would you ride the replacement?

Yes.

While I was putting this bike (and another, which hasn’t been sat on even) back together, a friend of mine was in a very life-altering crash that made me say “f this hobby” for the last four years. I rode it once in 2013 and once in 2016. I’ve been wanting to get back into riding and racing, but I had nothing driving me. I bought myself a 2017.5 250 FE, and having a payment on something sitting wasn’t going to sit well with me. So, with that being said, the payment forced me to ride and had a blast. Now I’d like a 150 with the same chassis to keep it company. I’d sell the ‘09 and ‘10 bikes and, in theory, be happy.

The thread isn’t about how much I ride or much my bikes get ridden. I’m asking whether or not the chassis and suspension upgrades are substantially better than the 2010 or not. How do the 4cs forks compare to the forks on a 2010?

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12/13/2017 6:41 AM

HazemG wrote:

Would you ride the replacement?

T-Fish wrote:

Yes.

While I was putting this bike (and another, which hasn’t been sat on even) back together, a friend of mine was in a very life-altering crash that made me say “f this hobby” for the last four years. I rode it once in 2013 and once in 2016. I’ve been wanting to get back into riding and racing, but I had nothing driving me. I bought myself a 2017.5 250 FE, and having a payment on something sitting wasn’t going to sit well with me. So, with that being said, the payment forced me to ride and had a blast. Now I’d like a 150 with the same chassis to keep it company. I’d sell the ‘09 and ‘10 bikes and, in theory, be happy.

The thread isn’t about how much I ride or much my bikes get ridden. I’m asking whether or not the chassis and suspension upgrades are substantially better than the 2010 or not. How do the 4cs forks compare to the forks on a 2010?

The 2017+ doesn't have 4cs forks it has AER48 forks. The verdict on this suspension seems split as some people hate them and others absolutely love them (I think theres more favor towards loving them). Personally I have a 2017 Husqvarna TC125 and I love everything about the bike including the suspension. The only thing you really have going for your 2010 is the 200 engine. Besides that the 2017 is way better.

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12/13/2017 6:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2017 6:47 AM

HazemG wrote:

Would you ride the replacement?

T-Fish wrote:

Yes.

While I was putting this bike (and another, which hasn’t been sat on even) back together, a friend of mine was in a very life-altering crash that made me say “f this hobby” for the last four years. I rode it once in 2013 and once in 2016. I’ve been wanting to get back into riding and racing, but I had nothing driving me. I bought myself a 2017.5 250 FE, and having a payment on something sitting wasn’t going to sit well with me. So, with that being said, the payment forced me to ride and had a blast. Now I’d like a 150 with the same chassis to keep it company. I’d sell the ‘09 and ‘10 bikes and, in theory, be happy.

The thread isn’t about how much I ride or much my bikes get ridden. I’m asking whether or not the chassis and suspension upgrades are substantially better than the 2010 or not. How do the 4cs forks compare to the forks on a 2010?

305FC250 wrote:

The 2017+ doesn't have 4cs forks it has AER48 forks. The verdict on this suspension seems split as some people hate them and others absolutely love them (I think theres more favor towards loving them). Personally I have a 2017 Husqvarna TC125 and I love everything about the bike including the suspension. The only thing you really have going for your 2010 is the 200 engine. Besides that the 2017 is way better.

Yup, I know the ‘17 has the AER48 forks. The ‘16 is the same chassis though and can be had for a little less. I know a guy that may be interested in swapping his AER48’s for the 4cs.

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12/13/2017 8:21 AM

I had an 07 144, 13 150, 13 250, and 17 350. The new chassis is night and day for the bigger bikes, but the 125s are light enough that the old one handles fine and it's less of a difference. The linkage may make it easier to set up as well. If you're fast the new one may be worth it for you, but if not keep the 200 because that thing is sick and unique.

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12/13/2017 8:22 AM

Keep the current bike. You'll be happy you did.

What type of riding do you mainly do? Woods, moto, play riding?

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12/13/2017 9:53 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2017 9:53 AM

Jack_Mehoff wrote:

I had an 07 144, 13 150, 13 250, and 17 350. The new chassis is night and day for the bigger bikes, but the 125s are light enough that the old one handles fine and it's less of a difference. The linkage may make it easier to set up as well. If you're fast the new one may be worth it for you, but if not keep the 200 because that thing is sick and unique.

I’m definitely not fast. I’m a 40b guy.

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12/13/2017 9:54 AM

mxbrian15 wrote:

Keep the current bike. You'll be happy you did.

What type of riding do you mainly do? Woods, moto, play riding?

I’m a moto guy only.


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12/13/2017 10:16 AM

If you ride once every other year then why have one at all?

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12/13/2017 11:46 AM

I'd be interested in the 200 for 2300

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12/13/2017 3:04 PM

Acidreamer wrote:

If you ride once every other year then why have one at all?

Maybe I’d like to stimulate the economy. Why does it matter?

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12/13/2017 3:14 PM

You have only ridden that bike 2 times in 6 years?

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