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post #1 of 4 Old 09-16-2010, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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KLX 110 for parts - worth it?

Ok, I've spent ALL my time in the 919 naked threads, but I need some dirt bike help.

I've got a coworker that has a 2010 KLX 110 that they dumped off a trailer at high speed.

I haven't seen it yet, but I'm fearing the worst; bent frame, bars, scrapes, shattered plastics, etc. They say the motor is fine, though.

They are willing to sell it to me for $300.

Is it worth it?

I like tinkering on bikes, and this might allow me to build up a bike and put parts on it as I can afford them, rather than buying a full built bike all at once.

BTW, it's for the wife. She's just learning to ride.

I did read up that people put 143cc or 165cc big bore (if you can call that big) kits in these. Sounds like a fun upgrade.

Any other thoughts on these bikes? I've always been a Honda guy, but Kawi makes good stuff, too, I hear.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-16-2010, 07:10 PM
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I would check on the frame first, see if you can have it repaired and how much it would cost if so, or how much it would cost to get a new frame. Then start figuring out what you would need to buy and check on pricing to give yourself a rough estimate and then add a little more. If you have the time though like you were saying you can wait for good deals on the parts you need though to come up used.

I have heard good things about them but don't have any experience with them myself. my wife has a klx140L and really loves it, it is more of a trail bike whereas I believe the 110 is more of a race bike. good luck with the project if you go for it.

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I ve had 2 KLX 110s. For $300 I would go for it. Just ebay klx 110. You can get parts all day long for those. And sorry there not a "race bike". Just a fun backyard small track or even wheelies in the street kinda bike. I love them and if you lived closer and backed out of it, Id buy it!!! Good luck man, Let me know if you need any help.

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P.S. There perfect bike to teach the wife/girl friend how to ride on. Small enough she wont get scared and you can use the throttle lock with a simple screw. Very fun bike for all ages and sizes.

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