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Old 24-06-2012
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it200 1985 good and bad points

Thinking of getting one off my mate dont know why just shitz and giggles i suppose its in awsome condition and can redgo it. Is it a good little single rocket or do i like due to low seat height.
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goes ok no good brakes or boingers though.. i think you will still be quick on it
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Old 24-06-2012
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It's a blast from the past it has no bad points.
Next year I'm going to look around and see if I can put together a retro set of KDX, PE, IT 250's.
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just buy it and put it with the others.

Dont ride it though, its nearly 30 yr old and wont last long with your tlc.

Is it Stu's one?
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Only bike i ever rode that was possesed. It started up in the back of the ute all by itself. I shit you not. Try kicking the bugger though and you would be there all day.

Had a locked throttle, no kill switch, no brakes. Ever tried stopping a one by pulling a plug lead when it's reving it's tits off? Not fun. Looked like a mad scientist afterwards from the multiple electric shocks.

Needless to say this bike was a heap of shit, maybe a decent one is better. Too scared to try one again though.
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I had one from new and the kick start shaft broke inside the cases, apparently it was a known problem with them, although not real common.
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Had an IT 200 L years ago that had CR250 forks, wheel and disc brake on it. Was a hoot to ride. Regret getting rid of it. No issues in the reliability stakes.
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By the standards of the day:
Good suspension, good brakes (for drums), reliable.
Cramped riding position, vague steering, motor doesn't like to rev.

They're not a bad old bus - bit of a cult bike, and usually priced like a cult bike... Anything under ~$1800 for a clean example is good buying.

Plastics are the hard bits to get - this is why you see so many with late model YZ guards jammed on .
Mechanicals are available.

The 84 models broke barrels. Apparently the 85s were fixed.
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This was the first 'big' bike I ever rode, back in ~1988ish. I was about 13 and used to riding my mates XR80 and YZ80 at his farm - which always used to scare the crap out of me hitting powerband (the yz).

Anyway, a mate of my mates dad came out to the farm and brought out his IT200. My mate was too small to ride it so I had to (the XR was out of action). I was so worried riding this thing, it was soooo big and had an engine over twice the size of what I was used to.

After a while I was feeling a bit more confident and having a few little drags against my mate on the YZ. He kept beating me Until I held the IT open a bit longer!! Whoa, that thing flew...... smashed the YZ, thank god there was nothing in the way to hit.

After that my love and desire for a DT200 or KDX200 was there. Unfortunately never owned one, ended up on 125 MX'ers instead.

True story.
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I had one from new and the kick start shaft broke inside the cases, apparently it was a known problem with them, although not real common.
Yep ,, Had an '84 L model and the kickstart shaft also broke

Was a great bike up till then , one of my faves

The kickstart shaft is hollow and goes right through the cases to the left side from memory.
I think you also have to split the cases to replace the jigger as well
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