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Post Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:08 pm

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After many years racing MX on my vintage Maico and Hodaka, I'm looking to try some vintage woods events with my trusty KDX. My understanding is any bike 25 years or older qualifies for the pre-modern class with dual disc brakes. Since the KDX remained basically the same from 95 - 2006, would any of these years qualify? Mine happens to be a stock 02 except for a Pro Circuit pipe/silencer. I'm 60 years old and not looking to win any championships, just looking to ride my woods bike with like minded vintage enthusiasts.

Post Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:03 pm

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While I agree not much changed from 96 to 02 it would be too hard to manage those slight nuances on which bikes have just got BNG. Most of the volunteers at signup don't know the difference between a 91 and 92 CR250 so instead of following the ARMA rules where every bike has their own class we just kept it simple. 25 years from current manufacturing date (so this year means the 96s are legal) and then the 4 class structures based on braking technology and years.

Bring the Hodaka or Maico to Blue Slope as we have a very vintage friendly course this year.
Tom A.
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Vintage Series Racer
1977 MX3, 1977 RM 175, 1980 CR250R, 1981 PE250, 1988 Cagiva WMX, 90 CRM250, 98 YZ250

Post Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:25 am

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There are a number of bikes that fall into that 'only BNG' within multiple model years. They tend to be playbikes and not
'race' bikes. The Honda XR250R is another bike that comes to mind. Three generations but many years between them without mechanical changes. '86-'89 all the same, '90-'95 all the same, '96 to '04 all the same.

But from an administrative perspective it would create a can of worms. At sign up the folks wouldn't know what we know.
Hence the 25 year rule.

If you hadn't put the '02 graphics package on your '96 it would be more straight forward.
I know what I'd do...

Post Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:50 pm

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Yeah they were unchanged bikes from 95 on. Looks like you accidentally typed 06 instead of 96. You can definitely race a 96 KDX200. :thumbsup:

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:12 am

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I look forward to hitting some vintage events on something legal to ride. :twothumbs:

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:20 am

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sgthubbard60 wrote:
Yeah they were unchanged bikes from 95 on. Looks like you accidentally typed 06 instead of 96. You can definitely race a 96 KDX200. :thumbsup:


No typo. The KDX200 was the same bike from 1995-2006. He has a 2002 and since it's exactly the same as the 1995, he wanted to run it. But... the rule says the bike needs to be 25 years old.
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Post Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:58 pm

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Varmint wrote:
sgthubbard60 wrote:
Yeah they were unchanged bikes from 95 on. Looks like you accidentally typed 06 instead of 96. You can definitely race a 96 KDX200. :thumbsup:


No typo. The KDX200 was the same bike from 1995-2006. He has a 2002 and since it's exactly the same as the 1995, he wanted to run it. But... the rule says the bike needs to be 25 years old.


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