Ransom KX500AF Build "UPDATED"

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12/16/2016 2:59 PM

We would like to announce that we will be involved with a stellar bike build that you guys will not want to miss. World renown bike builder Wayne ransom Wayneransom.com and @the_kings_ransom on Instagram will be building a late model KX500AF with a boat load of handmade titanium goodness. "Yes, of course there will be a hand made titanium cone pipe involved" We will be gathering a bunch of great sponsors that will be included in the build. Ransom has also dedicated an Instagram page that will be posting step by step progress of the build. This can be seen at @ransom_KX500Af_build on Instagram. We cannot wait to see this come together stay tuned

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Can't wait. That pipe already looks good.

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This is gonna be sick



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12/17/2016 9:05 AM
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LIVE FEED at 1pm from our @tractionmx instagram account from @the_kings_ransom 's home shop for a little Q/A and shop tour be sure to check it out

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12/20/2016 4:34 PM
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Frame will be getting the Y cut out tomorrow and frame rails bent. Check out Ransoms instagram page dedicated to the build he will be doing a step by step and Q/A

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12/27/2016 6:16 AM

Engine mounts are all machined and finished out of 6061 stock, They will be all welded up today. For more in depth photos and Q/A Ransoms Instagram for the build is @Ransom_KX500AF_BUILD



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12/27/2016 6:59 AM

It would be cool to see some type of dampening on the engine mounts. Whether it be rubber or delrin, or some sort of absorption material. I can feel my arms vibrating from here! Would be a first for sure!

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12/27/2016 7:39 AM

Serious bike you're putting togheter! Sweet that the "Y" part of the frame got above the exhaust outlet, it will look like it came like that from the factory.

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12/27/2016 3:53 PM

Engine mounts are all fabbed and welded up

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12/28/2016 3:07 PM

Flawless, couldn't get any better.

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12/29/2016 6:10 AM

Sixeightone wrote:

It would be cool to see some type of dampening on the engine mounts. Whether it be rubber or delrin, or some sort of absorption material. I can feel my arms vibrating from here! Would be a first for sure!

It's been tried on the Honda CR500 builds. It allows for play which in turn causes failures.

Stop sitting in the pits and you won't notice the vibration.

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12/29/2016 2:11 PM

Its coming along nice.



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1/4/2017 4:05 PM
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Titanium has arrived. Ransom will be starting to fab the Ti subframe which will be lighter than stock and about 2x's as strong. Follow the instagram link to the build for Q/A with the builder. https://instagram.com/p/BO26usVgyHH/





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1/7/2017 3:53 PM

Machined Titanium mounts to begin fabbing custom Ti subframe. Going all green on plastics also.





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1/9/2017 3:22 PM

Man this is incredible, you guys have a vast amount of knowledge to pull something like this off

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1/10/2017 9:08 AM

What's your welder of choice for the beautiful welds?

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1/10/2017 5:35 PM

Nice fab work and welding. True craftsmanship

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1/11/2017 10:48 AM

MR. X wrote:

What's your welder of choice for the beautiful welds?

He uses a Miller syncrowave 250dx

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1/11/2017 3:57 PM

Check the compression release he made for cylinder head. Looks like it came fitted from the factory. Very nicely done.

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1/11/2017 6:21 PM

metal fab and motorcycles. does it get any cooler? i think not. keep laying those dime rolls down.

when i hit 4th gear,i can really feel the cross fit kick in.
i wont use rotella until they are on a team semi or series.
we went the wrong direction on my keyboard settings. we are going to go back and work harder.ill come out swinging on my next post.

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1/13/2017 10:48 PM

Mother of god..Beautiful work!

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1/14/2017 12:15 AM

Absolutely Stunning! Tigs look incredible! Stack of dimes!!! :-)