Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 2/20/2021 5:34 PM

The worn area is larger enough that I'm thinking it's too far gone, but I really don't know how one would measure it. I just assume that the aluminum wears really fast once the anodizing is gone.

Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 2/18/2021 8:41 PM

I was having trouble finding a chain slider for this era of KX's, but eventually found Hotfoot Moto. After some consideration I decided to give them a try for the slider ($35) as well as the chain guide and rub block assembly ($55). The chain guide parts

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Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 2/18/2021 8:24 PM

More miscellaneous progress First time lacing up a new wheel. I'm going for the stock look, so silver Excels on vapor blasted stock hubs it is. I haven't fully tightened up and trued them yet, but so far it's been fairly straightforward.

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Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 2/18/2021 7:52 PM

Well, I finally feel like I'm making some significant progress on this project. First up was repairing the frame. Let me start by saying that I know this isn't high level welding, but I think it will hold up for a couple of parade runs. If I decide to

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Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 12/20/2020 7:56 AM

Having used the good powervalves I had on this engine for the video, I was left in need of a set for the second engine. As most KX owners are aware these parts are no longer available new. After some debate I decided to take a chance on ordering some

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Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 12/10/2020 4:25 PM

That's cool to hear, you're raising them right! The whole flying T handle idea came from those propellers on a stick that you'd make fly by spinning between your hands. I loved them as a kid and started spinning T handles like that the first time I ever ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 12/10/2020 9:36 AM

I think this engine stand definitely falls under the "buy once, cry once" category. I can't imagine any normal usage breaking the thing.

Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 12/9/2020 8:15 PM

You can be great at editing without being crazy enough to try stop motion! 😂

Added reply in a thread Mechanimations - 1993 KX250 Engine Rebuild Video 12/9/2020 4:07 PM

Thank you to all of you who have chimed in! After sharing rough cuts with friends who aren't moto people it's really gratifying to hear back from a crowd who appreciates the work on a whole different level.

Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 12/9/2020 6:27 AM

His FB: Metro Lakes He doesn't have an online store so if you're interested in pricing and details they can be found Mxrevival The engine stand is very sturdy, well built, and super functional. I bought it because it made this video easier to shoot ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mechanimations - 1993 KX250 Engine Rebuild Video 12/8/2020 11:01 AM

I've relocated to Bend since that offer was made. If you're in central Oregon at some point I'd happily take you up on it!

Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 12/8/2020 6:07 AM

At long last the engine rebuild video is done and I can move on to the next part of this project! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrrkDxsRKlA

Started new thread Mechanimations - 1993 KX250 Engine Rebuild Video 12/8/2020 5:48 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrrkDxsRKlA Well this one took a hell of a lot longer than expected, but here it is Vital: the 1993 KX250 engine rebuild done in "Mechanimation" style. Some of you may remember that this all started nearly 3 years ago ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 10/15/2020 11:51 AM

It's cool to hear that my videos are helping people! When I had the fork tubes anodized they masked off the silver part, I don't think you want those removed. After moving and not getting much done during the summer months I'm back to working on sound ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 6/24/2020 1:03 PM

I have a completed engine! There's actually not a piston in it and nothing is torqued down or anything. The bigger deal for me at this point is that I have shot everything I need to finish the video. I'll chip away at the editing and sound effects throughout

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Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 6/5/2020 11:05 AM

Thanks you and I'm glad you enjoy them! I'm stepping it up another level on this engine video and it's even more work than I planned on. I try to keep these as winter projects but it's looking like I won't be done shooting for another couple weeks. I ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 6/4/2020 10:20 AM

The bottom end is together!

Also I got the cylinder back from Race Tech. Andrew made some small changes to port timing and cleaned things up a bit. It's going to be a long time before this thing runs but I'm excited to see ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 4/15/2020 1:52 PM

Well, I've reached what at least is the symbolic half way point of this video and have everything shot up to the cases being split. Here's the clip of that. View this post on Instagram 93 #kX250 Bottom end is split, easy as that. Even without magic tools a bottom end rebuild is not as scary as it seems! @tusk_powersports Case splitter tool from @rmatvmc, engine stand from @metrolakes. Magic provided by #stopmotionanimation #twostroke #YZ250 #CR250 #rmatvmc #stopmolovers #braap #rebuild #builtbike A post shared by Mechanimation(@timefliesbymoto) on

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Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 2/18/2020 5:44 AM
Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Misc. Progress) 2/17/2020 6:58 AM

Video clip of tearing down the donor bike View this post on Instagram Disassembling the 1993 KX250 donor bike. #KX250 #garagebuilt #90smotocross #2stroke #braaplife #teamgreen #CR250 #YZ250 #wrenching A post shared by Mechanimation(@timefliesbymoto) on Feb 17, 2020 at 6:46am PST