1993 Livery KX450F

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4/6/2018 3:55 AM

I started with a leftover 2015 KX450F that I snagged up for under cost and had all winter to think about what I wanted to do with it. I started with some plastics (I always keep the stock ones mint and stored all packed away) and a Pro Circuit slip one. Somewhere along the way, I started thinking about doing a throwback kit, but was unimpressed by what I’ve seen mass produced. Then I got the idea to make my own kit for the best looking bike ever made, the 1993 KX250.Photo

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4/6/2018 3:56 AM

New plastics and the Pro Circuit S/O Photo

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4/6/2018 3:57 AM

Then some green Renthals...Photo

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4/6/2018 4:00 AM

I reached out to Evo MX about a throwback kit for 93, and they were on board, but told me they weren’t really up for trying to make a 450 swingarm logo since it would have to be completely redone, so I downloaded Inkscape and played around with it for 8 hours and knocked it out myself...Photo

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4/6/2018 4:01 AM

They sent me back some proofs after waiting a while.Photo

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4/6/2018 4:04 AM

A couple months went by to get the kit here, but I finally got them on.Photo

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4/6/2018 4:05 AM

And finally, the seat cover got put on.Photo

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4/6/2018 4:07 AM

This morning I decided to just go through with it and get the forks anodized blue.Photo

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4/6/2018 4:09 AM

i made my 17 look like a 95
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4/6/2018 8:32 AM

Who are you going to have to the blue forks for you? I'm shopping around to refinish the forks on my 93 KX250.

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4/6/2018 9:39 AM

Nick Hagman wrote:

Who are you going to have to the blue forks for you? I'm shopping around to refinish the forks on my 93 KX250.

I will see if i can find out for you too. i had planned on doing this about 6 months ago, but ended up going in a different direction. It is going to cost you about $450 + shipping.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

4/6/2018 10:00 AM

That's right in line with others that I have talked to so far.

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4/6/2018 12:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/6/2018 12:14 PM

pete24 wrote:

i made my 17 look like a 95
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I dig the 90s look. I get more of a 1997 vibe from this though.

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4/6/2018 4:30 PM

I work at a Kawasaki dealership and we have negotiated rates with some show for stuff. I’ll see what I can get quoted.

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4/6/2018 6:15 PM

You guys can try Jerry at anopros.com and aluminartanodizing on IG he does all sorts of fork anodizing.

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4/10/2018 5:50 AM

Got the custom backgrounds on last night. Going back and forth on them...Photo

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4/10/2018 6:48 AM

Looks damn sweet so far. I've always like the old school graphics on the newer Kawasaki's.

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4/10/2018 9:01 AM

I like it

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4/10/2018 10:23 AM

Looks rad

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4/10/2018 12:59 PM

Not digging the numbers but that's just my personal taste. I would have went with N-Style like numbers (long and thin).

I love what you did with the graphics and seat, and using green bars like they did stock back in the day is a nice touch. Can't wait to see the blue forks.

Keep up the good work!

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4/10/2018 2:25 PM

Bike looks sick. Numbers and backgrounds look good.

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4/10/2018 4:44 PM

Nice! You and I had similar ideas. Decal works did mine, on Flo green plasticsPhoto
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4/11/2018 1:45 AM

I put retro graphics on my '15 as well.

Where did you get these blue or purple seat covers please ?
I want to install one.
Thanks

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4/11/2018 12:47 PM

Motoseat did mine

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4/11/2018 4:30 PM

k_stringer27 wrote:

And finally, the seat cover got put on.Photo

Very cool. I am going to have to do this. Where did you get the seat cover from?

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7/29/2018 8:35 AM

Sorry everyone, I’ve been off here for quite some time. Frank, I had EVO MX print the seat cover.

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8/27/2018 1:37 PM

Looks good. There's a place in SoCal who can anodize your fork tubes blue. I forget the name at the moment, but they are the place who anodizes parts fro PC.

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8/27/2018 1:44 PM

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9/5/2018 4:54 AM

k_stringer27 wrote:

Sorry everyone, I’ve been off here for quite some time. Frank, I had EVO MX print the seat cover.

I should have guessed Frank at EVO-MX did the seat cover. The man is a genius.

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