1997 KX250 (‘94 theme)

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12/12/2018 11:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/12/2018 1:17 PM

Always loved the 90’s Moto and the look of the 1994 KX250 has always caught my eye. Plan on racing some local vintage series so decided to go with the 97 for the motor and aluminum swing arm. Planned on getting it mechanically sound and freshen up the look......until I tore into it. So what started as a somewhat low budget build has turned into a full blown restoration. Every moving part has been replaced, new wheels, spokes, powder coat, top and bottom end, etc.............

Here it is when I got it home. Looks decent but, but we all know how that goes with older bikes.

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Everything looks fairly clean. You can see they seemed to think they needed a stabilizer so the stem was welded straight to the frame. Photo
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12/12/2018 12:14 PM

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12/12/2018 12:17 PM

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12/12/2018 12:38 PM



The bike didn’t look too bad but the further I tore into it it was apparent how worn everything was. The piston and cylinder walls were scorn, and the main bearings didn’t sound good. I sent the cylinder to Millennium and also order the wrench rabbit kit.

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While waiting on the cylinder to be finished at Millennium and the frame, hubs, and shock spring to get back from the powder coated I had the engine and carburetor vapor blasted.
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12/12/2018 12:42 PM

I love these older kawis! 94-98 I really like the whole look! Keep these bikes coming guys!

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

12/12/2018 12:42 PM

Orders the seat cover but I’m the logo on the back isn’t printed on the cover right. I had previously found a NOS Tecnosel seat cover that’s green and purple. The green is almost flo colored so I think I’ll find a different OEM look cover that fits.

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12/12/2018 3:51 PM

Bike looking good. Are you going to use the fuel tank? Do you know what brand the tank is? Thanks

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12/12/2018 4:51 PM

kmc14 wrote:

Bike looking good. Are you going to use the fuel tank? Do you know what brand the tank is? Thanks

Thanks. It’s an IMS and no I’m going with a stock tank

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12/12/2018 5:59 PM

The cylinder came back looking brand new! Photo
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12/13/2018 12:30 AM

kmc14 wrote:

Bike looking good. Are you going to use the fuel tank? Do you know what brand the tank is? Thanks

Kelsey wrote:

Thanks. It’s an IMS and no I’m going with a stock tank

PM sent.

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12/13/2018 4:08 AM

kmc14 wrote:

Bike looking good. Are you going to use the fuel tank? Do you know what brand the tank is? Thanks

Kelsey wrote:

Thanks. It’s an IMS and no I’m going with a stock tank

kmc14 wrote:

PM sent.

I feel pretty smart but I’m new to vital and I cannot find the PM’s

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12/13/2018 4:14 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2018 4:41 AM

Kelsey wrote:

Thanks. It’s an IMS and no I’m going with a stock tank

kmc14 wrote:

PM sent.

Kelsey wrote:

I feel pretty smart but I’m new to vital and I cannot find the PM’s

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12/13/2018 8:17 AM

Kelsey wrote:

The bike didn’t look too bad but the further I tore into it it was apparent how worn everything was. The piston and cylinder ...more

Looking great! What's your method of getting the engine and carb looking new?

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12/13/2018 8:21 AM

Kelsey wrote:

The bike didn’t look too bad but the further I tore into it it was apparent how worn everything was. The piston and cylinder ...more
acerbis wrote:

Looking great! What's your method of getting the engine and carb looking new?

Thanks. Used vapor blasting.

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12/13/2018 7:43 PM

I’ve got a NOS ‘94 KX125/250 seat and some reproduction ‘94 graphics that are a terrific match to the originals. I’m probably never gonna use then...

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12/13/2018 7:52 PM

Moto Mofo wrote:

I’ve got a NOS ‘94 KX125/250 seat and some reproduction ‘94 graphics that are a terrific match to the originals. I’m probably ...more

Email me kelseycarter25@gmail.com

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12/14/2018 6:52 AM

Give me a couple days, I’ll dig it all out and send you some pics.

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12/15/2018 3:48 PM

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12/19/2018 6:02 PM

Able to find some time and lace up the wheels. Photo
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12/19/2018 8:12 PM

06-12 kx450f forks fit right into these clamps. I did it on my 96

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12/20/2018 6:01 AM

DTR830 wrote:

06-12 kx450f forks fit right into these clamps. I did it on my 96

I’ll keep that in mind. I’m not sure how much I’ll be riding this thing.

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12/20/2018 7:10 AM

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12/20/2018 8:46 AM

Moto Mofo wrote:

I’ve got a NOS ‘94 KX125/250 seat and some reproduction ‘94 graphics that are a terrific match to the originals. I’m probably ...more

If kelsey doesn't take them, please let me know!

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

12/20/2018 7:15 PM

Great build, cannot wait to see it completed.

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12/23/2018 4:50 PM

At a bit of a standstill. Ran into a hiccup and now waiting on cases. Everything is waiting to be installed. Decided to mock up a couple parts to keep my spirits up. Was also able to catch Pro Circuit at the right time and they pulled a pipe off the line before it got plated. Hard to beat the looks of a works pipe. Photo

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12/24/2018 9:38 PM

Jelly on the pipe. I tried to get them to make me one for mine. I found a rusted one on eBay Photo

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12/25/2018 6:22 AM

DTR830 wrote:

Jelly on the pipe. I tried to get them to make me one for mine. I found a rusted one on eBay Photo

What kind of jelly? I’ve always used wd40 on my other bike. Also, is that your 96? It looks goood!!

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12/25/2018 9:37 PM

DTR830 wrote:

Jelly on the pipe. I tried to get them to make me one for mine. I found a rusted one on eBay Photo

Kelsey wrote:

What kind of jelly? I’ve always used wd40 on my other bike. Also, is that your 96? It looks goood!!

Jealous on the new pipe. Yes that is mine,thank you.

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1/4/2019 6:09 PM

Feel like parts have been my biggest hold up if this whole build. Last piece of the puzzle are main bearing seals. Picked up the NOS seat from Moto Mofo. I got impatient and installed the graphics. Had some made up, a slight twist on stock but still pretty close.


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1/19/2019 5:39 PM

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