2001 factory Carmichael chevy trucks kx250

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5/30/2020 2:56 PM

Wanted to start this build thread 2yrs ago when i actually got the donor bike but decided to wait as i knew i was still a ways out from finding enough parts to keep me motivated to build it still. So 2 yrs ago roughly i found a total basket case far sale locally, bike had been for sale for over a year and i always looked past the add, until one day i took a closer look at the pics and spotted a few sr parts on it including the sr frame. It was a mad dash to go get it then ,once i had gotten the address from the seller i looked it up and realized it was in the middle of the worst neighborhood in watts in downtown l.a. needless to say i almost passed on going to get the bike ..... went anyways and when i got there i got a big surprise it was an sr frame probably an old race bike or practice bike that had all the good stuff taken off except for a few khi parts and bolts, best part yet the title was there matched engine and frame numbers and was in ricky carmicheals name....score.... Photo

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5/30/2020 3:01 PM

The bike has been owned by this old pastor for the last 5 yrs ,his friend had gotten from someone he did work for on his house construction related, the bike was just sitting outside for yrs he told him when he saw it on the construction site. I will post daily pics of all the progress I've done over the last year or so already......and im still looking for some khi ti bolts to make it complete so if anyone has anything thanks in advance!

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5/30/2020 8:11 PM

Ended up finding factory tires from the same era also super lucky , restored the u shape d.i.d rims completely stripped them re-did the brush finish and re-anodized them then had dubya lace them up to khi hubs that have also been re-finished in the correct silver ano

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5/30/2020 8:59 PM

Period correct renthal sprocket ,khi 240mm rear rotor and khi 270mm front rotor

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5/30/2020 9:03 PM

25mm ti rear axle set up and 240mm rear caliper hanger, khi axle blocks and stock caliper with ti hardware


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5/30/2020 9:10 PM

Khi ti front axle and nut for 50mm mag billet lug forks , factory magnesium nissin sx caliper notice the ultra thin brake pads (yes the pads are new) and magnesium khi 270mm front caliper brkt with cross drilled ti bolts

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5/30/2020 9:12 PM

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5/30/2020 10:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/30/2020 10:49 PM

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5/31/2020 4:49 AM

This is going to be sooo good! That's insane those brake pads are that thin. Love seeing the little details.
Does the brake caliper feel really light compared to a stock one...in general?

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5/31/2020 8:02 AM

mxav8r wrote:

This is going to be sooo good! That's insane those brake pads are that thin. Love seeing the little details.
Does the brake ...more

Ill get an actual weight comparison

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5/31/2020 9:54 AM

Cool backstory,nice build..

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5/31/2020 3:09 PM

Nice rescue project. Curious if the guy knew what it was and what you paid.

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5/31/2020 3:35 PM

erik_94COBRA wrote:

Nice rescue project. Curious if the guy knew what it was and what you paid.

Guy knew who Carmichael was price was more than the bike was worth in the condition i bought it in

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6/6/2020 5:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/16/2020 9:44 PM

He raced with a 98 frame in 01, is that what’s on it? Post a picture of the title!

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Don't ever let facts get in the way of a great story

6/7/2020 8:09 AM

hubbardmx50 wrote:

He raced with a 98 frame in 01, is that what’s on it? Post a picture of the title!

Yes i know that he rode a 98 frame thank you , and as i stated in the first post i had guessed it was an old race bike or (practice bike)...will post title when finished if i decide to !!

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6/7/2020 8:13 AM

Found a few more goodies the other day

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6/7/2020 8:17 AM

And i was lucky to get my hands in an atual take off seat that has an sr250 seat base , you can see the plastic molding is unlike any production seat base that was ever sold to public Photo
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6/8/2020 3:57 AM

Keep up the good work Pete, epic as ever

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6/11/2020 7:52 PM

For a brief second, in the one pic I thought the air box was being used as a fruit bowl. That would’ve been great. Anyways, awesome find.

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6/11/2020 10:08 PM

Chance1216 wrote:

For a brief second, in the one pic I thought the air box was being used as a fruit bowl. That would’ve been great. Anyways, ...more

Haha thats pretty funny guess it does look that way ...... thanks .....more pics this weekend

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6/12/2020 5:56 AM

That seat is crazy! Didn't know such a thing existed on the factory bikes. Really looking forward to more updates!

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6/12/2020 6:40 AM

mxav8r wrote:

That seat is crazy! Didn't know such a thing existed on the factory bikes. Really looking forward to more updates!

Honda has hrc seat base also i know they did for the 2 stroke bikes at least.....maybe the newer 4 strokes used a special seat base also?

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6/17/2020 9:47 PM

Here's a few shots of the frame and magnesium tripple clamps off the bike before i start final assembly for the 10th time haha Photo
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6/19/2020 1:45 AM

Soooo sick!!

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6/25/2020 10:26 AM

Fit up up the back half of the bike everything went together pretty well ...lots of puzzle going on there even though it doesn't look like it


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6/25/2020 10:29 AM

kxpete wrote:

Fit up up the back half of the bike everything went together pretty well ...lots of puzzle going on there even though it ...more

So much want.!

I have always enjoyed the sound of this generation KX. They just sound perfect.

Great job.

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6/25/2020 10:31 AM

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6/25/2020 7:26 PM

I drooled a little. Photo

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7/21/2020 4:15 AM

What a score.
This thing is going to be brilliant once done! Already is! Top Effort Pete 🤘🏽

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7/21/2020 4:43 PM

Hey Pete, how’s it going. We are building the same bike!!

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