2005 KX250

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3/27/2018 2:32 AM

Alright boys and girls just picked this “weapon” (as described by the former owner) up and about to commence on a frame up rebuild of her, was planning on making a 2005 JS259 Replica but... was basically told don’t bother SO... might just get her looking as stock as possible for the time being, will try and document this build as much as possible because I can feel there is going to be ALOT of funky stuff up with this bike..... ENJOY!Photo

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3/27/2018 8:43 PM

Man that bike was abused. Did you pick it up cheap?

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3/28/2018 1:42 AM

Casl616 wrote:

Man that bike was abused. Did you pick it up cheap?

I did get it fairly cheap for an 05, over here they mostly go for anywhere between 3-7k, hell I even seen a BRAND NEW 2007 that only got started every few weeks to make sure things were still good sell for 10k. So yeah $2,200 I cant really complain although it’s going to cost that + alot more to make it look new again...

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3/28/2018 4:17 AM

Where are you located? I just did my 06. Rocky Mountain has some good prices on oem parts.

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3/28/2018 8:04 AM

Still have an 05 in the garage! These bikes are awesome, but the forks are trash. They suck, but the motor is amazing!

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

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hammerfamily_4 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

3/29/2018 5:53 AM

Casl616 wrote:

Where are you located? I just did my 06. Rocky Mountain has some good prices on oem parts.

Australia, yeah, I think I will try to get as much stuff as possible online, dealers here are absolutely useless and prices are horrible

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3/29/2018 5:55 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Still have an 05 in the garage! These bikes are awesome, but the forks are trash. They suck, but the motor is amazing!

I've heard the forks aren't the best BUT luckily I know a former (factory) suspension guy that knows a bit about these KYB forks...

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3/29/2018 7:51 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Still have an 05 in the garage! These bikes are awesome, but the forks are trash. They suck, but the motor is amazing!

RE70 wrote:

I've heard the forks aren't the best BUT luckily I know a former (factory) suspension guy that knows a bit about these KYB forks...

That'll definitely help you out then, haha! We ended up taking the forks and top clamp off of our 06 kx450 and throwing them on the kx250. Made a huge difference. We had a problem with the bottom left fork lug coming loose on the stock forks. Had a few different suspension guys tighten them but it just kept loosening up. Thankfully the motor on our 06 450 blew up so we stole the forks haha

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

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hammerfamily_4 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

3/29/2018 7:55 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Still have an 05 in the garage! These bikes are awesome, but the forks are trash. They suck, but the motor is amazing!

RE70 wrote:

I've heard the forks aren't the best BUT luckily I know a former (factory) suspension guy that knows a bit about these KYB forks...

mattyhamz2 wrote:

That'll definitely help you out then, haha! We ended up taking the forks and top clamp off of our 06 kx450 and throwing them on the kx250. Made a huge difference. We had a problem with the bottom left fork lug coming loose on the stock forks. Had a few different suspension guys tighten them but it just kept loosening up. Thankfully the motor on our 06 450 blew up so we stole the forks haha

I wouldn't mind doing a front end swap off maybe my 2016 250F but obviously would have to modify steering stop among other things

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3/30/2018 4:37 AM

Does swapping the front end help out with predictability of the turning? I have Factory Connection valves in the forks but it still does seems to have a mind of its own. It seems like its always pushing or the front will just dive. The Dunlop mx3 seems to help a little

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3/30/2018 6:00 PM

Started pulling some stuff off...man this bike has had a VERY tough life...Photo

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3/30/2018 7:17 PM

wow. that thing is hammered. with how much that thing needs u might as well go all out and make it badass

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4/1/2018 10:16 PM

Man.... that’s a bummer. Can’t believe they mounted the silencer with wire and cut the silencer...

At least when she’s done it should be awesome

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

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hammerfamily_4 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

4/2/2018 7:23 AM

Okay A few things changed in 05-06. They changed the crank design in 06 so it uses a primary drive nut instead of the cir-clip. They also changed the clutch basket and possibly the inner clutch cover. You can convert it to 2006+ design with your 05 motor using those parts.

In 06 they also changed the rear shock by adding high speed/low speed compression adjuster. 4 stroke shock won't work you'll need a kx250 two stroke specific 2006+ shock. They updated the front and rear rotor design (front made larger and they changed the front hub to match the new rotor.

Besides that 05-07 are the same motor and chassis. Everything 06+ will bolt right onto the 05 with some thought put into it.

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4/2/2018 9:18 AM

Hondas4Life3 wrote:

Okay A few things changed in 05-06. They changed the crank design in 06 so it uses a primary drive nut instead of the cir-clip. They also changed the clutch basket and possibly the inner clutch cover. You can convert it to 2006+ design with your 05 motor using those parts.

In 06 they also changed the rear shock by adding high speed/low speed compression adjuster. 4 stroke shock won't work you'll need a kx250 two stroke specific 2006+ shock. They updated the front and rear rotor design (front made larger and they changed the front hub to match the new rotor.

Besides that 05-07 are the same motor and chassis. Everything 06+ will bolt right onto the 05 with some thought put into it.

My 06 still has a cir clip for the primary drive

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4/2/2018 10:07 AM

"was told don't bother with the 259 build"? when i think kx 250 and kx125 all i think about is Ricky , and Bubba . Do what u want with the bike man .

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4/3/2018 1:08 AM

Hondas4Life3 wrote:

Okay A few things changed in 05-06. They changed the crank design in 06 so it uses a primary drive nut instead of the cir-clip. They also changed the clutch basket and possibly the inner clutch cover. You can convert it to 2006+ design with your 05 motor using those parts.

In 06 they also changed the rear shock by adding high speed/low speed compression adjuster. 4 stroke shock won't work you'll need a kx250 two stroke specific 2006+ shock. They updated the front and rear rotor design (front made larger and they changed the front hub to match the new rotor.

Besides that 05-07 are the same motor and chassis. Everything 06+ will bolt right onto the 05 with some thought put into it.

So... What can I do about the cases that have been smashed? Priced a new set today and since I work at a dealer they would cost me about $720AUD
Which is not too bad but still a lot of bread

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4/3/2018 1:09 AM

Tryhard wrote:

"was told don't bother with the 259 build"? when i think kx 250 and kx125 all i think about is Ricky , and Bubba . Do what u want with the bike man .

I was told, to replicate a 2005 SR250 just like James Stewart’s would cost upwards of about 20k let alone the time finding the parts..

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4/3/2018 6:34 AM

im building a kx125 right now and im not doing a replica build, but im at around $10kusd, and havent touched the motor or suspension yet. if you do a full build it aint gonna be cheap no matter how u do it.

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4/5/2018 4:33 AM

Man that's hammered, Some people shouldn't be allowed to own a bike. Can't wait to see your progress on the build. Does it run?.

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4/6/2018 11:35 PM

mayzo wrote:

Man that's hammered, Some people shouldn't be allowed to own a bike. Can't wait to see your progress on the build. Does it run?.

it did, I started it in the shed and let it idle for a few minutes, it sounded horrible, I didn't even test ride it, luckily I didn't... it would of been so dangerous with the state it was in

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4/9/2018 4:22 AM

Hondas4Life3 wrote:

Okay A few things changed in 05-06. They changed the crank design in 06 so it uses a primary drive nut instead of the cir-clip. They also changed the clutch basket and possibly the inner clutch cover. You can convert it to 2006+ design with your 05 motor using those parts.

In 06 they also changed the rear shock by adding high speed/low speed compression adjuster. 4 stroke shock won't work you'll need a kx250 two stroke specific 2006+ shock. They updated the front and rear rotor design (front made larger and they changed the front hub to match the new rotor.

Besides that 05-07 are the same motor and chassis. Everything 06+ will bolt right onto the 05 with some thought put into it.

Will an 06 subframe fit? Different part #’s but you are saying 06+ is the same

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4/9/2018 6:42 AM

i believe it will. they have the same bodywork so im pretty sure its the same subframe

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