KX65 factory rebuilds X2

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8/17/2021 12:08 PM

I recently finished up 1 of the 2 KX65s I’ve been restoring over the last few years. I picked one up as a barn fresh 2002 with a locked up crank. The other was a basket case 2003 with a bad crank and cylinder. Frames, swingarm, and rims got powder coated black. 1 engine is complete and the other isn’t far behind.
I’m terrible at taking timely photos and documenting the build process but here is a few I took along the way. I don’t have a before picture because I just decided to tear it down one day but this is close to what it looked like…….
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Now for the random progress pics….


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8/17/2021 12:11 PM

Graphics from Decal Works. I live about 5mins from them so that makes it an easy choice to shop local.
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8/17/2021 12:16 PM

Fresh rechrome from Eric Gorr and I sprayed them in Satin Aluminum Cerakote.
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Ordered a new vapor blaster to help out with my projects.
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8/17/2021 12:19 PM

Cases blasted and ready for assembly
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8/17/2021 12:21 PM

Carbs blasted, rebuilt, and jetted with specs from Pro Circuit.
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8/17/2021 12:24 PM

Engine 1 fully assembled with OEM crank and main bearings, Vertex piston, and new clutch.
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8/17/2021 12:31 PM

Waiting on Pro Circuit for the Works pipes and R304 silencers to get back in stock, but here is the first completed KX for my oldest son. He’s coming off a KLX110L so he got to ride a real race bike for the first time this weekend
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8/17/2021 12:46 PM

Sweet minis!

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

8/17/2021 1:52 PM

Very cool! Cant wait to see more

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2015 YZ250F - 2003 CR125R

8/17/2021 2:03 PM

Very nice..I just built an 05 RM 65 for my son who was also coming off a KLX110..I resprung it and did the race tech emulators in the fork....looks like it's working pretty well for him..

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8/17/2021 8:03 PM

Very cool build

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8/19/2021 11:43 AM

Great job(s)! Dad points are through the roof on this!!!

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8/21/2021 5:57 PM

dang472 wrote:

Fresh rechrome from Eric Gorr and I sprayed them in Satin Aluminum Cerakote.
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Ordered a new vapor blaster to help out with my ...more

Is that the weekend warrior cabinet? I been looking at getting one so I could start blasting and cerakoting some of my stuff too.

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8/21/2021 6:02 PM

No, that is the BenchTop 450. I originally looked at the weekend warrior but decided to spend the extra money on the next size bigger.

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8/22/2021 11:28 AM

Bikes turned out amazing, great work!

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