2005 KX250 (2 Stroke!) Build (+RV)

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MOTORSPORTFOX

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5/3/2016 11:58 AM

Now that my 2016 KX450F is just about complete, It was time to pick up my next project....






Pretty clean for an 05!
I have an idea of what I will be doing but always open to suggestions!
Let me know what you think

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5/3/2016 12:20 PM

Did you buy that in Michigan? I saw one just like that on craigslist that I was eyeing for a little bit...

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5/3/2016 12:33 PM

I love my 05. Bike is a rocket ship! Enjoy her. I can't wait to see it al done

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80% of the time it works every time

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5/3/2016 1:44 PM

TailSoHard wrote:

Did you buy that in Michigan? I saw one just like that on craigslist that I was eyeing for a little bit...

Nope, Ohio

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5/3/2016 1:50 PM

MOTORSPORTFOX wrote:

Nope, Ohio

Sweet! Maybe that means the one I saw is still available

Great find, that looks like a really clean KX. Should be a fun bike!

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5/3/2016 1:55 PM

TailSoHard wrote:

Did you buy that in Michigan? I saw one just like that on craigslist that I was eyeing for a little bit...

MOTORSPORTFOX wrote:

Nope, Ohio

That looks like one I called about in the New Philly area. Looked very clean in the CL ad.

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5/3/2016 2:24 PM
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I have the zakt same bike totally stk.First thing i did was take off the girl bars and put on Renthals just like you did. The thing is EVIL without a P/C rear Link, its a must have. Get a rear shock from a 06 or 07 or you can have yours modded with high speed comp.
Oh and great find you will love it.

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5/3/2016 2:27 PM

Congrats, You scored a very low hour bike for sure. The 05 is solid, and a powerhouse. Hold on !

There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

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5/3/2016 3:49 PM

Sick gotta love two strokes just finished my '05 125


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5/3/2016 3:59 PM

Built an 06 last year. 450 forks, the whole bit. Fun bike. Sold it to Davey Jones last fall.



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5/26/2016 10:38 AM

Yes! Keep us up to date! Love it.

Did i do that?

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5/26/2016 12:37 PM

4 stroke forks or do the updated fork guards fit the old forks?

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5/26/2016 12:42 PM

aFACEdismembered wrote:

4 stroke forks or do the updated fork guards fit the old forks?

Those look like the original forks. I'm pretty sure the new fork guards mount right up

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80% of the time it works every time

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5/26/2016 12:51 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Those look like the original forks. I'm pretty sure the new fork guards mount right up

You are correct. Just newer fork guards

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5/26/2016 12:54 PM

aFACEdismembered wrote:

4 stroke forks or do the updated fork guards fit the old forks?

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Those look like the original forks. I'm pretty sure the new fork guards mount right up

MOTORSPORTFOX wrote:

You are correct. Just newer fork guards

Are you having the forks done by anyone? Our stock 05 forks on our kx250 and kx250f were not the best forks I've ever ridden with. There was a really harsh feeling to then that we couldn't get to go away. We ended up putting 06 kx450 forks on the kx250 instead

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80% of the time it works every time

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6/19/2016 11:55 PM
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If you are looking to get motor work done I can highly recommend Tom Morgan of Tom Moragan Racing! I also second the PC link for the handling, although, it still isn't the best handling motorcycle out there. I might spring for the applied racing 21.5 offset triple clamp, from what I have read on thumper talk this mod helped quite a bit as well.

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6/20/2016 8:20 AM

Any updates?

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6/20/2016 8:47 PM

bvm111 wrote:

If you are looking to get motor work done I can highly recommend Tom Morgan of Tom Moragan Racing! I also second the PC link for the handling, although, it still isn't the best handling motorcycle out there. I might spring for the applied racing 21.5 offset triple clamp, from what I have read on thumper talk this mod helped quite a bit as well.

Tom will be doing the motor....

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Kx125rider wrote:

Any updates?

Just pics:




Hubs are done, building wheels next week..

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7/8/2016 11:00 AM

Few more teaser pics:





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7/8/2016 11:02 AM

Looking good

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7/8/2016 4:36 PM

Stripped and cleaned swingarm




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7/8/2016 4:59 PM

Nice, are you gonna powdercoat the frame?

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MOTORSPORTFOX wrote:

Stripped and cleaned swingarm




Did you use regular automotive paint stripper on the swing arm?

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7/8/2016 8:42 PM

MOTORSPORTFOX wrote:

Few more teaser pics:







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7/8/2016 11:02 PM

Looking good!!!

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7/8/2016 11:34 PM

Thing is looking titties! Now you just need a pro circuit pipe to finish that puppy out!

Did i do that?

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7/11/2016 9:08 AM

Kx125rider wrote:

Nice, are you gonna powdercoat the frame?

I have other plans for the frame...

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