KTM SX150 REBOOT +Pics+Vid

Ryno429
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7/23/2015 12:19am Edited Date/Time 4/14/2017 2:59pm
Bought this KTM SX 150 off of craigs list about 2.5 months ago and ended up with a lot of headaches, rust, and many long stories but the end result I couldn't be happier with. Ill keep it short, I know the attention span in here is short lived for words so heres some pictures.

Craigs list ad



First ride

Shit

Piece of crap trail tech flywheel.(later found out)

ummm that aint right?? Stock flywheel










Fact: KTM powder coat is made from unubtainuim
paint stripper lots and lots of paint stripper then blasted

























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Spydee
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7/23/2015 12:23am
Looking good man! That pink bike stand stands out a mile Grinning
HenryA
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7/23/2015 12:27am
Wow, looks great.I'm usually not a fan of painted swing arms but it blends in perfect with the black rear fender.
Ryno429
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7/23/2015 12:30am Edited Date/Time 7/23/2015 12:35am
HenryA wrote:
Wow, looks great.I'm usually not a fan of painted swing arms but it blends in perfect with the black rear fender.
Funny enough me either but the swing arm was so chewed up from the previous owner I wanted to try and hide it... Now I love it

Added to the bike check section also

http://www.vitalmx.com/community/Ryno429,42918/setup,48745

Going to finally ride it this Sunday at LACR

The Shop

7/23/2015 2:33am
Looks great! Some hard work there but it paid off.
Slosh 112
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7/23/2015 2:42am
Yeah thats pretty schmick, props to you man!
jock
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7/23/2015 3:45am
Looks great. Smile
tbanks
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7/23/2015 5:22am
Looks sweet
Lajnus
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7/23/2015 5:32am
Those radiators are not good at all! Mine broke off at the brackets that fit the frame (not sure about the spelling).
K-dubbb
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7/23/2015 6:28am
Looks dope dude! I bet the 150 is a great time Smile
KGAspeed
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7/23/2015 6:32am
Wow - looks great.

Like others I'm usually not a fan of black swingarms, but the swingarm and the subframe in-black works really well. KTMs kick a lot of ass.
Ryno429
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7/23/2015 7:06am
Lajnus wrote:
Those radiators are not good at all! Mine broke off at the brackets that fit the frame (not sure about the spelling).
Rads are mylers, I had originally ordered some crap eBay one but they didn't fit at all so I sent them back. I actually had a customer refer mylers to me about a week prior when we installed some on his wr450. They seem to be good so far, they definitely arnt oem but they fit.
Markopolo400
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7/23/2015 7:19am
I actually really like your bike, and I usually dont like black swingarms either.
Ryno429
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7/23/2015 7:33am
Thanks everybody, Factory MX killed it on the powder coating
seth505
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7/23/2015 8:23am
Thing looks rad, nice work!
jeffro503
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7/23/2015 8:32am
Wow! Damn nice work Ryno! Very sweet looking ride right there!
watson
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7/23/2015 10:50am
Badass bike, man! Ten different shades of jealous over here.
NVA57
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7/23/2015 12:14pm
That looks so sick
Ryno429
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7/23/2015 12:41pm
Thanks guys Appreciate it, I'll try to upload some GoPro footy on Sunday after I get back from LACR
moto0852
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7/23/2015 2:49pm
Very nice. Can I ask what you bought it for and how much you have into it? (minus your labor of course)
Ryno429
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7/23/2015 2:58pm Edited Date/Time 7/23/2015 3:04pm
moto0852 wrote:
Very nice. Can I ask what you bought it for and how much you have into it? (minus your labor of course)
Absolutely, I picked it up for $3,400 (they were asking 3,800) and I have about $1,500 or so into it. I had a lot of help from some of the brands that are on the bike so its actual cost of parts would probably be around $2,000- $2,500

I pretty much touched every part of this bike in some way, bearings, rebuild kits, carb kit, jets, reeds, pipe, hose kit, radiators, a lot of oem stuff.... the list goes on and on


And labor wise wasn't to bad I had it tore down in one night.
Stripping the frame about 2 hours with a wire brush and thinner, and 1 hour in the blast cabinet
Putting it back together took two nights, first night from 630-2am second night 630-1230 or 1?
ledger
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7/23/2015 3:00pm
Outstanding.
mehow2g
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7/23/2015 5:44pm
What jetting specs are you running might I ask?
Ryno429
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7/23/2015 6:41pm
mehow2g wrote:
What jetting specs are you running might I ask?
185 main
40 pilot

for now at least ill ride it Sunday to see what happens Im running motorex 2T/ straight C12 32:1
FWYT
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7/23/2015 7:34pm
Sweet!!

Was the only hassle with the flywheel?
jarvinator
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7/23/2015 7:56pm
a beauty, for sure!

everything in sano with ryno (for you guys that been around awhile) Smile
Ryno429
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7/23/2015 7:58pm Edited Date/Time 7/23/2015 8:01pm
FWYT wrote:
Sweet!!

Was the only hassle with the flywheel?
Unfortunately no

Plus the flywheel threads were jacked so bad after an hour and a half I just took a mallet to the puller jammed it in then she popped right out

Chipped reed
Jetting way to rich
Seized swing arm bearings
Seized swing arm yes swingarm
Cracked radiator
Bent brake rotors both
Oval stock wheels
Leaking brakes and clutch
Cracked clutch cover
Cracked ignition cover
Steel Clutch plates had burrs
It goes on and on
Ryno429
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7/23/2015 8:03pm




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