1981 Kawasaki KX80 tricked out ***lots of pics***

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8/7/2019 12:17 PM

Here's a pretty sweet build that I went way overboard with. There are very, very few parts that aren't either new or NOS. I never had one when I was a kid (had CR80) but I love the looks of the KX and when the opportunity came last year I jumped on it. To name just a few trick items, the engine is the 100cc factory option which was then worked by Tom Morgan. Custom built YSS shock and converted to 428 chain/sprockets. The list is almost endless.





















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8/7/2019 1:17 PM

Beautiful!!

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8/7/2019 6:52 PM

well done, i have been through this with an MR50 Honda. i call this mechanical therapy.

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8/8/2019 4:38 AM

That bike looks amazing! Keep up the good work!

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8/8/2019 6:29 AM

Very nice build. I had a 82 which was pretty much the same bike as my 1st real MX bike. Those bikes use to scoot pretty good.

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8/8/2019 6:50 AM

Awesome build !!!

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8/8/2019 10:09 AM

WOW!

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8/8/2019 4:55 PM

Great work.The 100 cc factory cylinder is trick
That's the first super mini!

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8/10/2019 6:31 AM

That brings back good memories. Those little things were rocketships back in the day seem to remember. Looks great and also must be pretty rare now.

How did you get the plastics so good? Are they painted or new? Seem to remember a few years back some people seemed to paint plastics but I was never sure if they lasted and how durable they were when painted.

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

8/10/2019 6:55 AM

Looks fantastic, great job on the build!

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8/11/2019 12:36 AM

Sweet build!

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04 KX125
94 KX250SM
75 Z1-900

8/11/2019 7:53 AM



Hard to find bike and difficult to locate parts but very cool looking when finished.
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8/13/2019 10:55 AM

Nice job

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Mike

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Thanks to all the people that have not beaten me to death yet!

8/13/2019 11:31 AM

a22 wrote:

That brings back good memories. Those little things were rocketships back in the day seem to remember. Looks great and also must be pretty rare now.

How did you get the plastics so good? Are they painted or new? Seem to remember a few years back some people seemed to paint plastics but I was never sure if they lasted and how durable they were when painted.

All the plastic is new and yes, it's a ripper.

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8/13/2019 11:33 AM

socalkiwi wrote:

Hard to find bike and difficult to locate parts but very cool looking when finished.

I love the looks of them. The parts were somewhat difficult. I had to buy a whole another bike just to get the exhaust. lol.

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8/13/2019 11:45 AM

Haha, I’m not the only lunatic out there that purchases another bike just for one part!

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8/13/2019 7:14 PM

Amazing job mxchris208! I was fortunate to own, ride and race a '82 KX-80 back as a kid, and they not only looked cool....but were very competitive vs. all the yellow bikes back then! I can't imagine how hard it was to track down parts, and how much time you have in it. Great work, and thanks for bringing back great memories of my childhood!!

Here are a few of my pics from back in the day...






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8/14/2019 6:26 AM

I raced a 1980 CR80 when I was younger but always like the looks of the Kawi. Mxracer106, nice pics.

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8/29/2019 9:28 AM

I had one of those. Very nice job!

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1988 CR 250
2002 RM 125