97 Emig inspired KX 250

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5/25/2016 3:35 AM

Hi all

Here is my Emig inspired build. I'm calling it "inspired" because compared to some of the awesome replicas it really hasn't got the trick SR parts on it that they do.

So this is what I started with:

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5/25/2016 4:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/25/2016 5:35 AM

This bike seems to have been pushed off the showroom floor by someone who knew how to ride it and loved it dearly. They spent big $$'s back in the day on gold talon hubs and excel rims and they knew about suspension set ups. Unfortunately when it left those loving hands in fell into the wrong hands...

Hands that did things to it like this:

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Using a piece of sheet metal for a skid plate, painting a frame with pressure pack cans and the tell tail red bull can wrapped around the shock gas chamber are the workmanship of hands that have no idea. Not to mention how much rubber was under the rear gaurd telling me this poor bike had screamed its lugs out in a shed with those hands on the throttle.

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5/25/2016 4:36 AM

So I started by tearing it down and getting the frame powder coated. I used the same powder coater on my 96 kx125 build as this build and he assured me he had the right green:

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It wasn't right! The green was to pastel and then I came across Flo green powder from the States and this is how it came up :

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I found a Flo green front gaurd and a set of triple clamps to suit twin chamber forks...

Then this was under the Christmas tree a couple of years a go.

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5/25/2016 4:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/25/2016 5:37 AM

The seat cover is absolutely original MXa so it made me really think about the emig build but because I'm here in Australia it is really hard to find the parts and also I haven't got the big $$ to spend on my project bikes. So I thought I'd use the look of the Fro's 97 bike and build it as best as I could:

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Then I moved onto the motor, totally stripped down

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Then I sand blastered it



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Then because I wanted to use boyesen covers and emig had the magnesium bottom end I thought I'd find a happy medium and came up with this


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I was really happy with the look in the frame.



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5/25/2016 6:02 AM

looks good, man!

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5/25/2016 6:09 AM

Yeah that's cool!

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5/25/2016 8:16 AM

Looks great and boy does that frame look good. I love flo green!

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5/25/2016 11:27 AM

Wow! I love it!

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5/26/2016 2:01 AM

Looks mint, love the 96 kx , I had one in the day and love the purple !
Is that a 91 yz125 getting the rebuild in the background too?

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5/26/2016 4:28 AM

Nzpatch wrote:

Looks mint, love the 96 kx , I had one in the day and love the purple !
Is that a 91 yz125 getting the rebuild in the background too?

Thanks guys with the awesome builds on here its pretty cool to get some positive feedback. Yeah Nzpatch the 96 was the bike I always wanted so when I found one that was pretty run down and cheap I jumped on it. You have a very good eye that is a 91 yz125 in the background. It's not mine though it's a mates that needed to store it in my shed.

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5/26/2016 5:02 AM

So once the motor was in I started thinking about the front end. I wanted to put kx450f kyb forks in, would have love to have found a set with back nitrate inners. I ended up settling with a set of 09 crf450 forks:

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I found a sweet brand new stock pipe and I thought I'd strip the paint off and give it a raw look:

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A lot of hard work went into the swing arm but I haven't taken any close pics of it. My mate found me a sweet nos purple/yellow Renthal bar pad.

So that's where I'm up to at the min,
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Thanks for having a look at my thread.
Cheers

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5/26/2016 9:50 AM

199-sick!

Sweet bikes man!

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5/26/2016 6:45 PM

Which clamps did you use to suit the newer forks? Bike looks great btw

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5/26/2016 6:48 PM

Sweet looking build , how did you do the engine cases black ? Enamel , powder coat ?

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5/26/2016 7:06 PM

With the crf forks are you using a crf front wheel and brake?

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5/26/2016 10:41 PM

Looking great! Pipe and engine look sweet.

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5/27/2016 4:54 AM

Looking great mate.....they're an awesome bike.

Tip: I advanced my timing and it really woke it up. Its snappy from top to bottom.

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5/27/2016 8:06 PM

wow mate good job personally i am all about the 0riginal kx 1996 look i loved the purple myself
that tin bashplate is funny some people always suprise me with the shit they can come up with. that bike is very lucky it ended up in your hands look forward to seeing the progress it's looking very tidy

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5/27/2016 8:22 PM

Yer I thought it was a 91 yz, had one back in the day and have about 6 now to get parts to make a couple of good ones
Found a nearly unusd farme a few years ago (92 yz125) and the bug started! We have a few jap import bikes over here and got a low hr 92 yz125 and mixed and matched from there
Love the 1990s kx125s to
Had a 95,96 then a 97 with the same seat and works graphics flo green fenders and rad covers but not the number plates, pc pipe, porting ,96 crank, maybe a pv governor? Cart remember now, wc frame and skid plates ,carbon reeds etc .looked great !! Wished I still had it! I never went that good but loved the bike.
Keep up the good work!

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5/28/2016 4:50 PM

Thanks again for all the comments:

90'smxer I used 07 kx450 Tag triple clamps, they fitted straight into the frame but I do have a problem to sort out with the stopper. The froke tubes hit the frame before the stooper works, I' expectations got a couple of ideas that I think will work.
731chopper the Talon hubs that were originally on the bike will fit, the axl size is the same. I may have to make some spacers up, I will have to use the crf front brake mount but should be able to use the original caliper.
Mototed82 I took the boyesen cover to my Powdercoater and asked if he could match it and he did, really happy how it came up.
Thanks MadMatt579 I'll remember that tip, yeah NZpatch I had never really ridden the 125 on the dirt until the other day it was so much fun but it definitely sounded a lot faster than it actually went.

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5/28/2016 8:45 PM

Peatz12 wrote:

So I started by tearing it down and getting the frame powder coated. I used the same powder coater on my 96 kx125 build as this build and he assured me he had the right green:

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It wasn't right! The green was to pastel and then I came across Flo green powder from the States and this is how it came up :

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I found a Flo green front gaurd and a set of triple clamps to suit twin chamber forks...

Then this was under the Christmas tree a couple of years a go.

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With the different triple clamps in the bike did you need to make any spacers or a modified steering stop to suit the clamps or are you running 97 clamps and simply changed the forks ?

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5/28/2016 9:14 PM

Haha I just read your thread about your kx Lips and saw your steering stop, exactly what I'm in the process of doing. Yours looks mint!

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6/8/2016 5:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2016 3:38 AM

Peatz12 wrote:

Hi all

Here is my Emig inspired build. I'm calling it "inspired" because compared to some of the awesome replicas it really hasn't got the trick SR parts on it that they do.

So this is what I started with:

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6/8/2016 5:26 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2016 3:38 AM

Peatz12 wrote:

Hi all

Here is my Emig inspired build. I'm calling it "inspired" because compared to some of the awesome replicas it really hasn't got the trick SR parts on it that they do.

So this is what I started with:

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6/8/2016 5:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2016 3:38 AM

Peatz12 wrote:

Hi all

Here is my Emig inspired build. I'm calling it "inspired" because compared to some of the awesome replicas it really hasn't got the trick SR parts on it that they do.

So this is what I started with:

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6/8/2016 9:47 PM

Peatz12 wrote:

Hi all

Here is my Emig inspired build. I'm calling it "inspired" because compared to some of the awesome replicas it really hasn't got the trick SR parts on it that they do.

So this is what I started with:

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DAYKIN17 wrote:

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That is a sweet bike man, the infamous 98 SR250. Not the Fro's best year unfortunately! Great build though mate.

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6/9/2016 3:07 AM

Peatz12 you should give your pipe a little bit more shine and then blue the welds with a blow torch. ....will finish the pipe nicely.
Heres my yz pipe...it was covered in surface rust but came up great.
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6/10/2016 4:25 AM

MadMatt579 wrote:

Peatz12 you should give your pipe a little bit more shine and then blue the welds with a blow torch. ....will finish the pipe nicely.
Heres my yz pipe...it was covered in surface rust but came up great.
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That pipe came up sweet!! Yeah I did give the welds on mine a bit of heat but wasn't quite happy with the look so I rubbed it back a little. I might give it another go.

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6/10/2016 4:44 AM

Peatz12 wrote:

Hi all

Here is my Emig inspired build. I'm calling it "inspired" because compared to some of the awesome replicas it really hasn't got the trick SR parts on it that they do.

So this is what I started with:

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lookin good brother

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6/12/2016 6:44 PM

Peatz12 wrote:

That pipe came up sweet!! Yeah I did give the welds on mine a bit of heat but wasn't quite happy with the look so I rubbed it back a little. I might give it another go.

Personally, I'd leave your pipe the way it is, I think it looks great. A smile wipe down with WD-40 after riding/ washing it will keep it looking fresh....

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