1987 KX 250 Build

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10/18/2018 11:04 PM

Long story short, my dad had an 87 KX 250 when I was younger that he kept for many years after he stopped riding, and when I stopped riding for years when I was younger he gave it away to some kid cause he never thought I'd have any interest in it. Well then I became a teenager and got back into bikes. For 5 years I have been looking for an 87 that wasnt "too gone," and since I cant find my dads exact bike, I figured this one can be made close enough to what his looked like. And what a nice surprise. Finally found this one last week, owner rebuilt top and bottom end and has SOME new plastics on it!
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10/19/2018 6:59 AM

That’s so fucking cool!!! Enjoy it whether you decide to do a complete restoration, or leave it be, doesn’t matter..... you’ve found what you wanted. Make it any way you like, and enjoy the ride! ?

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10/20/2018 12:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/20/2018 12:09 PM

Good to hear you found one...I'm still looking for one! I bought a 87 KX250 in 1988 when it was barely 6 months young. Was a great bike,,handled well,, fast,,torquey. I particularily liked it was narrow,,,the 1988s where redesigned and wide with flat seat.
I've owned and raced 100+ bikes from that era....and the 87 KX250 ranks up there with best. Enjoy!

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10/29/2018 11:25 AM

Anyone know where to find plain numberplate backgrounds for the 87 KX's? I also have a 1987 KX250 and need the bg's for new plastic I am ordering soon.

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Ride like a girl!!!
2016 KTM 500 EXC-F
Current project: 2007 Kawasaki KX250-R7 retro build
Current project #2: 1987 Kawasaki KX250-E1 rider/racer resto
1989 KX125 resto
1987 RM250 resto

10/30/2018 6:07 AM

Queen of Spodes,

When you say plain backgrounds, do you mean without graphics, pinstripes or numbers? If so, this is what you need:

https://rddecals.afegraphics.com/index.php?adminshopping=&cat_id=19330&catname=%271987%20kx250%20e1%27

Stock shroud and swingarm graphics available as well.

Phantom

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10/31/2018 5:26 AM

Phantom347 wrote:

Queen of Spodes,

When you say plain backgrounds, do you mean without graphics, pinstripes or numbers? If so, this is what you need:

https://rddecals.afegraphics.com/index.php?adminshopping=&cat_id=19330&catname=%271987%20kx250%20e1%27

Stock shroud and swingarm graphics available as well.

Phantom

That's the ones - thanks.

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Ride like a girl!!!
2016 KTM 500 EXC-F
Current project: 2007 Kawasaki KX250-R7 retro build
Current project #2: 1987 Kawasaki KX250-E1 rider/racer resto
1989 KX125 resto
1987 RM250 resto

11/14/2018 2:29 PM

Congratulations on the find!

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12/2/2018 6:05 PM

Rode it one day, and blew out the cylinder head gasket, replaced that today.
Shes getting new radiators, as well as some brake work. The front caliper leaks too. Chain and sprockets are worn badly.
Front sprocket seal got replaced too Photo

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Riding Trails in Northern California
'05 CRF 230
'79'YZ 100