BUILDING A STREET LEGAL KX500 SUPERMOTO

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Re: BUILDING A STREET LEGAL KX500 SUPERMOTO

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:28 am

Getting ready for my next desert ride.... Building a new front wheel.
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Re: BUILDING A STREET LEGAL KX500 SUPERMOTO

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:19 pm

Ready to mount up :D
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Re: BUILDING A STREET LEGAL KX500 SUPERMOTO

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:49 pm

I guess we will see if it was worth the effort... :?
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Re: BUILDING A STREET LEGAL KX500 SUPERMOTO

Post by Sandblaster » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:44 pm

Something huge showed up last week..
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Re: BUILDING A STREET LEGAL KX500 SUPERMOTO

Post by Sandblaster » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:36 am

Hmmmm. My next brake mod?
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Re: BUILDING A STREET LEGAL KX500 SUPERMOTO

Post by Grassy knoll » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:35 am

Holy shit those are wide bars.Are those what you ended production with or dfid you trim them down?Mine are narrow.Personal preference I guess

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Post by Sandblaster » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:18 pm

Lol... Those are stock width bars.
I've rode with that width for so many years I'm not sure I would like narrower bars but there are many that take an inch off of both ends, Sean Collier, and others 8-)
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Re: BUILDING A STREET LEGAL KX500 SUPERMOTO

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:06 am

Well... It's been about 6 years since I built this bike when catastrophe happened.. :o :o :o
I was climbing a dune and misjudged the amount of speed it would take to just barely clear the top so I had to wind this baby up and leave it there for about 10 seconds... I made it to the top when I heard a rattling sound... I shut the engine off and got towed behind a side by side a few miles back to camp in the deep sand :(

I just let the bike sit in the garage for the last several months because I thought that I had ran it too lean and smoked the piston...
Well... the piston was smoked but not from being ran too lean...


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Re: BUILDING A STREET LEGAL KX500 SUPERMOTO

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:19 am

As soon as I saw it I had a feeling I knew where that small bolt had come from...


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In one of my "How To" threads I specifically say that if you use a VF2 reed that you need to take all the bolts out and use thread locker on them.
Apparently the Blue I used wasn't enough... So next time I will use the red... 8-)

So here my baby sits in need of some love...


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After I get some fork cleaner in town tomorrow I will rinse out the bottom end and get it prepped for a test top end.
Yes.... Test top end.... :?: :lol:
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Re: BUILDING A STREET LEGAL KX500 SUPERMOTO

Post by 60something » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:12 pm

Gee, sorry to hear about your misfortune!

BTW, what's "fork cleaner" - Brakleen (brake cleaner)? Can you guys on the left coast even get that anymore? ( No offense; gorgeous geography, but I understand it's a little top-heavy on the government.) ;)

I am stalled on my KX5 project... too little time & too hot in the garage. :( Sooner or later though....can't wait to ride it!!
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