KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Sat May 18, 2019 1:49 am

Special Thanks goes to Alex Ward from Crazy Al's racing for getting me this 8 cet Anti Gravity battery...
Let's get wiring this puppy up...


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Sun May 26, 2019 4:35 am

Jason Tanner came out today and we made some good progress.


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:02 am

Started working on the rear brake lever...
Since the KX500 engine is way wider than the 250 SXF engine the rear brake lever needed tweaking.
I also tried a 450 SXF lever but even it fell short.
So I grabbed a piece of aluminum and starting hacking my lever up.


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:06 am

After weld and rough blending...
Keep in mind that it is rough...


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:07 am

Roughed in and ready for final blending, sanding, and Cerakote


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:08 am

Kill switch came in :D


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:15 am

I decided that the gas tank looked a little rough for this level of build.
Since Cerakote was designed for use on plastic I decided to give it a try.
Worst case scenario is I'll have to buy a new tank :shock:


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EPIC FAILURE!!!
Time to start over... :roll:
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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:19 am

On the bright side, the rear brake lever turned out GREAT!!!


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:19 pm

Posted this last night but had a technical glitch 😲 Some of you have been following this build.. KtX500e Fired it up last night for the first time... There is a bit of humor there.... Jason Tanner handled the situation like a Pro 😂

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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:25 pm

The muffler is now re-cored to match the KX500 ID..
It was a real job trying to find someone to weld Titanium for me.
My new friend Rob Jeffers did a great job.
He is now working on the pie pieces to go from the inlet of the muffler to the outlet of the expansion chamber...
Can't wait to hear it when it's done...


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