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 Sep 14, 2019 7:47 pm

October is when the shoot out will take place so I need to tie up all the loose ends...


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

Post by Sandblaster » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:36 am

A little more progress


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

Post by Sandblaster » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:32 pm

It's been a long long build. Many hours of engine R&D, polishing, fabrication, starting over, frustration, happiness, and now excitement. We are very close to the build off. I wish I could post pics but all I can show is this small teaser..


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

Post by Sandblaster » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:07 am

Jason Tanner and I were doing some testing and tuning of the KtX500e.. Jason rolls out of the driveway in 2nd gear. Then he blips the throttle just a touch... Then he flogs it with no clutch work out of the hole. He goes through the gears, turns around and comes back only to tell me that the clutch was slipping. 😲 I had just rode it and I weigh about 70 more lb than Jason so I knew the clutch was fine. We walked out to the street and looked,,, Jason left a black strip for 165 yds down the street... Yes, the bike will be getting new knobs for the buildoff. And, we detuned the engine just a smidge 😃 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmKjp4qYMQ4
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