KX Guru Racing KX500 Special bike It's like the mystery machine but better

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KX Guru Racing KX500 Special bike It's like the mystery machine but better

Post by Sandblaster » Wed May 01, 2019 3:40 am

This is starting out as a very basic build.
Clean inspect, replace, polish, powder coat, ect to build a very nice clean stock chassis.
Humble beginnings.

Stripped, cleaned, painted, baked, clear coated, and baked again.
Why? Because I can :lol:


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Re: KX Guru Racing KX500 Special bike It's like the mystery machine but better

Post by Sandblaster » Thu May 02, 2019 3:02 am

Obviously these brakes were very well maintained... :o


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That's ok, we can get them back into shape :D



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Re: KX Guru Racing KX500 Special bike It's like the mystery machine but better

Post by Sandblaster » Fri May 03, 2019 1:26 am

A little work on the Special bike revealed some real ugliness



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Yep... it's bad..


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Good thing I had a replacement shaft


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And... what spring to use...


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Re: KX Guru Racing KX500 Special bike It's like the mystery machine but better

Post by Sandblaster » Wed May 08, 2019 4:22 pm

Shocking progress...


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Re: KX Guru Racing KX500 Special bike It's like the mystery machine but better

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:47 am

Finally I'm back on the "Special Bike"

Getting this KX500 rear brake caliper ready to go. Waiting for the new piston to get here.
I've always liked good brakes on my KX500 and since this bike will be incredibly fast I would like to be able to stop it..


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Re: KX Guru Racing KX500 Special bike It's like the mystery machine but better

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:09 am

Some have complained about after market rebuild kits not fitting correctly. I used a Pro X kit and a Tusk piston. I clean the seal grooves out so they look like they are new. One small bit of debris will cause the piston to bind. Before installation I clean the seals as they are generally dirty straight out of the package. Also, I use some brake fluid to lubricate the seals. The piston should go in with finger pressure only.


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