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Was checking out eBay when I ran into this bike

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:23 pm

Was checking out eBay when I ran into this bike which is a 02 KX500.
Here's the specs.
Both AZ street legal & off-road licensed
Powdercoated frame
Wavy front and rear brake rotors
Works Connection polished alum. frame & caliper guards
Baja designs dual 8" headlight kit, with tail/brake light
E-line ET stater, high capacity
FMF chromed fatty pipe
Carbon fibre reeds
Tall seat foam w/new gripper cover---very soft
New Dunlop tires 1 ride
Black Takasago Excel rims w/heavy duty stainless spokes
Scotts steering stabilizer
IMS Ti wide pegs
Fredette Racing chain guard
Kick-it alum kickstand KX500
Geared for top end with new Renthal sprockets
DID Pro-series O-ring chain
BRP upper and lower billet triple clamps and bar clamps
Pro-Taper fat bars, CR mid bend
Ohlins forks, gold anodized w/ BRP mods
BRP modded KYB rear shock
Pro Circuit dog leg levers
Moose alum. skid plate
Magura hydraulic clutch, complete
IMS clear tank, large capacity
Works Connection billet alum. oil caps & front brake cable keep
Acerbis hand guards
Polished alum. cases, foot brake lever, kickstart lever
New Motul full synthetic fluid in everything, including brakes---always used
The KX500 is considered by most magazines and professional riders alike to have been the king of off road dirt bikes. The '02-'04 500's were the LAST & BEST of the mighty KX line. More off road and MX championships have been won on these KX's then any other bike. There is a reason why the KX500 was the LAST 500 2 stroke to see production--that's because it was the BEST. Superb ergonomics, excellent suspension, KIPS valve, etc. No other 500 2-stroke could compare, and that's why Kawasaki kept building them. They out sold all other 500cc two strokes by a mile.
THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND BIKE AND SHOULD GO INTO A TOP LEVEL VMX COLLECTION OR MUSEUM. In all my years of collecting these bikes I've never run across another one like it.
Over $20K cost to build.
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Re: Was checking out eBay when I ran into this bike

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:23 pm

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Re: Was checking out eBay when I ran into this bike

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