Kx125 complete rebuild

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  1. Slydog

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    Well i picked up a $450 kx125 project to give me something to play with.its definitely a project.but that's why i bought it. 20191021_092328-1040x780.jpg
     
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    20191023_081058-780x1040.jpg starting to tear it down.cleaned carb and fired right up.but noisy.bad crank bearing.
     
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    Looks fairly clean ! keep the pics coming
     
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    Looks like original decals.someone took care off it at one time.the person i got it from ran it in the ground
     
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    20191118_171022-780x1040.jpg 20191118_171022-780x1040.jpg 20191227_155134-780x1040.jpg 20191227_154105-1040x780.jpg 20191227_155125-780x1040.jpg getting it torn down.
     
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    20191227_164137-780x1040.jpg 20191228_111546-1040x780.jpg 20191230_103148-1040x780.jpg 20191230_104502-780x1040.jpg sending crank and cylinder to kor to get rebuilt.new pro-x rod
     
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    freaky-290x485.jpg commercial break:D
     
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    Cleaned frame up and found 2 cracks. The head stay was missing when i removed the engine. So i found a frame local. For $100 luckily.1 year older though. Just have to drill and tap one hole for regulator. ordered head stay off ebay. Picked up some kawi green for new frame
     
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    Got the frame touched up with kawasaki green epoxy paint. Shat takes awhile to harden good.cleaned an installed races for triple trees.greased bearings and installed. 20191022_181710-780x1040.jpg
     
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    That thing is sweet! At least you only spent $450 for your starting point rather than the $800 I did for my '92 YZ250. What year is that thing anyways, it looks like a late 90's or very early 2000's model.

    I definitely miss having a two-stroke bike.
     
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    It's a 98. Just saving the older 2ts.i ussualy have a project to play with.its not about the money. Sometimes im ahead sometimes behind. It doesn't really matter it's a hobby. Fix them ride them have some fun.this is going to be a spare bike for now.my blaster is fully rebuilt. So unless i want to make it shinny. This is it. Yz just started smoking.so i will be putting crank seals soon
     
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    20191113_162946-1040x780.jpg Swingarm and linkage bearings were good. So they were cleaned and greased. Everything is nice and tight. Installed swinger and shock.plus the aftermarket pegs.
     
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    Are you going to track this or use it as a woods bike? Fastway makes a nice wide peg
     
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    Track days are over.its a play bike.mostly trail riding.might see a track once in a while for a short burst.
     
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    20200217_080637-2340x3120.jpg i believe they are a little wider.sharp as hell.
     
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    Ah, very nice! I've always been a fan of IMS products. I had an IMS shifter on the YZ250 and an IMS oversized tank on my WR426. Very nice quality stuff.
     
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    Their a nice piece.better than stock pegs imo.
     
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    If you didn't have your IMS pegs, I definitely would have suggested these
     
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    Maybe I'll try them on the yz down the road
     

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