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Old 02-03-2013, 05:37 AM   #1
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1992 KTM 250 EXC - Restore

What better way to spend a cold and dreary winter. I picked up this fairly neglected 250 two weeks ago and plan to refresh it before riding season. I really enjoy reading other's build threads - so, time to pay it forward.

Good news:
- All parts are stock.
- Receipts for a new top and bottom end done at a local shop.
- Phone call to local shop where the work was done to verify - check.
- Visual inspection to verify new gaskets and such - check.

Andre said my parts should arrive next week.

This is how she arrived at my house.






Tear down begins


Step one - replace steering head bearings and wheel bearings.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:00 AM   #2
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Where's the V twin engine????
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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Where's the V twin engine????
That would be a fun mod.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #4
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My dad had that exact bike, same year and all. Bike would turn on a dime and had enough useable power to do anything you needed but not so much that it would get you into trouble.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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I had an 88 500MXC. Big, powerful, fast, and had receipts from Zracing for a waterpump rebuild and a top end and crank. The previous owner paid way more for the engine work than I paid for the bike. A while into ownership, the clutch started slipping. Plates (9 ea.) were $29.00 each. The non-friction plates were solid copper. $30.00. Each. To solve the clutch issue, I talked to a guy at Barnett in Ventura or Oxnard or somewhere right there, I'm an hour away, and he said bring them down to him and he'd match up something that worked. For less than $100, I had a clutch. I priced a piston. $360. Rings were $60 ea., and there were 2. I sold it shortly after, I didn't have enough beans to play this game.

Good luck with your 250. They're good bikes, I just couldn't afford the ante.
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