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Old 04-09-2014, 09:40 AM   #166
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Looks good Brucifer

Always thought the KX's with blue forks looked cool/unique..
+1 I wish mine had them, I've got old school (right side up??) forks
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:01 AM   #167
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I got the big, bad KX fired--and immediately shut it down. It was rattling terribly in the top end.
I initially thought it may be a wrist pin because while kicking it over I thought I could feel play somewhere, and when it fired it sounded like it was coming from the top end.
Aahhhhh......no. Of course it's the big end of the rod.
Some piston/cylinder scoring as well.

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At least the cylinder has already been sleeved so a minor overbore and piston will take care of that issue without having to send the cylinder out for replating.
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:08 PM   #168
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Agh!... That's no good
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:17 PM   #169
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Sooo hows the KX motor coming along?? yeah,yeah I know,side-trakked again... I thought my 91 CR500 needed a rebore- and I already have a 89.5 mm pro x piston kit- but to my dismay today I found out my cylinder is at 90.25 a [1.25 overbore] so I am selling the 89.5 piston kit and will just buy some new rings hopefully and then reuse the piston that I cleaned up [ carbon removal is when I noticed the 125 stamped on the piston] also a parts bike has sprung up locally so I will get some susp. parts and a carb hopefully.. this farkin bike will run .........
Do I detect a hint of sarcasm here?

I'm actually making some progress on the KX. I purchased everything I need for a complete crank and top end rebuild (hopefully), but I haven't split the cases yet--who knows what may be waiting inside.

I went ahead and stripped the bike completely and am going to get the frame, sub frame and foot peg bracket powder coated.

Here's what the bike looks like now.

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Old 06-10-2014, 04:30 PM   #170
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good on you then-I hope you can put it all back together without adding a few extra parts there,eh.. I just came back from the shop and they checked my cylinder and it is NFG so I have to rebore and then get a 90.50mm size piston kit ...so another delay what color are you gonna paint the frame? that green is hard to get touch up paint for...
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:48 PM   #171
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Gonna stick with the factory green--I really like that color.

Well that sucks about your cylinder. At least that's all that's wrong with it but the delays get old I know.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:06 PM   #172
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half ways finished

my 91 CR500 is half ways finished ,new bore job, new cyl head, frame painted, swing arm polished -just needs a few finishes ,like crank seals and I need to buy a white aftermarket gas tank and rad shrouds .hows the KX coming along??
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:11 PM   #173
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BRRRAAAAP!!
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:03 PM   #174
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Going to have to go with the KX500 just because I got one and am jealous of those great looking CR500's Keep those build pictures coming, of both red and green bikes.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:21 PM   #175
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Looking good, Z! Mines at a standstill. My plated XR600 I recently built quit shifting so I'm in the process of splitting the cases on it.

Rd650- I'll try to get some build pics here but so far the Z-man's smokin' me.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:17 PM   #176
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:22 PM   #177
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finally finished the 500!! hope it starts sunday ..still needs a few things like white tank- new seat cover- red sliders-but good 2 go..
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:21 AM   #178
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Nice!
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:03 PM   #179
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@%$&!! needs more work on the ignition side of things as the spark was weak.replaced coil.now I gotta get the FWW removed and rotor taken off to replace the seal too...has low compression as well due to @%$^!! piston and ring job -Ive given up and now its for sale....

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