KX KDX conversion.......Here we go again.

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Well....I decided to make the transistion.
The above pic will start it all. A 2000 KX125. Not a bad start of a mere $500 delivered to my front door this morning a 8am.


I plan on doing the conversion ,,,,taking lots of digi pics and documenting the entire process for all to benifit from.
I've been in contact with Jeff F. :worship:
and he has/will help in the process.

Any input,,,advice,,,,assistance will be greatly appreciated.

The bike is complete with engine but it's in a million pieces.....Looks like fun to me.

Let's have fun with this.

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At first I thought the picture was a reversed mirror image, but the text was correct. :think:

I was thinking "what year was the sprocket on the right side". Look at the swingarm, it's upside down!
 

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Yes...It was just put in place for reasons of taking the picture.

I thought the same thing when I first saw that pic.

All is well though. It even have brand new Perrlli tires on it...whoohooooo!!


Buc
 

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It is a great project. I have two and am building two more at the present time. You will not regret the work. It is not difficult; a little welding, a little machine work and a little sweat, you will have a prized piece!! If I can help e-mail me. Rely on Jeff's imput!
Dennis
 

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Thanks Dennis.
I'm short a few parts.... Air box for one,,, but e-bay is a great resource.
I'll take you up on your offer and email you soon. ;)

Cheers

Buc
 

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Originally posted by 49
It is a great project. I have two and am building two more at the present time. You will not regret the work. It is not difficult; a little welding, a little machine work and a little sweat, you will have a prized piece!! If I can help e-mail me. Rely on Jeff's imput!
Dennis

49
I can't seem to send you an e-mail.
Please re: to this address.
theurbans@sympatico.ca

Thanks
Buc



FarmerJ:

Been there....read that...Thanks

I think :think: I've read every thread on every site ever written on this topic.....
I kid, of course. ;) ....I do need as much input as possible.. Thanks :thumb:


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Originally posted by Canadian Dave
Here's an idea what it will look like when finished :worship:

Yep...seen that aswell. Although I doubt mine will look.... or run as well as Jeff's.

Thanks CD.


Currently I'm in the collection process...Parts that is.
I'm trying to decide whether I want to chop the swingarm or the engine cases...Hmmmmm ,,, what to do......what to do.. :think:

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I want ONE!!!! That thing looks soooo sweet!!! If I had it, it would stay in my shop and never be touched!!! Just looked at and admired!!!
 
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Originally posted by 91KDX
I want ONE!!!! That thing looks soooo sweet!!! If I had it, it would stay in my shop and never be touched!!! Just looked at and admired!!!
I like toys I can play with. :-) One of the reasons I'll never own a concours-quality antique car. Now either a 427 Cammer or a 426 Hemi on a stand in the living room, that's art. BTW, I am assuming that you do want to ride it too. :-)

Seriously, one question that I have is how a big a rider is too big for the 125 frame? I'm assuming that for suspension the normal route would be like all other bikes - springs and valving for rider weight. Would there be any other issues for a 6' 230# rider?

Best,
Greg
 

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In stock form....the 125 is rated for a rider under 170lbs.
Now that's assuming it is for racing. ;)

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Originally posted by BucKat
In stock form....the 125 is rated for a rider under 170lbs.
Now that's assuming it is for racing. ;)

Buc
Losing 60+ pounds is NOT an option, 30 maybe... ;)

-Greg
 

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Lucky for me....I'm just scraping the top of the 170lbs class... :thumb: although vertically challanged at 5'8.


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