KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:56 pm

Ok... Finally, it's ready for some touch up welds, then off to sandblast, and finally Powder coat..
Unimpressive to say the least but it's a big step forward..


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:53 pm

It's time to start working on the rear brake caliper..
Here is what I am starting with..
The goal is to get rid of all the casting flaws, markings, logos, ect.



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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:23 am

Not completely done... but you can get the idea..


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:06 pm

Back from Powder coating.. :shock: :o 8-)


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:07 pm

Upper mounts are done..


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:26 am

This cylinder was beat...bad...
It was sleeved and whoever did it had the sleeve badly misaligned not only vertically but also on the radius :shock:
Because it was in such bad condition and I really don't like sleeves I never thought I would be using it.
But, I have some test I want to do and if I jack this cylinder up I don't really care...
Ok... I do care but not as much as some of the nicer cylinder I have 8-)
Before..


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Before we sent it out to have it bored and decked we did a rough bore and then did some preliminary port work.
Then we sent it to Tom Morgan Racing to have it final bored and decked...
Tom does very nice work.
I have not checked the bore yet but I'm sure it will mic out perfectly... or close enough for this cylinder :lol:
After


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:22 am

I think a little Cerakote Clear on this will keep it looking fresh for at least a few days :lol:


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:47 am

Jason the hand model is holding the wheel :lol:


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:36 am

Leo Sadzewicz sent me a little something in the mail... Can you guess what? That should help keep things clean and tidy :-)


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Re: KX GURU Racing kx500 Engine in a 2016 KTM 250 SX PUMPKIN SEEDS BUILD

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:56 pm

TM DESIGNWORKS does really nice work.
Thanks guys!


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