Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

Post by Sandblaster » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:43 am

Here is some gems for the build..


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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

Post by Sandblaster » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:45 am

It's purdy...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yys_9OR8dg



Cerakote is nasty stuff... gotta wear a respirator...



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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

Post by Sandblaster » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:43 am

I have not been posting pics as I have been incredibly busy..
This bike is nearly done...
More pics will be forthcoming very soon...
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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

Post by Sandblaster » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:23 pm

Coming soon from Racer X!!!!They get to unveil it and we were given the ok to post a teaser of the Sunny Garcia KX500 build. It was incredible!! Thanks for all the support.


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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

Post by Sandblaster » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:34 pm

By Oscar Cota:

So our Sunny Garcia kx500 project has come to an successful end! Unfortunately for now I can't post too many photos of the bike as Racer X has first dibs on showing off the final product! Look for the video and magazine to come out in the next couple of months. Sunny and the entire magazine staff, including former Supercross pro racer and test rider David Pingree, we're absolutely stunned and Beyond impressed with our latest creation! David Pingree made multiple comments each time he came off the track such as " there is absolutely zero vibration, this thing corners and holds a line like you couldn't believe, this thing is totally on par with new bikes, this is the most in-depth build we have ever had!" I don't want to give away too many more quotes, you will just have to wait for the magazine to come out LOL! This build was definitely a nerve-wracking experience. I thought the Sean Collier build was stressful, but this one was definitely one for the books! I cannot stress just how much I appreciated and how invaluable the assistance and support from Alex Ward was. There were many small details and some major setbacks towards the end of this build that Alex pulled a miracle off for us. KX Guru Racing would not be what it is and would be lost without Alex that is for sure! In the end, the entire magazine staff was thrilled and told us the bike completely exceeded any expectation they had for this build! Sunny definitely has the most unique and best kx500 on this planet! Click on each picture to read the caption.


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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:07 pm

Comments from Oscar Cota:

Although the tank we used was impressive by itself, we complimented it with some stainless fasteners and these trick billet tank brackets supplied by our good friend Jonathon Bell.


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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:08 pm

These pieces will never be seen however that is not a reason to run the old stuff. Everything that could be replaced with with brand new parts was replaced.


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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:08 pm

There was nothing wrong with the OEM 2001 kicker (on the right) on Sunny's bike..... but we felt that the newer style 2003-2004 beefier OEM Kickstarter was a requirement! In case you didn't know, you can no longer purchase the older style kicker, if you order an OEM kicker you will get the new style.


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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:09 pm

This item will receive much abuse on the bottom of the bike however it was still no reason to leave it alone. Vapor blasted, polished, cerakoted clear and installed new bearings!


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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing, TMR, Racer X Magazine, KX500 build

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:09 pm

Cerakote was used on many items for this build. However we were cautious do not overdo it. A build can go from exotic to tacky very fast if you're not careful.


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