'87 KX500 project

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'87 KX500 project

Post by 60something » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:49 am

Finally got my engine all together after months of searching for parts. Working on the rest of the bike now. It started out as a "fix up", but snowballed into "make it like new". Thanks for all the advice Sandblaster! BTW, a couple of your gears are in there! :D
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2006 KDX200 qty-2
1987 KX500
1991 CB750 Nighthawk
1973 H2 750 Triple - gone but not forgotten

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Re: '87 KX500 project

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:41 pm

Wow! that thing is Clean clean clean.
I can't wait to hear your ride report 8-)

Go easy on the throttle until you get use to it... they will surprise you :lol:
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Re: '87 KX500 project

Post by 60something » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:42 pm

I stepped away from this project from mid-summer until now due to lack of time, but just looking at all this KX stuff is getting me fired up to make sure I get it done for the Spring!! :)
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1987 KX500
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1973 H2 750 Triple - gone but not forgotten

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Re: '87 KX500 project

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:43 am

Wow!
I wondered what happened...
I can't wait to hear the ride report :D
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Re: '87 KX500 project

Post by 60something » Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:47 am

Well, here I am 4 years later. I got sidetracked and lost interest, but I got on this site and am starting to get motivated again. Going to put the whole works in the basement & work on it this winter. For sure. :D
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2006 KDX200 qty-2
1987 KX500
1991 CB750 Nighthawk
1973 H2 750 Triple - gone but not forgotten

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Re: '87 KX500 project

Post by Sandblaster » Fri Nov 11, 2022 4:54 pm

Well... At least you have a nice engine to start with :lol:
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