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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #630 on: June 13, 2018, 09:19:57 AM »
I am ready as soon as MXA gets me the rest of the parts  :-P
The four stroke engine: That's one stroke for producing power and three for wearing the engine out.

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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #631 on: May 02, 2019, 01:15:39 PM »
Since I fragged this engine I think I will build something a little more exotic this time..
I think this will be a good fit



And, while I'm at it I'll strip it down and start over...
The four stroke engine: That's one stroke for producing power and three for wearing the engine out.

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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #632 on: May 02, 2019, 02:07:03 PM »
Nice😍
My rides: 1994 KX500, 1988 T4, 1998, ZXI 1100 JETSKI, 2003 MOUNTAIN CAT 900
WIFES (Baby Fiver) rides: 2004 KTM 105SX,1992 LT250R, 1995 ZXI 900 JETSKI,  2011 RMK 600
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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #633 on: May 02, 2019, 02:59:41 PM »
Something huge showed up last week..
There was no "M" markings but if you know what to look for you can see the "M" touch on it...




I forgot about this picture. Where did you get the choke lever?  The stupid thing is on the wrong side.


Motorad pulled it off something he had laying around..  :-o
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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #634 on: December 26, 2020, 12:54:58 PM »
Once more its time for a update.
Take down...

The four stroke engine: That's one stroke for producing power and three for wearing the engine out.

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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #635 on: December 28, 2020, 03:56:14 PM »
Going to pull a few more tricks out of your sleeve for this one? I'm finally about to get mine back out on the streets. Tuned in to see where you go with it this time.
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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #636 on: December 29, 2020, 03:36:24 PM »
Im still not 100% sure but considering a very high port timing and compression bump.
Better pipe and carb.
I want it stupid fast.  :-o
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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #637 on: January 03, 2021, 04:12:04 AM »
When you say very high, what are your thoughts. Is that pipe designed for a high 190ís exhaust duration? What are your plans for the transfers?  Do you have a specific head design laid out, and are you thinking a big carb or small carb?  Interested in what direction you are going and how the results are. Keep us updated.
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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #638 on: January 03, 2021, 06:17:09 PM »
Im still not 100% sure but considering a very high port timing and compression bump.
Better pipe and carb.
I want it stupid fast.  :-o

Mike,

Long time no talk! I just sat down and read your thread page 1 - 24 on oem-cycle for the tard.. ! Looks like this one is about the same if not the exact same write-up and I'm actually a member to this site.. I get confused many times with the KX Guru racing pages as you are in Oregon but if I recall there people using accounts associated with you here in California as well. Your a busy guy I know, very excited for your build man you've been building her since the thread started on oem-cycle circa 2012? curious as to why this thread contains 43 pages, and the other about far less... anyway ROCK AND ROLL BABY you got the coolest KX Supermotard on earth; must ask though, you ever seen rolandsands design for the super single concept? Taking your experience building so many of these KX500 engines, and that concept sounds like a recipe for "win on Sunday, sell on Monday"

Badass, brother! Never got to thank you on freely giving your time to message me while I worked out the kinks on my previous kx500 also year 2001 (which was my first k5).

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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #639 on: January 03, 2021, 06:43:27 PM »
Since I fragged this engine I think I will build something a little more exotic this time..
I think this will be a good fit



And, while I'm at it I'll strip it down and start over...


what pipe is that?

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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #640 on: January 05, 2021, 04:36:18 AM »
Looks like a Jonathon Bell pipe.
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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #641 on: January 08, 2021, 02:24:22 AM »
It is from the UK.
Jon Bell Doma cone pipe.
It is one of the best pipes for power that I have tested.
All stock engine with this pipe easily makes 60 HP at the rear wheel.
Stock pipe makes 53 HP at the rear wheel.
https://www.facebook.com/jonathon.bell.566

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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #642 on: January 09, 2021, 04:08:55 PM »
Clean up.

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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #643 on: January 11, 2021, 03:01:34 PM »
The four stroke engine: That's one stroke for producing power and three for wearing the engine out.

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Re: 2001 KX500 Kawasaki Supermoto
« Reply #644 on: January 13, 2021, 02:35:02 AM »
Click on the pic

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The four stroke engine: That's one stroke for producing power and three for wearing the engine out.