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Author Topic: 2003 KX 250 SF Conversion  (Read 67138 times)
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« Reply #300 on: June 11, 2017, 07:46:52 PM »

Good planning. I wasn't going to do an auto clutch originally, until I rode at Danger's place and had to kick start my bike 500 times. I also wasn't aware that you could use your clutch lever with a KX500 EFM clutch. I'm glad you guys started talking about it, because I love the auto clutch in my 250.
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« Reply #301 on: June 28, 2017, 12:34:27 PM »

I finally got my spacer back from my buddy.  He was swamped at work, so it took him a lot longer than he thought.  I should have it tomorrow, so I can get my clutch on this weekend.  I'll keep you posted.


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« Reply #302 on: August 23, 2017, 12:29:44 PM »

Man, it's been a long summer.  Understaffed at work, Lunchbox qualified for summer swimming sectionals in Lincoln, Nebraska (proud papa moment), and a quick family vacation.  Not much time in there for projects.  Anyway, I used my Mexican drug smuggler tunnel at work to finally escape and get Goliath back together.  I misunderstood the EFM clutch guy and actually had it installed correctly but I thought I was missing a washer.  Nope, I just wanted to pull it apart one more time I guess.   grin  I got the clutch installed, and ran into an issue with the brake lever hitting the clutch cover.  I made a spacer for it, re-engineered the pivot, tweaked the clevis, and got that installed as well.  It was time for a ride around the block!

It takes a little adjusting of the lever, but once I got it right the clutch made a HUGE difference in the ride ability.  It will sit and idle in gear all day long (not recommended by the way), and the clutch pull is beyond light (1/2 a finger).  I only got to ride it around my neighborhood, but it feels like it hooks up at pretty low rpm.  I am beyond pleased with the clutch.  I just wish I would have done it sooner.

I'll post some pictures of the brake pivot later in case anyone wants to install an EFM on their bike.

I'm working on getting all my picture links fixed as well.  Unfortunately I have about 400 links to go through.   shocked
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« Reply #303 on: November 29, 2017, 06:42:30 PM »

Hey Umberto! Im building another 04 250/500 this time with a 87 engine. I picked up a blown up 04 250 this summer with plans to build another 300 for the wife but that changed when we stumbled upon a nice 87 500 engine at a vintage bike swap meet for $150! The wife is getting her 500 finally!
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« Reply #304 on: November 29, 2017, 07:09:23 PM »

Hey Umberto! Im building another 04 250/500 this time with a 87 engine. I picked up a blown up 04 250 this summer with plans to build another 300 for the wife but that changed when we stumbled upon a nice 87 500 engine at a vintage bike swap meet for $150! The wife is getting her 500 finally!

Wow, that was a steal!  I canít wait to see your progress. What do you have planned for the build?
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« Reply #305 on: November 29, 2017, 07:17:14 PM »

Very similar build to my bike just tailored to her. Whatever we learned building and improving mine over the years will be applied to hers. A few things will be improved upon. The plan is to make it as smooth as mine if not smoother if possible. She wants to race it next season at a few select enduros and a extreme enduro in PA.
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