KX Riders
  Home Help Login Register   *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 13, 2018, 07:40:49 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Recent
[November 12, 2018, 12:03:59 PM]

[November 12, 2018, 09:53:57 AM]

[November 11, 2018, 04:03:00 PM]

[November 11, 2018, 03:23:19 PM]

[November 11, 2018, 08:07:20 AM]

[November 10, 2018, 11:26:02 AM]

[November 09, 2018, 02:40:41 PM]

[November 09, 2018, 09:42:14 AM]

[November 08, 2018, 10:49:15 AM]

[November 06, 2018, 08:57:40 AM]

[November 04, 2018, 05:01:54 PM]

[November 04, 2018, 03:38:44 PM]

[November 03, 2018, 02:32:31 PM]

[November 02, 2018, 01:51:22 PM]

[November 02, 2018, 02:05:56 AM]
Pages: 1 ... 20 21 [22]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: 2003 KX 250 SF Conversion  (Read 117956 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
umberto
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Joined: 01.14.15
Posts: 2,154


Goliath Returning from Battle


« Reply #315 on: August 20, 2018, 07:21:46 AM »

My last frame cost me 225 to have it stripped and coated in Kiwi Green.
How much is your guy asking?
He was over $300, but I guess once I ship it to a cheaper place and back here it will cost me more than $300 anyway.
Logged

Perhaps I have a dirt bike addiction?

03 KX 250/88 KX 525 - Goliath
17 KX250F/04 KX250
04 KX 250 - Lunchbox's Bike
05 KX 125/144
Pmcg
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Joined: 05.28.12
Posts: 348


« Reply #316 on: August 20, 2018, 07:33:45 AM »

I didn't realize that you had installed the EFM.  Looks like you're happy with it.  You did have to add a spacer in the clutch cover?  I want to order one. Any thing else I should know first?
Logged
umberto
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Joined: 01.14.15
Posts: 2,154


Goliath Returning from Battle


« Reply #317 on: August 20, 2018, 07:47:38 AM »

I didn't realize that you had installed the EFM.  Looks like you're happy with it.  You did have to add a spacer in the clutch cover?  I want to order one. Any thing else I should know first?
I love it.  It makes the clutch pull super light (if you need to use the clutch at all), and I think it's a must for riding in the trees or tight technical trails.  I did have to add a spacer, but you can skip that if you just leave an extra 1/2" in your cover when you convert it to a two piece.  I bought an already converted cover from Sandblaster before I decided to go with the EFM, and had my buddy make a spacer, but Sandblaster also sells just the rings.  The guy at EFM is really nice, and got my clutch done really quickly.  It's a little pricey, but unlike a Rekluse you don't have to eventually replace it.  You just replace the clutch pack and your good.

All in all, I would say it's probably tied for my favorite modification with the suspension.
Logged

Perhaps I have a dirt bike addiction?

03 KX 250/88 KX 525 - Goliath
17 KX250F/04 KX250
04 KX 250 - Lunchbox's Bike
05 KX 125/144
Kawafornication
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Joined: 03.27.18
Posts: 60



« Reply #318 on: August 20, 2018, 12:06:30 PM »

My last frame cost me 225 to have it stripped and coated in Kiwi Green.
How much is your guy asking?
He was over $300, but I guess once I ship it to a cheaper place and back here it will cost me more than $300 anyway.

Ouch, I thought everything in the USA was cheaper than the UK other than PPV boxing, I have been quoted 95 GBP for a 250 frame to be done in Kiwi green which is around $122 USD and the reviews for them are all good!! 
Logged
umberto
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Joined: 01.14.15
Posts: 2,154


Goliath Returning from Battle


« Reply #319 on: August 20, 2018, 05:08:20 PM »

My last frame cost me 225 to have it stripped and coated in Kiwi Green.
How much is your guy asking?
He was over $300, but I guess once I ship it to a cheaper place and back here it will cost me more than $300 anyway.

Ouch, I thought everything in the USA was cheaper than the UK other than PPV boxing, I have been quoted 95 GBP for a 250 frame to be done in Kiwi green which is around $122 USD and the reviews for them are all good!! 
Man, that is cheap! I wish I could find someone that cheap here.
Logged

Perhaps I have a dirt bike addiction?

03 KX 250/88 KX 525 - Goliath
17 KX250F/04 KX250
04 KX 250 - Lunchbox's Bike
05 KX 125/144
umberto
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Joined: 01.14.15
Posts: 2,154


Goliath Returning from Battle


« Reply #320 on: October 07, 2018, 11:29:11 AM »

Look what I got from the UPS man on Friday.

Larry got my compression release added to the spare head I bought from Sandblaster.  His work is as good as advertised; this dude looks factory.





Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to get this dude on for a while.  I just had back surgery, and can't lift any weight or ride a dirt bike for 12 weeks.  Getting old sucks a lot.  Oh well, I also can't go to work for a while either.  It's not all bad.   grin
Logged

Perhaps I have a dirt bike addiction?

03 KX 250/88 KX 525 - Goliath
17 KX250F/04 KX250
04 KX 250 - Lunchbox's Bike
05 KX 125/144
umberto
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Joined: 01.14.15
Posts: 2,154


Goliath Returning from Battle


« Reply #321 on: October 25, 2018, 03:10:56 PM »

I had a question on how I spaced out my rear brake lever to fit the 1/2 clutch cover spacer for my EFM auto clutch. I made two spacers from 1/4 aluminum, by using a hole saw to cut the aluminum and removing the piece caught in the middle. I had to belt sand them smooth, and enlarge the center hole, but they make excellent spacers and are perfectly round. Plus you can vary the size of the spacer by picking a different starting hole saw size. Of course the brake lever pivot bolt was too short, so I just cut off the threads and drilled a hole through the center. This weakens the part that holds the lever on the pivot, so I just removed it and replaced it with a stainless steel fender washer. I used a stainless metric button head bolt to mount the lever. Once I had the lever spaced out, I carefully bent the clevis open more so the it would go over the end of the brake lever.


* 75ED4ABD-EE45-4DCB-BC67-A3F1C200DB93.jpeg (1306.15 KB, 3264x2448 - viewed 8 times.)

* 5C6BAF73-E5E2-41E4-8BF5-BE8817A449A9.jpeg (1401.2 KB, 3264x2448 - viewed 9 times.)
Logged

Perhaps I have a dirt bike addiction?

03 KX 250/88 KX 525 - Goliath
17 KX250F/04 KX250
04 KX 250 - Lunchbox's Bike
05 KX 125/144
umberto
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Joined: 01.14.15
Posts: 2,154


Goliath Returning from Battle


« Reply #322 on: November 04, 2018, 03:38:44 PM »

Im still a little limited on what I can do post surgery, so I have been avoiding the garage. Today I wandered out there because I was bored, and started looking at Goliath.  I had the thought that maybe I could install the decompression head Larry made for me if I did some trimming. I moved my coil to the side of the frame, but I never removed the coil brackets. I started measuring, and realized if I cut them off I could get the head off.  A couple of passes with the reciprocating saw, and I had the old head off.  I ran in to an issue putting the new head on though. Both the locating pins were frozen in the old head, and of course I only had one new one. Oh well. Its not like Im going riding for a while anyway.  grin


* 007FE40C-C495-4B64-BA16-CE2751EE1345.jpeg (2082.33 KB, 4032x3024 - viewed 7 times.)

* 493F956E-EE6D-4652-B52A-FD47FDFF0E8A.jpeg (2119.88 KB, 4032x3024 - viewed 9 times.)
Logged

Perhaps I have a dirt bike addiction?

03 KX 250/88 KX 525 - Goliath
17 KX250F/04 KX250
04 KX 250 - Lunchbox's Bike
05 KX 125/144
Pages: 1 ... 20 21 [22]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.7 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.167 seconds with 27 queries.