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Author Topic: Installing 2017 KX 250F plastic on my 2004 KX 250  (Read 1357 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2017, 06:53:36 AM »

A little more measuring revealed that even lowering the tank with the heat gun won't make the plastic line up.  I think Pro Circuit spaced the subframe back at the top so the plastics will line up.  I'm actually going to try to call them tomorrow and see if they will reveal some secrets of the swap.  If not, I may just wait until their kit comes out since I have all the stuff already.  No sense tearing stuff up just to try to reinvent the wheel.
The more I think about it, the more I think that that I need to heat the tank and space the subframe.  I may try that before giving in and calling PC.  It would feel a lot better to figure it out on my own.   Like a blind squirrel finding a nut.  grin
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2017, 01:25:53 PM »

I got my Dirt Bike in the mail today, and low and behold it has an article on this very conversion.  It confirms that they used 250F parts, that the subframe has to be moved out at the top, and that the tank was not modified.  I am going to try to fit my parts to my 2005 KX 125 to see if that makes any difference in tank fitment, otherwise I am going to heat mine.  

Here are some new pictures they didn't show in the e-mail.  They did there top subframe spacing bracket exactly how I was going to do mine.  It's nice to know I'm on the right track.


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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2017, 04:13:48 AM »

Looks like they have a pretty good build up off the airbox to get it in position also
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2017, 09:37:01 AM »

Looks like they have a pretty good build up off the airbox to get it in position also
I should know more about it next week.  The airbox and cover were back ordered; they finally shipped out today.
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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2017, 10:30:30 AM »

So I tried the conversion on my 125, and it was about the same as my 250.  I think I will need to just heat the tank a little bit to get it to fit correctly.  It's a little off at the back tank bolt.  Anyway, here's everything on my 125:



The rear end appears to be a little low because the front is up in the wheel chock.
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2017, 04:57:01 PM »

So I tried the conversion on my 125, and it was about the same as my 250.  I think I will need to just heat the tank a little bit to get it to fit correctly.  It's a little off at the back tank bolt.  Anyway, here's everything on my 125:



The rear end appears to be a little low because the front is up in the wheel chock.

Your definitely getting it closer.  Looking good!
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2017, 07:07:52 AM »

all I'm seeing is photo bucket p500 in place of pics  huh
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