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

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 09:43:30 AM »
Looks like a fun project!  Did you find this build, or was it Oscar?
Perhaps I have a dirt bike addiction?

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 10:31:39 AM »
It came down through Destry Abbott as he is good friends with Oscar and Sunny.
The four stroke engine: That's one stroke for producing power and three for wearing the engine out.

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 03:38:44 AM »
Ok... We got the engine in from Oscar and Jason and I started right in on it.
From the outside it looks about right for the age..



The next step is to pop the head and measure the port timing.



And of course measure and record the head step, overall thickness, gasket thicknesses, ect.

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

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 03:39:28 AM »
So much fun...



Next, I split the crank halves and cleaned them up a bit.
Remember, if you want a dirty crank in your bike, send the crank builder a dirty crank...
You'll get back a dirty crank with a nice new rod  :-o

Normally we do all our own porting but this time we are sending the head and cylinder to Tom Morgan at TMR for one of his world famous port jobs.
Also, he will true, balance, and assemble the crank for us. Normally Jason or I do our own porting but this is a collaborative effort with Tom, Racer X magazine, Jay Clark, and others. We have another project that we will be working with Tom on in the future for another Motocross action magazine build so stay tuned.

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 03:55:23 AM »
This looks like it's going to be a fun build.  Are you doing the same stuff to the suspension that you did to Groot?
Perhaps I have a dirt bike addiction?

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 07:21:13 AM »
I love these projects.  Keep the updates coming. 

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 02:01:19 PM »
Very F'n cool!!!
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
SONS ride: 1995 YZ125,2002 RM 250
other rides: 2007 RMZ450 RC Ediition, 2003 RMK700

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2018, 09:16:24 AM »
 Nothing says cool like Bormi Parts..  8-)

More Sunny Garcia hardware...
How about a Bormi Parts KX500 swingarm ready for a 450 rear wheel and brake set up   8-)







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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2018, 07:28:51 PM »
Awesome build! cool guy too! Any hint as to what direction on the porting? curious what type of riding you guys are aiming for this bike  :-D

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2018, 06:09:04 PM »
The porting will be for minimal increased power everywhere but a smoother more linear power.
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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2018, 10:13:14 AM »
Not sure if you can get F.I.R Titanium engine mounts for the KX 500 in the States?

@ 7:15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmMOgZZlPrw


Also seen some nice looking 500 silencer mounts on ebay!!


https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Kawasaki+KX250+1988-1989+KX500+1988-2004+billet+alloy+silencer+bracket&_sacat=0


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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2018, 11:08:47 AM »
Nice
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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2018, 02:26:21 PM »
I'm sure that these will put a smile on Sunny's face..

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Re: Sunny Garcia Pro surfer KX Guru Racing KX500 build
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2018, 02:29:48 PM »
Oh it will!! It did mine!!  Glad u all hooked up with Tom he is a good dude. Super cool can't wait to see how this one turns out
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
SONS ride: 1995 YZ125,2002 RM 250
other rides: 2007 RMZ450 RC Ediition, 2003 RMK700