Budget Build: 2005 Kawasaki KX 85 — Transworld Motocross

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Kawasaki KX 85

Budget Build: 2005 KX 85

Photo: Casey Davis

It is understandable for “Junior” to be dazzled by the model bike, but in all actuality the between a brand new small motorcycle and one that is a few years it’s release are miniscule. is because other than a cubic centimeter increase in the mini bike class has little in new technology in recent

One quick scan of a parts reveals the true scope of as a part from 2012 can on a model from the previous Though many parents picked up on the concept of buying a new yet dated bike, the initial dropped is still quite This can quickly deter a that is looking to start or one that is simply taking the step in size.

But that is the beauty of the classified ad comes in, is where we found our most overhaul.

With a list of graduates can be seen at any Supercross main it is difficult to name a top lever who hasn’t competed aboard a or 85 at some point in their thanks in part to the Team amateur program. After a few simple modifications, the stock KX can be in to a fire breathing mini fit for domination. But the bikes that Cianciarulo and the other Team prodigies compete aboard are different than our KX.

While bikes are factory fresh top to bottom and still have residue from the warning our little project has been to neglect and abuse.

When we encountered the mini on Craigslist, it was years old and in dire need of A scarred cylinder and expired were the result of a maintenance that was lackadaisical at best. suspension components, controls, and not only compromised the handling of the but also the safety of the rider. Our area of concern was in the drive as the chain, sprocket, and tires had little time remaining they would ultimately

After handing over the $400, we loaded the bike and straight to renowned bike Jay Clark, who shared our vision of a ripper that would be the envy of the pits.

Photo: Davis

We will be the first to that this is not for the faint of time, or mechanical ability. The was in poor condition and a complete was required to fix the damage. After the frame from the engine, Jay and repainted the chassis with paint from the local store. At this point we the various bearings, repacking that were deemed and discarding the others.

Luckily list was short, as only the bearings and steering stem to meet our standards and were by new units from Pivot The addition of the Renthal handlebars and a Connection lever allowed us to the damaged controls and tailor the to the rider even more.

Compared to some of our past the KX received little in terms of new in an effort to keep the cost at a Rather than splurge on a new the original was simply striped and by Millennium Tech of Wisconsin.

we received our repaired jug, the at Parapros Racing began to the motor back together a Hot Rods crank, Vertex and a Cometic gasket kit.With the being built with a level rider in mind, the and … of the motor was not altered for The addition of a Moto Tassinari V Reed Valve and FMF exhaust were not a means to increase but rather to spread it more across the power band.

A Uni air filter ended the possibility ruining the engine while CV4 replaced the dry and damaged plumbing. As the was in the midst of being rebuilt, the was shipped to MB1 for new seals and fluid. The on both ends were in proper working order and for our needs and were used a decision that brought the cost down.

As the outsourced essentials began to back, the re-assembly process Getting the power of the refreshed to the ground then became the as we paired the new Renthal sprockets, and chain with fresh tires.

At this point the was back together and mechanically race ready yet rough in Any additions made now were aesthetic and unnecessary, but were done with overall in mind. Custom graphics DeCal Works were over UFO Plastics, giving the a truly one off and new look.

A color seat cover by Motoseat the tattered original black and with that the bike was finished.

Photo: Casey

As we wheeled the rehashed mini to our rider, Zachary Taylor, he was of the bike’s actual age. numerous laps and minor in jetting, the younger Taylor confident and comfortable aboard the that was half his age. His to ride confirmed the theory when done correctly, a bike can be just as competitive as one from the crate, but at a fraction of the

Hot Rods – Crankshaft ($173.96)/Main and Seals ($44.95) www.hotrodsproducts.com

– Pro Replica Piston Kit ($86.12)

Cometic Gasket – Top End ($25.55)/Lower End Kit ($32.99)www.cometic.com

Uni Filter – KX 85 Air Filter www.unifilter.com

Kawasaki KX 85

FMF – Fatty Exhaust Silencer ($119.99) www.fmfracing.com

Tassinari – V-Force V3 Reed ($148.99) www.mototassinari.com

Dunlop – MX 51 ($69.99)/Rear Tire ($63.99)

Works Connection – Elite ($149.95)/Front Brake Master Cap ($27.50)/Rear Brake Master Cap ($24.95) www.worksconnection.com

Renthal – Sprocket($19.95)/Rear Sprocket($64.95)/R1 Chain($38.95)/Front Pads($34.95)/Rear Brake Pads($34.95)/ Handlebars($74.95)/Dual Compound Grips www.renthal.com

Pivot Works – Front Bearings($19.95)/Rear Wheel Bearings($24.95)/Steering Bearing Kit($49.95) www.pivotworks.com

CV4 – Silicone Coolant Hoses($90.32)

UFO – Complete Plastic Kit($126.99)

DeCal Works – Semi-custom Backgrounds($69.95) www.decalmx.com

Motoseat – Cool Seat Cover($39.95)

Millennium Tech – Strip/Repair www.mt-llc.com

MB1 Suspension – Change Fluid/Replace Seals ($100.00)

Parapros Racing – Assemble for pricing) www.paraprosracing.com

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