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Picked up a 2003 KX 250

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I got this 2003 KX250 for $1000 from a guy on craigslist. Some rust here and there, needs a lot of cleaning, and had to get a new kickstart lever but it does run and starts first kick! 

 

I will be slowly working out the bugs and making it my own. 

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needs some work doing, but its a good deal. whats with the spray paint haha? mines pretty similar, needs a bit of tlc and to make it my own!! good luck

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this was an "abandoned vehicle" and was purchased from a police auction, which is probably why it has that spray painted number on it haha

 

already have some parts and have been cleaning it so I will post some more pics as I go..

 

Heres a few more...spark arrestor came with it, I will be getting an R304...and also, nice clutch cable huh?

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Wow, nice bike man, and not bad for a grand eh? looks like you're from Edmonton by your name, I'm moving back there this summer. Good luck on this bike

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Thanks YZX. Im actually from Michigan, so im obviously a wings fan. But oilers are my number 2 for sure!! 

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Haha, good to know, keep us updated with the project and good luck!

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You should pull the cylinder.  From the looks of it, it was prob stolen, beat on, and left somewhere.  Glad it found a home!  :thumbsup:

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Yes Jeekinz, I plan on doing a complete frame up rebuild this winter. But for right now im gonna clean it up and ride it.

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hahaa. bikes look so funny without forks and a rear tire.

 

Looks like a futuristic hover bike. 

 

 

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Take a wire wheel to that exhaust. Then some 300 grit, then 1500, then 3000. It'll polish up like a penny.

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Cleaned it up a bit. Doesnt look so bad when you dont see the spray paint on there. Cleaned up the pipe a bit with some fine sand paper and WD-40. Looks decent. Got a new clutch cable and an asv lever for it too.

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Your bike upon purchase isn't as awful to look at, as my 98, after 6 months. My top-end is coming off(130+hrs on current piston... Gotta be close to grenading). Full suspension overhaul...maybe new skin. Congrats on your new toy.

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Cleaned it up a bit. Doesnt look so bad when you dont see the spray paint on there. Cleaned up the pipe a bit with some fine sand paper and WD-40. Looks decent. Got a new clutch cable and an asv lever for it too.

looks great IMHO, you're making really good progress too. Keep up the good work and may I suggest changing the transmission oil very frequently as these are super powerful bikes. You don't want metal shavings floating around in there. It messes things up bad lol.

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Got a new plastic kit, case saver, and a Pro Circuit R304 silencer. Bike is actually looking pretty good now.

 

One of the subframe mounts for the silencer is broken off. I dont know if im gonna buy a used subframe or have it fabbed / welded. 

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Man, the bike looks mint. Good one on the case saver. I'd say don't worry about the one silencer mount. One bolt will be good enough.

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Thanks guys. But yeah it is going to rub, not even sure what size sprockets are on it. I need to get some new sprockets / chain anyways so I will be able to choose what gearing I want to run. Its going to be set up for motocross. 

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That chain guard sure does look too snug.  Check stock gearing vs. what is on there.  I know on my 2005 KX250, Kawasaki sells a 14T guard, as compared to the stock 13T guard.

 

Your hard work is paying off.  Good job.

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Yes my manual says that stock for my 2003 is 13/49...Just went out and looked and I have a 14/49...never really thought about having different sized case savers, but when I ordered it (eBay) it said nothing about different sizes, only that it fits 2003-2004 kx250...

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