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Lupton_20vt

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PostSubject: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyMon Jan 24 2011, 18:23

Well after seeing my kx looking sorry for itself and not using it getting on for nearly 4 years decided I should give it a good strip down and treat it to some new bits. Now I have been driving long enough I have the towbar on my car so hopefully I can use it more often!

As it started:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0736


After some wirebrushing with the angle grinder and some skin loss later the frame was ready for paint. Wasnt really feeling the green tbh. So some hammerite and my compressor later left me with this:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0066

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0069

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0068

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0067

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0065

Well after giving the paint a weekend in front of the rad in the house and getting my nice billet parts, plastics and graphics through I had some spare time today to get on with putting it back together...


Bit of a timeline of photos of todays progress.

Yoke on:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0070


Forks in:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0071


Handlebars:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0072


Front Wheel:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0073


Lower Plastics:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0074


Rads on:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0075

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0076


New Rad Guards:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0077

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0078


Basic Electrics:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0079


Rad Scoops:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0080

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0084


Shiny Stuff!:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0081


End of today:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0085




Just waiting on getting my engine and rear frame back this week and my front mudguard and number plate in the post. Gives you an idea anyway.

Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyMon Jan 24 2011, 18:26

looks nice Thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyMon Jan 24 2011, 19:45

Nice one man i needs me one of those Twisted Evil
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Lupton_20vt

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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyMon Jan 24 2011, 19:49

bravo211 wrote:
looks nice Thumbs up


Cheers

mk1g60phill wrote:
Nice one man i needs me one of those Twisted Evil

Do it Phil Thumbs up Gotta twin trailer if you do Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyMon Jan 24 2011, 19:54

Looking good man, nice to see it being spruced up a bit. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyMon Jan 24 2011, 20:20

Good work mate Very Happy

I've been going to mepal track a few times latley with a mate of mine, i wouldnt mind getting a bike myself one day soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyMon Jan 24 2011, 20:42

Pistacheuro wrote:
Looking good man, nice to see it being spruced up a bit. Cool

Big thanks bromo. You has a text.

james. wrote:
Good work mate Very Happy

I've been going to mepal track a few times latley with a mate of mine, i wouldnt mind getting a bike myself one day soon.

Yeah washbrook farm? march/doddington way iirc. Really good track last time i rode there. Give me a shout if you do
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyMon Jan 24 2011, 21:10

mepal is a new track, down block fen. different to washbrook
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyMon Jan 24 2011, 21:16

Ah cool might have to hit that up being a bit closer.
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyTue Jan 25 2011, 09:27

Yeah the mepal one is like mark says down block fen. Off the little round about near the outdoor centre. Its a deep sandy track, quite a few good videos on youtube showing it. Its got a website too, think its mepalmotopark or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyWed Jan 26 2011, 20:47

Well started off okay today but had a few issues later on in the day. First this was off to get all the new fixings in stainless and some fluids...

later:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0087

Then got on with stripping the carb and rebuilding it.



One up on trainspotting:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0104

This bled the rear brake in about 30 seconds.



Suspension linkage on:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0089


Shock installed:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0088


On its own wheels:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0095



Bashguard:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0091

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0092



Problem number 1, supposedly correct brake hose for the bike according to kawasaki:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0090

Obviously not.



Problem number 2, couldnt get thr front brake to pressurise, guess the seals in the m/c had degraded which seems a normal issue so some new ones are on order.

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0102



After it got nips outside i got on with stripping down the loom and repair/strengthen it.

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0099

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0100

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0101



So alot of heatshrink and duct tape later for extra durability this is what it looks like.

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0103



As it stands now:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0096

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0097

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0098



So just waiting back on my engine from joe and a couple of bits from kawasaki who are effing useless slaphead
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyWed Jan 26 2011, 21:01

When your done ill give you 800 for it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyWed Jan 26 2011, 21:09

Thanks for the offer bud, but it wont be going anywhere. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptySat Jan 29 2011, 20:53

Well final push of progress today and a bit of carb tweaking:

Kawasaki Kx125 Th_IMG_0105
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptySun Jan 30 2011, 11:16

looking good m8
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptySun Feb 06 2011, 20:01

well after waiting two weeks for kawasaki to deliver my parts Rolling Eyes and getting some fresh rubber fitted friday. U made my way to widtracks today. Finished all the electrical wiring for the towbar wiring last night too.

Loaded up:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0106

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0107


During:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_2397

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_2396


What happens if you ride like a retard:
Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0108

Everything went fine except fracturing my rear brake hose so gunna get a new one ordered up.
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyWed Mar 02 2011, 22:39

Well after getting phooked off with my clutch being so stiff I traced it down to a worn grooved clutch basket. So as an early birthday present I ended up with this:

Kawasaki Kx125 IMG_0121

Its a Hinson billet basket. Basically the best of the best. So much better, roll on saturday Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyThu Mar 03 2011, 22:26

Looks good mate, FFS chris clean your car, lol. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyThu Mar 03 2011, 22:41

Is that at mildenhall it looks very much like it mate
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki Kx125   Kawasaki Kx125 EmptyThu Mar 03 2011, 22:49

Nef wrote:
Looks good mate, FFS chris clean your car, lol. Very Happy

Squeaky clean today mate inside and out with some wax and polish on it. Even some tyre gel Shocked


vw clarkson wrote:
Is that at mildenhall it looks very much like it mate

Nah mate its wiltracks just down the road from mildenhall.
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