Raptor 660 motor in kx500 frame.

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by De250r, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. De250r

    De250r Adventurer

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    I Ride a 2010 klx 250. I really like the bike I just need a play bikeso im not crashing this one all time when i go trail riding with the wheelers. Through some trading I acquired 1984KdX 200 and KX 500 minus engine. I put the 200 motor in and the pipes modded and carb hooked up. I was thinking to ride this around on the trails. I can plate any dirtbike in vt. I used to have an 85 yamaha tt600 loved that bikes power but at 155 lbs kickin a big 6 gets old pretty quick in slick conditions. Getting to my point I was thinking about a raptor 660 motor in my kx frame how that would make a pretty sweet do all bike. Imagine getting to a tree down and u just reach down click in to reverse and back up. Those motors r pretty reliable after the early tranny upgrades.


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  2. De250r

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    Has any one heard of this. I'm a machinist and fabricator so that's not an issue


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  3. Crazy_Dave

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    I would think that there are better candidates then the 660 unless you already have that motor.
    01 660’s had known trany problems.
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  4. De250r

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    I can't think of another 600cc + electric start four stroke and after the tranny fix the raptors seemed to hold up ok.


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  5. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    I remember looking at that motor when I was going to swap a motor into a YZ450 frame I had built up. It was a huge and tall motor, def not going to fit into a frame designed for a 2T. I have a KX500 frame in my garage and I just can't see it happening reasonably. There's lots of unreasonable and expensive and time consuming ways to make anything happen, that's what machinists are for:evil

    The MZ used a 660 yamaha motor, see if you can visualize this in a kx frame cause I can't see it. Maybe if you butchered the frame but by that time you might as well start with a custom frame.

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  6. xrcris

    xrcris Been here awhile

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    XR 650 L - air cooled lump with an electric leg, but it's pretty tall.
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  7. Crazy_Dave

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  8. Gryphon12

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    Is the Raptor motor a Twin? Why is this thread in Beasts and not in Thumpers?
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  9. De250r

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    Oh I just noticed its in beasts not thumpers oops


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