2200 miles on a KX500? Yes, Crazy Al is really crazy...

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  1. oemblaster

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    Here is a blurb from Alex:

    Getting prepped to do this run end of September first part of October. About 2200 miles. Going to end in Vegas and attend the AIM expo. As little pavement as possible, trail, and back roads. Here is the kicker, my lifelong friend and I have decided to do it on a couple of special prepped Kawasaki KX 500's. Not adventure bikes, but this had ought to be one heck of one. More info and pics to come. We have been planning this for almost 2 years so we hope we can pull it off with very little support. Yes we will be packing fuel and spare pre-mix. Engines balanced, set up for pump gas, WPC tested transmissions and more..

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  2. oemblaster

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    Both bikes were stripped to the bare frames and completely rebuilt.
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  3. zpooch

    zpooch Been here awhile

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    First post in 7 years? I like it
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  4. oemblaster

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    Lol... Yeah, I'm more of a dunes, desert kind of guy but I'm getting older so who knows what's next in my riding career :lol3
    When Alex told me about his plans two years ago I thought he was nuts but it's coming together so I thought what better place to post then here...
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  5. woodzrider

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    Here-hold my beer and watch this! Definately subscribed. This IS gonna be good...

    Can't wait to see the prepped bikes.
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  6. oemblaster

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    Or real disastrous.... I'm betting it will be good... but we will see...
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  7. IronButt70

    IronButt70 You don't have to be crazy to do this but it helps

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    Sounds like fun. Does the line under my avatar apply? :lol3
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  8. oemblaster

    oemblaster Adventurer

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    :jack Oh yeah... It sure does :clap
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  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road Supporter

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  10. oemblaster

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    Every KX500 needs a battery box...

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  11. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Long timer

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    Were you on the Kx riders board by any chance OEM blaster?


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  12. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Been here awhile

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    Sounds like 2,200 miles of pure Hooliganism! No other way to saddle up a KX500, is there?
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  13. oemblaster

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    May be..... :lol2
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  14. oemblaster

    oemblaster Adventurer

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    Oh yeah... It's a constant temptation when on the street... So why fight it?
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  15. dsilver1007

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    Lol. Blaster made me think of sandblast(er?). Can’t remember exactly.


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  16. oemblaster

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    Yeah... That's me... Last I checked on this forum Sandblaster was taken..
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  17. oemblaster

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    Mitaka billet replacement clutch basket

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    Balanced crank with a Wossner rod

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    Fully rebuilt front brake caliper that has been Cerakoted..

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    WPC treated trans with Overdrive 5th gear.

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    Various goodies for the front end including Pro Action valving....

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    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Subscribed!
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  20. oemblaster

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    That's why my street bike says BBBRRRAAAPPPPP!!!
    And sometimes it hits the dunes...

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    Did I mention that big bore 2T's rock? :imaposer
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