Kawasaki KX 500 Adventure Bike

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by rednkarch, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. rednkarch

    rednkarch Adventurer

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    Now fast forward to 2020. There were some gremlins in the engine so out it came and was shipped off to my buddy out east. He put it in a spare KX 500, did a leak down, checked all the seals, tweaked the power valve and cleaned it up. Right now we have it running like a top and it will be coming back home to re-insert so I can go riding. With this we are planning a part "duex" from near Canada down to Las Vegas all on dirt - wish us luck!
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  2. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer Supporter

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    I thought this thread looked familiar! Great project!
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  3. Franque

    Franque Been here awhile

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    Does that mean that the old RR got finished? It seemed like it stopped suddenly.
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  4. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Only a matter of time.

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    Sweet! :clap
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  5. rednkarch

    rednkarch Adventurer

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    Yeah - the last trip was redone completely into a motorhome trip with little rides here and there due to some engine tuning and setup issues. Those are finally solved so I'm back in the saddle so to speak.
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  6. Essbee

    Essbee Been here awhile

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    What a beaut! Awesome build, thanks for sharing.
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  7. AlpinaE24

    AlpinaE24 Long timer

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    Love it, looks great. If only they didn't vibrate so much!
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