Wife's KLX140 Project
Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:13 PM
[size=3]KX85- Shock /forks, fender and front plate[/size]
[size=3]Tag clamp/ T2 mini bars, Fly grips[/size]
[size=3]RM85- complete ft brake system/ fork guards[/size]
[size=3]BBR- D2 exhaust /26mm Keihin carb[/size]
[size=3]Outlaw adj clutch perch/lever[/size]
[size=3]Renthal gold chain/ 51T sprocket[/size]
[size=3]Prowheel rims / Dunlop MX51 MX31 tires[/size]
[size=3]Decal works backgrounds[/size]
Shock clevis fab/lenghtened 1"[/size]
[size=3]Frame dent reservoir clearence[/size]
[size=3]Airbox mods for more flow[/size]
[size=3]Fabbed fuel screw[/size]
[size=3]Eliminate/bypass ign light[/size]
[size=3]Powdercoat stem clamp / fab bar riser.[/size]
[size=3]Still looking for a good shifter and someone that makes tall seat foam. [/size]
Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:24 PM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:47 AM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:38 PM
After my wife gets more time on her 140L, I'll do exhaust and the carb. I just jetted it, installed a Uni filter and vented the airbox for now. It runs great. Like yourself, I need to find a better shifter.
I did bypass the iginition switch and relocated the stock choke down near the carb since I'm still running the stocker. These are great trail bikes with some set up. It's great how the KX parts bolt up with minimal modifications and truly look factory finished.
FYI.... I took an angle grinder to the swingarm and got those tabs out of the way from the chain. It looks like you still have a tab there. The tab may not pose that big of a concern, but I still had some bad visions in my head if the chain hung up on it.
Edited by Trailrazer, 22 January 2012 - 12:41 PM.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:19 AM
Looks like it is ~ WoW that is a great looking bike! Nice work, the Powder coating / rims and decals really set that bike off
I'm resurecting a $400 2003 DR-Z 125L into a (DRZ / KX100) playbike for my wife and daughter. I see with the 140 yall get a much nicer frame and the Sweet E-start happy button. Looks like I'll be searching out a KLX 140 for my next build.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:38 AM
Trailrazer, went with the small wheel in case we do mini-moto, 14" is max around here, and it fits her well.. just the seat angle could be better. I did plan on cutting the chain guard brackets, wanted to make sure it would clean up nice so wouldn't looked hacked.
She's getting some track time this weekend, should get some good feedback.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:45 PM
Being in AZ.... I'd be willing to bet that a custom ATV shop could build you a seat to suit your preference. My buddy had a custom seat built by a local shop for his Yamaha FJ 1300. They used his stock cover and added to it. Looked really good and reasonable price.
Edited by Trailrazer, 25 January 2012 - 07:50 PM.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:11 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:14 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:25 PM
Well the crf150rb is a MX only bike and the klx 140 is a trail bike so I would hope so..
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:14 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:20 PM
The KLX is a play/trail bike and the wife rides for fun/practice.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:06 AM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:53 PM
- You do good work, nice bike. When you look into tall seats again check out Guts Racing.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:33 PM