2002 KDX220R Rebuild

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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by Slick_Nick » 08:17 pm Apr 10 2021

TheYakk220r wrote:
04:24 pm Apr 10 2021
harvester, the swingarm paint is on of the duplicolor silvers with primer coats and clearcoats.

Nick, thanks for the heads-up. Hopefully that was just a bad batch you got.
I wish it was, but I used the clear again on a smallblock chevy I built for a guy, and the same thing. Turned "nicotine yellow" after the first few times it was up to temp. Never again will I use that clear.

Stick to a base color and it seems to be fine. As soon as you add clear, either on top of a color or just by itself, it yellows pretty bad.
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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by TheYakk220r » 01:04 pm Apr 19 2021

Got a few more parts on. New tires and tubes front and back, tire wrestling. Making use of the old rims for now until the next upgrade session. Cleaned up the used aftermarket front fender, reshaped back to new with heat gun, sanding and scraping and some SC1. Looks pretty good. New Maier rear fender color is very close match.
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The old tank is in a bit rough shape. Sanding and scraping and SC1. Looks acceptable for now.
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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by KDXGarage » 02:06 pm Apr 19 2021

Looking good! Come do mine. LOL!
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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by Bauer9168 » 09:31 am Apr 22 2021

Can you show or describe the process in getting the tank /plastics looking nice again? Not sure what sc1 is.

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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by KDXGarage » 10:02 am Apr 22 2021

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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by TheYakk220r » 04:03 pm Apr 22 2021

Here is a good video description of restoring plastics.


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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by stnd » 04:28 pm Apr 22 2021

Another product i use on my bikes and other plastics to give them a new shine (wont repair just maintain) is Plexus Plastic Cleaner. I source it locally and don't think it's worth the price in the link.

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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by KDXGarage » 05:54 pm Apr 22 2021

look on Youtube for the video of the guy restoring a red plastic fuel tank

time, money and effort will get some ver good results and much cheaper than paying a rapist for a new fuel takn (oops, eBay seller with a NOS part).
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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by billie_morini » 11:46 pm Apr 22 2021

Lotta love and good work going on from The Yakk!

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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by TheYakk220r » 10:35 pm Apr 25 2021

Thanks for the comments.

Did a little rework on the skid plate to make sure the pipe fits with clearance on both sides. Pipe installed with new rings, exhaust springs, and high-temp silicone.
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Went ahead with the FS approved spark arrestor muffler so all legitimate to ride in the woods and grasslands.
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New seat cover turned out pretty good and much better feeling than the old slick one.
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Pretty close now. Installed the cleaned-up side panels front and back, same graphics I had. Waiting on the brake bleeder vacuum and new air filter. Need to put in fresh fluids and go through the piston break-in process next.
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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by KDXGarage » 11:28 pm Apr 25 2021

Where is the other KDX for riding that is to accompany this "for display purposes only" KDX? :partyman:
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Re: 2002 KDX220R Rebuild

Post by TheYakk220r » 10:41 pm May 02 2021

I wish there was another one but they are getting a bit hard to find in this area. Besides, dirt bike has the word dirt in it, so it will be getting dirty for sure. I'm happy to be getting it to a good baseline to start from for both maintenance and upgrades.

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