What Does It Cost To Revive A Bike?? 2016 KX450F Full Build #ProjectBigKorea
Well, it's #TwoStrokeTuesday but Matty's 2016 KX450F project demands the spotlight!
It does so naturally with it's freshly powder coated matte black frames, just-polished motor mounts & exhaust, ano-green accents including DP Triple Clamps/ engine plugs/ axle blocks, DLC coated fork stanchions, anodized shock body w/ matching matte spring...... the list goes on. Most obvious would be the violent pink plastics & this bike is only going to get LOUDER!
Man I love this stuff.
I've thought of changing the project name to #ProjectBubblicious because it reminds me of the Bubblicious Gum we had as kids, the watermelon flavor of course!
I've also managed to piss off a few guys already with the color combo, but hey, I'm into that ;)
You can't do the same shit over and over & if you woke up on the wrong side of the bed the day you saw this build going back together.....well, brace yourself because I have so much more Bubblicious to ram into your retinas.
OK DUDE, WHAT DOES IT COST:
As promised, I'm going to share the totals SO FAR on this build. There will be a few hundred dollars spent past what is listed here, but the list will be up to date as of today.
I will update the costs if I feel it makes sense once the build is complete, but you'll be able to use your imagination to figure it out most likely.
Why am I doing this? Well, mainly because I WANT YOU TO SEE JUST HOW FEASIBLE this is for YOUR OWN build. I want you guys to shed the fear of these projects and take the leap. Buy that POS off craigslist and use my builds as a guide. Ask questions, apply yourself, read, research, etc.
Second to that, I get this question 4-5 times a week. Maybe this will bring it down to just 3 times per week..... JOKE, I love talking to you guys and rapping about bikes. You can ask me anything, anytime.
So let's have a look at the financial anatomy of a Revival. You can use these as checklists too, for your own builds.
Matt supplied his own:
-Acerbis hand guards
***I'm going to value these parts at $380.00 for the sake of this blog***
MXR Parts Order #1
-Rim strip front
-Rim strip rear
-Rim lock front
-Rim lock rear
-Rim lock dress kit (hides the ugly threaded rim lock studs)
-Renthal R! gold chain
-FMF Megabomb header
-Steel braided rear brake line
-Steel braided front brake line
-Maxima Syn-blend engine oil (2pcs)
-MX52 front tire
-MX52 front tire
-Bolt Hub Savers/ black (rear sprocket hardware)
-Cotter pins left, right (retains footpeg main pins)
-Frame pads, rubber/ fuel tank rests & sub frame pads (5pcs)
-Fuel tank strap (to frame)
***Grand Total $751.93***
MXR Parts Order #2
-6 piece neon pink plastics kit
-Acerbis skid plate
-No Toil airbox wash kit
***Grand Total $231.93***
MXR Parts Order #3
-SM Pro Platinum Wheel Set (matte black rim/ gloss black nipple/ matte black spoke/ gloss green hub)
***Grand Total $941.64***
Cost To Powdercoat: