1986 KDX200 my brother picked up several years ago in semi-running shape with completely thrashed plastics and seat. It has now come into my possession and I obviously need yet another project, this time with a stressful deadline, so here we go.
Cost to date in actual money: $1,060.00 US
Turned out my inventory was all screwed up and included some stuff that apparently didn't get ordered-had to buy handlebars even though I thought they'd been on the way for like a week. After christmas I'll tease apart the statements and figure out what individual parts cost, ish. SELF: DO THAT THING YOU SAID
I ended up trading my brother some camera gear for his interest in the bike and made sure he felt like he was getting the better end of the deal - Christmas, Family, and I'm a soft touch anyway. Seen one way I probably made the bike itself cost me a notional extra $400 or so but in effect it was stuff I had but wasn't using so it feels more like $0 to me. Full disclosure, buildoff officials feel free to interpret it as they like for final cost purposes
The idea is streetable, plateable 2-stroke motard, light weight and dead simple, nothing on the bike that doesn't absolutely have to be there.
The KDX was 221lbs stock, and I'm hoping to better that when I'm done. I won't need several gallons of fuel for bombing around my local area, so I want to build a 2-gallon or so steel fuel cell with a fibo cover, glass mud guards as well since I won't be taking it onto anything nastier than a dirt road.
As always, I want to use as much stuff that I already have as possible - should be able to source calipers, maybe master and clutch perch, cables and maybe brake lines off the top of my head, probably some other odds and ends.