And so it begins..
It probably is cheaper for the average person to buy something already done.I have a crf frame in this condition but I keep thinking it would be much cheaper to just buy one already in street trim. Whats a realistic budget on frame off build like this?
Did you start with the standard bike or a box of parts? In the short time I've been on this site I dont think I've seen a KX5hundy yet so this will be interesting, is it a mild or wild build?
Also just as a heads up, this might get shifted to the Project Builds Showcase section
Personally, I'm not looking for status or gold stars (no offense implied).If you can source already available parts....a very well setup SM is around 10k, all parts bought new and not using Fleabay........if you want something that will make you a build hero on this site....figure at least $5k more. If you can really ride and you're not just posing at starbucks....shoot for build hero status...imho
Thanks.It doesn't really matter what it costs as long as you have fun doing it. From your pics it looks like you have a decent platform to start with. Im in the process of building a machine from a frame, engine, forks and a shock and I have a pretty good idea of what everything costs, it adds up in a freakin' hurry. Premium wheels, suspension and brakes alone will easily push the cost north of five grand. I'll keep an eye on your build progress, always liked the big bore smokers.