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    1997 SplitFire Pro Circuit KX125

    New build time! Ricky Carmichael's first professional year aboard a Mitch Payton team machine.

    I've been collecting some of these parts for a while now, but recently ramped up the progress as the end is in sight. Should be quick progress updates as I aim to complete the bike over the next few weeks.

    The bike luckily started out as a great condition, running bike. Paid a premium for it but made working on it a lot easier as it had mostly original, good condition bolts. I had Central Wheel shotblast the frame to start so I could inspect it and then had brackets welded on for the NOS Works Connection glide plate and waterpump guards:

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    Hours and hours of graft in this lot! You live and learn that Zinc plating really is 'all in the prep'! It's easy to just throw every steel part in to be done, but if you go through and blast or wire-wheel everything first, tidying up and bits that need some TLC then they come back from Zinc plating as good as new! Little shot before they went to be plated, then after...
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      #3
      I prepped all of the aluminium parts and just picked them up from being Vapour blasted.

      Started assembling the brakes: All new seals, springs, clips etc.
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        #4
        A few images of the original bike! Can't beat a flo green Pro Circuit 125!

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          #5
          Few more pics
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            #6
            Chad Watts built.
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              #7
              Vapour blasted hubs with new bearings/seals, built at Central Wheel with new spokes/nipples and black Excel rims.

              Vapour blasted clamps with new bearings/seals.

              Subframe and airbox ready for assembly.
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                #8
                Flo Green/Black UFO kit from america.

                Carb rebuilt.

                Throttle and brake assembly.
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                  #9
                  Frame back from Flo Green powdercoat at Central Wheel

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                    #10
                    Swingarm and linkage refurbished with new bearings and seals. New chain slider and chain guide insert plus clips/bolts.

                    NOS Pro Circuit pull rods.

                    One of the orders from Corby Kawasaki for OEM parts...another en route!
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                      #11
                      Forks and shock rebuilt. NOS Pro Circuit footpegs fitted.

                      Assembling the bike begins!
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                        #12
                        Looking good Chuck she is coming together now

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                          #13
                          Graphics by Unbounded Designs, drawn up 100% exactly from scans of originals. Photos do them no justice, all exact flo green, orange/red and yellow, chrome, silver etc. [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"large","data-attachmentid":1345}[/ATTACH]
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                            Finished bike!
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