Kawasaki Dirtbike Projects

Kawasaki Dirtbike Projects It was in early 1966 when Kawasaki first started producing motorcycles in the U.S. market under the American Kawasaki Motorcycle Corp. name. Since then, the company has established itself as a leader in the off-road motorcycle market, offering dual-purpose models, sport and motorcross dirt bikes in its KLR, KLX and KX bikes.

LATEST Kawasaki Dirtbike Projects

  • KDX 200 Refresh, Part 2: Acerbis Hand Guard and Plastic Upgrades

    We continue to update our KDX 200 off-road trail bike and perform some dirt bike maintenance

    Jul. 20, 2011
  • Kawasaki KDX 200 Refresh, Part 1: Renthal Bars, Sprockets and Chain

    We get our 2000 KDX 200 up to speed in the first step of our refresh project

    Jun. 15, 2011
  • Project Kawasaki KLX110: Testing Lights for Night Riding

    With proper lighting on your motorcycle, even on a "pit bike", desert riding doesn't have to stop at sun-down. Check out the helmet-cam video!

    Jul. 20, 2009
  • Project Kawasaki KLX110: Installing a Headlight for Night Riding

    Whether it was for saving money by not altering the production line or some other reason, what really matters is the 110 is already wired for lighting.

    Jun. 04, 2009
  • Project Kawasaki KLX110 Pitbike: Suspension

    After riding the stock bike a few times it was clear we needed to make some upgrades to allow the 110 to hold up a 175 lb adult rider. These upgrades consisted of adding stiff fork springs to the stock forks and adding a new shock while still retaining th

    Sep. 23, 2008
  • Project Kawasaki KLX110 Pitbike: Oil Cooler

    Increasing the KLXs engine size from 110 to 150ccs brought about a huge increase in power. Unfortunately along with more power comes more heat. At $385 the Moto HP oil cooler kit may not be the cheapest kit on the market but it is a quality product that h

    Aug. 21, 2008
  • Project KLX110 - KLX110 Turns KLX150

    Let me start off by getting right to the point, our Project KLX110 has been transformed from a mild mannered pit bike into a fire-breathing KLX150 that just plain rips.

    Jun. 01, 2005
  • Project KLX 110 - Pitbike

    Since our last article on upgrading the suspension we have put quite a few hours on the KLX110 and made a few more upgrades. We focused the most recent upgrades on a couple key areas, improving comfort and increasing power.

    Apr. 01, 2005
  • Project KLX110 - Suspension Mods

    The first step in upgrading our KLX 110 was to stiffen up the stock suspension. The stock fork springs and shock spring are way to soft, they blow through the travel too quickly and the forks bottom easily with my weight.

    Jul. 01, 2004
  • Introduction - Project KLX110 - Pit Bike

    Pit-bikes have grown into an adult phenomenon over the last few years. Whether at the track or in the desert you can spot plenty of adults cruising around on mins.

    Jun. 01, 2004