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#1 2010-06-30 8:12am

B-Rad4130
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1975 Kent KMX 750

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1975 Kent KMX 750

Old School Full Suspension BMX

After digging around I realized that this bike has several names. This one is a Kent KMX 750. Depending on which department store carried the bike it can be found with three or four different names. The most common make and model being the Raleigh Rampar. I am interested in learning more about these early suspension BMX bikes. I welcome any additional info, or corrections to my description.


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#2 2010-06-30 9:37am

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

What is up with the rear hub?  Is that just a cover or is it some kind of drum brake?  Cool whatever it is.

These bikes are more in the '75-'76 range.  I have several and while they are all very similar not one is exactly like any of the others.

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#3 2010-06-30 11:39am

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

It's just a silly plastic cover made to look like a disc brake. I think that rear wheel cover was from another bike. Not certain... I do agree, it looks kinda cool though;)
Thanks for the year range. I'll edit the description.

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#4 2010-06-30 8:44pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

cool bike,  but i'm really dig'n that hotrod pickup in the backround...

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#5 2010-07-01 8:20am

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

The Graco had a dual downtube and a 22" front wheel.  They usually bring a little more when they show up. 

This is from the Dec '75 Dirt Bike magazine:

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#6 2010-07-01 8:52am

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

Haha, good eye Rock! BTW it's for sale wink

Wow, 22" front wheel? Awesome!

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#7 2010-07-01 6:11pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

smile


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#8 2010-08-23 1:50am

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

What a great find - added to the faves!...when are you restoring it?? Please post pics when you do! Thanks wink

Ride on! ^_^


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#9 2010-11-02 6:09pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

man... what I thought I'd never see one of those KMX again... mine travelled with me all over CA from '80-'84

what a tank but damn... them some memories!


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#10 2011-02-01 2:07pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

I had one of these KMX 750s in 1978 it was rescued from my neighbors garbage and rebuilt by my older brother.  This thing could take jumps like no other but heavier than heck.  Mine had white fenders, a white gas tank on it and a black crossbar pad. By far my favorite bike. I had it until some rotten kid stole it from me when I lived in Minneapolis back in 1982 and never saw it again, a very sad day in my young biking career I was only 10 years old and the other kid was 15 or 16..Anybody know where I can get my hands on one of these??  I rember it was not a very fast bike, the shocks absorbed any attempt to go fast and it was very heavy, not a very good trick bike but could take any jump you put in front of it..Any clue where you can get parts for it??

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#11 2011-02-05 10:25pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

cotecsi wrote:

Any clue where you can get parts for it??

good luck as these are rarely seen and fairly obscure!


there was one up for sale recently... might wanna jump while you can!


wink


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#12 2011-06-15 2:25pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

Yes !!!   I had the Kent KMX 750  with number plates NO. 7, it had the black motorcycle seat , orange gas tank and fenders, shocks, and wide motocross bars. wide nobby tires. I rode it till it rusted and fell apart.  The fender broke first, then tank, then seat split and i moved up to the Kent  'K' bike.  The K bike had the K in the frame neck junction and banana seat, with front sloped bike forks.  It had round nobbs on the tires and it was a wheelie king.....

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#13 2011-06-16 12:28pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

truly daunting task... I'm still no further on my beast


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#14 2011-06-16 12:32pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

I have a pretty cherry (Except For The Seat Rip & Front Tire Is Not OG) all OG one............smile
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#15 2011-06-16 2:36pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

man I need those rims!


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#16 2011-09-26 11:13pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

very cool bike.

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#17 2017-02-26 4:49pm

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

Do you have an idea of what this bike is worth?

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#18 2017-07-10 12:34am

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Re: 1975 Kent KMX 750

sweet big_smile


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