Superstar Litte Red with Chet Malito's 1975 Kawasaki KX400 live at Rattlers Run Ahrma National.

Chet Malito's incredible 1975 Kawasaki KX400

Q: Were you always a Kawasaki Man? A: Not really... I started out in '73 on an Honda Elsinore, raced Suzuki in 74-75 and a KX in late '75. Then in '76 I tried yamaha. In dabbling with different makes, I always felt faster on Kawis, so for Vintage MX I went to the KX400 for its mighty motor, and Mike Allen built the machine around that engine.

Jim Poole Built Engine (Spokane)

steering head angle was pulled back 2 degrees (thanks to Jim Poole & Joe Klokkevold) Gussets at all weak points.. motor cradle and all connections of subframe

Modified Kawasaki Swingarm
---(work by Joe Klokkevold & Mike Allen )

Jemco Pipe

Full Circle Rims (thanks to Tom McAllister
---(despite the MAR stickers)

Graphics Motographics / Moto concepts
---(thanks to Leroy)

Ohlins Shocks
---(thanks to Ohlins' Rhett Smith)

Mike Allen Paint Job
(I always wanted a Reverse Color scheme: green on white, and Mike did it exactly like I imagined)

Mike Allen Custom Seat

Mike Allen Fork Guards

Race Tech front forks

Nightmare Racing Plastics
---(thanks to Mark)

DC Plastics
---(thanks to Tom)


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Chet Malito and his KX were the stars on the Official Shirt for the AHRMA National Rattler's Run 2018. Hence the matching threads.