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BDKW1 04-01-2008 11:05 PM

KLR rear shock sacrilege
 
Well, after a nice long off-road trip to the San Felipe 250 I have come to a couple of conclusions on My KLR650. The front fork swap was totally worth it and I need to get My arse moving on the rear suspension. Actually, it needs to move without My arse moving, but whatever.......

I want this thing to ride like a 73 Caddy Fleetwood on the street and still be able to hit the whoops like My KLX 300.

So, to that end I got a White Power PDS shock from a KTM for a transplant.

Wussy stock shock, meet your replacement!

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...e/100_0135.jpg

Wait, the reservoirs in the wrong spot? Hold on a second, there, this should fix that......

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...e/100_0136.jpg

More later..........


P.S. I'm just using this shock to watch the KTM guys twitch :deal :lol3
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climberevan 04-02-2008 06:28 AM

excellent work, amigo!
 
NICE! i can't wait to see what you do next.... i've kinda gone over to the dark side--i bought a GS. i know, i know.... but man, it rides like a dream and 90hp is sure fun. i'm not sure if i'll keep the KLR or not: getting around the country with 3 bikes and 2 cages is pretty complicated.

are you thinking of getting into the engine? i believe Eagle Mike claims 10+ additional HP from the 705 kit and big pipe. that would be enough to make the KLR move quite a bit better.

evan

BDKW1 04-02-2008 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by climberevan
are you thinking of getting into the engine? i believe Eagle Mike claims 10+ additional HP from the 705 kit and big pipe. that would be enough to make the KLR move quite a bit better.

evan


Coming from a KLX300, power is not the problem. :lol3 As long as the engine is running, I have no plans to tear into it.


I'll show you the darkside! Just for that I'm going to find a Beemmeer part and frankenstien it on to the KLR. :rofl

greengoose 04-02-2008 01:25 PM

done in Classic KLR fashion

Hondo 04-02-2008 01:31 PM

:lol3

BDKW1 04-05-2008 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greengoose
done in Classic KLR fashion

Oh, you ain't seen nuttin yet :evil

OK, first off, the new links..... I made these about .625 longer to slow down the motion ratio a little for more travel, but it also yields a little better curve.... I was going to make the center cut-out say FYYFF, but it would have cost more :lol3

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...e/100_0137.jpg

Next was re-clocking the compression adjuster to clear the frame. It also got a AN weld on fitting for the remote reservoir. The AN fitting cost more, but it was worth it........

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...e/100_0139.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...e/100_0138.jpg

Since the inconsiderate WP engineers didn't make the bottom of the shock long enough, the bottom needed to be extended a little to keep the larger OD spring from fouling the swing-arm :baldy Lucky I had a donor shock laying around :deal
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...e/100_0140.jpg

The longer links also helped with this... :freaky

lvdukerider 04-05-2008 09:54 PM

Way back in 1992 When I blew the stock shock out of my 1990 KLR650 I ordered up a White Power replacement shock for about $500. It diddent have the remote resevour, but worked great just the same.:clap

Zerodog 04-05-2008 10:32 PM

Holy Crap!! That is a lot of work to get that sucker on there. Let me know if you need some ideas for the guts on that thing. :evil It might be a big improvement on the KLR. One thing to consider is the PDS system in the shock. It is made for a bike with no linkage so it gets its progression internally. With the linkage on the Kawi it will need to run a pretty soft secondary piston to not hit a wall of damping and mechanical progression as it gets deep in the stroke.

BDKW1 04-05-2008 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zerodog
With the linkage on the Kawi it will need to run a pretty soft secondary piston to not hit a wall of damping and mechanical progression as it gets deep in the stroke.

Do you know how much a KLR wieghs? :huh I don't think I'm going to have to much damping. But yeah, I've got a bag full of shims (not the shemale kind) if I need to.

GB 04-06-2008 06:28 AM

:lurk

BDKW1 04-06-2008 01:15 PM

Something seems to be missing..... Besides My common sense......

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...e/100_0141.jpg

I'll teach that tube to get in My way!

As I was grinding down the welds on the frame from the cross tube I thought to Myself " Self, this would be a lot easier with the motor out"

Which brought up the next thought " How the fuck did a simple shock swap turn into Me contemplating pulling the motor?" :lol3

BDKW1 04-06-2008 04:04 PM

Oh look, some chromoly jumped off the material rack and on to My bike!

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...e/100_0142.jpg

Thats about it for today. :freaky

thecanoeguy 04-07-2008 04:57 AM

oh dear
 
now we are getting serious ,it looks like a no turning back stage in the old jobbie here ,this should be interesting ,maybe your next project should be whacking a klr donk into an 04 640 adventure ,that i would like to see

Fubars 04-07-2008 05:51 AM

:eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek2 :kboom

Nanuq 04-07-2008 06:00 AM

:super :lurk


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