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Old 01-02-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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KLR650 hack?

OK i've been thinking of hacking my '06 KLR650 but I just cannot justify to myself (more importantly to the wife) spending the cost of another motorcycle on the setup.

Does anyone have any less expensive options for me?
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:50 AM   #2
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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I'm looking for affordable KLR650 hack setups! Better..lol
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:52 AM   #4
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OK i've been thinking of hacking my '06 KLR650 but I just cannot justify to myself (more importantly to the wife) spending the cost of another motorcycle on the setup.

Does anyone have any less expensive options for me?
Without question sidecar rigs and trikes are expensive options, the least expensive rig I've put together is our 2001 KLR 650 cargo sidecar with Dauntless leading link front end, it cost us $2,000 for the fork. I kept a record of construction costs and we are over $9,000 not including my labor. I have it on Craigslist in San Francisco

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/2143035250.html

Good luck in your search for a sidecar rig.

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Old 01-06-2011, 12:42 PM   #5
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I have just under 400 bucks into this if you don't include the suspension upgrades or fork brace. (Would have bought those anyway)





Note that I did not build the frame/subframe. I bought those off of an inmate (who wishes to remain nameless) who custom made those for an earlier gen KLR and was done with it. I just..."modified" it a bit.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #6
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I am new to the forum. I want to do the cargo side car to my 09 KLR. I was wanting to know what type of Sidecar frame Boatmoal had on his KLR, How did you mount the Police seat to your bike? I have the Police seat from my Harley I would like to mount. What do the Fork links do? Any information you could give me will be appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #7
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Go for a leaner sidecar, where the bike still leans over like normal. A fixed sidecar generally requires the fronk forks to be modified to a leading link front end as shown in boatmole's pic as without one the steering can be very heavy. For a leaner sidecar this modification isn't required and the sidecar can quickly and easily be removed to return the bike to solo use.

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Old 03-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #8
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Go for a leaner sidecar, where the bike still leans over like normal. A fixed sidecar generally requires the fronk forks to be modified to a leading link front end as shown in boatmole's pic as without one the steering can be very heavy. For a leaner sidecar this modification isn't required and the sidecar can quickly and easily be removed to return the bike to solo use.

So Eddie are we going to see you with a car on the DR soon ?
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:22 PM   #9
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So Eddie are we going to see you with a car on the DR soon ?
Probably not soon as my welder is currently doing 4am starts and long days and he needs to finish my trailer first, but after that.....
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:01 PM   #10
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I am new to the forum. I want to do the cargo side car to my 09 KLR. I was wanting to know what type of Sidecar frame Boatmoal had on his KLR, How did you mount the Police seat to your bike? I have the Police seat from my Harley I would like to mount. What do the Fork links do? Any information you could give me will be appreciated.

I don't know about that specific bike, but it appears he has a sub-frame made by DMC http://www.dmcsidecars.com/sidecar_m...-for-kawasaki/

Several people here have also used this frame for the car/box: http://www.dmcsidecars.com/sidecars/sidecar-frame/

Though others area avilable elsewhere and you could always make your own.... Check out the sidecar design area : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468196

I have a DMC sub-frame on my DR650 and couldn't be happier.....

Hope the info helps. Best of luck to you.

Dave

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