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Old 03-31-2013, 05:48 AM   #121
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Just unbelievable attention to detail.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:16 AM   #122
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Wow - such a clean setup. Lovin' all the updates - great work.
Thanks. I'm anxiously awaiting your progress on running tubeless. I went out to the garage this morning to ride and found a rear flat .
So when is the first KLRE650 owners rally?
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:22 AM   #123
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Hello Kawasaki, anyone home!

That is a great looking bike.

Good job again Fritz.
Thanks Calvin. One of these days I'll make it back up to SA, maybe we can go riding and you can give me another "brisk" tour through the hill country.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:38 AM   #124
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Just unbelievable attention to detail.
Thanks. But I tell you, the devil is in those details. I thought this bike would be pretty much a repeat of the first bike and the major work was, frame, motor mounts, exhaust. But after that it seemed almost everything needed a slight or not so slight change due to the differences in gen1 vs gen2.

Next time we cross paths please feel free to take it for a spin. I'd like to hear what InsanelyFastOldGuy would have to say.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:47 AM   #125
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As always, KLRsys...

Your work astounds me. Simply stunning, and staggering in its "factory level" fit and finish. If I didn't know any better I'd swear that the bike in the pics was built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan.

My helmet's off to you, and it looks like my Versys motor is in a happier place!




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Old 03-31-2013, 07:34 AM   #126
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Well. I would have last time but that TXjames rascal youngster wouldn't bring it back. lol He was mightily impressed.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:33 AM   #127
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Thanks Calvin. One of these days I'll make it back up to SA, maybe we can go riding and you can give me another "brisk" tour through the hill country.

Let's Ride!
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:16 AM   #128
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I hope this doesn't come off as a smart-ass answer, but I started with nice bikes because I want to end up with a nice bike.
That is an awesome answer!
Your work is incredible, and it was great meeting you at the Roll The Bones extravaganza.
Your new-generation version is one of the best bike builds I have ever seen... very exciting indeed!
If I had such a bike, I would ride it the 1000 miles round trip to RDS World Heaquarters, from Austin, where I could then explore the dirt.
But alas, I will be on a road bike because my time is more limited and I need to cruise at at least 80 mph.
I have ridden my 08 KLR from Moab Utah to Austin TX, but the motor strained and I had to check my oil often.
I have considered replacing my KLR with a Transalp - but that is more bike than I want to ride in the dirt.

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:01 AM   #129
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Your work is incredible, and it was great meeting you at the Roll The Bones extravaganza.
Your new-generation version is one of the best bike builds I have ever seen... very exciting indeed!
If I had such a bike, I would ride it the 1000 miles round trip to RDS World Heaquarters, from Austin, where I could then explore the dirt.
But alas, I will be on a road bike because my time is more limited and I need to cruise at at least 80 mph.
I have ridden my 08 KLR from Moab Utah to Austin TX, but the motor strained and I had to check my oil often.
I have considered replacing my KLR with a Transalp - but that is more bike than I want to ride in the dirt.

Congratulations on your project!
Thanks Patrice. That means a lot coming from you. I've read about your history in motorcycling, an envious history it is.
You obviously understand exactly why I built these two bikes, to do trips just as you describe, and it does it extremely well. You'll have to try the new one next time we cross paths, you won't look at your 08 the same anymore. I think you need one.

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #130
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fantastic job , from a guy with 3 klrs i love your fit and finish .. LOOKS LIKE IT WAS DESIGNED FR THAT MOTOR!
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #131
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I've seen this bike in person. Probably the most impressive and factory looking engine swap I've ever seen.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #132
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You guys are gonna give me a fat head. Thanks.

Though I'd post a picture of the 09 dash. Again the panel from the Versys fit quite well. Getting the 09 KLR ignition switch to with the Versys electrics was a bit of a challenge, it has only one pair of wires that are "on" when the switch is on (the 05 had two pairs), the Versys was expecting three pairs of switched lead, but I got it working.

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Old 04-17-2013, 06:52 AM   #133
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Had been struggling the last week or so getting it to run right. It had a fuel delivery problem that turn out to be a venting issue for the fuel pump. After I got that sorted out I found out it would flat die on me if I went over 8000rpm. Weird thing was it would only die if I rolled off the throttle quickly, like you do when shifting. Figured out it was a flaky throttle position sensor with the help of the kind folks on the kawasakiversys.com forum.
In the process of sorting this out I had to run it up to 9000rpm+ several times and I gotta say, running it up to 85mph in third gear at 9000rpm, well it's rather un-KLR like.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:41 PM   #134
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Had been struggling the last week or so getting it to run right. It had a fuel delivery problem that turn out to be a venting issue for the fuel pump.

Hi KLRsys, Could you provide anymore details on the venting issue that you encountered and how you solved the problem?

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:06 PM   #135
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Hi KLRsys, Could you provide anymore details on the venting issue that you encountered and how you solved the problem?

Thanks
If you don't mind I'm going to point you to the Versys forum where I've explained the fuel system with a few pictures. If it doesn't answer your question fully let me know.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=26129

Scroll down until you see the pictures, the description is right before the pictures.
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