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Old 06-30-2013, 08:14 AM   #181
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Looks great!. Hope you get to shake it down a bit before the trip.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:12 AM   #182
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I think the shake down might be the 350 mile ride from McKinney to Amarillo. If it makes it that far, it should be good for the whole trip! (Knocking on wood)
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #183
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:03 AM   #184
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #185
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Getting down to the wire in more ways than one.

WOW, Does it really need all of those wires ? Or is that the KLR and the Versys wire harness being combined ?
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #186
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That is just the Versys wiring and yes, it needs it all thanks to being fuel injected. I don't use any of the KLR wiring other than a few lighting connectors.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:24 AM   #187
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Looking a little less hairy now. That last picture was from two evenings ago, this one from last night. I'm hoping to ride it this evening. I only have today and tomorrow to finish, vtwinwilly will be here in a few hours and he's taking it back with him in two days. We leave on our trip a week from tomorrow.

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Old 07-04-2013, 03:48 PM   #188
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Please post up dates from time to time while on your trip. It would be fun for those of us who have been following your builds to keep up with your progress.. And/or a link to the ride report. Thanks.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #189
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Please post up dates from time to time while on your trip. It would be fun for those of us who have been following your builds to keep up with your progress.. And/or a link to the ride report. Thanks.
I will post updates here but I suspect vtwinwilly will also start a ride report in the appropriate forum.

We made some serious progress on the bike. It's running although we haven't ridden it yet, that will happen in the morning. All that's left is grips, hand guards, mount the cruise control switches and make a skid plate. Piece of cake.

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Old 07-05-2013, 06:41 PM   #190
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I will post updates here but I suspect vtwinwilly will also start a ride report in the appropriate forum.

We made some serious progress on the bike. It's running although we haven't ridden it yet, that will happen in the morning. All that's left is grips, hand guards, mount the cruise control switches and make a skid plate. Piece of cake.

You would have to know KLR's to know it was not a new stock bike. Excellent craftsmanship!!!
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:36 PM   #191
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Its done!

It's done! Started right up the first try, willy took it for a few test rides, everything worked, no glitches. We finished everything on the list with no time to spare.

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:11 AM   #192
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Outstanding! That thing is gorgeous!

So what's the plan now? You guys going riding today for a shakedown run? Not sure if I can head that way, but I'm trying to get free for a ride and heading down your way might just be the ticket!

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Old 07-06-2013, 06:23 AM   #193
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Outstanding! That thing is gorgeous!

So what's the plan now? You guys going riding today for a shakedown run? Not sure if I can head that way, but I'm trying to get free for a ride and heading down your way might just be the ticket!

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We may ride to the store to get some tie downs but that's it. Willy's heading back to McKinney today, he wants to be on the road by 11am at the latest. I'll be in the shop prepping the 09 bike for the trip. It still needs a skid plate, cruise control, panniers and trunk. I'm hoping I can get all that done by the end of tomorrow because I still need to get all my gear together, I haven't started packing at all.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:31 AM   #194
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You would have to know KLR's to know it was not a new stock bike. Excellent craftsmanship!!!
Thanks. It's amazing to me how many people do not notice the motor swap. My '05 bike has black headers which make it even more stealthy. I had another KLR rider come up and comment "I see you got the oversized front brake rotor, how do you like it?" and thinking "That's all you noticed!!"
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:40 AM   #195
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You did such a great job on that, from start to finish, WTG!!!!!
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