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Old 11-11-2013, 12:42 PM   #256
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Bigger Tank

Well if one had access to machinery like this, it would be very easy to adapt any plastic tank to fit our KLE.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:15 PM   #257
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I admire the work, but thats a lot of welds that could fail

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Well if one had access to machinery like this, it would be very easy to adapt any plastic tank to fit our KLE.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:14 AM   #258
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If I can get my hands on another KLE fuel tank I'm going to see if an engineering place can fabricate "pods" to expand the capacity.

Basically cutting the sides out of the tank and welding two "half egg shaped" bulges/pods on to it.

Hopefully it can be taken out to 20-22 litres.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:21 AM   #259
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I'm sure I saw on getting parted on eBay recently

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If I can get my hands on another KLE fuel tank I'm going to see if an engineering place can fabricate "pods" to expand the capacity.

Basically cutting the sides out of the tank and welding two "half egg shaped" bulges/pods on to it.

Hopefully it can be taken out to 20-22 litres.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:03 AM   #260
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If I can get my hands on another KLE fuel tank I'm going to see if an engineering place can fabricate "pods" to expand the capacity.

Basically cutting the sides out of the tank and welding two "half egg shaped" bulges/pods on to it.

Hopefully it can be taken out to 20-22 litres.
Yes Ock 15 litres is the only difficult fix on this sleeper. I'd reckon an hour spent with a helpful bloke at a major wrecker such as the big one on Silverwater road you'd eventually find one to fit. There are literally a hundred tanks from 70's/80's bikes so surely one must fit. Cutting and shutting a tank will be big $$.
I'm upgrading the fork springs next week as well as braided brake line.
I'm very happy with my KLE. The poor old Strom hasn't turned a wheel in weeks and it's a great bike too.

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Old 11-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #261
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hmmm

wouldn't it be easier to make a rear rally style tank off the shelf (like the KTM950SE/ADV tank fit)






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If I can get my hands on another KLE fuel tank I'm going to see if an engineering place can fabricate "pods" to expand the capacity.

Basically cutting the sides out of the tank and welding two "half egg shaped" bulges/pods on to it.

Hopefully it can be taken out to 20-22 litres.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:32 PM   #262
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Go back a page, that has been suggested

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wouldn't it be easier to make a rear rally style tank off the shelf (like the KTM950SE/ADV tank fit)
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #263
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wouldn't it be easier to make a rear rally style tank off the shelf (like the KTM950SE/ADV tank fit)
That would definitely be the most cost effective way to increase fuel capacity. There is one made for the KTM525, as well as others, that should be easy enough to fit up.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #264
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Huh

It was an offer of a viable suggestion, not everyone has time to read every post on every thread...



QUOTE=BygDaddee;22765986]Go back a page, that has been suggested[/QUOTE]
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:19 AM   #265
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QUOTE=BygDaddee;22765986]Go back a page, that has been suggested
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:17 AM   #266
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:25 AM   #267
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I live in Wales, the UK one, own a Versys and have looked at the KLE500 many times, has anyone thougth of fitting a Versys engine into a KLE500 frame for a bit more power ??
The V engine looks smaller so it should be an easier fit than fitting the V engine into a KLR frame as many have done in the States.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:48 PM   #268
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Hi KLEers,

I have a pair of unwanted Kyoto S1352 brake pads. I bought them from ebay, and after I tried to fit them, I found, there was a mistake in description. Looks like they fit KLE. If you want them for $15, please PM.

Local pickup or I can deliver in Adelaide metro area for free. No postage.

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Old 11-16-2013, 09:19 PM   #269
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Hi KLEers,

I have a pair of unwanted Kyoto S1352 brake pads. I bought them from ebay, and after I tried to fit them, I found, there was a mistake in description. Looks like they fit KLE. If you want them for $15, please PM.

Local pickup or I can deliver in Adelaide metro area for free. No postage.

They don't look like my KLE500 pads I have in the shed.

I think you will find they are actually for the KLR650

Maybe post over on the KLR650 thread.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:18 AM   #270
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My KLE

I got mine early this year. I have a KTM 640 ADV and wanted something less intense, more reliable. I like it. It could use a bit more horsepower, but if you keep in the higher rev range goes well, the motor is a smooth free revving unit. The six speed is well spaced. Carries it weight well, The two issues are front forks, tried everything they are poo, and the 15 litters, just aren't enough.
The things I have done so far, wilber rear shock, links to give it a lift. crash bars, Its got a slip on can. Sorted some soft luggage. I got a 4. L fuel cell which I have made a bag for it which zips on to the top of the big pack, not ideal but will do for now.
Things I would like to do I have a set of DRZ400 SM forks which might be OK. I am interested in getting a bigger tank. Someone said they we seeing if any thing fitted?
Maybe safari there triumph tiger one or there KTM 950 SE both have wide frames at the top. Or a rear tank. Safari make a 8 L for the Honda. You would have to mess about with the sub frame, but you would have to do some work for a front tank too.
With those changes I think it will make a OK ADV bike.
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