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Old 03-05-2008, 08:36 AM   #76
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I can get a set of wheels for my 640ADV. I don''t want to muck around with suspension heights etc but would like to know how do they handle on the 17" wheels. Not sure but I may be able to do a test run. Comments appreciated.

Its an '05 so already had double disks at the front etc. so no need for bigger disk.
I'm not sure about getting a set for a test run, but you certainly can get a set. The bike will handle like a champ.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:43 PM   #77
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Why aren't there more KLR 650 Tards? They are cheap, last forever, and already handle ok on pavement. The motors are weak in power, that's the only negative I can see.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:19 PM   #78
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It's good to see some hometown content there Weirdo, the motard thing is probably picking up in Vancouver, but sportbikes still seem to be the ride of choice out that way.

Kubiak, I think you've got the variety thing solved, 1 bike that looks like 4 or 5 and what a great looking setup.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:47 AM   #79
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I've seen a couple of motarded KLRs on supermotojunkie.com.
Probably wouldn't be terrible or anything. Very heavy for a single, the forks, suspension, brakes, and as you already mentioned the engine.

Some guys who are interested in the "touring, adventure" motard have taken the DR650 , (do all the minor upgrades), and just added a larger fuel tank and better seat.

Some supermoto guys really like the "racer" aspect of the motard type bikes, and have no interest in the heavier slower thumpers.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:38 PM   #80
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:29 AM   #81
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racer type is what motards is all about

I rode sports bike ever since i began riding motorcycles and then when i wanted to switch for another type of machine i wanted something that could keep up with the sports bikes to a certain extent ( in the corners mostly ) and would be more fun to ride ( wheelies , stoppies etc ). So there you go the only machine that can do that is the super motard. I Bought the Ktm Duke 2 with a fcr41 carb and akra pipes. Doesn't feel like my friends on sport bikes are waiting for me at all :P + it is more appropriate for most types of roads than say maybe an R1. With the great suspension of tards you can keep it pinned on bumby roads without issues. My .02
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:49 PM   #82
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:35 PM   #83
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That bike's got character. I dig it
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:47 PM   #84
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Absolutely! Details on that beauty please...
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:08 AM   #85
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here's a couple of my DRZ motard:




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Old 03-10-2008, 01:33 PM   #86
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Did you paint it with box liner?
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:38 PM   #87
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yadd; I like it, you gave me a couple of ideas for my pig, I'm going to get another bike and when I do the pig is gonna be a dedicated SM commuter and twistie toy.

Nice Job! It's got a good combination of Originality and inginuity.

What's the seat? My ass is still sore from the ride (250 miles) I did yesterday while hitting the Twisties in the local Mountains on the stock seat.



Man I need something a bit softer for my fat ass!
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:07 PM   #88
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Did you paint it with box liner?
yep - took it to line-x and had them coat the whole thing. pretty reasonable cost, too.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:10 PM   #89
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yadd; I like it, you gave me a couple of ideas for my pig, I'm going to get another bike and when I do the pig is gonna be a dedicated SM commuter and twistie toy.

Nice Job! It's got a good combination of Originality and inginuity.

What's the seat? My ass is still sore from the ride (250 miles) I did yesterday while hitting the Twisties in the local Mountains on the stock seat. Man I need something a bit softer for my fat ass!
THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS !
The seat is original xl600 stripped refoamed and recovered.1st go at recovering,was pleased with finish and cost little for materials!
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:31 PM   #90
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I think the supermotards made from DS's are great looking, but what are the advatages over a sport bike on the road? Is it the ability to go off road as well?
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