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Old 09-14-2010, 10:28 AM   #346
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not sure I would lower the foot pegs

I already grind the ends on sharp turns
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:40 PM   #347
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The wifes build thread...

Thanks to JD inspiration the wife tackled this project!

Link to build:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=608309

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Old 09-14-2010, 01:14 PM   #348
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Thanks to JD inspiration the wife tackled this project!

Link to build:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=608309

Looks good!!



I think he'll be proud!
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:25 PM   #349
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...the wife tackled this project!
so does she ever get to ride it, or are you still "road testing"?

you hit a home run on this one.

saw a new tiger on the gravel up north.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:08 PM   #350
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so does she ever get to ride it, or are you still "road testing"?

you hit a home run on this one.

saw a new tiger on the gravel up north.
Aaahhh, yeah, she can have it back as soon as I get my tiger parts in
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:36 AM   #351
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Just found this thread, subscribed, and will read all of it soon.

You've done more or less exactly what I've been wanting to do. I came across a cheap crashed Ninja 650, and I think I'm pulling the trigger.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:12 PM   #352
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Woot! Trigger pulled!

Now the proud owner of one lightly crashed Ninja 650. Secured for $2600. This one, unlike cheaper ones, has a clean title, i.e. not marked as salvage.

RacerWife doesn't look too pleased at the moment.

I pointed out that theoretically, I could fix it and sell it, but she's not buying it... she knows me too well.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:13 PM   #353
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Subscribing for all the great info in this thread. I've been hunting for a "different" bike.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:35 PM   #354
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Subscribing for all the great info in this thread. I've been hunting for a "different" bike.
Hey Jeff;

I sold the Mutant to another inmate but there are some other great project bikes going. Just in case you haven't found them yet here are some links...

My favorite KLRsuperRIO (yes that's an EX650 twin in a KLR) http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthr...t=55521&page=3



JD Rocks http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=620401

Sanjoh http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=562633

KTMKLX http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=632255

SamM http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=620401
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:02 PM   #355
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Sorry. Forgot to subscribe when I posted.lol

Thanks for the links!
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #356
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Thread revival!

Wanted to post this question in a new thread, but hell if I know what forum to put it under...

This question was asked once, but I haven't been able to find an answer. Can one use the internals and fork tubes from a '08+ KLR in the 2006-2008 Ninja 650R lowers?

Once the snow flies I will likely start my build. I don't weld or fabricate, so don't get excited here folks. Gonna be basic.



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Old 10-01-2012, 06:44 PM   #357
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Thread revival!

Wanted to post this question in a new thread, but hell if I know what forum to put it under...

This question was asked once, but I haven't been able to find an answer. Can one use the internals and fork tubes from a '08+ KLR in the 2006-2008 Ninja 650R lowers?
Yes. The fork tubes are the same size on both bikes so they slip right in both the upper and lower triple clamps.

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:52 PM   #358
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Thanks. I get better...

I have my jargon wrong it seems. Wondering if I can take tubes and internals out of the lower forks of a KLR and put them in the lower Ninja forks. Would like to retain my Ninja front wheel and dual calipers (and doing the Versys front end swap is $$!). Looking a pics, it looks like the lowers on my Ninja are shorter than the lowers on the KLR. I don't have a set of KLR forks to measure or try this out.

Thanks for the swift response!


EDIT: looking at more pics on the computer today. Looks like the KLR fork lowers are longer than the Ninja lowers, which rather defeats much of the purpose of the swap. Just trying to keep those brakes.

Tony, I might PM you with some specific questions in a few months if that's alright.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #359
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Hello there,
tonymorr pointed you to some interesting builds here on adventure-riders. But I think, he missed this one:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766979
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think, this guy, despite posting it in 'beasts', should be in here too! Or, at least, in your close observation ... I think, he does a great job!
Kajj, btw and as I forgot to mention: I love those wheelies!!! A thing I miss on my Big. It seems to be stressed when I do, or try to, wheely it ... the 29 l-tank might be an argument in this case.
Kind regards, Bambi
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #360
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Better go get some popcorn, I've got more reading to do! I'll see what the build looks like, but right now I'm definitely not considering swapping in a Versys front end. Holy $$. Thanks for pointing the thread out, I had not been looking in the beasts section for builds....
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