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Old 11-25-2010, 12:51 PM   #121
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man atleast pull the vinyl sheeting off your seat.
I thought about a few ways to "soften" the camo style. I suspect more Khaki paint and less digital camo would work or leave the seat stock.

here is a view with the seat without camo, it does not flow with the rest of the bike.

1st snow of the year


Pic of bike before camo project
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:18 PM   #122
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:10 AM   #123
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I was quite interested in doing my own KLR in a camo-look ... hiding the bright red, but, after looking at the prices of the camo on that site, I think that red is just fine now ...
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:55 AM   #124
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Geez...It's your bike man, if you like it then ride the crap outta her and forget all the negative nonsense. It's a fact of riding a motorcycle, cars will NOT pay attention to you, doesn't matter what color your bike is! That get's even worse in adverse conditions...cammo will not help or hurt that.

I was once riding behind my fiancees car, on a bright red/white/black bike with HID's, when she got home she was surprised to see me pull up next to her in the driveway. 5 miles, and she didn't even notice I was there!
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:38 AM   #125
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I was once riding behind my fiancees car, on a bright red/white/black bike with HID's, when she got home she was surprised to see me pull up next to her in the driveway. 5 miles, and she didn't even notice I was there!
She should look in her rear view mirror more often.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:32 PM   #126
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my 2 pence

I get a thrill whenever i see someone get so INTO a hobby project.
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Doesn't matter what it is, just that IT is.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:40 PM   #127
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I love the work you did to this bike! I am a big fan of the camo scheme too. I am amazed at all the time and effort you put into this bike. It looks great!

I too want to camo my '05 KLR 650. Thank you for the tips.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:55 PM   #128
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All drivers should look in her rear view mirror more often.
Fixed, and I completely agree!
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:05 PM   #129
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I'll need to think about painting the tires....
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:28 PM   #130
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That's awesome. You have way more patience than I do. I'd love to paint my Strom, just no patience.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:44 AM   #131
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That's awesome. You have way more patience than I do. I'd love to paint my Strom, just no patience.

pretty happy with the way it turned out.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:25 AM   #132
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Here is a build-up of the fully laden KLR. The weight includes a full tank of gas and typical carry items (rain gear, tools and such....). I wanted to get an accurate reading as possible. The plan was to raise the bike at the 3x ground contact points to match the bathroom type weight scale height. Scale has maximum reading of 300 lbs (so those of you in Kentucky would need 2x scales, one for each foot to get an accurate reading....hehehe).

Raised bike with kick stand on scale, reading = 196 lbs

reposition the scale under the front tire, reading = 103 lbs

reposition the scale under the rear tire, reading = 132 lbs
Therefore, the total weight of my fully laden 2007 KLR = 196 + 103 + 132 = 431 LBS

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Old 12-27-2010, 07:04 PM   #133
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This is the material I originally tried, not happy with the application, did not drape well over the complex curvatures.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:04 PM   #134
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:11 AM   #135
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cool project!!!
wondering how long the fabric stays wet?
did you think of scotch guarding the fabric?
looks good.
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