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Old 06-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #16
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Add me too the line that thinks your build is great.
When Repsol rider did his with the super talented crew , well that put it in the out of reach catagory . And now you have proved that it's again possible to dream.
I've put a lot of miles on my KLR and did 1000 on a friends Versys , so I'm in the camp that wants some of the twin's power and also wonders if it would overwhelm the KLR's basic package.
Cool bike , you have.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:22 AM   #17
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Buzzy?

I just test rode both the Versys and the KLR yesterday (Kawasaki demo day). I found the Versys motor a little buzzy. Very nice work by the way. Now get out there and surprise some other riders with the POWER! :)
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #18
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Great looking bike. Sure would like to see some more details about the build. Got any pics of her nekid.
If you missed the link there are some early pictures here:

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I'll take some more pictures next time I pull the tank which should be later this week.

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Old 06-10-2012, 10:10 PM   #19
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Add me too the line that thinks your build is great.
When Repsol rider did his with the super talented crew , well that put it in the out of reach catagory . And now you have proved that it's again possible to dream.
I've put a lot of miles on my KLR and did 1000 on a friends Versys , so I'm in the camp that wants some of the twin's power and also wonders if it would overwhelm the KLR's basic package.
Cool bike , you have.
Well I certainly didn't have a super talented crew (just me) and no machine shop. I did most of my fabrication with a 4 1/2" angle grinder and die grinder. I went through a lot of cut off wheels. I can weld, not too pretty but fairly strong and I have a small 110v MIG welder and a gas welding outfit. The only specialty tool I had to buy was a real tubing bender. It was a lot of work, but more that half of it was just staring at it figuring out how things should be done, where things are going to fit. I'm not a mechanic by trade, I run a computer services business. I say all this because I believe this is within the reach of many people, so dream on.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:37 AM   #20
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There's hope then.
Oh , your pic link isn't working.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:45 AM   #21
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I fixed the picture link above, here it is again.

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #22
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Thanks for the link to the pictures. Your build almost makes it look reasonable but it always looks easy after it's done.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:45 PM   #23
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Wow, that does look factory made! NICE!

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Old 06-12-2012, 05:30 PM   #24
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I weighed it today. 209lbs rear, 175lbs front, 384lbs total. With almost 1/2 tank of gas. Not bad I think. My 07 weights 432lb but it has panier mounts, crash guards, center stand and a Corbin seat which is quite heavy.

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Old 06-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #25
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Wow, that does look factory made! NICE!

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I thought you had one in the works. I remember seeing teaser pics.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:52 PM   #26
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I weighed it today. 209lbs rear, 175lbs front, 384lbs total. With almost 1/2 tank of gas. Not bad I think. My 07 weights 432lb but it has panier mounts, crash guards, center stand and a Corbin seat which is quite heavy.
This guy tediously measured his Gen 1 KLR. 411 lbs wet. (full tank)

If you top er off with 3 gallons of gas at 6 lbs a gallon you are at 402 lbs. Not bad considering the extra power.

Kudos...good work here.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:55 PM   #27
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Also, is the KLR vibration gone?
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #28
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The KLR vibration is gone, but now it has the Versys buzz over 4k rpm. Below 4k it's really smooth. All in all, while riding down the highway the general presence of the motor is much less noticable than it was before. At 65mph, the tires make more noise. I like it. Although I like the low noise level of the stock muffler I would like to change it soon for some weight savings, but I don't want it to get too loud. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:37 AM   #29
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Very nice work.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:22 AM   #30
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Nice work.

Curious if you are concerned about heat soak of the rear shock; the exhaust looks CLOSE (maybe it's just the camera angle?)
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