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Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,372
Posted By KLRsys
After having read so much about the V649 builds...

After having read so much about the V649 builds and being inspired by the excellent work, it was very cool to see the V in person.

I admit "Looks factory" isn't the first thought that came to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-01-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Riding with jdrocks

Then I got to do a little riding out to west Texas with another ADV inmate. I'm sure some of you will recognize this bike. It's wicked cool looking in person.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-01-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Finally did a little shop work

Finally got back into the shop for a bit of bike work. I've been wanting to fix a few issues with the 09 bike. You know they're really never finished.

I had a hard time adjusting the preload on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,372
Posted By KLRsys
Dave, had a blast riding with you. Sure...

Dave, had a blast riding with you. Sure appreciated the invite. And loved your Mad Max lookin' V649HP, makes mine look a bit timid. I'm leaving my bike in Boerne, hope to catch you on the flip...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-25-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Yes, I bought a perfectly good Versys, three of...

Yes, I bought a perfectly good Versys, three of them, but I used a lot more than just the motor. I'd rather start with a complete, running bike. I know everything works and I don't have to scour...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Thanks. I hope to get back to in in the near...

Thanks. I hope to get back to in in the near future. I finally got the shop cleared out and pulled the '05 KLRsys out of the corner. Hope to get to rebuilding it soon. This month...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-29-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Thanks Don. Nice to hear. Yeah,...

Thanks Don. Nice to hear.



Yeah, the ZRX was one of the bikes I'd always lusted after, old school muscle bike. Since you brought it up, I'm going to tell the story of the ZRX. (Copied...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Scott, thanks for that wonderful new years...

Scott, thanks for that wonderful new years greeting. Our stop in Victoria was the highlight of the trip for me, so glad you were in town. We may see you again. My wife is itching to fly up to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Thanks. I used a Pro-Tools MB-105 Standard Duty...

Thanks. I used a Pro-Tools MB-105 Standard Duty Bender, but only for the frame tubing. For the exhaust I bought mandrel bent 90's and 180's and cut them to fit.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Dang, it's been while since I've posted! But I...

Dang, it's been while since I've posted! But I haven't done anything lately worth posting, running my business and moving my mother to a retirement home in Boerne has kept me steppin and fetchin...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-21-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,801
Posted By KLRsys
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-4WQGW6X/0/M/i-4WQG...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-4WQGW6X/0/M/i-4WQGW6X-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/31504400_45Hm9T#!i=2981090394&k=4WQGW6X&lb=1&s=A)

Now that's a find. :D No more cutting and welding for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
One other bit of news. I've decided I'm not...

One other bit of news. I've decided I'm not going to build bikes to order or for sale. Once again my priorities have been refocused by my MS. I had a relapse on Nov 2, it probably started while I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Yes, still interested. I'm rebuilding the '05...

Yes, still interested. I'm rebuilding the '05 bike after it's accident on the AK trip and I've decided to try to shed some weight off it if I can so that Big Gun may help a lot.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
I don't have much listed anywhere at the moment. ...

I don't have much listed anywhere at the moment. I need to take some time and find what I have left and post it up somewhere. But this is a busy time of year for me and I probably won't get to it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
I would need a lot more than a motor and wiring...

I would need a lot more than a motor and wiring harness. I'd need all this...

http://klrsys.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KLRsys2/i-k88Vq7p/0/L/IMG_0584-L.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Left over chassis

I part out the leftovers. I sell a lot of the pieces on the kawasakiversys.com forum, some on ebay and some to ADV folks. Most parts sell pretty well because I've always bought extremely low...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-03-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
I'm perfectly willing to help a guy out, but we...

I'm perfectly willing to help a guy out, but we won't be holding hands.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Thanks. The suspension mods help a lot in the...

Thanks. The suspension mods help a lot in the way the bike rides. Between that and the engine swap it doesn't ride anything like a KLR anymore, but you still have all that nice legroom, nice flat...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-19-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Lookin forward to it, hooligans and all. I had a...

Lookin forward to it, hooligans and all. I had a great time last year, so did the misses. She's coming again, too.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-19-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Yeah, I'll be there. Looks like you guys have...

Yeah, I'll be there. Looks like you guys have got some nice riding laid out. Hope I can keep up.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-19-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
I don't know about next year, I'm planning on...

I don't know about next year, I'm planning on heading towards Maine in late spring, but one of these days. I've heard that once you've been to Alaska you're always planning the next trip back and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
I would be willing to talk about it. Not my...

I would be willing to talk about it. Not my first choice but not out of the question.

My current rough plan (highly subject to change of course) is to build one more based on a 2012 or 2013...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
For a turnkey bike using a very low mileage...

For a turnkey bike using a very low mileage Versys motor and a new or almost new KLR (maybe a new last years model), around $17-18k. My current Versys donor bike has 520mi on it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Brakes - Admittedly the Gen1 KLR's brakes leave...

Brakes - Admittedly the Gen1 KLR's brakes leave something to be desired but the larger rotor and good pads fixes it to my satisfaction. The Gen2 brakes are fine. The fact that the bike has more...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-19-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
At this point in time I'm only interested in...

At this point in time I'm only interested in building complete bikes, and partial builds don't look to be economically feasible, at least not yet. Still too many hand made parts.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
I've been waffling about it but according to my...

I've been waffling about it but according to my wife I'm already committed. I bought another Versys yesterday and she say's "It's not for YOU so you better build another and sell it".

It's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-08-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 53,087
Posted By KLRsys
I used the LT-R450 pump housing but not the pump...

I used the LT-R450 pump housing but not the pump itself. The Versys pump was a drop in replacement. The LT-R450 also has an external fuel pressure regulator which I also used. It is a 42-43psi...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-08-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Thanks guys. Really appreciate the comments. ...

Thanks guys. Really appreciate the comments.

And yes, I'm pretty proud of the three bikes, mostly because in the cummulative 19,200 miles we put on them in three weeks they never left us on the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-08-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
A thank you

We made it home, the ride is over, and it was an EPIC adventure! An epic ride, an epic life experience for me.

I know that many folks have done more and ridden further but for me it has been...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-29-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Progress

I haven't had access to much internet for the past week so I haven't done any posting but its been an epic week. We made it to Alaska, barely. :clap. Here's Willy and his bike above Salmon Glacier...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Ride results

We've made it to Cranbrook, BC, Canada without any major bike issues, at least related to the build. Willy got run off a gravel road by a trailer towing pickup on the Ashton Flagg ranch road north of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-14-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
After leaving Amarillo Willy did have a bike...

After leaving Amarillo Willy did have a bike issue. Apparently running 75mph into a strong headwind with the temperature over 100 heated up the fuel in the tank to the point where it was either...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-13-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
The shake down run is done! We've made it to...

The shake down run is done! We've made it to Amarillo with no issues other than its hotter than he!!
Forum: Americas 07-06-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,531
Posted By KLRsys
Thanks for the generous offer. We always enjoy...

Thanks for the generous offer. We always enjoy meeting like minded folks on our travels, gives us some local perspective of the places we travel through. I will PM you a few days before we get to...
Forum: Americas 07-06-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,531
Posted By KLRsys
I do believe we're going right through Missoula...

I do believe we're going right through Missoula but I'd have to check with vtwinwilly to be sure. But if we do we'll send you a PM as we get close.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-06-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Thanks. It's amazing to me how many people do...

Thanks. It's amazing to me how many people do not notice the motor swap. My '05 bike has black headers which make it even more stealthy. I had another KLR rider come up and comment "I see you got...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-06-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
We may ride to the store to get some tie downs...

We may ride to the store to get some tie downs but that's it. Willy's heading back to McKinney today, he wants to be on the road by 11am at the latest. I'll be in the shop prepping the 09 bike for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-06-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Its done!

It's done! Started right up the first try, willy took it for a few test rides, everything worked, no glitches. We finished everything on the list with no time to spare.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-04-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
I will post updates here but I suspect vtwinwilly...

I will post updates here but I suspect vtwinwilly will also start a ride report in the appropriate forum.

We made some serious progress on the bike. It's running although we haven't ridden it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-04-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 84,031
Posted By KLRsys
Looking a little less hairy now. That last...

Looking a little less hairy now. That last picture was from two evenings ago, this one from last night. I'm hoping to ride it this evening. :D I only have today and tomorrow to finish, vtwinwilly...
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