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Old 07-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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Ninja Rat----DR650 frame & swingarm???

Hmmmmm.........

I am standing here looking at this totaled Kawasaki Versys frame
sitting right next to a DR650 frame & motor with not much else attached.

Watching the afternoon mountain rain, I scratched my chin & pulled out my
handy dandy 10 ft tape measure.
---The space btwn the swingarm mounts just might be about the same.
---Maybe a handy guy could weld up a good combination of shock mounts
on a Ninja Frame to allow an easy bolt on of that DR650 shock.....or maybe even
an Ohlins or Cogent shock?????.......

Hmmmmm........

What about if we went THE OTHER WAY and tried to move than Kawasaki 650 Twin
motor over to the DR650 Frame??? A quick measurement of the engine looks like
there might be some space.

...............anyone ever think seriously about this, or even try this??

I know that back several years KAWASAKI & SUZUKI shared some models and even some technology.

There are several of you that have moved this 650 Twin VERSYS/NINJA motor over to the KLX frame,
but would mounting it into the DR650 be the ultimate merger of the 2 companies???

Anyone care to comment, brainstorm, or even share their current build between these bikes??
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