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Old 08-28-2006, 10:17 AM   #16
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this makes you eligible for the KLX hall of fame.

as a repeat, I have a KLX R 5 gal acerbis, to mount it to a C is a bunch of work. I have been told on the KLX yahoo forum they have done it .

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OK one more time, just to get my post count up and for the 1/2 dozen that might be interested. This is my effort at an adventure bike:

Side panel tank is a Baja Designs for a Yamaha 426. Couple of simple brackets and cheap electric fuel pump to replentish the main tank via the charcoal cannister vent. Quick connects for fuel and it can be removed in about 15 minutes. Total capacity is 4.4 gal. A few carb adjustments and it pulls like a train and still gets over 50mpg.
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:20 AM   #17
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No problem, I've posted this before. Here goes again. Yes, you can mount a 4 gal tank to the street model. Not really all that much work, just dollars to spend on an "R" seat, new white plastic and some bar risers.

Here is my '95 C with the Acerbis green tank. I can tell lots of stories about setting this thing up. Bottom line it works well without any serious issues.





4 gal Acerbis tank
"R" model seat rebuilt by Boejangles
FCR 39mm carb
Fatbars with risers
578cc big bore Vulcan piston upgrade
43mm WP/KTM front end
320mm EBC rotor
Happy Trails rack and boxes

It's all good! Lot's of work, yes, but I do love this bike. Cruises at 85 with a full load. Holds it's own with LC4's on the trail.

Before:


During:


Naked:


Boxes:


Action:


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Old 08-28-2006, 04:07 PM   #18
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are those katoom/WP forks?

anyone ever sees a R seat lemme know....
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:31 PM   #19
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yupp, 43mm WP fork, front wheel and brake caliper from a '00 KTM RFS. The beauty is there are pleanty of these older forks floating around. After KTM upgraded their spec to 48mm, no one wanted the smaller ones. 'cept me that is...

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Old 08-29-2006, 12:57 PM   #20
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I almost forgot to introduce you my KLX "C" version with desert conversion hand made
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Old 08-29-2006, 01:08 PM   #21
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That is awesome.

Got any close ups of the screen and tank. I'm working on a desert screen setup for mine, but it pales by comparison.
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Old 08-29-2006, 01:35 PM   #22
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Damn R-dubb where were you last year when we tried to outfit that bike?? I posted these questions (particularly the tank issue) on every internet forum I know of...including the yahoo group and never got a straight answer about the tank. Apparently, you are the only one who has actually done the mod....because everyone else said it was a pita.
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Old 08-29-2006, 01:50 PM   #23
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Sorry about that. I did post numerous entries on the Yahoo list (Rdubbious) including how to go about mounting the tank. I haven't been active there lately, but I do check in from time to time.
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:13 PM   #24
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That is awesome.

Got any close ups of the screen and tank. I'm working on a desert screen setup for mine, but it pales by comparison.
You can taka a look HERE (on line translator version here)


PS: i put also the kick starter without putting off the elettric one
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:22 PM   #25
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WOW That's awesome... great job dude.
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:27 PM   #26
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Oh yeah

Great documentary!

thanks for sharing
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Old 08-29-2006, 11:28 PM   #27
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KLX Police Interceptor Update

OK, I feel like an idiot.

I ask if there are any of you out there and then I spend two weeks working on the bike and don't even look at the thread. It is back together. Cranks, but the CDI is fried. I mean really fried. Looks almost like it was sitting right on the exhaust. $280 for a new one. I'll have to watch ebay for awhile to find a used one. That is unless one of my brethren has an extra for sale?

Since I am not riding it yet I have only one impression to share. It is so much lighter than the KLR. I have to push them around to get to one or the other and the KLX is WAY lighter. That may be because the KLR has the nerf cage, bash plate and over 5 gallons of gas! But I am excited. The thought of a lighter bike than the KLR has me all hot and bothered.

I see that here as well as the yahoo forum the biggest issue is the gas tank size. The KLX has a 3.2 gal tank that does not have the two "sides" that the KLR has. So, unlike the KLR, you get to use ALL the gas in the tank. I read that most owners get around 50 mpg. That's 150 miles per tank. Here in Colorado that is not a problem. You will pass a gas station somewhere. So you stop and get gas while you check your trail map. I may be naive, but I don't see it being such a big issue. I may change my mind after a few trips.

I'll post a couple of pics soon. It's all black except for the green C1 frame. I took the red and white flashing police lights off, so it does not have the Police Interceptor look any longer!
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:02 AM   #28
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I posted an ebay listing number for a CDI for you a couple of days ago on the KLX forum...
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:21 AM   #29
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Hi, sattara. I saw that. Not the same part. My wiring harness has a 2-wire connector and a 6-wire connector. The ebay one is a three connectors. Apparently they used a couple of different CDIs over the years. Unfortunately, the part number on mine was worn off, so I do not have it. Guess I'll just keep my eye on ebay. Hate to wait cause I'm so close.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:01 AM   #30
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Hi, sattara. I saw that. Not the same part. My wiring harness has a 2-wire connector and a 6-wire connector. The ebay one is a three connectors. Apparently they used a couple of different CDIs over the years. Unfortunately, the part number on mine was worn off, so I do not have it. Guess I'll just keep my eye on ebay. Hate to wait cause I'm so close.
Here's another one for a KLR

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KLR65...QQcmdZViewItem

I'm thinking there is a fairly good chance they are similar. (Have you tried the one from your KLR?)

Good luck

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