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Old 01-10-2011, 01:45 AM   #181
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wow, stunning build, love the workmanship that went into that

though i am interested to know why you decided to leave the lower cradle as a bolt on part instead of welding it, why it to fit the motor, is the motor not removable once the lower cradle is in place?

Either way top build
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:32 AM   #182
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wow, stunning build, love the workmanship that went into that

though i am interested to know why you decided to leave the lower cradle as a bolt on part instead of welding it, why it to fit the motor, is the motor not removable once the lower cradle is in place?

Either way top build
Thanks for your praise and question.

The frame braces at the rear pinch the motor, So yes it will not come out unless it comes apart. Lots of bikes I have worked on use bolt on cradles so I took their lead.

So far so good.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:51 AM   #183
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I'd have to say you definitely win the "Coolest KLR Ever" award.

Here's hoping your next job is in product development at Kawasaki.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:23 PM   #184
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this thread makes me want to do an SVR650SE, without turning it into a Vstrom.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:51 AM   #185
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Well I just got back from visiting Scott and the Super Rio in person. The pictures and video do not do justice to Scotts work on this bike. To say it was spectacular is an understatemnt at least. The craftsmanship is outstanding and listening to Scott as he describes the build process it is easy to see that you are hearing a pro describe the evoulution of this project. I was so impressed with the bike Scott and I are now in discussions regarding a second Rio. If you are living in this neck of the woods I suggest you give Scott a call or visit. I know that I have found my bike shop, the quality of work is self evident but Scott is also a guy with a passion for bikes and that is only a good thing. Now I can't wait for the discussions regarding another Rio to begin in earnest. Thanks Scott for taking the time to show me the shop and the Rio, seeing it in person made my month!!
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:11 PM   #186
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Well I just got back from visiting Scott and the Super Rio in person. The pictures and video do not do justice to Scotts work on this bike. To say it was spectacular is an understatemnt at least. The craftsmanship is outstanding and listening to Scott as he describes the build process it is easy to see that you are hearing a pro describe the evoulution of this project. I was so impressed with the bike Scott and I are now in discussions regarding a second Rio. If you are living in this neck of the woods I suggest you give Scott a call or visit. I know that I have found my bike shop, the quality of work is self evident but Scott is also a guy with a passion for bikes and that is only a good thing. Now I can't wait for the discussions regarding another Rio to begin in earnest. Thanks Scott for taking the time to show me the shop and the Rio, seeing it in person made my month!!
Wow I got the feeling you liked it, but man, you should have rode it.

It was awesome having you come by. I will email you tommorrow.

Look forward to riding in your neck of the woods this season.

Cheers Scott.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:24 AM   #187
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When the deposit time comes I'll be bringing the moolah and my gear. I will take her for a little spin then Scott. If I had ridden it there is no way I could have sat thru the afternoon meetings without grinning my face off!
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:13 AM   #188
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Cool bike!
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:42 AM   #189
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this thread makes me want to do an SVR650SE, without turning it into a Vstrom.
You too. I think that would rock.

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Cool bike!
Thanks man.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:34 AM   #190
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I have a 03 KLR, would that bike work and still come out looking as cool or are the frames not the same and the body panels wouldn't work? I don't have an outlet for a motor, do you?
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:23 PM   #191
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I have a 03 KLR, would that bike work and still come out looking as cool or are the frames not the same and the body panels wouldn't work? I don't have an outlet for a motor, do you?

Look real close the 2006 I started with was a basket case. The 1989 thru 2007 panels are the same. The frames never changed. Its all in the details. If you wanted it to look like this it wouldnt be that hard.

I have heard that engines are easy to get. I have only one spare and its spoken for.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:45 PM   #192
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I am litterally speechless.

Good job!
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:02 PM   #193
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But it would kick me into HIGH gear on getting an `08up KLR!!!!
From your signature info it looks like you need a bike for the 21st century!
Respectfully suggested of course.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:17 PM   #194
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regarding building a cool custom ride like this, if you were to count your build time, it's worth a fortune. when complete, if you were to count your ride time, it's worth a fortune.

guys that do their own fabrication work can certainly appreciate the craftsmanship evident in this build.
What is it that you offer for the Versys to make it better for gravel roads?
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:56 PM   #195
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What is it that you offer for the Versys to make it better for gravel roads?
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