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Old 12-09-2010, 03:17 AM   #91
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Unfortunatly, it's still a KLR and no matter what you do, they are never worth more than about $3800.
Who cares about value ???
An hop-up KLR is fun to drive, reliable and can travel in stock form. If I can get as much fun on a bike that can bring me pleasure with half the tag price, I'll take it. I'll be even more happier when I'll fall into mud and get scatches into bushes...

More than happy to see something new happening with the KLR !!
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:42 AM   #92
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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.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:36 AM   #93
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A fortune is a different number to different people. I had a fortune in my KTM 950. It was not worth it IMO! My KLRE will cost me much, much less than the KTM did. In fact, if I need something I'll go and unbolt a KTM part to buy it. My 950 forks and rear shock were sold to pay for the Versys engine and components. There's is still a lot of the stock KLR stuff left to sell off too.

The parts are always worth more than the complete bikes are. My stock KLR and KTM parts will pay for this build.

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Old 12-09-2010, 07:43 AM   #94
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Unfortunatly, it's still a KLR and no matter what you do, they are never worth more than about $3800.
"Unfortunatly" Yea right.

"it's still a KLR" You bet, aint it great.

"they are never worth more than about $3800" Riding a KLR is priceless.

I think people knock the KLR because they spent to much money on their bike that can only give them an inital grin, then they are thinking to theirself: what the heck did I get myself into, I could have got 2 KLR's or 3 and had just as much fun, oh wait a minute, then I could not say I bleed Orange when I nick my finger.

Ok KLR guys, was I to hard on them? I will delete the last if you think so.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:23 AM   #95
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Kawasaki, please build this bike !!!!
If Kawasaki builds it, it will weigh 643 pounds.

And have two doohickeys.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:24 AM   #96
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...a KLR is priceless.


The Kawasaki KLR650 will no doubt go down as one of the all time greatest production motorcycles in history. It's been in series production, with remarkably few changes, ever since 1987 (since 1984 if you count the KLR600). How many other individual motorcycle models can say they have been produced continually for well over 20 years with little or no changes?

The KLR is reliable, easy to maintain, inexpensive to own and operate, and is one of the most versatile motorcycles ever conceived. It can get you there and bring you home, almost regardless of terrain, conditions, or weather, and will do so on almost any available pump gasoline. It's easy to fix in the field, and easy to find parts for, or make 'em for if you have to.

There is such a wide variety of aftermarket parts available for it that it can be modified, tweaked, farkled, accessorized, customized, or fiddled with until it's configured for almost any endeavor or operator. You can find one almost anywhere in the world, and you'd be hard pressed to go someplace someone hasn't seen one. As such it's a good bet you can find someone to help you fix it if need be.

And no one in their right mind would argue that it's not one of the very best "bang for the buck" motorcycles you could ever find, period.

It's the Zippo lighter of motorcycles. It doesn't get much better than that. I own a bunch of motorcycles, but I love my KLR, and I doubt I'll ever part with with it. If the Apocalypse ever comes you're going to see a lot more guys riding KLR's compared to anything else...

But it sure would be nice with two-cylinders and 25 or so more horses!

Just my two cents...

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Old 12-10-2010, 07:16 AM   #97
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Nice build!
I have a Versys and and a '93 KLX650 sitting next to each other in the garage. Maybe I'll find a donor for the motor and give this a shot with the KLX (no I'm not rich enough to cannibalize the Versys ). The KLX is already a much better off road bike than the KLR, plus has USD forks, good shock, proper wheels and a better frame and brakes than the KLR.
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Don't be doing things with that Versys!!!! There's a chance I may want it someday!!!!

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Old 12-10-2010, 08:24 AM   #98
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So yesterday I filled the Rio with gas and hit the dump scale again.

200kg total wet wieght.

[URL=http://img43.imageshack.us/i/scale200kg.jpg/]

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Old 12-10-2010, 08:59 AM   #99
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So yesterday I filled the Rio with gas and hit the dump scale again.

200kg total wet wieght.

[URL=http://img43.imageshack.us/i/scale200kg.jpg/]
Wow that's not bad...that's like 440lbs right...regular old KLR can't be much less that that!

Question: With the fuel injection did you have to use a fuel pump? And if so where did you locate it?
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:04 AM   #100
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Wow that's not bad...that's like 440lbs right...regular old KLR can't be much less that that!

Question: With the fuel injection did you have to use a fuel pump? And if so where did you locate it?
I used the stock pump in its own tank. The bike is first gen stock wieght.

The extra came from the guards and racks. First post has a link to all the pictures.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:57 AM   #101
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I used the stock pump in its own tank. The bike is first gen stock wieght.

The extra came from the guards and racks. First post has a link to all the pictures.
Thanks for posting all those pics! I want to upgrade my pigboat! A pigboat with power would be a GOOD thing!
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:04 AM   #102
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I used the stock pump in its own tank. The bike is first gen stock wieght.

The extra came from the guards and racks. First post has a link to all the pictures.
Ok...see the tank in one of the pics...is it a gravity feed from the main tank to the pump tank? Please excuse my ignorance, never owned a FI bike.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:30 AM   #103
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Laugh

I loooove that bike.

I agree with the other posters that this is what Kawasaki should have done to the KLR in '08 instead of the crappy changes they did do. I have an '07 KLR and won't buy a newer one unless they go back to the old style - the new ones gained a bunch of weight, a bunch of plastic to break off, and not much power. Yours, on the other hand, gained very little weight, has similar plastic to mine, and gained at least 20 hp! Why oh why won't Kawasaki build that! I'd buy it in a second, and development costs would be tiny for them because they already have the bike and motor.

Beautiful job, by the way. If I want you to make my KLR into one of those what will it cost and how long will it take? Can I have it back by spring?
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:52 PM   #104
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So yesterday I filled the Rio with gas and hit the dump scale again.

200kg total wet wieght.


Awesome work.

BTW, I hauled a few loads of scrap metal this year and learned that the big truck scales weight in 20 lb increments so your weight may be off.

I weighed my '97 KLR on a set of accurate scales and it was 443 lbs. This was in "as ridden" configuration with USD forks, trimmed fairing and mount, bike speedo in place of stock cluster, aluminum rad shrouds, homemade rad guards, full gas, fender bag w/tube, full 3" tool tube.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:56 PM   #105
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hey Ohio how the bike doing?

My 08 as it sets with all armor and bags weighs in at 450 it self.
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