another versys powered klr

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by thomas.tc.young, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    phew, thought it was because i :csm too much
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  2. SamM

    SamM Jeep Overlander

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    Very nice! I pick up my KLRE tomorrow!
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  3. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Where? Somebody doing builds?
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  4. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    My '05 Honda VTX 1800F uses an external fuel pump.
    (Some years have internal and some years are external)
    Bike recycle yards probably have several of these if you want to try used.

    Just FYI :1drink
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  5. 2fast4u

    2fast4u Been here awhile

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    Have you given up already. Haha
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  6. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    Low funds :waysad
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  7. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    no real progress

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    issues that need to be addressed

    upper engine mounts
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    exhaust
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  8. SamM

    SamM Jeep Overlander

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    Not sure if you want any constructive input but you may want to tilt that engine as far forward as possible. Moving it to the left, as far as you can will help with fuel tank clearance. I'm having issues with mine! My downtubes will probably not work as they are now and I don't think the Versys radiator will fit into my frame once I tilt the engine forward. It looks like the earlier swingarm may be the best fit as well. JMO!
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  9. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    I was thinking either stock klr or drz radiator because they sit on the side of the main down tube. The exhaust will probably go through and around the front down tube before heading back something similar to an xr exhaust
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  10. Krasniewski

    Krasniewski I don't ride much.

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    :thumb Just FYI - the 08+ KLR radiators are alu and a comparable size to the stock Ninja 650R rads, but the radiator fan is a bit smaller.

    Best of luck with the project.
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  11. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    Sam, I thought you were having yours built by someone else, if so wouldn't this have all been worked out already?? just curious :ear:ear

    cheers

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  12. Mknpwr

    Mknpwr Have you seen my bike?

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  13. BERZERKOWITZ

    BERZERKOWITZ .

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    ???????????????
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  14. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    i'm interested to see how this is turning out as well.
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  15. emil55

    emil55 sponsors needed...

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  16. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Great project to be sure.

    It's all in the attitude.

    Success through positive thinkin.... and beer :freaky
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  17. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    spent the last 2 months in china backpacking, should be back on track soon. cruising craigslist for parts that are probably stolen.
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  18. BERZERKOWITZ

    BERZERKOWITZ .

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    You done with that bike yet?
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  19. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    not even close. starting my first full time job doesn't help. i bought drz triples, i'm hoping to be able to run DRZ front end on this bike. want to get the bike sitting right first before i start making engine brackets, i noticed that other builds (klrsys) run the engine more upright then the stock slanted forward. not sure how it effects the engine but if it's designed a certain way then i don't want to deviate too much. maybe pics.

    hell berzerkowitz, your in nyc right. beer for work?
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  20. Jailor8

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    Just thinking out loud here...

    Re: fears of fires with the external fuel pump

    Is there some type of tip switch or mercury switch that could be wired in so once the bike passes a certain angle on its way down it cuts the power to the pump?? Or cutoff like a jet ski has and just clip the toggle to your jacket?? Figure if fire is a issue in a get off.... well your off... and let the get off, kill the pump.

    Again just thinking out loud .....

    Good luck

    Jailor8
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