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Discussion in 'Australia' started by MadGalah, Jul 22, 2008.
wouldn't it be easier to make a rear rally style tank off the shelf (like the KTM950SE/ADV tank fit)
Go back a page, that has been suggested
That would definitely be the most cost effective way to increase fuel capacity. There is one made for the KTM525, as well as others, that should be easy enough to fit up.
It was an offer of a viable suggestion, not everyone has time to read every post on every thread... :fyyff:fyyff
QUOTE=BygDaddee;22765986]Go back a page, that has been suggested[/QUOTE]
Glad I could be of assistance
All too petty!!!
I live in Wales, the UK one, own a Versys and have looked at the KLE500 many times, has anyone thougth of fitting a Versys engine into a KLE500 frame for a bit more power ??
The V engine looks smaller so it should be an easier fit than fitting the V engine into a KLR frame as many have done in the States.
I have a pair of unwanted Kyoto S1352 brake pads. I bought them from ebay, and after I tried to fit them, I found, there was a mistake in description. Looks like they fit KLE. If you want them for $15, please PM.
Local pickup or I can deliver in Adelaide metro area for free. No postage.
They don't look like my KLE500 pads I have in the shed.
I think you will find they are actually for the KLR650
Maybe post over on the KLR650 thread.
I got mine early this year. I have a KTM 640 ADV and wanted something less intense, more reliable. I like it. It could use a bit more horsepower, but if you keep in the higher rev range goes well, the motor is a smooth free revving unit. The six speed is well spaced. Carries it weight well, The two issues are front forks, tried everything they are poo, and the 15 litters, just aren't enough.
The things I have done so far, wilber rear shock, links to give it a lift. crash bars, Its got a slip on can. Sorted some soft luggage. I got a 4. L fuel cell which I have made a bag for it which zips on to the top of the big pack, not ideal but will do for now.
Things I would like to do I have a set of DRZ400 SM forks which might be OK. I am interested in getting a bigger tank. Someone said they we seeing if any thing fitted?
Maybe safari there triumph tiger one or there KTM 950 SE both have wide frames at the top. Or a rear tank. Safari make a 8 L for the Honda. You would have to mess about with the sub frame, but you would have to do some work for a front tank too.
With those changes I think it will make a OK ADV bike.
Very good, it looks like you've got a tall seat as well. I got some braided brake lines this week so I'll throw them on. I've ordered the same crash bars but have to wait a bit. Suspension is my next thing if I feel like throwing some money at it. I also have a template to make a couple of little stainless brackets to lift that from fender a bit, I got some clay clogged in there once and it makes me nervousness, it was coming out for days after woulds in rock hard lumps.
Thanks I did add some foam and reupholstered the seat. I put a sheepskin on as well it's a work in progress that sheepskin. You can see the seat better in this photo
I've had some plans to add some foam to lift the seating position by an inch or so and move it back a bit as well, but been to busy and most of my money has gone into my new WRF lately.
Tutaki, let all the air out of the forks.... then put 10 psi in with a hand car pump, I use one with a gauge built in to it.
The fuel tank capacity is my only real "issue" with my KLE, as yet I haven't had time to resolve it satisfactorily.
I'm using either a 5 litre jerry can in one of the saddlebags, or a 7.5 litre RotoPax strapped to the rear rack [depending if I need my top box for the trip].
I wanted to keep my bike mainly stock, though my '94 is the older single headlight model.
Auxiliary tanks are an option I suppose, enlarging the original tank was my preference as I can keep the stock nose cone and windscreen which work well for me.
If I adapt an after market tank then I would go the full ADV mask and headlight modification route [and the bike would end up looking like a modified DR650 :eek1 but with six gears and a smooth engine ]
Bygdaddee Nice combo, hows the taller screen go on the KLE. I am thinking of replacing my KTM 640 with a smaller bike, how do you find the WR gearing, ect.
Ockrocket I have a pump with a gage on . I just don't seam to be able to get them working, I have tried all sorts of oil weights new springs. I know what you mean abbot the auxiliary tanks I might have a look at the rotopax
Thanks, I am very happy and will be hanging into to both bikes till someone brings something better out that doesn't cost as much as a mortgage.
First of all the the KLE, I am not happy with the tall screen, it buffets your head. I just replaced it with an eagle wide touring screen and really got the same result, so I'm still searching for a solution. The rest of the bike is unbelievable, a parallel twin 6 speed, I don't understand why manufactures can't bring out a bike with similair specs as these that don't cost an arm and a leg. I've fitted aftermarket pipe, braided brake lines, run 10psi in the forks, and ride it. I have crush bars on order, and may do some suspension work. This thing is a $4k bargain.
I see there's one in Melbourne at the moment
Now the WR, I didn't buy it to do tight single track, I bought it to do open trail rides and light adventure rides at a medium pace, and minimal tight single track. For this the way I have it set up it's the best trail bike I've ever ridden. I call it my state of the art DRZ, just the service intervals are shorter. You can read lots about it on this link, I have done suspension since these write ups and it makes it's fantastic, and my gearing is now 14/47 and for this riding it's great.
Hey Biggus, have you got the alloy arms of the Barkbusters mounted around the wrong way?
Never seen an arm bend upwards from the handlebar end mount, only downwards.
One that loves Tranny's, it gave the best clearance on the larger master cylinder and longer levers, so I went with it, they are doing there job well
Nice Pics BygDaddee , the KLE in its natural environment.
All is quiet on this thread ATM. There is a lot of action on a site in Slovenia where they have many organised events and RR posts. I haven't called in on that site for a while now, the posted pics show some great country and village areas. I used use Google translate to get some idea of the chat going on but the translation wasnt that good but often very funny gobbely gook!
I'll have to look and find that site again as I don't see it here bookmarked. I'll post it up when I find it again.
The history of Slovenia and all thru the Balkans is very interesting if you ignore the rivers of blood throughout the ages. The mountains, the rivers and streams, the quaint villages all make for a good view. Also the Alps
.. so much to see but for me I think its way too late. All you younger blokes should try and ride these areas. Life really is too short to have regrets so DO IT, before it's too late.
Merry Christmas and prosperous healthy New Year!!