KLR 650 Modifications

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by VascoMerlin, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Gray_Rider

    Gray_Rider Been here awhile

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    Why do you need 2 radiators? Do you you live in the Sahara Desert?
  2. MetalBender

    MetalBender Banned

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    I think it's a stock '84. :*sip*
  3. wparkinson

    wparkinson Gear Whore

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    Well..... nearly ALL dirt bikes that are water cooled have two radiators....I ride in the woods and mountains and sometimes it gets hot.... so WHY NOT? I mean really? You think its a BAD idea?

    Do you have to live in a Desert to need or want extra cooling? I Don't know.......
  4. kvsoldseca

    kvsoldseca Been here awhile

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    old klr600's came w/ 2 rads as well. :wink: 84-86'
  5. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    Haha, that's all the reason you ever need.
  6. Be108

    Be108 n00b

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    Not much but it it pretty unique you can also see the the D-Flex hand guards.
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  7. MetalBender

    MetalBender Banned

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    Sharp old ride Be108. If you turn those fork boots around they will drain properly and your seals will last much longer. If you wouldn't keep it so clean I'd have never noticed. :D
  8. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    I haven't read through all 53 pages, so hope this is not old news...

    I modified the fairing like this. It rotates the stock windshield forward about 10-15 degrees, which cleans up the airflow a lot. Also, opens up a space behind the windshield, where I constructed a homemade dashboard and mounted a GPS. You could also put things like switches, power outlets, etc, there...

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  9. Dblarrow

    Dblarrow Been here awhile

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    Does this change where the air flow strikes you?

    Been wondering how this compares to something like the +9 windshields.

    Thanks.
  10. Be108

    Be108 n00b

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    Thanks for the tip MetalBender :thumb
  11. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Love the look of this mod but rode a buddie's after he did his and it added a significant amount of buffeting.:cry YMMV.
  12. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    The thing about this modification is you can move the angle of the windshield a few degrees, or all the way to nearly vertical. Compared to what I saw others had done, my change was on the conservative side.

    I had a tall windscreen (I think it was +6", not sure), which caused a lot of buffeting around the helmet level. Went to this setup, and I get clean air at the head level, and a wind break at the chest level.

    Probably also depends on how tall you are... :evil

    Yep, YMMV....
  13. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    Ahh... I miss my ol' 93'
  14. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    :nod :webers


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  15. wparkinson

    wparkinson Gear Whore

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    KLX forks on a KLR...not a great shot. I will have to get some more soon..

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    KLR650R by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

    Thanks again to Holycaveman...... excellent work....

    Here is a vid showing how much the KLX front end can take.... I hit a mound in the road and you can see how much travel the front end has..... I set it in slow motion.....

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  16. wparkinson

    wparkinson Gear Whore

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  17. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    Wow, that is a fantastic looking KLR. Wanna trade for mine?
  18. wparkinson

    wparkinson Gear Whore

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    Thank you for the kind words.....I have put a lot of work into it..... :clap

    and no.... I won't trade you....:lol3

    WP
  19. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    Well, Let's see: not sure if I have posted in this thread or not, so I'll do it (again?) :lol3

    320mm brake rotor/dual piston caliper kit from ebay
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    Plan to do the sub frame bolt upgrade, too, and add a small pelican top box for my Canon and lenses...
  20. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    Well now you are just being selfish.

    Don't think I have posted mine on here either.

    320mm front rotor
    IMS tank
    USB port up front (for firmware upgrades)
    Doohickey
    Formerly 685 kit (now back to stock after the 685 crapped out)
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    Some brush guards (can't remember which)

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