KLRE650 super Rio build thread.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by repsolrider, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl Adventurer

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    Love your bike. Will be following this thread for further developments. Maybe I missed it but what forks and clamps are you running?
  2. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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    Thanks, Its got 2007 wp forks, and Emig racing 22mm off set clamps. The GPR damper kit was a modification.

    Cheers.:freaky
  3. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Very nice!
  4. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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    I am super proud of this. My first serious build gets press. Check it out if you can get a copy.

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  5. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    Congrats, well deserved.
  6. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Goodonyaman :freaky
  7. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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    Thanks Wheatwhacker, and NordieBoy. This goes way beyond a simple bike.:happay
  8. tragerbon

    tragerbon Been here awhile

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    Well done and a nice build, I really dig it !

    Maybe Team Green will pay attention too !
  9. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Great thing! And more than well done ... The world is watching you and takes notice. Hopefully, Kawasaki will do so, too!
    Kind regards, Bambi
  10. Ceemack

    Ceemack Adventurer

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    Awesome, Repsolrider! Much deserved.

    Sure hope Kawi's product people read "Canadian Biker"...
  11. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    Word has it, Repsolrider was ambushed outside his home early this morning.

    He, his bike and all manuals, drawings, scraps of papear were taken from the garage and loaded into a Toyota van with, quote, "wierd license plates". Neighbours heard loud noises, then the words "how much" being repeated over and over again.

    Police found a half can of Molson and several empty Sapporo cans on the scene. One neighbour followed the van to a secret landing strip on a nearby farm where he said the van drove up a ramp into the plane and moments later took off. He told police that one of the men in the van had the letter "K" on the back of his shirt.

    On a similar note, Kawasaki announced later today the arrival of a 2012 KLR twin due in the dealers showrooms in late 2011.

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  12. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    ^^^
    for reals? don't mess with us man.
  13. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    No, I'm kidding but, you never know..
  14. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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    I can neither confirm or deny these events happened.:rofl

    So they got to you to.:lol3
  15. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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    I am sure they can read ,hope they care. Thanks for the feed back. I think the more they see, the more likely the bike could be built.:clap
  16. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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  17. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    DANG IT!!! YOU KNOW HOW MUCH TIME I SPENT ON GOOGLE AFTER I READ THAT? WHILE MY EMPLOYER PAID ME!!!
    :lol3
  18. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Dang, there is just something "REALLY RIGHT" about that bike. Like it was meant to happen.

    I have been pondering doing the same conversion but can't decide how long I should wait to see if the big K makes it happen for me.

    Getting some good press is a huge step in the right direction. Congrats !!!
  19. jazzdrum69

    jazzdrum69 Adventurer

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    Just read thos whole thread. Simply awesome! A recent quick scan of ebay reveals several ninja 650 engines "buy-it-now" for around 500 bucks or so....just sayin. :norton
  20. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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    Its a great start. All the other parts add up fast.

    I think its time to go ride.:wink: