KLRE650 super Rio build thread.

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

  1. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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    Your employer got their moneys' worth. Problem with entities like Kawasaki is that they have emotional inertial and will do anything not to accept outside ideas.
  2. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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    Latest report from the weekend . The SuperRio survied some crazy single track riding. Worked better than I expected.



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    Opened the day with some river bed crossing.

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    Followed by C plus fire access roads.

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    The original Idea was the bike should be able to cover any road anywhere. So now its any ditch any depth.:lol3

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    Gotta thank good friends for pitching in to avoid scratching your prissy 450lb adventure princess.

    Epic day in the dirt.:freaky
  3. KLRnit

    KLRnit Adventurer

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    Your bike is epic. I do have a few questions for you though. What did you come up with for a airbox? I read you were running PODS for awhile. How did you do Your engine tuning? Power commander? Sorry if you have already answered these questions. Your bike is still a inspration to me and my build.

    Thanks man and ride safe,
    MT
  4. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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    Thanks again for the praise. Still running pods :rofland a stock ecu no fueling changes. The bike pops a little, but pulls hard and clean. I keep thinking I will change it when I stop riding it. Havent yet found the time.

    Cheers.
  5. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    I've been saying that about my Dirt Ninja for 20k miles:D
  6. Wraith1027

    Wraith1027 Adventurer

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    Wow, just WOW. I'm not sure I can say anything that hasn't been said already. A work of art that is. I helped my Dad build a Scarab back in the 70's. I halped my brother restore and rebuild the very same car over the last several years. He won top honors at the national convention and show this year. I was so proud of him. You should feel the same for your bike. It is every bit as detailed and well though out as the kit manufactured for the Z-car.

    Well Done.
  7. JD Diesel

    JD Diesel n00b

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    Great work looks great tooo......JD
  8. Ninja77

    Ninja77 WiLD DoG

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    A+ work done there! Hope it serves you well and for many years. I just finished reading this thread from the 1st page. Again well done!!
  9. smolt

    smolt Pike-dodging emigree

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    Same here. Nice build; good idea and well executed. How is she holding up?

    Any news from SamM and his version?
  10. Roughrider Maximus

    Roughrider Maximus n00b

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    :eek1Hi. Last I looked a few months ago, I had your address and phone number, but it seems i cannot find it now. I have 2 friends and myself that are interested in doing a couple of tries at this, or just sending it to you for all of the work and idosincrsies to rebuild our bikes.....after all, you are a seasoned veteran at this work!!!
    Psend me this info if you can. thanks--------RRM
  11. KLRsys

    KLRsys Been here awhile

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  12. Ridin'nFishin

    Ridin'nFishin Real Rider

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    Your bike looks great! :thumb

    Where are you in S. Texas? I would love to see the bike in person.
  13. KLRsys

    KLRsys Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I'm in Brownsville.
  14. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    AWESOME ob maaan.... My buddy Parepin is kick'n the Idea around now too.:freaky
  15. Ridin'nFishin

    Ridin'nFishin Real Rider

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    I may be going to Valley for the 4th, I would love to take a look at your bike.
  16. KLRsys

    KLRsys Been here awhile

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    If you're coming down, give me a heads up. I'll be in town. You can PM me or email through this forum.
  17. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    Excellent build its giving me ideas to continue with mine- I especially want to do the front forks and the engine! I have been working on my 2005 KLR for a few years now - it is almost perfected for my use.

    but you brought soem new areas to light that I missed.


    full build here - http://my2wheels.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6717

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  18. Egodriver71

    Egodriver71 Rider of something

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    I like that fairing, what is it?
  19. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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  20. GoThere@50

    GoThere@50 I'm Going

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    Repsolrider, A bit late to the party but I just wanted to add my congratulations to the long list! Your finished project is impressive and you did it yourself. Modded KLRs are a thing of joy, yours is epic! :clap