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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by KLRsys, Jun 6, 2012.
I fixed the picture link above, here it is again.
Thanks for the link to the pictures. Your build almost makes it look reasonable but it always looks easy after it's done.
Wow, that does look factory made! NICE!
I weighed it today. 209lbs rear, 175lbs front, 384lbs total. With almost 1/2 tank of gas. Not bad I think. My 07 weights 432lb but it has panier mounts, crash guards, center stand and a Corbin seat which is quite heavy.
I thought you had one in the works. I remember seeing teaser pics.
This guy tediously measured his Gen 1 KLR. 411 lbs wet. (full tank)
If you top er off with 3 gallons of gas at 6 lbs a gallon you are at 402 lbs. Not bad considering the extra power.
Kudos...good work here.
Also, is the KLR vibration gone?
The KLR vibration is gone, but now it has the Versys buzz over 4k rpm. Below 4k it's really smooth. All in all, while riding down the highway the general presence of the motor is much less noticable than it was before. At 65mph, the tires make more noise. I like it. Although I like the low noise level of the stock muffler I would like to change it soon for some weight savings, but I don't want it to get too loud. Any suggestions?
Very nice work.
Curious if you are concerned about heat soak of the rear shock; the exhaust looks CLOSE (maybe it's just the camera angle?)
Good point. I've been planning a heat shield for the section of pipe that runs close to my left leg, but it really doesn't radiate as much heat as I thought it might. I'm going to do it anyway. I should probably put one near the shock, the exhaust is about .5" from the spring, about 1" from the shock body. I have a Progressive shock that I'd like to install, hoping it will clear the exhaust.
Man thats clean
Do I understand you right, you turned the throttle bodies upside down?
Awesome, I didn't even know you could do that.
Putting that in my notes.
The goal was to get the manifolds turned upside down which angled the throttle bodies downward a bit. Turned out having the throttle bodies flipped over fixed a problem where the throttle position sensor was hitting the bottom of the tank. I had to redo the cable mount and make a new bell crank (out of three fender washers) but no biggie.
I like this pic:
OK now put the KLR engine in the Versys chassis!Seriously though; Wow, great job on the KLR build!
You might consider modifying the stock KLR muffler to remove a little weight and possibly improve flow without adding much noise. Cut off the front "fishbelly" part of the muffler leaving only the stock can, less the inside baffle. You would think that much of a reduction in pipe would make it a lot louder, but it is hardly any louder than stock, maybe just a bit lower in tone. Everyone thinks my muffler is stock until they look under the side cover.
I'll take a pic if anyone is interested in seeing a smaller KLR muffler.
I'd like to see a picture or two. I have a spare stock muffler that I can experiment on so I'm interested. Thanks.
I too would like more details on this can surgery, and this bike build
Sorry, I missed this. What would you like to know?