KLX650 riders UNITE

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by COBAUM, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. klxmack

    klxmack king of the box

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    Sent the swing arm and triples out for some paint. Put some more parts on today.

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  2. klxmack

    klxmack king of the box

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    My wife doesn't mind the pasenger seat, the driver seat is worse.
    get her a gel pad if she complains.
    Remeber she ain't there 80% of the time. And if you don't buy the bike let us know, I have a buddy that wants one.

    cheers
  3. tac650

    tac650 Nomad

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    Oddometer:
    522
    Location:
    Salem, OR
    Looks good. Keep the photos comming....
  4. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    The Second, CA
    Anybody try putting a bigger piston (like one from a vulcan nomad) in their R? I'm getting a spare engine for my R and I'm thinking about boring out the cylinder and getting it replated with Nikasil.
  5. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    San Francisco
    I put the Vulcan piston in my C engine. Worked out great.

    I will tell you that I've ridden an R with fresh valves and the two bikes are about the same. The R might have felt a little quicker due to less weight. My take is that the higher compression on the R engine is a good thing. What I'm trying to say is you won't gain anything putting an overbore with lower compression into the R. If you were to do it anyhow, find a steel lined jug rather than attempting a replate.
  6. jmemmert

    jmemmert Adventurer

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    but... would it be possible to just buy the C sleeve, bore out the R jug and slip in the C sleeve?
  7. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    Not...

    The steel sleeve is fused to the aluminum cylinder. You can simply swap jugs. They are fully interchangeable. Again, I don't see the point unless the R has had ring failure or some other problem requiring work.
  8. klxmack

    klxmack king of the box

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    Got the swing arm back, Hi gloss black powder coat. Also had some other parts coated as well. Upper and lower tree's, rear rack side plates and a bunch of mounts. The color is antique bronze metalic. I was shooting for the same color as the new klx250. This color is much darker and sparkles. I held it up close the the 250 and this color is much nicer. The service boys at my store were mighty impressed with the quality of paint. Its too bad my camera is a pos for close up stuff.

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  9. klxmack

    klxmack king of the box

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    other pic

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  10. tac650

    tac650 Nomad

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    What rear rack is that on your KLX? I need one..........
  11. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Wannabe Adventure Tourer

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    The Second, CA
  12. klxmack

    klxmack king of the box

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    Here are new pics of the bike. I received my last cam chain slipper blade today. I will put the motor in this weekend.

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  13. klxmack

    klxmack king of the box

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    fresh hardware. Sweet italian aluminum. Rizoma fat bar adapters, red anodized cap nut and aluminum brake reservoir. Light and strong.

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  14. klxmack

    klxmack king of the box

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    cant wait till spring! Asv billet clutch and perch. Anodize red. Pro taper bars. Sweet!

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  15. klxmack

    klxmack king of the box

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    I cant find any cool mirrors that arn't for cruisers. The stock front brake caliper and disc are half decent. This radial pull master will spice things up. One finger stoppies anyone?

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  16. klxmack

    klxmack king of the box

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    Ran out of propane. Only put turnsignals and fender on tonight.

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  17. el gueche

    el gueche Mr. Ekenfecker

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  18. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    Bow, WA USA
    KLX porn ya got there.
    get out the the left coast, I'm just south of the CA border, you can hop a ride on mine out here. its bone ass stock though. with the Barry Manilow inspired purple frame.:1drink

    cant wait for the 5 gal tank!

  19. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    It's looking good Dave. I'd love to powdercoat my frame blue. The turquoise is a bit much.
  20. klxmack

    klxmack king of the box

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    Finished The motor this week. 102mm vn1500 piston, 4 new valves, camchains, idlersprocket, cam sprockets, clutch and waterpump seal. Put the motor in on thursday and worked the chasis stuff today. More bling to follow.

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