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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by sanjoh, Mar 25, 2010.
I really like it. What size wheels? Where did you get them?
but you should consider giving those header pipes some protection and move your exhaust to a higher position, you might get in trouble in a simple river crossing (or even in softer mudd)
The wheels are 21/18 off a KTM 640.
The exhaust will be changed to higher position. Will try a midpipe with some sort of can.
I thought about building one of those. The two major issues that stopped me was what appeared to be an inability to get more suspension travel in the rear without major modifications to the swingarm and what to do about the oil drain projection underneath the bike.
My goal was to increase ground clearance and more travel without needing a step ladder to mount up.
I have an unwilling KLX650c that could be used for donor parts if I thought that the swingarm and linkage could be grafted on. KLX swing arm is 8" wide at the pivot and 23" between pivot and axle. How does that match up with any of the 650 twins?.
I suppose the other way would be some mod to the swing arm brace to allow a longer shock. Anybody have any thoughts or measurements on that.
Fork length on the KLX is 33.5 at static sag, how does that measure up?
Unique and nicely done.
Thanks for all the replies.
This should light things up. Delkevic H4 headlight. Plenty of real estate on the mounts for blinkers, extra lights and windshield mount.
Headlight works great!
Added an oem muffler off a 05-06 gsxr 1000. Sounds great, much better performance with minimal noise. Connecting pipe compliments of the local Meineke shop.
New maaxis 6006 tires.
Stearns ATV seat pad until I get the stock seat reworked.
Rode 700miles over the weekend, the bike just keeps getting better.
No flat tires!!
Glad the Frankenbike is working out !!!
I have a question about the forks. I think the specs say 270mm travel. Did you shorten them or use harder springs in order to get more in line with the short travel and hard suspension used in the rear.
If not, does the bike feel still balanced?
Forks are stock 01 640e
The bike is reasonably well balanced. Need to slow down for continuous deep whoops.
That is outstanding! A stock set of wheels and you can go motarding.
very nice! i saw that Versys thread a while ago and have always thought about that setup. you"re about as tall as me right (6'6")? how well does the bike fit you?
I'm a bit shorter than you. It is about the same height as an XRL. Come on out to the squares this weekend and you can ride it.
Brilliant stuff mate, if they won't build it for us...
that's cool as sheeeeeeeeet! :huh
Thanks Al. Maybe umm if you have something going on next weekend I'll ride it up.
If you're going to the squares tomorrow pm me a time. I am able to ride tomorrow but not Sun.
I don't think it's seat height I'm as worried about as the lengthfrom the pegs to the bars. Hopefully we'll see each other this weekend, it's been a while since we've rode together anywanyways.
thanks for the ride yesterday. that thing is awesome! man around 6-7k that thing really comes to life . if you come across another one for what you got yours for please let me know.... i'm looking for one now
Head-ups to anyone riding the 650r off road. Buell pegs, stock 650r bracket.
Another prime example of using something it was not intended for.
It was pretty good hit that broke it off. And I'm not exactly a small guy:huh.
Someone was working on pegs mounts for 650r? Any update?