V649HP-Kawasaki's new gravel runner

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by jdrocks, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. old2wheeler

    old2wheeler Former nÔÔb

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    I can already see it... it's beautimous!!
  2. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    how about tank, seat, and controls?

    ...and don't nobody say nuthin' about the fender.

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  3. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    ...and loud.

    probably need a silencer.
  4. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    this is right in so many ways
  5. freewheeler

    freewheeler Been here awhile

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    I have too ... I'm going on record that I LIKE THE LOOK with the high red fender ...
  6. KI6HNB

    KI6HNB Been here awhile

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  7. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    Ain't no dirt road goin slow that bad boy down......I like that fender too......should put one on the back .
  8. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    damn, might have to start a poll.

    might be a high black fender, or maybe something else.
  9. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    i chose that fender to scare the hell out of the Nova Scotia moose when they see it coming at 'em down the road. they jump right back in the bush, pronto.

    might have to change something, it looks a little too close to where the radiator guard mounts.
  10. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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  11. tragerbon

    tragerbon Been here awhile

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  12. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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  13. BuffWv

    BuffWv Long timer

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    Mine is on hold now. Just lost my job:cry
  14. tragerbon

    tragerbon Been here awhile

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    The bike is in storage about 500 miles east of my current location, started a new career and don't have the time...so I am living vicariously through you, LOL.
  15. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    damn, sorry to hear that. lots of ADV guys around the area, network the heck out of the community, something may turn up real quick.
  16. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    i better start taking more build photos then, keep ya alive, vicariously speaking.
  17. BuffWv

    BuffWv Long timer

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    :DDude you need to keep a parts list and sell it to others that want to do the build.
  18. freewheeler

    freewheeler Been here awhile

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    Just throw a couple 1/4" flat washers between the back fender mounts and the lower triple clamp ... problem solved ...
  19. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    since you broke the rules and mentioned the red fender, i'll be a sheeple and follow suit. When the front lights and fairing is on I think it will look right its just the lack of mass infront of the forks that gives it that long broke beak look :lol3
  20. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    I think I like Dave's bike better than the Ducati. That forward cylinder looks like it's beggin for a Trans-Lab bowling ball rock to smash into it. I can't imagine trying to work on a broke down Ducati out in the woods either.​