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post #21 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 02:09 PM
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That is highly cool. Well done!



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I want one!!!!
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nice job
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I weighed it last night. 384lbs with almost half a tank of gas. Not bad I think. It will drop a few more pounds when I replace the heavy stock muffler.
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Did you install the fuel pump in the tank, or did you have to mount it
outside? either way very nice work

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I fabricated a container for it and mounted it in the bottom of the battery box.

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You're a genius...

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i fabricated a container for it and mounted it in the bottom of the battery box.

friggin' awesome!

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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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Awesome motorcycle! I have thought about doing that with my 250 dual sport. Put a Ninja 250 motor in there.

I had no issues with the '08 KLR. I replaced the Ninja 650 with the Versys and realized that it handled most of the roads I used the KLR on. My neighbor wanted the KLR so I let him buy it. I still get to admire it without having to maintain it.
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I am sooooooooo jealous. Well done.

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post #31 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 11:30 PM
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Looks a lot like this one:






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Awesome! Great Job!

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RepsolRider's bike. He did a really nice job, build and finish quality is first rate. When I finally decided to seriously look into doing this swap I did a google search for pictures of a Versys motor to get dimensions and the first thing I found was his thread on the advrider forum. That was proof enough that it could be done and the following day I purchased my donor bike and got started. I did borrow a few ideas from his bike, the forward exhaust routing and the fuel pump can. Check it out if you like. He put up a lot of pictures.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=640772
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Hats off to you SIR. Great job and very nice looking bike.


& for sharing with us.
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Check the SQUID - his helmet isn't even fastened.... PLUS - it's NOT full-face.

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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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Nice work my boy. that's what this world need more of, imagination and some tools. way to go.

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I met up with Fritz in Mason, Tx last Saturday while he was on his way back from Moab. I was on my R1100GS, we swapped bikes for about 40 miles of highway and it was great as it just ate up the miles. It was hard to understand that I was on a KLR (I love KLR's) with that motor. Great bike and thanks for letting me ride it.
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Incredible.... I can't even fathom the amount of hours this took... and I thought wiring up my Givi cases was bad enough. Amazing job!
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Update

Thought I post up a few recent pictures. It's a bit more finished than the previous pictures. Now has a custom skid plate, luggage, 320mm front rotor, Progressive rear spring/shock, Progressive front springs, a power commander. Ready for travel. I rode it from San Antonio to Moab, rode the white rim trail and rode back. It did great, no problems. If I could keep it at 70 or below I would get 55mpg, but it's plenty happy doing more.





I added a Rostra cruise control. Love it. Relatively easy connection to the the Versys wiring.


Riding the WRT.




I'm currently working on KLRsys II. A 2nd gen 09 KLR with another 09 Versys powertrain.
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