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When I got my KLE it was in pretty good condition but it was nowhere ready for a good 14 day trip through Namibia.

The list of things I did just to prep

Change the speedo , clutch cable
Made up pannier racks
Changed the tail light to LED / changed rear indicators to LED and changed their position.
Added a 12V socket
Had the seat reshaped and recovered
Added in a tool tube and 5L fuel solution
New tyres ( E07 front and back ) / chain / sprockets ( 17 front 44 rear) / oil / oil filter / brake pads

This was my 1st attempt at packing the bike just to see where everything would go


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Time for the panniers to get bent up and welded on , a massive thank you to Glenn who sold me the bike for helping out with this, the man is a genius and bent these up in no time.

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While it was open like this the electronics are really easy to get to, so most of the wiring came out and got redone.

Indicators got changed out to really small ones and changed the position so that they are more visible with a load.



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Sadly the more you work on bikes the more you want to change and mod, but with this bike we showed some restraint, just doing what needed to get done

More pannier work and 12v socket installed with inline fuse.

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This was the 1st attempt at placing the fuel tank and tool tube, thankfully no adjustments were necessary.
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Fuzzy are those bracket connected to the swing-arm directly?

EDIT: never mind I see now its the rear footpeg bracket
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looking good but if I may ....weld some support in here  :biggrin:
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The back light was crap so tossed it and replaced with 2 layers of LED, one for park and one for brakes.

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Fuzzy are those bracket connected to the swing-arm directly?

No, they are attached to the brackets, Ill take some close up shots tonight, im only doing final assembly tonight and packing tomorrow, we leave on Sunday :ricky:
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looking good but if I may ....weld some support in here  :biggrin:

I looked at doing that but i thought it was starting to become overkill

just came back from powdercoating

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Fuzzy are those bracket connected to the swing-arm directly?

No, they are attached to the brackets, Ill take some close up shots tonight, im only doing final assembly tonight and packing tomorrow, we leave on Sunday :ricky:

Yip, saw that after a closer look..thought for a moment you want to disable your rear shock  :thumleft:
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I only just saw the bracket going to the front for support ...Plenty there so I would not worry  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Really looking good ....when we leaving  :lol8:
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..I made the mount out of an old tripple clamp, , sadly I wont have time to test this actually works before we leave but I think, based on other mounts ive seen in production that it will be fine. Time will tell
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I only just saw the bracket going to the front for support ...Plenty there so I would not worry  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Really looking good ....when we leaving  :lol8:

Ba ha, leaving Sunday morning. Got to go pick up the seat, speedo cable and still change oil.. leaving it tight but i keep adding things and changing things, this whole mod has taken 2 weeks, my Transalp is still being worked on 2 years later.. the OCD is strong .
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Looking good FM. JOb well done  :thumleft:

Enjoy your trip
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Looks good !  :thumleft:  Enjoy, have a safe trip :ricky: :ricky:  :ricky:

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It looks really neat. Have a great trip.
...I hope you sorted out that KLE seat, they are notoriously uncomfortable. I did a trip to Port Alfred in one day on my KLE a while back. Iron butt doesn't even begin to describe the agony
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Nice work on the soft pannier brackets, looks really sorted. Enjoy the trip.  :ricky:
 

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Looking good, enjoy and safe travels.
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