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Offline Neo_za

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KLR scrambler
« on: May 12, 2020, 02:42:43 pm »
I want a srambler similiar to  W650, Bonnivale, or Desert sled but i am on a beer budget :biggrin:

In fact......i am on a 2007 KLR budget as that is what i have available to convert into a scrambler.

Before i get carried away and start the project, the question is whether it makes economic sense. In other words, can i build a KLR scrambler for substantially less than buying a factory built scrambler? My KLR is worth about R20k after i finish the engine rebuild (piston and head) whilst the cheapest factory scramblers i have seen for sale start at more than double that, so i have at least a R20k head start it seems.

The idea is not to try and match the quality components and performance of the Triumphs and Ducati's, but to just build a KLR scrambler, if you get my drift.

Below pics, shamelessly ripped from a for sale thread here on the forum, sort of illustrates what i am after. A lot of fabrication will be required to the subframe of the KLR, the addition of side mounted shocks, etc to get that proper scrambler look.

Am i nuts?
 

Offline Wayne

Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 02:50:28 pm »
My only input is that of you go ahead with this, you will need to start a build thread with lots of pictures.

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 02:55:22 pm »
One day Fugly's may be super rare like a RD and you will feel bad chopping it  >:D
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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 02:58:04 pm »
just buy the one in the pics


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Offline Lem

Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 02:58:04 pm »
I would rather use an old road bike as base, but every project is interesting.

If you want to sell your fugly to search for the right donor bike, let us know

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 03:00:43 pm »
One day Fugly's may be super rare like a RD and you will feel bad chopping it  >:D

Hahaha, yes i would feel kind of guilty.......for a short while.
 

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 03:04:01 pm »
I would rather use an old road bike as base, but every project is interesting.

If you want to sell your fugly to search for the right donor bike, let us know

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Thought about that as well, as well as Teebag's suggestion.

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 03:22:35 pm »
One day Fugly's may be super rare like a RD and you will feel bad chopping it  >:D

Not even our children has the time to wait for a fugly to become super-rare. :ricky:

Also, standard, the fugly's are so ugly that they look better the further you strip them. :pot:
« Last Edit: May 12, 2020, 03:23:32 pm by 2StrokeDan »
 

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 03:28:27 pm »
One day Fugly's may be super rare like a RD and you will feel bad chopping it  >:D

Not even our children has the time to wait for a fugly to become super-rare. :ricky:

Also, standard, the fugly's are so ugly that they look better the further you strip them. :pot:

 :biggrin: yes cant really make it look uglier then it already is, so no pressure in that regard
 

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 03:34:35 pm »
I like Leo's "Rozy", maybe build a Blackie
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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 03:48:23 pm »
Gaan koop net die Scrambler wat klaar is dan ry jy hom en geniet hom in die tyd wat jy een sou gebou het.
 Moeinie  jouself frustreer  met suppliers, parte, pyne en dinge buite jou beheer nie as jy net kan klim en ry. :biggrin:
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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2020, 03:49:29 pm »
Gaan koop net die Scrambler wat klaar is dan ry jy hom en geniet hom in die tyd wat jy een sou gebou het.
 Moeinie  jouself frustreer  met suppliers, parte, pyne en dinge buite jou beheer nie as jy net kan klim en ry. :biggrin:
Life is to short to stress about what happens next. :thumleft:
Maar sy RD is amper klaar so idle hands en lockdown gaan nie lekker saam nie  :deal:
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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2020, 03:54:37 pm »
Gaan koop net die Scrambler wat klaar is dan ry jy hom en geniet hom in die tyd wat jy een sou gebou het.
 Moeinie  jouself frustreer  met suppliers, parte, pyne en dinge buite jou beheer nie as jy net kan klim en ry. :biggrin:
Life is to short to stress about what happens next. :thumleft:
Maar sy RD is amper klaar so idle hands en lockdown gaan nie lekker saam nie  :deal:

is dit nou RD, soos in Yamaha RD of bedoel jy die R&D van die scrambler? Indien laasgenoemde moes Yamaha hom aangestel het op die T7, dan kon ek al een tweedehands koop  :ricky:
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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2020, 04:07:28 pm »
Gaan koop net die Scrambler wat klaar is dan ry jy hom en geniet hom in die tyd wat jy een sou gebou het.
 Moeinie  jouself frustreer  met suppliers, parte, pyne en dinge buite jou beheer nie as jy net kan klim en ry. :biggrin:
Life is to short to stress about what happens next. :thumleft:
Maar sy RD is amper klaar so idle hands en lockdown gaan nie lekker saam nie  :deal:

Jy het insig "beyond your years" :biggrin:

RD is amper klaar ingeloop en ek begin klaar onrustig word vir volgende projek
 

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2020, 04:12:54 pm »
Het vir Lem klaar op n ander Fugly se spoor gesit.

My Fugly is werklik ugly........so ek kan net sowel n lelike scrambler bou.
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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2020, 04:13:49 pm »
Gaan koop net die Scrambler wat klaar is dan ry jy hom en geniet hom in die tyd wat jy een sou gebou het.
 Moeinie  jouself frustreer  met suppliers, parte, pyne en dinge buite jou beheer nie as jy net kan klim en ry. :biggrin:
Life is to short to stress about what happens next. :thumleft:

Nogals nie 'n slegte roep nie...

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2020, 04:14:30 pm »
nog
 

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2020, 04:19:24 pm »
Gaan koop net die Scrambler wat klaar is dan ry jy hom en geniet hom in die tyd wat jy een sou gebou het.
 Moeinie  jouself frustreer  met suppliers, parte, pyne en dinge buite jou beheer nie as jy net kan klim en ry. :biggrin:
Life is to short to stress about what happens next. :thumleft:

Nogals nie 'n slegte roep nie...

https://www.webuycars.co.za/buy-a-car/677240027

https://www.webuycars.co.za/buy-a-car/8D54F6299

Regte idee maar weet nie of ek die guts het om n ou Ducati by daai ouens te koop nie :)
 

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2020, 04:29:32 pm »
here is a KLR that was converted to a scrambler and it looks super cool



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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2020, 04:59:38 pm »
Very nice Porra. See a lot of subframe work done and i like the exhaust routing. The KLR engine is quite tall which this pic shows clearly.