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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2020, 05:05:28 pm »
Neo, in my KLR days I saw a few pics of KLR scramblers and they were bloody nice. I specifically remember a green one in a similar styling to that one of Pyscho's.

Keep looking on the web, you'll find some good examples.


i think it's a great idea ..................  :thumleft:
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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2020, 05:17:29 pm »
I have a 1200RT you can chop into an R9T look alike.
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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2020, 08:23:29 pm »
Before you hack your bike up, go find a suitable tank. The tank and the lines are everything. It's all about 'less is more'

Just know this, if you are gonna do it right, it's not all that cheap and you will never get your money back.

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2020, 08:26:33 pm »
You can get pretty creative without blowing the bank though. This was a KZ400 that I built a while back.

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2020, 08:51:07 pm »
Very nice Blauth :thumleft:

Yes, tank is first. Have to gather other parts such as twin rear shocks and wheels as well - 18/19 inch front, 17/18 rear.

My thinking is that my KLR is worth very little anyway and i dont feel like doing the normal thing in fixing and selling it. Very few people would buy it as a project to finish it themselves. I can also keep all the standard stuff i take off as spares for my other KLR. Then there is the biggest drawcard in that i can build it to suit my needs and that it will be a one-off. Probably will not get a cent for it thereafter as i dont want it to be a show pony either.
 

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2020, 09:31:18 pm »
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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2020, 10:12:37 pm »
@Neo_za

Please start the build asap. We love build threads!

Buy threads are not even 1 pagers.

Half your bike passion is building /tinkering on bikes.

The ex Wes/Gerard W650 end product is stunning.

Do what ever tickles your fancy to the KLR, and no need to be sentimental, you have never been, the RD might be the exception!

We are waiting!

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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2020, 07:56:06 am »
Thanks H :thumleft:

The rough plan is to get the 1.0 piston & rebore done (the head has already been reconditioned) as soon as lockdown restrictions permits (seems imminent), then reassemble bike and put it through COR (it is already registered in my name). Once done i will strip it down whilst simultaneously sourcing the key components needed for the build.

My chief engineer and fabricator :biggrin: is already on standby as my welding and pipe-bending skills are non-existent. I will do all the mechanical and electrical work.

As soon as we are ready to start i will begin a rebuild thread.
 
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Re: KLR scrambler
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2020, 09:41:03 am »
Awesome! Can't wait!

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