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post #1 of 21 Old 04-03-2008, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Oh the ideas!

I get from this picture.
Yes, it began life as a KLR650.
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-03-2008, 06:03 AM
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ummmmmmmm ok




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Is that guy somebody I know or can I make fun of him?

That bike actually looks pretty neat.





.........He looks like he has the munchies.

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I'm pretty sure thats a Hodaka gas tank.

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Is that guy somebody I know or can I make fun of him?

That bike actually looks pretty neat.





.........He looks like he has the munchies.
Be nice.. That might be one of HondaJim's neighbors.

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But what is it now?

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Be nice.. That might be one of HondaJim's neighbors.
or cousins.



So Kevin, watcha thinkin'? Going to get a hat like that and grow some facial hair?

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flat tracker all the way.
Visually it's on the right track, equipment-wise the front end is prettymuch all wrong but still salvageable.

I'm thinking a late 90's KLR with a solid motor would be a great donor bike, watch eBay for the rest of the bits, flea markets, long term build up into a helluva fun street legal flat tracker.

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flat tracker all the way.
Visually it's on the right track, equipment-wise the front end is prettymuch all wrong but still salvageable.

I'm thinking a late 90's KLR with a solid motor would be a great donor bike, watch eBay for the rest of the bits, flea markets, long term build up into a helluva fun street legal flat tracker.
Until I read this, all I could see was you in the garage tearing plastic off the '08 and trying to fit salvage parts on it.

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why on god's green earth would you do something like that to a poor, innocent, unsuspecting KLR?

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why on god's green earth would you do something like that to a poor, innocent, unsuspecting KLR?
My guess would be extreme boredom or bad crack.




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Kind of cool , in a rat bike kind of way -

Now, here is a cool flat tracker conversion, granted, it will cost a bit more than the KLR one -
http://www.motocarrera.com/tracker.htm

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the photo is called "klotard"

front end must be a kz or gpz? - has the anti-dive crap same as mine.

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I know where a donor RD400 is but it's comparable to a mostly decomposed body yet the owner still believes it has tremendous value even though it's been rotting away in the weather for years and years.

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or cousins.



So Kevin, watcha thinkin'? Going to get a hat like that and grow some facial hair?
And dont forget the Tie-dyed shirt, it really completes the look.

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Hey is he playing Freedom Rock? Well turn it up man!

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Funny thing about alot of the RD owners, eitther they have a wonderful bike and dont know it, or they have a POS and think its worth a ton - I think the most Ive ever paid for a RD was $1200 - and this one was all orignal ! Ive found you can find some really sweet deals on Rd- you just have to catch the right person at the right time. I got 3 ( 1 runner and 2 parts bikes ) for $600 ! I sold one of the gas tanks form the parts bikes for $450 ! Love those Rds !

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I feel really bad for that KLR...

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post #19 of 21 Old 04-03-2008, 08:37 AM
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Do you read Performance Bikes mag Jet? They're big on 'build a bike in your own shed' (BABIYOS) and are always showing readers' projects as well as their own. They may be ugly, but there's a lot of pride to be had in piecing together your own bike using the parts you want on there. Alot of people go crazy with fabrication over there too.

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nope, i'm an internet junkie who gave up on printed magazines long ago, guess I could be missing out. I need to make the time and get into a project.

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They have a forum too. Google "babiyos".

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