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post #1 of 17 Old 10-19-2016, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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87' KLR Scrambler/Tracker Build

Whats up guys! Been working on this 87 KLR 650. Just got done with some motor work. Finished laying out the custom exhaust, which is going to get ceramic coated matte black with stainless guards. Installed the Warp 9 rims wrapped in Shinko 705's. Received the aluminum radiator today too. New ProTaper 1 1/8" fat bars, Biltwell grips and gonna run a TrailTech Vapor gauge. Looking for a nice condition Yamaha DT125/175 fuel tank. Frame is going to be black and black swing arm. Cant wait to ride this beast!





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post #2 of 17 Old 10-20-2016, 12:49 AM
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That's an interesting build. Be sure to post more pics as you progress. Out of curiosity does it have a kickstarter?
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post #3 of 17 Old 10-20-2016, 07:53 AM
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That looks sweet ! I was just thinking the other day that the KLR should make a nice scrambler !


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@justjeff, no kick starter. I wish it did so I could eliminate the battery and get a 12v Moose Racing regulator/rectifier to keep the lights from flickering. But I am running a lithium battery in a tray under the seat.
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I like the scrambler style! Cool project, and nice job routing the pipe. Sub'd!

Btw, what work did you do to the engine?
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post #6 of 17 Old 10-21-2016, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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I like the scrambler style! Cool project, and nice job routing the pipe. Sub'd!

Btw, what work did you do to the engine?
Thanks!! Scramblers are my favorite haha. The motor was basic stuff, EagleMike DOO mod, my spring was broken and the DOO was cracked. New Piston rings and valve adjustment. Bike has kick ass compression now, well from what I can tell disabling the KACR. Stock harness is in good shape. Got it re-wrapped up in new tape and did the side stand bypass and the clutch lockout bypass.
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post #7 of 17 Old 10-24-2016, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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A few updates on the build. Finally found a DT175 gas tank! Love the shape of this tank. Will strip it raw. Made up some custom mounts and new mounts for the radiator (not in pics) Getting all the mounts done and a test ride then back all apart for paint! Bike is going to be a sweet city tracker!! Cant wait. Thanks guys. More pics to come with time.
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post #8 of 17 Old 10-25-2016, 12:32 AM
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I can't believe how tiny that thing looks!

What are your plans for a battery?
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post #9 of 17 Old 10-25-2016, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Haha, yea it is tall and skinny for sure! I am used a Sealed BikeMaster TruGel battery that will be under the seat in a shallow seat pan. That's one reason why I did the exhaust on the outside too. Gonna do a test run today make sure everything is in working order then tear down for paint!
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post #10 of 17 Old 10-29-2016, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys. Big updates. Got the bike roughly 80% back together. Tomorrow is electrical and tuning Braaaap!!! Hope you all dig it
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