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12-06-2019 01:45 PM
copestone Hi Doug
Sorry to hear you've stalled on the klrs.
Mine was poorly prepared for powder coating by a previous owner and may need swapping over to a new frame to look pretty as it is rusting under the coating!
So there is a slight temptation regarding your collection
Curious...do you have crash bars, alu sump guards or pannier racks or any other upgrade bits?.
And what year are each of the bikes?
Are they uk registered? And i presume they are from a reputable source originally?
Of course the price would be an issue and would you split the cache to sell it?
It could cost a fair few pennies to haul to Edinburgh too so I am really only toying with the idea as yet..
Tempted...but...

Bruce
12-04-2019 03:27 PM
Tom Schmitz Ah, well, it goes that way some times. I understand that KLRs are not plentiful in the UK. You should not have trouble finding a home for them somewhere in the UK, if bit by bit.
12-04-2019 02:45 PM
bikeownerus
Poor Progress from Bedfordshire...

As I intimated in my original and only post - I have a collection of KLR parts constituting 2 complete bikes (minus batteries), 2 spare engines and a mass of other bits like swing arms, chains, sprockets, brake bits,... etc.

I have squeezed one of the engines into one of the frames and got it running albeit lumpy.

However, progress has to be honest slowed...and I'm finding myself poodling about with the running and roadworthy Fazer rather than addressing the more challenging KLRs.

So, at the moment I'm minded to put the lot up for sale on eBay......poor form I know!

Doug
07-15-2019 03:00 PM
Tom Schmitz
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Originally Posted by copestone View Post
I'm in Scotland which unfortunately means still british...
Maybe so, but you've got the highlands and good whiskeys that have phlegmy names and nice SSE where I can understand every 15th word and them Weegies where I understand nothing and you'll take the British pound and give me change in Scottish when I buy some 'juice'. It's all good!

I'll be back in Edinburgh for a UK visit in just 18 days.

It's been too long.
07-15-2019 12:27 PM
pdwestman Welcome to the forum, bikeownerus & copestone. "Click" on a members name to learn more about them, if they the supplied any info.
07-14-2019 08:26 AM
copestone I'm in Scotland which unfortunately means still british
1988 scruffy low mileage lump of trouble but it won't die!
04-03-2019 04:25 PM
bikeownerus
Hi - 2019 entry to the Brit clan

Hi - I've just joined.
Always been a biker and have a Fazer 1000 as my daily ride but in a moment of nave enthusiasm have bought a batch of 2 '89 rolling frames and 4 engines (1 in bits).
Plan is to mess around and see if I can't get something out of the mix?
I'm based in mid-Bedfordshire
Doug
01-23-2019 06:23 PM
bodgerrolls Same here - newbie, would like to buy one....
09-11-2018 06:24 AM
mayor of simpleton I'm in the uk. Anybody know where I can find a KLR as mine died. any help would be appreciated
04-14-2017 02:08 PM
Trail Bike Rider
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Originally Posted by tasman View Post
You won't spot many KLR650's on the continent. Don't think they sold many due to emissions regs.
You'll see mine There are quite a few KLR650s and Tengai in this part of the World so not a rare sight

I bought my 1988 KLR650 brand new from a dealer in London and rode it to my home in Southern Spain stopping in Madrid for it's first oil change.
At that time in 1988 a KLR650 in Spain cost 950,000 pesetas, around 5000 GBP. I paid 2000 for my bike in London, so I could have bought two and a half London KLR650s for one bike in Spain.

I'm just doing some essential work on the bike because I'm now changing it's original 1988 F registration to Gibraltar registration.
I've just bought some new rear indicators from eBay UK and I've fitted a new choke lever that I bought a little while ago from eBay USA. This is a very well engineered choke assembly made from from a piece of solid aluminium.

Oh! and I'm originally from Hove/Brighton, Sussex
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