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Stuarts garage
02-17-2012, 08:02 AM
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syncromad Wrote:Hi leonard

that is the idea, we have a few small issues to sort out on it still, the clutch is not working properly at the pedal side, modified pedals and there is a leak on the diesel pump, so need to replace that. and need a few cv boot replaced, other wise it is good to drive


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02-17-2012, 08:35 AM
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hi patrick

first off great to have met you yesterday and your van is awesome, that is the right t5 to have short wheel base with the lift kit and 128kw motor

i have not driven it off road yet, have driven it on Tar, it is basically a T3 syncro that i cut the body off, so has 2x diff locks and the "G" gear, we put the baja body on the make it lighter and improve the approach and departure angles as well as increase the ride height. it has approx 320mm clearance with out a lift kit fitted, stanard shocks and spring, ie the lack of weight has lifted it.

it is running a Toyota 2ct motor which is a 2.0 turbo diesel, standard 5.43 diff ratio's and 245/75 R 15 mud terrain tyres on et 25 merc steel rims. wheel base was left as per the syncro ie 2450mm a beetle has a wheel base of 2420mm so the body was a just a bout perfect fit.

the problem with a toy is it takes a lot of time to build and a lot of cash, even if you have the parts lying around. basically as that stands there it has cost me approx R60k, in parts and outsourced work like welding, painting and fabrication etc

i cannot wait for it to be finished, so i can use it, but unfortunately customer's work comes first as that makes money, and toys cost money

stuart

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02-17-2012, 07:25 PM
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Stuarts garage
He with the most toys wins :lol:


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05-15-2012, 07:47 PM
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My new additions to my toys, arrived on friday, Kawasaki KLR 650 and The 1985 1.6 sport Citi Golf in the back round, got it about 2 months ago, 130 k km on it


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05-15-2012, 09:37 PM
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Very nice looking KLR. I also had a new bike arrive in my garage today. Hermans ex Suzuki DR350.


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05-16-2012, 07:06 AM (This post was last modified: 10-15-2014 08:09 AM by syncromad.)
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Thanks, Ian,

It is big and heavy, The DR would be nicer, i had an older KLR 600 about 10years ago, that was approx 40Kg lighter than this. this is a 2008 with 2007 plastics fitted, the 2008 had "superbike" type hard plastics where the 2007 has more MX style plastics, so if you fall the bend and scratch and don't shatter.

still need to do some tweeks to it to get the riding position right for my self. did some yesterday but still not 100% although it is already 100% better.

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05-16-2012, 08:49 AM
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ian Wrote:Very nice looking KLR. I also had a new bike arrive in my garage today. Hermans ex Suzuki DR350.

Your garage looks pretty much as mine :!:
I also have a DR 350 - nice bike and a Honda cb400f (Is this on the left a cb400f also?)
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05-16-2012, 09:03 AM
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Stuart, great bikes those KLR's, I had one and went every where on it.

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05-16-2012, 09:54 AM
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Thakns Herman, they are great, missed mine as well, the 650 is much nicer than the old 600, need to do a trip with it soon,

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05-16-2012, 11:19 AM
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It's a CB550F SuperSport. Very similar to your CB400F. I love that bike!


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