1994 KLE 500 Scrapheap entrant 2016

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Re: 1994 KLE 500 Scrapheap entrant 2016

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The exhaust. The original muffler was r**ted at 65,000 k's and it weighed a ton. The baffle was rattling too as well as having rust holes. Strangely enough I bought an unused Staintune slip-on for a KLE500 for $100, :eyebrows: a year earlier, with the idea of fitting it to another bike. Only had to cut the header pipe to suit and change over the heat shield. It bolted straight up :D
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Fitted up Staintune
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I had the seat reupholstered and the hollow filled to suit my tall frame. It didn't look as pretty as the original, designed to suit riders of a shorter stature. A set of Pirelli "scorpians" with new tubes were also fitted, front and rear to suit the off-road application. The tachometer had failed too. Sourcing a temperature gauge from a ZZR250 and fitting in it's place in the instrument cowling looked a factory fit too! This was the first water cooled bike I'd owned, so thinking a temperature gauge would be more useful than a tachometer.
Lots of genuine bolts, spacers and clips were sourced from our local Kawasaki dealer to tidy up the fairing attachment and other mounted equipment the previous owner lost or broke.
The front guard replacement was from my 2010 Tenere', repaired with modified brackets to suit.
Well that's about it, I hope the read would be of some interest on here. Russ
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Came up well :cool: Puss looks like it approves
I've often thought having one of these "Adventure" type bikes would be a good thing.

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I should have kept the KLE as I sold my Tenere too. At least I would have one ride-able bike at the moment, not that we're supposed to be out enjoying ourselves currently!
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