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Old 08-30-2011, 01:49 PM   #71
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Yes I would imagine it is going to weight a bit less than wood framing. For me it really just came down to ease of construction. My father is quite familar with metal studs and he is the one that really convinced me to use metal. Very happy with it so far.
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:57 PM   #72
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I've been side tracked for a few days with this:

Is that a KLR650? Nice! It is my dream to own one of those one day. Get a receiver hitch motorcycle carrier for the bus, and I'll be set up for lots of motoring fun!
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:57 PM   #73
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Yup! 1990 KLR Tengai 650. Found it on craigslist, original owner with all the records. 45k miles. Paid $900 for it.

KLR 650's sure are the jack of all trades, master of none as far as I'm concerned. Dirt cheap to own and if you keep up on the maintenance they just keep going.
It will be going on the bus... one way or another. That really was the main focus when I picked up this bike.
I think it is going to end up on the front of our bus. Being RE and towing a truck 4 down, I'm quickly running out of space at the back end.

Go take a look on craigslist!
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:35 PM   #74
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Just picked up a bus load of Pex items from Ace. I'm working on building a manifold system that will include plenty of ball valves. The supply side will be "zoned" off so if and when we have an issue with a fixture, the rest of the bus can operate while I'm fixing that fixture. It's probably over kill but I need it to be as efficient as possible.
After crimping on a few elbows I would have to say this Pex stuff is awesome. So freaking easy and from what I've read and been told this stuff is bomb proof.

I will post of some pictures as I get further along.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:49 PM   #75
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John,
I like the sound of your setup. Would you happen to have a few pictures?
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:23 AM   #76
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Sounds good John.
Before I moved to AZ years ago, I lived in Orange County. Laguna Hills to be exact. This was before "keeping up with the joneses" got out of hand. I havenít been back since the late 80's.

The wife and I will be through that area about this time next year so I will definitely drop you a line and maybe we can meet up. We might even be able to make your Memorial Day event in the desert.
Where do you guys meet up?
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Nice "B" model KLR Syke .. are you over at the ADVRider or KLR650.net sites?

.. I picked up an '06 "A" model this past year after wanting one for about 20+ years and have been setting it up as an "adventure" bike ..

.. would love to read more about yours and see what you have planned for it .. those are not very easy to come by .. fortunately parts are not hard to find though ..
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Nice "B" model KLR Syke .. are you over at the ADVRider or KLR650.net sites?

.. I picked up an '06 "A" model this past year after wanting one for about 20+ years and have been setting it up as an "adventure" bike ..

.. would love to read more about yours and see what you have planned for it .. those are not very easy to come by .. fortunately parts are not hard to find though ..
Thanks RevBill.
Ya I've been over at AdvRider for years. KLR650.net just since I picked up this KLR.
No real huge plans for the bike, just mainly trail riding it. (The wife loves 2up FS roads so thats pretty much where you will find us) There is an awful lot of hard to replace plastic on this bike that I don't want to munch. I've been looking for a set of crash bars that I could modify to fit. So far the SW ones look to be the only option.
Past that its pretty much basic maintance and ride the dang thing. I love the look of it plus being a basic KLR under the skin is great.
Next task is to get it fitted properly on a hitch carrier.
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Time for a slight update....

Sorry about the crappy cell phone pics.



Pretty much just starting to sheet the walls.
The project has slowed a little this past month becuase I've been spending some time putting one of these:

Like this :

In this truck:

And I've had to do a little of this:

Better get back on the bus project. Gonna be tons of trim work to make it look nice.
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Hey Syke, what's new? I just re-read your thread (okay, well I just looked at all the pics ) and I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish out the bus. At first I didn't really relate to your build so much because it's so different from mine with the metal framing and the size of the bus. But I've started to develop a real appreciation for metal framing while watching Dirtybus and your bus develop, and if I ever built another one I think I might go that route. So I'm really curious to see how you cover all that metal in the end.
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