My race bike is a KTM and I have been having thoughts about selling my WR to have an all orange garage. But... I am sentimentally attached to the WR and the KTM has been in the shop for repairs that I could not do myself, which makes me nervous about having two of them. Also, I have over 3K in accessories (at least) that I've put on the WR. The thought of selling it to buy another KTM, only to have to spend another 3K to put the same extras on it does not appeal to me right now. (not to mention that I have a valid California license plate for my bike)
So.... I have decided to do a bit of a cosmetic update of my faithful and trusty steed. I am NOT trying to have the best looking WR. I only want it to look "better". My bike is no garage or trailer queen. I ride it in the desert, in the woods, in the rocks, streams, dunes, etc... It gets ridden and I do not want to have something too "pretty". I do, however, want to reset the look to how it was a few years ago.
I will be practical and patient with the process and my spending. I also think documenting it will be kinda fun.
THERE WILL BE LOTS OF PICTURES POSTED. Any comments and suggestions are welcomed.
Here is what I am starting with. These are the before pictures. Its not too bad, but could be better. Notice it looks "used". The engine and wheels could use a little cleaning, the radiator in the left side is smashed in, the swingarm looks like its been through a lot as well. Btw, the bike runs just great and is very, very sound mechanically.
Here is before....
Edited by mauricedorris, February 15, 2012 - 11:53 PM.