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Kawasaki KLR650 Tracker

The Kawasaki KLR650 is one of the greatest go-anywhere, do-anything machines of all time. Few other bikes circumnavigated as many times as the KLR, and the U.S. military uses the KLR-based M1030M1 as its two-wheeled steed…modified to run diesel fuel, of course!

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Enter Droog Moto of Phoenix, Arizona–a husband/wife team that builds some of the baddest, post-apocalyptic desert sleds ever to chase rattlesnakes and jump curbs. It was only a matter of time before the duo took on a KLR build. This one they are calling their KLR650 Trackster, and she’s a damn doozy.

Below, Max and Erica give us the full story.

Kawasaki KLR650 “Trackster”:  In the Builders’ Words

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(Words by Max and Erica Droog. Highlights by us.)

This customer is a local from Phoenix who came to us with his 1987 KLR 650. He stated that he really liked the look of our previous XR500 and CM400. My wife and I decided to take this build on as a mix of the two, or a what we call a Trackster. (always coming up with new bike names haha).

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This KLR has a lot to offer for daily commuting and weekend trail runs. We started by doing a new subframe setup to house a battery tray and high side mount exhaust. Moving forward we mounted a vintage Yamaha DT175 gas tank with custom mounts.We got setup with an aluminum radiator that we mounted with custom mounts to clear the new tank setup.

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New 1 1/8″ fat bars where installed, along side Biltwell grips and a TrailTech Vapor gauge. The original rims where swapped out with a fresh set of Warp 9 rims. We went with a 19-inch in front and kept the 17-inch in back, then wrapped those bad boys in Shinko 705’s. A custom low mount front fender was added for a clean tracker appeal.

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We installed a 5 3/4″ Bates headlight and LED tail/brake light with LED signals. The motor was gone through and we performed the famous “DOO Hickey” mod. Good thing too, as his was cracked and the spring was broke!

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This thumper kicks ass and is for sure our cleanest build yet in terms of appearance. We generally go for an edgier look; most of our bikes are matte and rusty, haha. Was a fun bike to build for sure and we hope he has a lot of fun on it!

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  1. Another one out of the park! Love your builds!

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