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ASE Custom Motorcycles’ Kawasaki KLR650

At last year’s Bike Shed Festival weekend ASE Custom Motorcycles debuted this 2001 Kawasaki KLR650, which is a retro-inspired scrambler that represents what ASE founder Andy Steward and his team are all about. A friend donated a fuel tank from a KZ400, and ASE created a new, flat subframe and finished it with a form-fitting seat wrapped in grippy textile. While most custom KLRs are air-cooled models, ASE went with a water-cooled model, and they made a steel radiator cowl with a waterjet-cut grille. Steward says, “We just have to be patient and wait for the next time we get to go out on it!”

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Just a FYI there is no air cooled KLR

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Steve Swann

Nice. I lined up next to you at the Malle Trials, but I wasnt there for long. Not much hope for my little CD200 against that thing. Maybe this year….!