Building the Ultimate Minimalist Adventure Dualsport Motorcycle – ADV 101 Episode 2

Building the Ultimate Minimalist Adventure Dualsport Motorcycle – ADV 101 Episode 2
ARL goes over the origin story of his heavily customized KLX250s, set up for “Minimalist” ADV riding.

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28 thoughts on “Building the Ultimate Minimalist Adventure Dualsport Motorcycle – ADV 101 Episode 2

  1. Made it 30 seconds before posting this comment and moving on to the next video

  2. I rode a KLR250 for many years, the kick start saved my bacon countless times.

  3. Great job, I am 59 years old and have ridden off road since I was 9 your take on dualsport is years in knowledge and understanding. Enjoy this understanding and every minute, also its not a adventure until something goes wrong

  4. That is such a nice video mate. I too have a love for my bike, its worth nothing but she’s mine and ill never sell her. keep the vids coming mate, 10 out of 10. Ian.

  5. I appreciate the careful effort you put into the build, and learned what your bike was all about first hand. That experience is invaluable. I love the extra storage boxes. good work.

  6. Well done on your build, you should be proud of yourself. But, you spent all this money on parts yet you couldn’t pay to see a mechanic to assist you in diagnosing the fault – for 3 months? And it was only a valve adjustment that was required..
    OK, you wanted to learn & understand everything for yourself but shit dude.
    A breakdown for you could turn into a career or even a death sentence!!
    Be sure to invest in something like a Spot or an EPIRB.

  7. The trials of an admitted novice motorcycle builder in story form is very unusual but I found it very interesting. Nearing the end of the video I began to think of a particularly famous excerpt from the speech “Citizen of a Republic” given by Teddy Roosevelt in 1910 which is well known as “THE MAN IN THE ARENA”.

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

    Good on ya, mate.

  8. This was a very nice video that clearly took him a lot of time, have some respect people. even if you don’t like it there is no reason to be mean about it.

  9. That was actually an incredible story. I’ve been riding and fixing dirtbikes for 10 years and I’ve never put forth this much effort to customize a bike before selling it to start another project. Very inspiring work.

  10. 40 hrs of riding and rebuilding one bike, you know very little about bikes…then just went and spent thousands trying to make a kawasaki klx250 into a ktm 450exc….keep toking in mile high

  11. you should perform this on broadway , need to add a shot of nos, hehehe

  12. gawd…i was hoping for a tornado to come and blow you 500 feet into sky or something interesting.

  13. so what happen in the end how did you fix your problem of the bike not starting ?

  14. Greets from Sweden. I ride the yamaha wr250x and have built it to my perfect do anything from stunt to touring bike over 4-5 years now for great cost of time and money. Your naration is nothing less than beutiful I,m allmost crying… Before the wr i had 5 africa twins and built the last one into the ultimate african wirh every tweek and upgrade avalable under 2 years.. I feel everything you say in the clip. Thnx

  15. gas engines only need fuel and spark to run…if you have those 2 u should get something and if not then timing

  16. Man i gotta say i like the way you treated that bike shows character, many people don’t go out of their way to make it perfect.

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