Watching FortNine rebuild his Kawasaki KLR650 is mesmerising

I spend too much time on YouTube, and the internet in general.

One of my favourite things to do on said video hosting website, is watch videos of people doing things they’re clearly very skilled at. This often leads me down some weird roads, like this chap who makes knives out of weird things, like pasta.

Thankfully one of FortNine‘s most recent videos also scratches that itch. If you’re already aware of the YouTube channel, then you’ll know that at the end of 2018, he embarked on a mission to kill a Kawasaki KLR650, by crashing it, drowning it, and just generally running it into the ground.

Now he’s decided to put the poor bike back together, and he documented the entire process in a glorious 15 minute long video. There are countless engine rebuild videos out there, but I’d go so far as to say this is the best one I’ve seen yet. Probably because FortNine is one of, if not the best motorcycle channel on Youtube.

It’s a video that almost makes me think I could rebuild an engine quite easily – the first tool he uses is a hammer, and I know how to use them – but then I remember it took me the better part of a day just to fit a new exhaust system to my Suzuki SV650. A mechanic I am not.

It’s worth noting that I only counted two cable ties throughout the entire video, so there could be some sort of wizardry going on.

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