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Old 12-12-2008, 09:27 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by mcma111
You will need an Emig Racing steering stem and bushing ($180.00) and weld on some stops to the bottom of the steering head at either side so the CR/CRF lower triple clamp has something other than your tank to stop it's turn travel!! Your front wheel will not work, it has to small of an axle/bearing size. Nor will the OE caliper mount up. It's all CR/CRF stuff. Ask me how I know. I just did it to mine...
I just checked out their website, and I'm not sure I understand. They provide the stem, which I would press into CR/CRF triple clamps? So you bought a donor set up, pressed out the old stem, pressed in the new one, and bolted it up?

Originally Posted by rmhrc628
CRF450R forks (2005 I think)

CRF450R triples and stem machined down to fit into the XR bearings.

Not that hard to do and makes for a great bike
Thanks for the info. So basically the triple clamp, forks, wheel and brake are all off the donor bike? Did you change springs or valving, too?
There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring.


experiment70 screwed with this post 12-12-2008 at 09:40 PM
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