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Old 08-23-2013, 06:29 PM   #46
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I ended up taking the easy option and buying an emig racing conversion stem to fit the crf front end.
I heated the clamp and pressed it it using Loctite as a lubricant however a small shaving of alloy still pushed out. Gave the whole lot a spin in the lathe to clean it up and also remove the clear powdrcoat from the bearing mounting face.



Packed the new bearings with waterproof grease, fitted the new races into the frame and finally the front end went in.


Should be able to get on with a heep of other work now when I get time.
Although i'm concentrating on finishing off my new workshop

Looking foreward to finally having a proper work space.
Engine powdercoating turned out perfect and was only 40 bux including triple clamps.

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Old 08-26-2013, 12:50 AM   #47
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Thanks for the new post!

I am always eager to see what it is that you have done recently.

The bike is starting to look like something! I admire your hard work and dedication in creating something out of nothing.

There is true and pure craftmanship in your building.

I can assure you that I envy the final result already.

Keep it up!
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:51 AM   #48
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Krone, I envy this bike with all my heart!

Wish it was mine! I would tear up the streets like never before!

Please send more pics

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:07 AM   #49
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one of the best builds ever... that thing is gonna be excellent!!!
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:45 AM   #50
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Thanks for the comments guys, sorry the progress has been so slow lately but i'm doing what I can when I can fit it in. After getting the triple clamps all done I came across this rg3 billett crf top clamp online for cheap. I was at work, bored, and wondering what else I could get for the beast so I just got it.

Half sorted out the steering damper the other day. The damper its'self was bought off ebay second hand off an rmz 250. Not sure what size head nut these bikes run but it wouldn't fit over my xr billet head nut.

After measuring the difference I decided to machine down the nut as it was only a couple of mil difference for it to fit over the nut nicely. I used the old xr stem to lock the new and old nuts togeather and spin it in the lathe then turn down the new nut to size.

I was worried I wouldn't be able to tighten it properly after this but a ring spanner fits it perfectly and I can still tighten it properly.
Clearance issue resolved! The damper now sits down over the head nut.


Carried on and fitted the bar clamps for a look. I knew that it wouldn't quite work but the 4 bolt bar clamp patern on the rg3 top clamp will be perfect for fitting some home made mounts for the steering damper.






Now need to make some mounts for the damper out of 5 mm alloy plate and spacers for the bar mounts to get the bars up and clear the top of the damper.
Also been getting plenty done on the shed and will hopefully have a proper workshop evolving in the next four weeks or so.

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Old 09-13-2013, 08:06 AM   #51
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Just stumbled across this. Can't wait to see more!
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:06 PM   #52
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Looks like you and I have the same lathe - Victor 1640? Mine didn't come with the taper attachment. Nice!
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #53
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:54 AM   #55
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Good to know i'm on the right track with the mods. Feel free to post some pictures of your xr if you've got any, I find looking at what others have done a big help when figuring out what I want and how i'll do it.
In the end I went with a more supermoto style finish, but we used many of the same mods. I wish I'd done the dual exhaust though, it looks awesome.

I started with a bunch of parts.



And a nice big lump



Ended up with this. Yours will be nicer, for sure, but I had fun building it.




Can't wait to see how your's turns out.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:09 PM   #56
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Any Updates?
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:05 AM   #57
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Any Updates?
Seems like forever now since I even looked at the XRF
Sad yes! My work and house renovation took over and the beast has been sitting there waiting for some more attention. Took some pics when I finally moved into the new shed.



Bourght a 22 L tank as well that was the last purchase for a long time.
















Still an absolute shitload of work to go yet and as always no time to get to it! Looking at the bike there is no way i'll finish it anytime soon and this was driving me mad looking at it and wanting to go riding so I emptied the bank account and bourght this to race the 2014 enduro season. 2007 Husaberg FE 450 90 KM ON THE CLOCK!!!!!!! Got it off an olg guy Basically brand new!! Good price as well Couldn't believe my luck on this deal!





This is a small section of the type of shit that has been absorbing all my spare time at home. The type of job that job that looks great when finished but halfway through you wish you'de never started.

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Old 03-15-2014, 07:34 AM   #58
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Looks like you and I have the same lathe - Victor 1640? Mine didn't come with the taper attachment. Nice!


I wish it was mine. Belongs to a mate that lives about 20 mins from home, just close enough to get a bit done when possible and invaluable on a project like this.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:41 AM   #59
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In the end I went with a more supermoto style finish, but we used many of the same mods. I wish I'd done the dual exhaust though, it looks awesome.

I started with a bunch of parts.



And a nice big lump



Ended up with this. Yours will be nicer, for sure, but I had fun building it.




Can't wait to see how your's turns out.

Awesome build srad 600! Especially the big fin head. I can see making this part soaking up a lot of time in the shed.
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:29 PM   #60
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Looking good! no worries thanks for the update I'll check back in a few months to give some more encouragement!
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