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Old 12-01-2008, 10:04 PM   #1186
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We should merge all these threads. I posted in the wrong one...



Baja Designs dualsport kit
Stage 2 cam
ditched the Edelbrock for an FCR
Pro Circuit exhaust
CRF forks & front wheel
SCOTTS low-mount steering stabilizer
Baja Designs 4" halogen Fuego headlight
EBC 280mm front brake kit
Easton EXP bars
Trailtech Vapor
Cycra handguards
IMS Pro Series pegs
Unabiker radiator guards
re-shaped seat
Fourstrokeworks subframe extension
IMS 3.2 / Acerbis 6.6 tanks
dirt / street wheelsets (both 21/18")
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:04 AM   #1187
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I just installed the Baja Designs kit to the rear fender. Now my fender is bouncing all over the place(even on smooth roads).

Is there a recommended way to brace the fender?
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:01 AM   #1188
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Turbo City rear fender brace
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:04 PM   #1189
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I just installed the Baja Designs kit to the rear fender. Now my fender is bouncing all over the place(even on smooth roads).

Is there a recommended way to brace the fender?
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I think this (scroll to the bottom) is the best brace out there right now. Those Turbo City braces look like they were built by a garage-hack.

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Old 12-02-2008, 01:33 PM   #1190
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Hell yeah on the paint job...love the black rims. Why pay for black rims when you can get them for free..they just get f'ed up anyway. What stickers are you refering to? No Photoshop on that bike.
I'm with you on this. What paint did you use?
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:22 PM   #1191
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I think this (scroll to the bottom) is the best brace out there right now. Those Turbo City braces look like they were built by a garage-hack.

Dirt bagz also has one that bolts to the subframe. I have used it for about a year and the rear fender is rock solid. http://www.dbzproducts.com/extras.htm
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:20 PM   #1192
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Dirt bagz also has one that bolts to the subframe. I have used it for about a year and the rear fender is rock solid. http://www.dbzproducts.com/extras.htm
10-4 same here with the full monty bag set up. works.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:22 PM   #1193
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all right, tell us 'bout the CRF front end, buy it that way? or u do it? easy? hard? hows it handle, difference? worth it? etc... thanks !!

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We should merge all these threads. I posted in the wrong one...



Baja Designs dualsport kit
Stage 2 cam
ditched the Edelbrock for an FCR
Pro Circuit exhaust
CRF forks & front wheel
SCOTTS low-mount steering stabilizer
Baja Designs 4" halogen Fuego headlight
EBC 280mm front brake kit
Easton EXP bars
Trailtech Vapor
Cycra handguards
IMS Pro Series pegs
Unabiker radiator guards
re-shaped seat
Fourstrokeworks subframe extension
IMS 3.2 / Acerbis 6.6 tanks
dirt / street wheelsets (both 21/18")
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:09 PM   #1194
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all right, tell us 'bout the CRF front end, buy it that way? or u do it? easy? hard? hows it handle, difference? worth it? etc... thanks !!
Right now I'm using stock CRF tripleclamps and a custom-machined upper bearing and it pretty much sucks. The revalved stock forks were a lot better. But this is just a temporary setup. I designed a set of custom conversion tripleclamps a while ago, and I'm still talking to BRP about whether they're going to put them into production. Should be awesome whenever I finally get the new tripleclamps on there. I've got a CR500 shock that I'm going to use to build a hybrid to balance-out the front suspension.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:11 AM   #1195
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Dirt bagz also has one that bolts to the subframe. I have used it for about a year and the rear fender is rock solid. http://www.dbzproducts.com/extras.htm
Thanks for the link! For 55 bucks that's worth a shot...just bought it. Hopefully it'll STOP the FLOP.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:28 AM   #1196
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Thanks for the link! For 55 bucks that's worth a shot...just bought it. Hopefully it'll STOP the FLOP.
Hey Husky,

It has only 2 mounting points but it seems to work well. I put some silicon onto the sides of the bolts to hold them in place and so far no movement whatsoever. Oh dont forget threadlock!!
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:32 AM   #1197
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Crf Front End!!!!!

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Originally Posted by jesusgatos
We should merge all these threads. I posted in the wrong one...



Baja Designs dualsport kit
Stage 2 cam
ditched the Edelbrock for an FCR
Pro Circuit exhaust
CRF forks & front wheel
SCOTTS low-mount steering stabilizer
Baja Designs 4" halogen Fuego headlight
EBC 280mm front brake kit
Easton EXP bars
Trailtech Vapor
Cycra handguards
IMS Pro Series pegs
Unabiker radiator guards
re-shaped seat
Fourstrokeworks subframe extension
IMS 3.2 / Acerbis 6.6 tanks
dirt / street wheelsets (both 21/18")
Its a nice conversion, BUT, the bike was NOT designed for this type of front end. Have an XR650 myself & have thought about this mod as well, after speaking to MANY people in the buisness its NOT the way to go. Just my .02 & a few others.

RIDE ON!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:35 AM   #1198
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Its a nice conversion, BUT, the bike was NOT designed for this type of front end. Have an XR650 myself & have thought about this mod as well, after speaking to MANY people in the buisness its NOT the way to go. Just my .02 & a few others.

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why not? just wondering.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:01 AM   #1199
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From the people i spoke to, many associated with honda explained the frame/steering stem is the issue here. Im sure for the casual dual sporter it will be fine, but for hardcore racing it was not suggested. Keep in mind, HONDA won the baja 1000 on the XR versions up until 2005, in the 2006 CRF 450 took over. Look for yourself at the pics from 2005 1x team. Conversions are a cool thing, but NOT always the right thing.



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Old 12-03-2008, 08:07 AM   #1200
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From the people i spoke to, many associated with honda explained the frame/steering stem is the issue here. Im sure for the casual dual sporter it will be fine, but for hardcore racing it was not suggested. Keep in mind, HONDA won the baja 1000 on the XR versions up until 2005, in the 2006 CRF 450 took over. Look for yourself at the pics from 2005 1x team. Conversions are a cool thing, but NOT always the right thing.



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well what are the main differences with swapping the front end out? does it make it steer sharper or what? why
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