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Old 01-21-2015, 04:29 AM   #1
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D/S thoughts

Inspired by the new CCM450 and also this:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1037914
I hereby ask the more knowledgeable than I in the engines department, what would take to convert a 450 enduro bike to a reliable low strung mile muncher. So, we are looking to greatly increase the service intervals of them engines with a sacrifice of lets say 10hp. Is it possible? What would it take?
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:05 AM   #2
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Here's a start

Also check out the extra oil capacity links at the bottom of the post if your really that concerned.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=732


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Inspired by the new CCM450 and also this:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1037914
I hereby ask the more knowledgeable than I in the engines department, what would take to convert a 450 enduro bike to a reliable low strung mile muncher. So, we are looking to greatly increase the service intervals of them engines with a sacrifice of lets say 10hp. Is it possible? What would it take?
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:48 AM   #3
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I'm thinking back to the faithful old DRZ which came in S for the road and E for off road. Other than tank, subframe and headlights the differences between the two were the FCR carb, thinner base gasket and hotter cams on the E version, plus some people talk of a different CDI unit. Mechanically they were incredibly similar yet the quoted service intervals were very different. This supports a fairly wide belief that the service intervals for enduro bikes are as much to do with their expected harsh use and, if you aren't using them as harshly, you can afford to relax the service regime slightly.

I have certainly read of a large number of enduro bikes which have gone way past the recommended top end overhaul engine hours/mileage and been absolutely fine. There's no substitute for keeping the engine running on fresh oil though and increasing capacity can only help in this regard.
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