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Old 07-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #106
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just around the parking lot, with some off camber wet grass and gravel
the bike felt good, sounds good

just looking at long term, issues
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #107
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The front drive components seem to be very high quality. The rest is perhaps a bit less, but the good thing is Honda stuff fits! I am in the process of fitting a CRF450R 40mm FCR carburetor and a CRF450X slip on, which should boost power quite a bit. I also want to fit a CRF cam.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #108
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The front drive components seem to be very high quality. The rest is perhaps a bit less, but the good thing is Honda stuff fits! I am in the process of fitting a CRF450R 40mm FCR carburetor and a CRF450X slip on, which should boost power quite a bit. I also want to fit a CRF cam.
First I did the desmog but she still didn't like to start and the bike didn't rev like my 450X so I put an FCR carb & FMF Power Core 4 on mine today - made a huge diffence - CV carbs suck on dirt bikes!

Setting my up as an Adventure Rally bike, will start a build thread soon.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #109
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First I did the desmog but she still didn't like to start and the bike didn't rev like my 450X so I put an FCR carb & FMF Power Core 4 on mine today - made a huge diffence - CV carbs suck on dirt bikes!
Setting my up as an Adventure Rally bike, will start a build thread soon.
What did you do for cables? The CRF cables are smaller at the throttle housing and I got another stock Christini, but the cable is too short?!
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #110
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What did you do for cables? The CRF cables are smaller at the throttle housing and I got another stock Christini, but the cable is too short?!
I bought the carb off fleabay - it came with throttle assembly, throttle cables & hot start cable/plunger (no lever). If you're gonna run stock bars/risers I recommend that you order cables from Motion Pro and get 1" over stock length. I've purchased risers and fastway bars so I'm thinking I'll need 3" over stock length.

Started building my low pipe tonight. Should have it done tomorrow. Tooks some pics building the head pipe and will take more tomorrow.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:29 PM   #111
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2 problems with this tech

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I borrowed a friend's 2010 KTM 450EXC Christini with Rekluse and that thing worked like magic. Spent an entire day in slick wet woods of N Kentucky that had been used for a hare scramble a few weeks before. The traction was neverending with the heavier flywheel of the exc and Rekluse it's just a matter of dialing the throttle and letting it pull.

It doesn't have the snap that many people expect from a 450 but it always feels like it has traction. Having that front wheel pull you through tight slick turns or up snotty rocky hills or through a mud bog is such a cool feeling. I think my next bike will be a the 300 Christini (Gas Gas 2-Stroke motor) with Rekluse since I already have a 450XC-W with Rekluse as a DS bike.

Also, +1 on the comments about people misunderstanding the technology. Every idea takes time to come around. The rekluse is in the same boat. Go try one of each for a few days before you make up your mind.
I only have 2 firm objections to either system , A.it won't fit my bike B.I would like it cheaper if it did
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #112
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I bought the carb off fleabay - it came with throttle assembly, throttle cables & hot start cable/plunger (no lever). If you're gonna run stock bars/risers I recommend that you order cables from Motion Pro and get 1" over stock length. I've purchased risers and fastway bars so I'm thinking I'll need 3" over stock length.

Started building my low pipe tonight. Should have it done tomorrow. Tooks some pics building the head pipe and will take more tomorrow.
What about the kill switch and starter button on the stock throttle assembly? Do you have it installed yet? My problem is not cable length, it's that the stock housing takes 8mm thread and the CRF cables are 6mm?

What is the low pipe for? You going flat tracking?
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:30 PM   #113
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I only have 2 firm objections to either system , A.it won't fit my bike B.I would like it cheaper if it did
You need to buy a new bike, it's cheaper than a one wheel drive Honda!
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #114
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What about the kill switch and starter button on the stock throttle assembly? Do you have it installed yet? My problem is not cable length, it's that the stock housing takes 8mm thread and the CRF cables are 6mm?

What is the low pipe for? You going flat tracking?
I stoled the start button off my 450X - don't care about the kill switch, never use it on any of my bikes that have one, just use the key.

Ordered my Motion Pro +3" cables today down at Ride Motorsports, looks like it'll be 2-3 weeks. Motion Pro has +1 & +2 on the shelf but my +3 cables will be custom built so longer turn around time.

Fab'd up the low pipe head tube last night. I took pics and will get them uploaded tonight.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #115
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Low Pipe pics

Picked up a used head pipe from a friend and then cut it up





Added some length before adding a bend



Added the first bend



And the second bend





Lining everything up for the addition of a hanger tab



Hanger tab in place - add subframe tank and FMF Power Core can



Add another bend - getting closer



Kinda skipped a few pics here at the end - completed head pipe



All bolted together

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #116
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Maybe I missed something on the low pipe deal. What kind of riding are you going to do?
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:48 AM   #117
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Nice Job on the pipe build!

How did that rear tank fit on? How many more gallons?
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:14 AM   #118
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low pipe makes room for the rear tank

and looks very cool

also works for fire roads and two track but not so well on single track
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:38 AM   #119
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low pipe makes room for the rear tank

and looks very cool

also works for fire roads and two track but not so well on single track
And I'm only asking out of curiosity, not flaming. Why would you want 2WD for those conditions? I am fascinated by the Christini system, but I would have thought it's big advantage would be in the gnar...a place where a low pipe would die quickly.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:43 AM   #120
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Tanker tanks

I like the looks of that pipe.

I have a question concerning gas tanks,,, does anyone know if Acerbis, Clarke, or any other manufacture has been approached to make a big tanker for the Chrisini DS. I believe a 6+ gallon would be nice for the type of rides I do. A 4 gallon would be nice for a lot of riders too. Stock is just not adequate for lots of riders. I like the idea of the shrouds filled with gas,,, the added protection for the radiators is a bonus too. Translucent too yep, yep.

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