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Old 07-12-2012, 10:57 AM   #121
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no way a standard crf tank will work

i have been in contact with christini about the small tank for about 4 months now

a 4 gallon would work well for me

a modded 5-6 gallon may be a good starting point
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #122
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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.
I plan to buy the Gas Gas 300 engine version as my woods bike. I've purchase the 450DS as the next logical step in my progression from pack everything you don't need onto a pig and suffer all day to my 640Adv which was way more dirt bike than my GS could ever hope to be and not just as in back packing I'm shooting for the fast and light approach and building an Adventure Rally bike that I can ride next May in the Mexican 1000. BTW - Christini's kick azz in the sand
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #123
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no way a standard crf tank will work

i have been in contact with christini about the small tank for about 4 months now

a 4 gallon would work well for me

a modded 5-6 gallon may be a good starting point
I've looked into modding a stock CRF tank. The plastic is definitely reshapable when heated - the problem is the fuel outlet in the bottom of the tank is dead center of the portion of the tank that fits down into the frame which puts it right in the middle of the bend if you were to reshape to accommodate the front drive shaft.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #124
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is the tank plastic weldable?

or a custom alloy tank?
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:57 PM   #125
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is the tank plastic weldable?

or a custom alloy tank?
Tanks are plastic and in theory they should be weldable - I'm marginally functional welding metal and have had no luck welding plastic -

My understanding in welding plastic you have to have the same composition plastic filler rod as the plastic being welding. I would love to have the ACERBIS 4.75gal tank (clear, not red)

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Old 07-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #126
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I plan to buy the Gas Gas 300 engine version as my woods bike. I've purchase the 450DS as the next logical step in my progression from pack everything you don't need onto a pig and suffer all day to my 640Adv which was way more dirt bike than my GS could ever hope to be and not just as in back packing I'm shooting for the fast and light approach and building an Adventure Rally bike that I can ride next May in the Mexican 1000. BTW - Christini's kick azz in the sand
OK, that makes more sense. I was just curious.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #127
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i road a friends crf450x saturday
a bit more of hit than i like but other wise very freeken sweeet!

how does the christini hit ?
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:28 PM   #128
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i road a friends crf450x saturday
a bit more of hit than i like but other wise very freeken sweeet!

how does the christini hit ?
It's hard to tell - perception is that it has slightly less hit than the X though some of this is likely related to the fact that the front end on the Christini is heavier but not is a bad way. With the FCR carb the front end still comes up with a twist of the throttle but it's more predictable, with the X the front comes up fast.

Took my Christini out yesterday for a little 350mile DS ride - here's a post on another thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=37
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:07 AM   #129
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the hit felt more like cam over pumper carb

the christy sounds like the way
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #130
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any updates or ride reports ?
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any updates or ride reports ?
Sorry, been busy with other projects - Riding the WABDR next weekend, will post up more info following the ride
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #132
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No, I got it from Rekluse after I returned the Z-start Pro which wouldn't fit because of the slightly larger diameter clutch shaft. I hear that Steve is making hubs for the Asia Wing motor so you can use a Z-start Pro or CORE clutch? I'm curious to try the EXP too, since I've only run Z-starts in the past. I should have it together this weekend.
Or you can carefully hand file each notch in the Rekluse hub to get it to fit. It works, though, and it is sweet.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #133
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Or you can carefully hand file each notch in the Rekluse hub to get it to fit. It works, though, and it is sweet.
Wow, that must have taken some time!?!

I finally got the CRF450R carb and CRF450X slip on muffler mounted on the Christini and it really woke her up!? Wheelies in 3rd easy now, when before it took some effort in 2nd. Stock CV carb measured about 35mm compared to 40mm FCR. Had to ditch the stock throttle housing and use a CRF450X starter switch. No way you can reach the choke knob, so I hope it will start when it gets cold, but it started right up yesterday. After looking at the stock muffler, I am not too surprised that it made more power:



This is looking into the front end of the muffler where it meets the head pipe, still a foot or so from the actual can?! Not sure what that stuff is, but I'm guessing it doesn't make it flow too well? The NEXX slip on from Rocky Mtn was not much louder either, even with close to double the area of the outlet. It was lighter, not too surprising from the 1/8"+ wall thickness of the stock pipe?! I guessed on jetting, and used the leaner JD needle I had from my CRF450R kit. Seemed pretty good on the short test run, but more to come after a real test.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:02 PM   #134
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Put my Supermoto rims on and it rides pretty nice. I haven't ridden it much and the local kart track is closed to bikes for a while, so more on how it works to come. The front 120 tire is pretty close to the drive shafts, but not as close as it looks in this pic, a little less than 1/4" per side.



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Old 08-17-2012, 04:53 AM   #135
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Need to merge the two 450 Christini threads.

That looks like catalytic honeycomb in the exhaust, surprising.

Have you calculated your underdrive in supermoto trim? Do you spin the rear tire on the cart track?

bike looks good
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