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Old 10-31-2012, 08:35 AM   #166
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Any progress on the 2012+ 500's with the 20L Acerbis tank?
Guessing you noticed the 20L and my 500 in the background of the first pic. Pics today.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:38 AM   #167
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Guessing you noticed the 20L and my 500 in the background of the first pic. Pics today.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:56 PM   #168
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Are you going to have a kit for the CRF450X?
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:39 PM   #169
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Are you going to have a kit for the CRF450X?
We are close to a rpoduction kit for the hard parts. No fairing in the near future.
Here is a kit we designed for Kevin Muggleton to use in the 2013 Dakar.
Here is the picture just before it left for France a few days ago.

more here: https://www.facebook.com/Dakar.Redverz

He is using a early modified prototype fairing. You can see the 6gallon tank for the Honda pulls out the fairing pretty wide. We would need a strong interest and maybe a pre-order effort to justify the cost of new side fairing molds.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:46 PM   #170
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KTM 500 first mockup!

OOOOOOH! We are close overall.

New lower frame supports are dead on. Uses the same upper frame as all the other years.




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Old 10-31-2012, 03:06 PM   #171
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Nice! I can't wait to see it with the tank-specific fairing wings.

Got a head-on shot?
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:28 PM   #172
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We are close to a rpoduction kit for the hard parts. No fairing in the near future.
Here is a kit we designed for Kevin Muggleton to use in the 2013 Dakar.
Here is the picture just before it left for France a few days ago.

more here: https://www.facebook.com/Dakar.Redverz

He is using a early modified prototype fairing. You can see the 6gallon tank for the Honda pulls out the fairing pretty wide. We would need a strong interest and maybe a pre-order effort to justify the cost of new side fairing molds.
I understand the need for the big Acerbis tank for the Dakar bike. I don't know of any races or rallies in N. America, where a 4 gallon wouldn't give you the fuel range you need. I plan on using a 4 gallon for the up coming Mex 1k. I did the Tour of Idaho with the 6g Acerbis, what a handful. I'd think your kit would work much better on a 4 gallon tank, have you considered that option?
A friend of mine built Kevin's engines for him. Hope he is happy with the results.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:34 PM   #173
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Loving the idea of putting a Rally Moto Kit on my 450XCW with a 3.4 tank. psuedo-sumo-rally-dualsport?

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I understand the need for the big Acerbis tank for the Dakar bike. I don't know of any races or rallies in N. America, where a 4 gallon wouldn't give you the fuel range you need. I plan on using a 4 gallon for the up coming Mex 1k. I did the Tour of Idaho with the 6g Acerbis, what a handful. I'd think your kit would work much better on a 4 gallon tank, have you considered that option?
A friend of mine built Kevin's engines for him. Hope he is happy with the results.
Only thing I know about the Honda is what I touched for Kevin's Dakar project.
I was not aware of a 4 gallon. With little interest in the 450x kits I do not feel it is worth while at this point. Sorry.
I would have to get more frames cut (Kevin has all that were made), source a 450x, source the 4 gallon. If there happens to be some ADV riders in the area who have a bike an a 4 gallon they would allow me to borrow for a day to do a test fit...
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Nice! I can't wait to see it with the tank-specific fairing wings.

Got a head-on shot?
there is some lens distortion going on here with how close I am to the bike. fairing looks bigger than it is to the naked eye.

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:02 PM   #177
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I would have to get more frames cut (Kevin has all that were made), source a 450x, source the 4 gallon.
Or, someone could leverage the work you've done, and take it from there. Sell them frames and a front plate, and they can come up with their own sides/ tank mount.
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Or, someone could leverage the work you've done, and take it from there. Sell them frames and a front plate, and they can come up with their own sides/ tank mount.
Not a bad thought. Humm.... I imagine some basic fabrication skills with fiberglass is all a person would need to make the sides?
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:58 PM   #179
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Not a bad thought. Humm.... I imagine some basic fabrication skills with fiberglass is all a person would need to make the sides?
yeah, it's that easy
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:05 PM   #180
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yeah, it's that easy
I didn't mean it like that. Personally, I've been lucky enough to have worked in custom car and race car fab shops. I have a little more insight to fabrication than your average person.
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