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Old 03-31-2013, 08:37 PM   #31
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Nice work, keep it coming. I am interested in hearing the final results on the build.
Thanks, me too!
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:55 PM   #32
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Wait! You have Boss 302 heads lying around the garage!? Dude, those are some valuable weights.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:47 AM   #33
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #34
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:43 PM   #35
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Rear wheel and linkage

I wasn't planning on replacing the linkage bearings because last time I was in there (few years ago on first build) everything seemed good and I greased everything thoroughly. Well the "Heavy Duty Axle Grease" that I used... lets just say it turned against me. So new bearings all around and Maxima Hi-Temp Waterproof Grease.

Out with the old!


Nice looking part when it's clean.


Swingarm and linkage with new bearings & seals. Got the rear wheel back from the Wheel Master this week. Looks pretty nice, 18x2.5 Excel, heavy duty spokes, 520 sprocket and new bearings & seals. D606 130/90 18 is on order!


New 18x2.5 rim next to old 17x4.25. Quite a difference!


The gear shift cover gasket arrived today and is installed.

Had some bad luck with the "good deal" I found on the fork springs. Actually had to file a claim through Amazon to get a refund. I did get the refund but that has delayed things. Springs are on order again, this time direct from Race Tech.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #36
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. D606 130/90 18 is on order!

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Interesting stuff. I see that you have what appears to be a non standard shock? Does it have any more compression than stock? If so, a 130 18 might be a little to large. With my Ohlins, a 120 18 606 is right on the limit with the chain adjustment in the middle, and even then, some damage resulted.

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:20 PM   #37
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Interesting stuff. I see that you have what appears to be a non standard shock? Does it have any more compression than stock? If so, a 130 18 might be a little to large. With my Ohlins, a 120 18 606 is right on the limit with the chain adjustment in the middle, and even then, some damage resulted.
Thanks for the info BergDonk. It's a Cogent shock so if there is a problem then the 130 will be for my DR350.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #38
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Nav tower mount

Not knowing what I'm doing, this is how I secured the nav tower mount to be tacked into place.


After LOTS of fiddle forking around trying to get it straight.


Finally committed and it looks straight!


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Rattle can black.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #39
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New fork spring arrived this week and I updated spring rate calc post #4.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:15 PM   #40
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Great build . I am interested to how frnt forks and rear wheal turns out. These are mods that i want to do.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #41
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Reassemble

Thanks EBMOTT.

Reassemble progress! Let's see what we have here.
  1. 790cc motor
  2. Swingarm with new bearings
  3. Rear wheel with Excel 18, D606 and new bearings
  4. RMZ450 triple with new head tube bearings
  5. RMZ450 forks with new RaceTech .52 springs, seals and wipers
  6. nav tower mount
  7. stabilizer post
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:42 PM   #42
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Looks awesome!

Excuse what may be a dumb question, why the switch in wheel width? And is 4.25 the stock width? That sounds closer to a SM tire.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:18 PM   #43
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Looks awesome!

Excuse what may be a dumb question, why the switch in wheel width? And is 4.25 the stock width? That sounds closer to a SM tire.
Thanks. I'm going for the kick ass, low maintenance dual sport that runs good on crappy gas and has easy to source consumables (21 tires and 520 chain & sprockets). I looked at 18x4.25's (KTM 950/990's use them) but I wanted an Excel rim and the price jump over 2.5 width is big and over 3.5 is ridiculous.
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