Christini AWD 450 DS Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bike Nomad, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Capt. Egregious

    Capt. Egregious Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    380
    Location:
    Where the sewer meets the sea, Edmonds Wa
    I would like to try a taller set of sprockets however the clutch slippage needs to be fixed before I can decide on ratio. I Emailed Christini with the part #s I needed, I'm surprised I haven't heard back from them. Want to take it to the dirty poker run over in Beverly this weekend but I ran out of time to get my stuff together.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  2. mxbundy

    mxbundy Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,015
    Location:
    Hemet Ca.
    Hey guys,
    We at Seatconcepts need to get a seat for one of these for R&D purposes.
    First one to send us one gets a free Seatconcepts seat kit installed and shipped back to you. :deal
    We only need it for a couple of days.

    Bundy
  3. Capt. Egregious

    Capt. Egregious Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    380
    Location:
    Where the sewer meets the sea, Edmonds Wa
    Dang, wish my Christini was a DS450. Seat Concepts build a great seat. I have one on my XRR. If you want a KTM 300 Christini seat to build I will gladly send you mine:evil.
  4. HalfFastMoto

    HalfFastMoto bRad

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,161
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    The Christini bikes use the same seat as the Honda 450X which I'm sure you've already made a seat kit for it :deal

    Ok, what do I win for saving you money :evil
  5. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,324
    Location:
    Muk, WA
    I think you saved me from getting a free seat?! :cry
  6. HalfFastMoto

    HalfFastMoto bRad

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,161
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Oops :shog
  7. mxbundy

    mxbundy Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,015
    Location:
    Hemet Ca.
    Tell you what Pete, you where the first respondant, so I will still honor our deal if you want to send me your seat!:deal


    Bundy
  8. mxbundy

    mxbundy Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,015
    Location:
    Hemet Ca.
    Thanks for the heads up.
    I see that you own both bikes, have you actually tried to do a seat swap?

    bundy
  9. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,324
    Location:
    Muk, WA
    Wow, that is awesome, Bundy, I will surely sing the praises of Seat Concepts often! :clap I will PM you about the details.

    Thanks again!
    Pete

  10. rolexgmt

    rolexgmt n00b

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2

    I challenge anyone to kick start these things. A lot have tried and a lot have cried. I have a standing $20 bet with anyone who comes to ride mine.

    Safest $20 in the world.
  11. cognugget

    cognugget n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    Oddometer:
    243
    Location:
    Washington State
    That does not seem right at all, haha! 450f's start easy 1 kick, heck, my 650r starts in 1-3 kicks.
  12. JTucker

    JTucker Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,270
    Location:
    West By God Virginia
    If it's that hard to start the carb jetting is off.
  13. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,324
    Location:
    Muk, WA
    Mine would kick start with the stock carb, but it wasn't consistent. With the FCR carb, it kicks first time, just like my CRF did!
  14. njsurferlarry

    njsurferlarry Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Oddometer:
    50
    Location:
    new jersey
    What carb is on the start 450 ds? I'm hoping to go over it this weekend. And nj motor vehicle still won't register mine. Christini sent me a fan and switch for the radiator. And a straight header pipe and looks like the muffle that comes off the 450 enduro. Which is really cool of him. The fcr carb I have in my garage is junk. Came off a wr 450. So I can't use that one. So I'm going to stick with the stock carb for awhile. Just not sure what brand carb it is and if the is jets available. Any info? And since the cat exhaust is so choked up. What jets have been tried with the stock ds carb with a better flowing exhaust?
  15. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,324
    Location:
    Muk, WA
    The stock DS 450 carb is some 28mm CV carb, just say no! I have a 40mm FCR off a CRF450R on mine and it is waaaay better. :deal
  16. njsurferlarry

    njsurferlarry Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Oddometer:
    50
    Location:
    new jersey
    wow, a 28 mm carb? thats tiny. i guess not much could be done with that carb. i guess im going to have to find another carb. the only other carb i have is a 34 cvk off a klr 250. still alot better than the 28mm
  17. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    11,319
    Location:
    Drinking from the Stanley Cup!
    Wow Pete, Congrats.

    I am glad it isn't EFI and doesn't have a 6 speed tranny. I am safe for now.

    How is the subframe?
  18. X1Glider

    X1Glider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Oddometer:
    635
    Location:
    Tomball, TX
    It's actually a 38mm CV.
  19. X1Glider

    X1Glider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Oddometer:
    635
    Location:
    Tomball, TX
    Handguards?

    A quick look at the manual appears to me that the upper trees are similar enough to the 450 X that I could use the same tree pinch bolt mount for the Cycra Pro-Bends. See this pic. This worked very well for me for 4 years on the X. Anyone using this on their Christini?

    If not, what is the bar diameter so I can order the correct clamp size?

    [​IMG]
  20. njsurferlarry

    njsurferlarry Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Oddometer:
    50
    Location:
    new jersey
    With the new exhaust it fires right up with the kick start. Now time to go thru the carb. Think there would be a way to get that thing out easier. With just the exhaust change the power was hugely increased. Wheelies no problem now