Christini AWD 450 DS Thread

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

  1. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    PM me your email address and I will send a pdf copy to you.:deal
  2. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

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    Great thread there, do you have to be a member for the pics to show up? I'm interested in gearing mine up so it digs more. Mine is 13/50, 9/16. I've only ridden it once so I only just learned that you have to gas it to bulldog it out of a failed hillclimb.
  3. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    How about one of these made from an Aprilia RXV 5.5? That would be nice; V-twin power with AWD.
  4. tdrrally

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    i got a good look and a test ride of this
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    what is the word on the quality of the parts?
  5. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Well, tdrrally, what was the assessment from your ride? Did you get to ride it off road any?
  6. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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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
  7. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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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.
  8. HalfFastMoto

    HalfFastMoto bRad

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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.
  9. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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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?!
  10. HalfFastMoto

    HalfFastMoto bRad

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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.
  11. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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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 :deal
  12. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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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?
  13. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    You need to buy a new bike, it's cheaper than a one wheel drive Honda! :D
  14. HalfFastMoto

    HalfFastMoto bRad

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    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.
  15. HalfFastMoto

    HalfFastMoto bRad

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

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    Added some length before adding a bend

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    Added the first bend

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    And the second bend



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    Lining everything up for the addition of a hanger tab

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

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    Add another bend - getting closer :D

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

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    All bolted together :evil

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  16. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Maybe I missed something on the low pipe deal. What kind of riding are you going to do?
  17. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Nice Job on the pipe build!

    How did that rear tank fit on? How many more gallons?
  18. tdrrally

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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
  19. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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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.
  20. ID XR600

    ID XR600 Been here awhile

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    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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