Building the Ultimate Adventure bike for me

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by racingxtc7, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob Supporter

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    Thanks, that one fixed mine, again.
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  2. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Works for me, too! :wings
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  3. 65matt

    65matt Adventurer

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    Man that is one beautiful piece of aluminum! Was it worth the wait?
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  4. racingxtc7

    racingxtc7 Been here awhile

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    Ordered the Ricochet Versys 300 skid plate (hoping to make it fit), Moose XCR rear rack (hoping to make it fit) and Highway Dirt Bikes hand guards w/mirrors. The new shop working on the frame is saying 2-3 weeks. With all the time and money in this project, I decided to have some engine work done. Going to keep the bottom end stock but then port the head, put in cams and have it tuned. People are getting 50-55hp on race gas so 40-45hp should be doable with pump gas. Doesn't sound like much compared to big bikes however that's the same amount of power my 450 had stock.
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  5. racingxtc7

    racingxtc7 Been here awhile

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    Front motor mount almost complete.

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  6. 65matt

    65matt Adventurer

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    Looks good!
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  7. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Gee I am enjoying this build :thumb

    Have plans to build something very different too later in the year. Need to sell some bikes and make some room
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  8. MotoPolo

    MotoPolo So many places, so little time Supporter

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    Me Too - there is a link to Google Chrome fix at the above link also - thanks Guys

    Now I am going to start over and read this cool build from the beginning!
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  9. MotoPolo

    MotoPolo So many places, so little time Supporter

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    Looks like you are making some good progress now -

    Your rear shock - is that a Ohlins and did you just order it to fit the CFR 450R?

    Totally Subscribed!
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  10. racingxtc7

    racingxtc7 Been here awhile

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    Yes, Ohlins. I called my suspension guy that works on my roadrace stuff and had him build it. This bike is a 2003 so I don't know if off the shelf shocks are available.

    I'll post some pictures this week. I've been putting together sub assemblies (forks/triples/wheel, subframe/airbox/fender). The bike should be ready to go to the engine builder in a week or two. I just really want it finished by spring time.
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  11. racingxtc7

    racingxtc7 Been here awhile

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    Radiator is in :)

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  12. racingxtc7

    racingxtc7 Been here awhile

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    Front end so far.

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  13. racingxtc7

    racingxtc7 Been here awhile

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    Triples

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  14. racingxtc7

    racingxtc7 Been here awhile

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    Subframe so far.

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  15. MotoPolo

    MotoPolo So many places, so little time Supporter

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    What are you planning for an airbox?
  16. ben2go

    ben2go Long timer

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    Oh good question. If I was doing any good water crossings, I would prefer to have an airbox or at least something underneath to deflect spray away from the air filter.
  17. racingxtc7

    racingxtc7 Been here awhile

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    CRF450R airbox, remove rubber boot, make aluminum plate to go in place of the boot on the front of the airbox, machined two holes for tubes running from throttle bodies. Just haven't decided if I'm going to try and use the CRF450R air filter or a couple of uni pod filters on the ends of the tubes and inside the airbox.
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  18. MotoPolo

    MotoPolo So many places, so little time Supporter

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    Like to see photos of airbox when done - sounds like the box will not have to move - that would be nice

    thanks
  19. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    A few guys tried that method on the ccm 404 and lost HP. I think the plate on the front to adapt the airbox wouldbe better
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  20. racingxtc7

    racingxtc7 Been here awhile

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    MotoZ tire's installed. New wheel bearings. Lightweight rim locks. Balanced. Front ebc rotor on. MSR sprocket. Really need to clean the wheels though.

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