CRF 450 Rally Replica

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Manuelv, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Manuelv

    Manuelv Been here awhile

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    I feel the need to share with you everything I am building to make the replica of the CRF 450 Rally .... I am proud to have started this project in March 2017 and be ready to finish the bike, I would like to tell you this story ...

    Menton, December 2017, first debut of the prototype at Africa Eco Race 2018.

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    January 2018, MST Wharehouse, assembly test of the 4 final tanks, made of plastic ...

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    Between these two photos hides all that, step by step, I will tell you ... with the hope that it may be of interest to you.
    Manuel
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  2. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Very nice work on the bike !

    Wrong forum. Ask the mods nicely to move or they might just delete your hard work to document the build.
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  3. Manuelv

    Manuelv Been here awhile

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    Spafxer tank you so much. Manuel
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    Did I just Imagine that, lol
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    The name of the forum is "Crazy awesome allmost Dakar racers". Yes it's a honda and a 450 but its not that far.
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    Moved to Thumpers for you. :thumb
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  8. Beta450

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    More please.
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  9. Manuelv

    Manuelv Been here awhile

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    Hi Beta450 , i'm building a CRF 450 Rally Replica based on the CRF 450 RX
    with a look similar to the official HRC bike.
    I will use two front plastic tanks of 9 liters each one, two plastic rear of 5 liters each one, carbon bash plate, 3 liters plastic water tank built in plastic, rally navigation tower, complete low exhaust. Soon the bike will be over and I'll show you some pictures.
    Manuel
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  10. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    What method are you using to form the plastics? Very nice work so far.
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  11. Manuelv

    Manuelv Been here awhile

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    For the tanks rotational molds and for the fairings vacuum thermoforming
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  12. DirtyDog

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  13. Engineer5

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    Excited to see where this goes!
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  14. Just4Fun11

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    Nice job! Subscribed
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  15. patrick2wd

    patrick2wd pop-pop-pop-pop-etc.

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    contacted mst too, a few weeks ago, interesting and affordable (whitin reason) kit...
    Ill be interested to see how the kit holds up..
    certainly made me change planns.. and for what Ive understood, it fitts several modelyears 450's and 250's...
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  16. patrick2wd

    patrick2wd pop-pop-pop-pop-etc.

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    and... more pictures please... prego.....
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  17. Johnnyktm

    Johnnyktm Been here awhile

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    It looks great!!! It will be great to see the whole process
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    OH AND WE NEED NEED NEED NEEEEEEEEED WAY MORE PHOTOS!!!!!!

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  19. Manuelv

    Manuelv Been here awhile

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    Finished now ... ready for deliveries ...

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  20. Johnnyktm

    Johnnyktm Been here awhile

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    Wow... It looks really good!!! :clap:clap I think that I like this bike more than the official one... I cannot explain why, but I find it more "balanced" ;-)
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