CRF500L build #3 - The Brit remix

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Scutty, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Not a chance, your ECM needs the secret code back from HISS ring to work unfortunately, how far out are the centres..? I’m really surprised that it don’t fit..!!! ‍♂️


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  2. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    JB - this is the reason we all preferred the US loom - no HISS! (also no ABS wiring either)

    I would seriously save yourself a ton of time and grab a US CB loom off eBay - one like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/13-14-15...415860?hash=item3d32a0faf4:g:R1QAAOSw9GhYmqAH
  3. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    I soooo would not screw with HISS. It works but if it takes a shit and needs to get reset, good luck getting a honda dealer to do it on one of our bikes.
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  4. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    [QUOTE="Samtech79, post: It works but if it takes a shit and needs to get reset, good luck getting a honda dealer to do it on one of our bikes.[/QUOTE]

    Why is this so true..?? I was at my wits end with my cold start issue, so fkn desperate one day I called by the local dealership, not a chance they would touch the bike but the guy refusing to take on an hours workshop time soooooo wanted to have a go on it to compare it to his Crf250l..!!! How ironic....


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  5. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    Wow, it has been ages since I updated this thread - having too much fun riding I guess!

    I have FINALLY got the bike running brilliantly. The cheapo end can was choking the bike and really sapping power so I have taken the end cap out and put an inline baffle in - sounds awesome and goes so much better. It is finally the bike I hoped it would be and I am loving it.

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  6. Salsa

    Salsa Long timer

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    Pictures of the baffle ????

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  7. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Uno momento Senor Scutt, what about treating the whole settup to a day out at the dyno shop and get it dialled in 100%...?!! What gearing did you use when you did the ‘Vince’ btw...??


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  8. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    Don, this is the baffle and it sits between the mid section and the end can

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  9. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    Hola hombre Flip!

    I am waiting for my dyno guy to get his new shop finished before I can dyno but, I gotta say, it is running sweeeeeeet right now :)

    I believe I was (and still am) running 15:40 setup. I do have a 16t which I haven't tried yet.
  10. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

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    That was the cat! (sort of fancy baffle!)
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    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    michaelkozera Long timer

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  13. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

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    Doh! Looks like some of the cats I have removed.... (didn't enlarge the pic!)
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    Same here. Looks like the dozen or so I have removed from various motorcycles.
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  15. JagLite

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    I just ordered one from AliExpress to give it a try.
    I've tried several different types of dB killers and muffler cores as well as various mufflers for my bikes and they are either too loud or sound lousy.
    Sometimes both sound lousy and be too loud.
    I keep trying.
    The Borla car muffler I built as the exhaust for my Drifter 1500 sound the best of anything, deep and not loud at all.
    It is just a straight through simple SS round can but at 6" diameter it is just too big for my other bikes.

    Thanks for the link! :thumb
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  16. invyBiker

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    I don't mean to be terribly un-british, but what sort of ballpark does a build like this cost?
  17. michaelkozera

    michaelkozera Long timer

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    i built mine for 2G (Canadian dollar). plus about 500$ for extra bits.

    i counted my work as free, and i already had a crf250l to cut up.


    so lowest is 2.5g. but if you were to buy a crf250l, + a donor bike,+ pay a shop to do it for you, ur looking as high as 20g.
    so 10g average.
  18. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    I have been asked this a few times (mainly in the context of building someone a bike) - I think it would be in the £7k to £8k area depending of course on how much the base CRF and CB engine/parts cost and what money you want to put into suspension/lighting etc.
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  19. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Get the parts list off the owners thread. That'll help qualify the expenses. The fab is something you can either take on or get quoted based on the photos available from the various builds.
  20. invyBiker

    invyBiker Adventurer

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    Thanks guys. Nice to have a ball park. I rode a 250 rally in Peru which I enjoyed but man was it hard work maintaining decent speeds.

    A project like this is probably a bit too much for me right now, but something to shoot towards. May keep an eye on ebay and breakers over here to see what comes up in terms of donor bikes.

    I'm in the UK so Scutty's prices really help me out. I think it's probably the frame fabrication that would be beyond me, would be interesting to see how much it may cost to get done at a shop over here.