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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Scutty, Mar 20, 2017.
I'm deffo in the 7k-8k mark with mine after the Talon wheels and rear fuel tank
the cb500x (with the rally raid kit) is similar and close enough to the crf500L, apart from weight obviously but its a good option for the people that are not willing to cut apart a bike.
if u r a smaller rider, then the versys 300x is also a very good choice IMO. wife rides a versys 300x and it truly is a mini KLR650/ mini africa twin for smaller ppl, she is 5ft tall @105lb
Yeah I have had my eye on the rally raid kit before I saw this. The lightness really appeals though.
I certainly don't fall into the smaller category at 6"2,, so something like this would be ideal. Going to keep thinking!
Think anyone will bite the bullet and 500 swap a 450L? A lot more initial investment but better hardware to start with. Engine fitment probably wouldn't be nearly as easy either.
I believe the AT engine would probably end up getting swapped into the 450L by some mad genius.
Ally frame - its a no for me
Ok, back on track. I have been trying to resolve a fuelling issue now that my exhaust is more free flowing so I have fitted this:
It connects into the feul jets, the TPS, the Lambda sensor and a connctor that comes from the alternator (I think it might read revs). It is then meant to auto tune continously to reach correct air/fuel ratio. Time will tell.
My next project is to get swap the front end out with these:
Should keep me busy during the winter :)
Keep us posted on the fork swap. Any and all info would be great. If only honda put their mx forks in this bike to begin with... nooo let's put some single spring pos things on in stead
Velly Interlesting Mr Scutdog..!! How many beer tokens did that nice little unit cost if you don't mind the asking..?? With the forks Andy, have you had a trial fitment yet as I've had many a fiddle-on trying to get MX forks to work on none MX headstocks. Precious little offset being the number one show stopper. Might need a custom set off CNC yolks...
Also that other little box of tricks just out of shot to the right, something speedometer related...????
Looks like a Healtech Speedo Healer...speedometer/odometer calibrator to correct for different wheel/tire size combos and speedo units
Yep, that's the SpeedoHealer - you need that with the CRF wheels as the speedo is WAY off.
The RapidBike unit was £210 with the CB500 connections and was, frankly, a piece of p*ss to fit. I need to get out riding now to see how well it does it's job.
Yeah, the forks issue is going to be fun - I haven't decided yet if I am goin to use the 250 triples like Levi or try to fit the 450 ones. I need my other bike to arrive first before I start stripping this one down (again).
Oh I sold my 1190 and, hopefully, I'm picking up a Desert Sled on Friday
Let us know how you like it!
that doesn't make anywhere near as much sense
a showroom stock 450L makes around 38hp while a CBR500R makes around 43hp
I'd expect uncorking the 450 to result in a much larger bump than the 500, to the point that the 450 would likely make more power
and then there's the size/weight thing too
I have wondered that myself but haven't looked into it. The 450L is way to tall for me. I couldn't lower it, it would compromise the suspension travel to much.
I bet that Scrambler is a BLAST to ride!
See, this is the problem with stats versus real life - my 500 makes 47bhp and weighs 155kg fully fuelled for 190 miles. Its twin-smooth, runs for days at a time long distance and I have to change the oil every 6000 miles (10x less than the 450). The 450 is an enduro bike you can plate in the States - nothing more, nothing less.
You're flinging-flanging right it is!