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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Scutty, Mar 20, 2017.
Well, get on with it!
Sorry, i am getting on with it so much i ran out of time to write it up. I will get to it.
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Well, I moved house 3 weeks ago and that slowed things down but I am now right up against the clock to get the bike ready for my first trip of the year which is now only 3 weeks away (yikes!!)
Ok, here's a fast round up of progress to date.
The Ohlins shock is in and looks AWESOME!!!! I haven't ridden it yet but just from sitting on it I can tell it's going to make a huge difference
You can also see the Zeta frame guards that will help keep the wear off m newly powder coated frame.
I have also added a huge SM front rotor from CRFsOnly.com - my insurance company made me get an engineer over to inspect the work and he wanted to see an upgrade to the front brake due to the weight/power increase - this shut him up!! Stops on a dime now.
And then the bits I have been waiting ages for arrived - hello HDB Rally Lite fairing!!
Add a couple of Baja Designs Squadrons
And it all starts to look bloody amazing
The next steps are almost finished as well - the RaceTech forks are almost done and the sump and bash guard are nearing completion.
I can't wait until its's all back together and ready to rock'n'roll
More to come!
That's looking very purposeful and so clean. Almost a shame to get it dirty!
Good for stoppies now
Can't wait to see more.
Nice work... Will the Ohlins remote get too hot where it is?
It is the recommended location from Ohlins, who am I to argue!?
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Fair point; do what they told you! But how do they even know as it is an (almost) one off bike!
True but the frame is still from the CRF, as is all the suspension, so i dont really see much need to change it (plus i couldnt find a better location for it)
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Got it! So if you fit Ohlins to a stock CRF 450 that's where it goes. Just never seen one near the engine, usually frame mounted up near the shock.
Just trying to get my head around this transplant, does the cr frame need any serious mods to fit the engine .
I am considering a cbr500r into a ktm 625 frame
There are some significant changes to the cradle and the engine mounts and a slight lapping of the headstock as well (for clearance). Hopefully these photos show what was done:
Good luck with your build :)
Scatty , many thanks for the pics , what a great site this is.
The cradle mods look very do-able and the finished product just what I could use .
I assume the detatachable cradle is to allow engine removals .
What about the air filter box , any mods required?
Also does the cb500 counter sprocket clear the frame , swingarm and line up with the rear sprocket ?
Final question , how does it ride ?
My Photobucket is an unorganized disaster but if you sift through it, I think you'll find answers to your questions.
The airbox is the standard 250 one with the snorkel removed and opening increased, there is then a custom piece to feed the 2 throttle bodies:
I have only done a small amount of test riding on mine as the sump and bash plate weren't finished but it seems to be exactly what I was looking for - a super smooth, reliable, light weight, off-road capable travel bike. I built mine to be a lightweight TAT and RTW bike, all Honda, repairable anywhere.
Scatty/samtech thanks for the pics I am very keen to put this together
The cr250L frame looks an easier fitted and easy to walk down a well trodden path so I will liquidate the Ktm. 625 and look for a donor cbr and cr bikes
I have finally got to the point where I am happy to ride some easy trails (still no bash plate until next week) - what a hoot, I am LOVING this bike!! The suspension upgrades and engine have transformed the bike, I couldn't be happier!
So...you are bringing it to the States when???