CRF500L build #3 - The Brit remix

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

  1. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Well, get on with it!
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  2. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    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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  3. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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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

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    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.

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  4. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    And then the bits I have been waiting ages for arrived - hello HDB Rally Lite fairing!!

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    Add a couple of Baja Designs Squadrons

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    And it all starts to look bloody amazing

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    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    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!
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  6. Neil M

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    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.
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  7. Roofchop

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

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    Nice work... Will the Ohlins remote get too hot where it is?

    Cheers
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  8. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    It is the recommended location from Ohlins, who am I to argue!?

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  9. Roofchop

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

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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!



    Dave
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  10. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    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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    Just remember,
    80% of internet advice is bad advice
    15% of internet advice is fuzzy advice
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    Always ask " have you actually done this? "

    It your job to sort the wheat from the chaff.

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  12. Roofchop

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

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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.

    Dave
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  13. J_B

    J_B Mid-life Crisis

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    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
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  14. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    Hi J_B

    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:

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    Good luck with your build :)
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  15. J_B

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    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 ?

    Cheers
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  17. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    JB

    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:

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    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.
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  18. J_B

    J_B Mid-life Crisis

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    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
    Cheers
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  19. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    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!

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  20. Scubawerx

    Scubawerx Scubawerx

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    So...you are bringing it to the States when???