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You don't run across one of these every day

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by sc-razor, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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  2. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    I WANT! I bet those things are so easy to ride, every report I've read has been good on them. Buy it for me Steve? It is Xmas and all.
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  3. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    Hell, no more than you and I ride, we should just split it. That's a once in a lifetime find there.
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  4. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Is the front wheel driven hydraulically?

    pretty neat concept
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  5. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    I agree, can it stay in my garage tho?:freaky
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  6. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    sure!
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  7. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    http://www.christini.com/awd-technology.php

    Christini's patented mechanical All Wheel Drive system delivers power from the motorcycle transmission to the front wheel through a series of chains and shafts. There is no energy-robbing hydraulics involved.
    The lightweight all-mechanical system works similar to that of AWD systems found on four wheeled vehicles. The AWD system (powering the front wheel) is driven at a slightly lower rate than the rear wheel (approximately 80%). Under optimum traction conditions, the rear wheel is actually driving faster than the front AWD system. One-way clutches within the front hub allow the front wheel to freewheel under these conditions. At this point, the AWD system is effectively passive. Though the front AWD system is turning, it is not actually transferring power to the front wheel. When the rear wheel loses traction, the drive ratio, relative to your forward speed, changes. The AWD system engages, transferring power to the front wheel until traction is reestablished at the rear wheel.
    The way the front system works is like pedaling a bicycle down hill. You are pedaling, but because of gravity (acting like the rear drive) the bike is traveling faster than you are delivering power. When you get to the bottom of the hill and slow down (similar to what happens when the rear wheel spins), you will begin to power the bike again.
    An added benefit of AWD is that the front wheel does not want to wash out. When a front end tucks, the wheel stalls, stops turning, and begins to push. With the AWD system, as soon as the wheel begins to stall, power is delivered to the front wheel, forcing it to turn. With the front wheel under power, it is nearly impossible to wash out the front end.
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    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    I've had some cold, wet, rainy and slippery mornings at White Rock where I would have written a check for a Christini right THEN! I'm sure you know what I mean Razr.:ricky
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  9. iphorde

    iphorde Been here awhile

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    Christini probably doesn't work very well a KX450F unless they have changed the CAM and remapped it.


    Notice the bike has NO skid plate, no bark breakers, ..., a normal woods bike would have. Also, it has the stock header and it is titanuim, which when hot and it gets wet, well thats no good....

    This guy built it and took it to a moto track and found out Christini system doesn't work well there and doesn't work well on this bike.

    I can't imagine anyone wanting Christini a KX450F... There is no way I would put it on mine.

    Now, my 530EXC... yea.... I would enjoy it on that bike. :D
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  10. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    ummmmmm, whats wrong with getting a titanium header wet? im pretty sure mx bikes get the titanium headers hot and wet during a moto and they have no problems.
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  11. iphorde

    iphorde Been here awhile

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    This webbing cracking occurs. Titanuim is very strong when at reasonable temperatures. But when it is very hot changing the temperature very quickly causes it to become brittle. This why they make stainless steel header replacements.

    This is why on the 2010 model they changed it.

    www.kawasaki.com/downloads/pdfs/KX450F_Q_&_A.pdf

    Go down to section where they say why did you change from a titanuim header to stainless.

    I have had to replace mine 2 times and they're not cheap.

    Don't believe the marketing about easier more ergonomic shapes.


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  12. Elvis70

    Elvis70 No speed traps in the sky

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    Never heard of these before. Must be odd learning to ride one.

    This would look neat parked in the garage next to Razor's super beast KTM, but dusting two bikes would be a lot of work.
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  13. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    But, I could handle it.:freaky
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    one of the bikes in the enduro-cross at the lazy-e arena this year was running AWD... seemed to get him up and over stuff like logs, and obstacles a little easier than the other guys.
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    That would be Geoff Aaron. He's been riding Christini's since the beginning.
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  16. devrodirt

    devrodirt devro

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    But will it go down hill?
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    Nope that costs extra.
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  18. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    I'm wanting to get into enduro but my 650L is just not meant for that much harshness XD the Erzberg enduro is supposedly the worlds toughest enduro course and i believe it after watching a movie about it. I have several enduro movies but the Erzberg is almost impossible but in the video there is several AWD enduro bikes mainly i saw KTM's and a few Honda. The few yamaha's there didn't except i think i saw one maybe?

    This guy i didn't see race but this is ridiculous but a neat thing to see :D
    <a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i48.tinypic.com/ivbuz6.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

    And this...this is the second hill everyone climbs :eek1 if your not in the first lineup your gonna have some major problems avoidin people not makin it up or getting rock throw at you :cry some guy had his front teeth busted out
    <a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.tinypic.com/5y67f5.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

    AWD bikes is defiantely something i look forward to getting but the BMW enduro sure kept up....that hill was nothing for it :huh
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    he was riding one at last man standing coupla years back. they had the drive chain cover off of one in the pits. really neat bikes...
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  20. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    I still want that bike. Even if I just dust it off every now and then.
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