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Offline darthvader

Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #140 on: October 21, 2014, 10:24:16 am »
I have two questions :
1. X-ring or O-ring chains for rally?
2. 14/50 sprockets with a 2007 5-gear gearbox?  I really like the 13, but I want to save the engine and the chain guide.



 

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #141 on: October 21, 2014, 10:28:10 am »
Ah, one last question! :)

Oil or wax for rallye? Which one and what brand?
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #142 on: October 21, 2014, 10:39:51 am »
Buy the best chain you can get - the most expensive o - ring will be better than cheap x - ring - look for DID - I love those chains

Wax lube / dry lube - wurth make an excellent chain lube / also try white lightning dry conditions mtb chain lube - I use that
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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #143 on: October 21, 2014, 10:42:22 am »
Buy the best chain you can get - the most expensive o - ring will be better than cheap x - ring - look for DID - I love those chains

Wax lube / dry lube - wurth make an excellent chain lube / also try white lightning dry conditions mtb chain lube - I use that

So... I buy the most expensive X-ring then?
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #144 on: October 21, 2014, 11:07:20 am »
DID x-ring. Otherwise I know some people swear by the EK chains.
O-ring is not just a different seal... the metal is thinner and weaker. Stretches faster and breaks easier

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #145 on: October 21, 2014, 06:16:10 pm »
Buy the best chain you can get - the most expensive o - ring will be better than cheap x - ring - look for DID - I love those chains

Wax lube / dry lube - wurth make an excellent chain lube / also try white lightning dry conditions mtb chain lube - I use that

So... I buy the most expensive X-ring then?

Yes ROBBIT - but phone around and don't be shy to ask for discount - Trac Mac Paarden Eiland and Craig's Maitland will give you big discount if you ask nicely
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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #146 on: October 21, 2014, 11:41:34 pm »
Buy the best chain you can get - the most expensive o - ring will be better than cheap x - ring - look for DID - I love those chains

Wax lube / dry lube - wurth make an excellent chain lube / also try white lightning dry conditions mtb chain lube - I use that

So... I buy the most expensive X-ring then?

Yes ROBBIT - but phone around and don't be shy to ask for discount - Trac Mac Paarden Eiland and Craig's Maitland will give you big discount if you ask nicely

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #147 on: October 22, 2014, 07:15:00 am »
So I settled on a DiD X-ring, but the thinner chain.  It is actually stronger than the wider chain and it was developed specifically for MX and SuperCross.

Hope it works. Any objections?
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #148 on: October 22, 2014, 08:28:06 am »
Apologies for the hi-jack, also need some chain advice: I recently had a new DID X-ring chain fitted, but the back wheel is waaay forward, is it possible to lengthen the chain to get a bit more clearance between the tyre and swingarm?
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #149 on: October 22, 2014, 08:42:57 am »
So I settled on a DiD X-ring, but the thinner chain.  It is actually stronger than the wider chain and it was developed specifically for MX and SuperCross.

Hope it works. Any objections?

I also bought a PBR sprocket set, anybody had bad experiences with these?
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #150 on: October 22, 2014, 02:05:27 pm »
Apologies for the hi-jack, also need some chain advice: I recently had a new DID X-ring chain fitted, but the back wheel is waaay forward, is it possible to lengthen the chain to get a bit more clearance between the tyre and swingarm?

Hi, Yes it is, you just need a short length of chain.
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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #151 on: October 22, 2014, 02:44:10 pm »
So I settled on a DiD X-ring, but the thinner chain.  It is actually stronger than the wider chain and it was developed specifically for MX and SuperCross.

Hope it works. Any objections?

I also bought a PBR sprocket set, anybody had bad experiences with these?

Nothing wrong with PBR sprockets. They are good. One thing you must keep in mind with an MX chain is that they stretch a lot more than the thicker ones. As long as you keep your tension right you should be fine!
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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #152 on: October 23, 2014, 08:09:36 am »
Last night I re-wrapped my exhaust with fibreglass and the fuel line with Marglass I got from Jagsding's connection at Powerflow Exhausts Salt River :


I got some good clearance :


and a view from the bottom :

 

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #153 on: October 23, 2014, 09:04:45 am »
I am finishing this guy on Sunday :


I am taking a GPS as backup though  :-\  I did not really have time to print and manufacture a PC board.  The component cost was :
  • Enclosure : R75
  • IPV5 Push-button
  • LCD : R100
  • Microcontroller : R200
  • Compass : R250
  • Regulator components : R85
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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #154 on: October 23, 2014, 11:24:00 am »
Very cool! While the rest of us just do wiring, change tyres and bolt on accessories. I'm feeling super lazy all of a sudden.

There's a guy on ADV Rider that's developed something similar looking. Was talking about mass producing them for a lot less than the price of the ICO CAP (and with extra features) but I can't find the post right now....

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #155 on: October 23, 2014, 07:14:39 pm »
I am finishing this guy on Sunday :


I am taking a GPS as backup though  :-\  I did not really have time to print and manufacture a PC board.  The component cost was :
  • Enclosure : R75
  • IPV5 Push-button
  • LCD : R100
  • Microcontroller : R200
  • Compass : R250
  • Regulator components : R85
Very cool
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #156 on: October 24, 2014, 05:34:34 pm »
Nicely  :thumleft:
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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #157 on: October 24, 2014, 06:52:15 pm »
Last night I re-wrapped my exhaust with fibreglass and the fuel line with Marglass I got from Jagsding's connection at Powerflow Exhausts Salt River :


I got some good clearance :


and a view from the bottom :



well done ROBBIT !!!
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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #158 on: October 24, 2014, 11:30:40 pm »
Did you need to do anything special with the stator to get enough power to run all the kit on a rally bike?
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450F Amageza build
« Reply #159 on: February 20, 2018, 08:56:45 pm »
I know its been a while but a lekker read anyway. Very informative
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