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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2016, 09:00:10 pm »
Not really.  You can have it, I have no need for it. You pay for shipping or send a courier.  But, in return, you must send me something bike related that you just know I will like.
 

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2016, 10:18:11 am »
Not really.  You can have it, I have no need for it. You pay for shipping or send a courier.  But, in return, you must send me something bike related that you just know I will like.
Sure thing PM shipping addresses and cost please  :thumleft:
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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2016, 08:33:40 am »
Did suspension set-up this weekend after the re-spring.  Normally with my KTMs this is a major exercise.  Took me 15 min to get the rate of compression F/R balanced.  Another two clicks of F rebound and that was it.  Props to Superfoxi.

Took the X and my KTM 300 to our off-road test track to do some comparative set-up runs.  I did one run on the X and called it good, the suspension is that balanced.  No reason to keep tuning and chasing my tail.  Rest of the morning was spent burning 2 stroke, making it a good day.
 

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2016, 06:55:28 pm »
KTM fork shrouds fitted to help prevent pitting on the sliders.  Not pretty but effective.  Hope the valves were not contaminated.  At least the IMS tank looks nice.



I still need to re-route the front brake cable and fit the road book and rest of the nav paraphernalia.
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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2016, 02:46:51 pm »
Had a touch of trouble with the traffic authorities last week, so I decided to fit a speedo to the Honda.  I had a twin ICO set-up on my 690, so I diverted one across.  Easy way to double the value of a CRF  :imaposer:

 

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2016, 05:46:18 pm »
Had a touch of trouble with the traffic authorities last week, so I decided to fit a speedo to the Honda.  I had a twin ICO set-up on my 690, so I diverted one across.  Easy way to double the value of a CRF  :imaposer:

An expensive option with minimal functionality though. :pot:  An Acwell is approx R1 600.00 with speed, dist, time, revcounter etc etc.

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2016, 07:26:44 pm »
KTM fork shrouds fitted to help prevent pitting on the sliders.  Not pretty but effective.  Hope the valves were not contaminated.  


I have some good 2nd hand (KTM-style) red fork protectors for you.
Will send them with the next parts shipment  ;)
 

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2016, 07:56:34 pm »
My Honda thanks you.  I can see it blushing when I park it between the 300 and the 690  :biggrin:
 

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2016, 08:00:49 pm »
Had a touch of trouble with the traffic authorities last week, so I decided to fit a speedo to the Honda.  I had a twin ICO set-up on my 690, so I diverted one across.  Easy way to double the value of a CRF  :imaposer:

An expensive option with minimal functionality though. :pot:  An Acwell is approx R1 600.00 with speed, dist, time, revcounter etc etc.

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But, but, but......Yes :P   OK, here's a good reason:  I had one. And I can see my true heading  :imaposer:
 

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2016, 09:00:43 pm »
I'm getting rid of the mechanical odo drive unit, as I'm running a GPS based speedo/odo.  Mine was in any case not working


 

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2016, 09:11:01 pm »
Its stupidly easy.  Remove the drive unit and clean everything up.  In the orifice simply push in a non-drive side dust seal.  The Pivot Works kit has everything you need, but I bought the dust seals from my local bearing supplier for R15 each and the spacers from eBay for R110 each.

 

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2016, 09:16:13 pm »
The spacer is then simply pushed into the dust seal and you are done.



I'm using the Pivot Works spacer on this side.  As can be seen, it has an internal o-ring, which stops water from getting into the bearings past the axle.
 

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2016, 10:07:13 pm »
I want a spacer like that for my WR.  Did you get it locally?
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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #53 on: January 29, 2016, 08:32:04 am »
Call Glen at Motohut,  ask him to get Pivot Works #
PWFWC-Y07-500 for you:

http://www.pivotworks.com/ProductInfo.aspx?item_id=4374

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http://motohut.co.za/contact_us


 

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Re: CRF450X Long Distance Race Bike Build
« Reply #54 on: January 29, 2016, 12:32:13 pm »
If you want to haul ass, you gotta mix gas.