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Offline Jayson Hill

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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2017, 03:15:41 pm »
Chaps, from all the reading i have done the Husky 449 shares the same motor as my G450X, i was not aware of this, is it common knowledge?

We are trying to source one or two items that BMW sell as a set and i only need part there of
 

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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2017, 04:44:43 pm »
This is very common knowledge. Do you know the G450X Forum? There is a wealth of info there as well and the Admin person Tim is very knowledgeable and has fitted a Husky engine to his bike if I recall correctly. Zipy Racing in USA also has extensive knowledge of these motors - Husky Cafe is the site to look at for the Husky 449 info - this is where I discovered the breather mod and popularized it on the BMW's. I will post links just now when home.
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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2017, 06:02:33 pm »
Chaps, from all the reading i have done the Husky 449 shares the same motor as my G450X, i was not aware of this, is it common knowledge?

We are trying to source one or two items that BMW sell as a set and i only need part there of

What exactly are you looking for bud?
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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2017, 06:30:02 pm »
The guy I bought my 2nd 450 from built a Husky into his 450 race bike.

Speaking of, I am seriously thinking of taking off the tank, pipe and fairing and selling that bike as standard.

Have not ridden it since I got it.
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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2017, 07:40:44 pm »
This is very common knowledge. Do you know the G450X Forum? There is a wealth of info there as well and the Admin person Tim is very knowledgeable and has fitted a Husky engine to his bike if I recall correctly. Zipy Racing in USA also has extensive knowledge of these motors - Husky Cafe is the site to look at for the Husky 449 info - this is where I discovered the breather mod and popularized it on the BMW's. I will post links just now when home.

http://g450riders.org/forum/forum.php
(look under discussion section)

http://www.cafehusky.com/forums/4-stroke.69/
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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2017, 09:52:40 am »
Great info, thanks chaps!
 

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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2017, 03:58:50 pm »
Im seriously considering buying that husky motor on gumtree, its still available to!
 

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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2017, 04:34:32 pm »
Thanks again for all your help here chaps!!!!

Purchasing the husky 449 engine seems to be the best option at 10k, i see the clutches are different, BMW is cable, Husky is hydrolik, not sure if that is an issue. It seems a common swap i just need to make certain the two motors are identical, doing lots of reading now.
 

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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2017, 06:18:59 pm »
Thanks again for all your help here chaps!!!!

Purchasing the husky 449 engine seems to be the best option at 10k, i see the clutches are different, BMW is cable, Husky is hydrolik, not sure if that is an issue. It seems a common swap i just need to make certain the two motors are identical, doing lots of reading now.

No that is one of the great advantages of the swop. Otherwise plug and play as I understand. As I said Timmy on the 450 Forum has done it - speak to him and mention I referred you. He is rather long winded and pedantic but has a big knowledge base.
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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2017, 07:01:12 pm »
Thanks again for all your help here chaps!!!!

Purchasing the husky 449 engine seems to be the best option at 10k, i see the clutches are different, BMW is cable, Husky is hydrolik, not sure if that is an issue. It seems a common swap i just need to make certain the two motors are identical, doing lots of reading now.

No that is one of the great advantages of the swop. Otherwise plug and play as I understand. As I said Timmy on the 450 Forum has done it - speak to him and mention I referred you. He is rather long winded and pedantic but has a big knowledge base.

Perhaps just the parts swop or top end swop is better. If you swop the whole engine you are going to have to sort out the registration papers etc as a "rebuild" not so?
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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2017, 07:09:05 pm »
So i just went to look at the motor, he also has a 511 Husky motor is a crate, ideally i would like to simply swop the top end of this motor onto my current 450...........seems fine but again nothing concrete that says, yes strait swop.

Thanks again for you help chaps.
 

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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2017, 07:39:05 pm »
So i just went to look at the motor, he also has a 511 Husky motor is a crate, ideally i would like to simply swop the top end of this motor onto my current 450...........seems fine but again nothing concrete that says, yes strait swop.

Thanks again for you help chaps.

Why is he selling?
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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2017, 09:53:36 pm »
So i just went to look at the motor, he also has a 511 Husky motor is a crate, ideally i would like to simply swop the top end of this motor onto my current 450...........seems fine but again nothing concrete that says, yes strait swop.

Thanks again for you help chaps.

You will be wanting more than just a topend if the engine was dry   ::)  Would also be a shame to split that motor up.
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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2017, 10:20:21 am »
Ye i hear you bud but at the moment im trying to get away from a full rebuild on the 450, if the 511 he has in a crate slots in its a no brainer............ideally id like to split it up and replace what needs to be replaced.
 

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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2017, 02:36:36 pm »
Ive purchassed the 511 motor chaps >:D
 

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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2017, 02:48:22 pm »
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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2017, 06:36:09 pm »
We are fitting the new 511cc to the BMW tomorrow. Will keep you chaps in the loop. Thanks for the advice and heads up on the the motor for sale Katana...it would seem i owe you a few beers.
 

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Re: G450X engine needed
« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2017, 08:18:23 pm »
We are fitting the new 511cc to the BMW tomorrow. Will keep you chaps in the loop. Thanks for the advice and heads up on the the motor for sale Katana...it would seem i owe you a few beers.
It would seem so, probably not really though.  I will join you for one sometime.  If I can get some cash, get my arse in gear and strip my WR for a top end rebuilt, it can be after a nice quarry ride sometime...  Good luck with the fitment.
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