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I decided to trade my long-loved Husky for this CRF 450R Supermoto. It has many nice upgrades on it, however it is definitely in need of some TLC and service. The most attractive part of this bike is that it is TAGGED! It may not seem like such an amazing thing, but in the state of NC, it is near impossible to tag a bike that started life as an off-road only machine. This bike came with a clear VA title. Once the vehicle has been titled in another state, NC will allow you to transfer it in with no problem.
The electrical was a complete mess, so I basically removed the baja designs dual sport kit and started over from scratch trying to sort the electrical all out. Now that I have that mostly under control, I moved into the motor, chassis, and suspension. I removed the clutch cover, and much to my suprise I found an STM slipper clutch installed on this bike.
Since the internals of this bike are unknown, I removed the entire top end down to the connecting rod. The cylinder is on its original bore with the factory cross-hatching, the forged piston looks like it was installed recently, all top end measurements are still within factory spec. After some cleaning, and installing a new wristpin, circlips, and gaskets, its going back together.
Inside the carb I found a clogged pilot jet which is fairly common on any FCR carb that has been sitting a while, but more disturbingly I found the needle clip position in the top position. Perhaps this in conjunction with the clogged pilot jet was causing the popping and backfiring prior to me tearing it down.
The suspension is being serviced and re-valved by Fast Bike Industries and should be done later this week, so hopefully I can have it road-worthy by the weekend. More pics to follow.
This doesn’t really fit the site, but I have been having fun building up a jeep I recently got. It is a 97 TJ Wrangler SE with a 2.5l 4 banger. It was bone stock when I got it, but I have since installed a 4″ rough country short -arm lift, a set of 15″ rock crawler wheels with 33×12.50 Maxxis Mudders. I also fabricated some control arm bracket braces, sway bar quick disconnects, and installed extended brake lines for the front. The best mod to date is the oooga horn from harbor freight.
Its pretty impressive what this jeep would do stock, but now its even better. It’s nice to have another hobby to participate in when its either too cold or rainy to ride motocross.
Future plans include lockers, custom built front bumper with winch mount, and custom built rear bumper with spare tire carrier. Looks like I found another wealth-prevention program!
I have been really busy lately working on bikes and I have been neglecting this site. I have a lot of new material that needs to be uploaded, but I currently do not have the time to post it all. I will update soon.
Also, I have decided to disable the comments section since the majority of all comments were spam. If you would like to contact me, please call or email.
That’s it for now, were off to Durhamtown to check out the new pro track for the Labor Day weekend!
I have an 03 TTR 125L for sale. Runs great! Has new rear tire and new plastics. Great beginner’s bike!
Comes with old plastic too so if you you are buying it for a beginner, they can dump the bike and not scratch up the new stuff.
Call Joe at 828.337.4009 or email if you are interested. The price is firm and I feel this bike is worth it considering its condition.