pics of the crf450/xr650 mutant


20 replies to this topic
  • mackmack

Posted March 09, 2005 - 08:33 PM

#1

Its almost finished, this week my GPR damper, Excel complete black wheels, devol linkage, new stock shock, and all white plstk. will be here!!!!!!!
The Factory Connection revalve is awsome in the rocks, now if I can just get the rear working :)

here is the current pic(bad lighting) http://img.photobuck...ck/100_0235.jpg

  • qadsan

Posted March 09, 2005 - 08:54 PM

#2

Wow, it's the missing link :)

Have you weighed it yet? How much does it weigh? How does it handle at higher speeds?

If it works out super well and proves durable, then all you need to do is start selling them like AJ's CR500AF's from Service Honda. Nice work :)

  • DGA

Posted March 09, 2005 - 09:31 PM

#3

Nice Work! You had me excited by the topic, I was hoping to see an Xr650r motor stuffed into a crf frame. This is the bike I want alongside my cr500af.

  • Kritter

Posted March 09, 2005 - 11:48 PM

#4

You can keep your forks and GPR...but I saw new wheels mentioned so I will post my new wheels as well! If you got the excel universals...dont use the rotor hardware they give you...the bolt head height is too tall and the fin/bolt head clearnace is scary to say the least! I re used to stock hardware and wrote them a nasty email.

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  • XR250rdr

Posted March 10, 2005 - 12:16 AM

#5

So wait besides the forks whats different???

  • frogman

Posted March 10, 2005 - 02:44 AM

#6

You still need to clean out that garage, where did the CRF forks go?

  • HeadTrauma

Posted March 10, 2005 - 10:37 PM

#7

So wait besides the forks whats different???

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  • wickedsprint

Posted March 11, 2005 - 06:41 AM

#8

Yeah I am not seeingthe signifigance...color me ignorant..but it looks like a 450 motor in a 450 frame...

  • miguelitro

Posted March 11, 2005 - 10:49 AM

#9

Interesting to say the least, i admire your desire to one up the factories
keep us posted bruther

  • qadsan

Posted March 11, 2005 - 01:31 PM

#10

Yeah I am not seeingthe signifigance...color me ignorant..but it looks like a 450 motor in a 450 frame...


You're right. I was thinking there was also a 650r engine in there from glancing at it. Then I seen this topic come up again, read your comments and sure enough it's a 450 engine plain as day. Still, it's an interesting bike.

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  • mackmack

Posted March 11, 2005 - 02:51 PM

#11

Ride a stock crf 450 in the rocks then ride my xr 650 forked crf in the rocks and you will feel the significance! The "only" xr 650 parts on the bike are forks, front wheel, axle,caliper, and a one off linkage baised on the xr 650's. Besides that there are 35 more mods to make the bike more woods friendly. You guys are a tough crowd!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • XR250rdr

Posted March 11, 2005 - 04:23 PM

#12

I bet it is tons better in the rocks. Just couldnt see anything but the forks. I'd love to give it a try.

  • CAM2R

Posted March 11, 2005 - 04:56 PM

#13

Ride a stock crf 450 in the rocks then ride my xr 650 forked crf in the rocks and you will feel the significance!


Ride an XR650R in the rocks and you'll swear that the 'Cadillac' badging is under the Honda decal - and when the BRP goes through it leaves the rocks a little bit smaller for the next rider :) :p

Now somebody please stuff a 650R motor into something and make a lightweight monster that'll run for 10 years without a rebuild :D :)

  • frogman

Posted March 11, 2005 - 05:58 PM

#14

Amen to that Brother, the Big Red Pig is the KING!

In the rough, you just sit tight and pull the string, the bike takes care the rest!

  • Haggis

Posted March 12, 2005 - 10:30 AM

#15

Now the big question on my lips and I am sure everybody else's too is WHY????

  • frankstr

Posted March 12, 2005 - 11:47 AM

#16

Look's great, But they look better on the BRP,HeHe.... :)
But in all seriosnus, nice work :)

  • frogman

Posted March 12, 2005 - 02:18 PM

#17

Now the big question on my lips and I am sure everybody else's too is WHY????


Actually the question I had was "How much you want for the CRF forks?"

  • mackmack

Posted March 12, 2005 - 04:14 PM

#18

come and ride a stock crf 450 in the rutted, rocky , root infested, slippery woods of Kentucky and West Virginia and you will understand "WHY". OR ask Scott Summers, It was his idea to use an xr 650 fork. Would you question a 9 time AMA offroad champion? No amount of money can make the inverted forks work as good as the xr 650 in the type of riding I do,trust me!!!!!! As for the stock forks they are not for sale.

Summers crf 450http://img.photobuck...ck/100_0161.jpg

  • frogman

Posted March 12, 2005 - 07:33 PM

#19

Roger that, point made!

Good job!

  • brrpr

Posted March 12, 2005 - 09:33 PM

#20

Summers races the CRF450 with the 650 forks. fork flex is a good thing--especially when you have a hard as rocks aluminum frame....

theres a reason KTM's and Husky use flexible steel frames for off road--i suspect your CRF will be a bit more manageable now in the rooots, ruts and rocks-less input--more energy absorption...

:)





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