Project Supermoto

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  • desert-rat660

Posted July 15, 2009 - 05:54 PM


Well im finally getting my street legal supermoto project going, i stripped my 08 yz450f down to a bare frame so i can take it to the powder coaters this weekend, im going satin black on the frame subframe and swingarm. I have alot of work and $$$ ahead of me. Ill be going to a wr style charging system and a few other mods.

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  • cbreakin

Posted July 16, 2009 - 05:21 AM


Sweet project, keep us posted!

  • desert-rat660

Posted July 16, 2009 - 02:56 PM


i will, im still trying to find a deal on a crankshaft, rotor, cdi, and cover, ive been checking ebay but 07 and up wr parts are few

  • yoshgixxer

Posted July 16, 2009 - 07:22 PM


hey you want to sell those dirt wheels in the back ground ?i been looking for a set of used wheels with blue rims! who makes em?

  • desert-rat660

Posted July 17, 2009 - 03:23 PM


sorry man i was actually putting those on my 06 yz450. they are made by warp 9

  • yoshgixxer

Posted July 17, 2009 - 07:49 PM


hey its cool! i figured id have they been holding up for you??

  • swatdoc

Posted July 17, 2009 - 08:18 PM


hey desert rat - before you take your frame to the powder coater's - spend a little time with an aluminum file and knock down the casting seams (mold lines) in the frame - it will look a lot better. I did that with my frame. Something else - seee if the PC can use either a low temp pC or use a lower temp with longer baking time - less chance of the heat making the aluminum brittle.

  • desert-rat660

Posted July 19, 2009 - 09:21 AM


hey its cool! i figured id have they been holding up for you??

they are nice wheels i have the 18 inch rear wheel, seeing as i only use the bike for trails, i liked having more sidewall in my tire.

Little update after taking the frame to the powder coater i decided to have it painted candy blue, i also ordered a set of applied racing triple clamps for it.

  • desert-rat660

Posted July 22, 2009 - 06:21 PM


ok just got my stuff back from the powder coater. what do u think?

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  • Ogener

Posted July 22, 2009 - 06:40 PM


very nice so far!

  • yoshgixxer

Posted July 22, 2009 - 06:43 PM


is that paint or powder coat?

  • desert-rat660

Posted July 22, 2009 - 06:49 PM


powder coat.

thanks man

  • yoshgixxer

Posted July 25, 2009 - 07:12 PM


dude that is BAD ASS!! how much did that cost?

  • desert-rat660

Posted July 25, 2009 - 08:04 PM



  • sdg8569

Posted July 27, 2009 - 04:25 AM


Looking good keep us updated. :worthy:

  • yoshgixxer

Posted July 27, 2009 - 06:10 AM


$250 is a great deal too....if i were you i would get some clear vynal frame stickers cut to protect that powder coat from your boots!!

  • minuszero

Posted July 29, 2009 - 02:07 PM


$250 is a great deal too....if i were you i would get some clear vynal frame stickers cut to protect that powder coat from your boots!!

yeahh thats not a bad idea.

How long did it take you to disassemble everything? I WANT to do this but my much more mechanically inclined friend doesn't seem too interested. :thumbsup:

  • desert-rat660

Posted July 29, 2009 - 03:11 PM


honesty dissasembling the bike took about 3 hours and that was with individually bagging and labeling everything, that way i dont get bolts mixed up or lose anything. Its pretty easy im sure u can do it on your own

  • desert-rat660

Posted August 05, 2009 - 06:34 PM


well my project is at a stand still, alot of the parts i need for the wr stator conversion are on back order:foul: , i did get a set of the applied racing triple clamps, had to press the steering stem out of the old clamp and into the applied clamp. i also bought new bearings while i was at it

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