This is not just a front end conversion or wheel swap. I actually had the entire 450 rear suspension grafted on after a week of work, then decided to go farther and eliminate the weight and maintenance of the linkage with a custom Ohlins PDS style shock. Many other trick parts such as a luggage rack weighing 1lb 5oz, low mount steering damper that tucks in tight, removed heavy restrictive airbox etc,.. This is not new, I've been riding it for a few years and still can't understand why Honda won't make one since its all honda parts!!!
You can see many more photo's here. http://s116.photobuc...yaker43/CRF650/
I posted it a couple years back and got a lot of interest. Sadly it has to go on ebay tonight to make room for future projects. Now that I took more pictures I thought I would leave them on my photobucket page so others can get some ideas and hopefully go further with it. The venerable 650R had so much untapped potential.
This is a unique approach,... instead of farkling it up to 350lbs with shiny catalog goodies, I went the other way and dropped 25 lbs while improving the suspension. See how many changes you can spot?
My new ride is a 183 lb XR218.
Edited by woodsryder, 29 July 2012 - 02:41 PM.