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pics of the crf450/xr650 mutant

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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 :)

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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.

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

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Interesting to say the least, i admire your desire to one up the factories

keep us posted bruther

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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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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!!!!!!!!!! :)

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

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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:)

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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!

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

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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?"

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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.photobucket.com/albums/v357/mackmack/100_0161.jpg

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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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