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desert-rat660

Project Supermoto

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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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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

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hey desert-rat..do 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?

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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.

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hey its cool! i figured id ask...how 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.

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$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! !

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$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:

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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

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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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