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Looking for some Honda crf450r help

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    Looking for some Honda crf450r help


    I've been racing an '04 crf450r supermoto that was bought ready to go. A deal that couldn't be passed came up for a newer '09 fuel injected bike that is just an all stock dirt bike that would make a great A bike. Anyway, the motors are obviously different and the '09 is getting a refresh for '17 but there are a bunch of parts on the '04 that could potentially be used on the new bike to save some money on the conversion. The '04 can't be totally ripped apart because it's going to slide into rain/ B duty. I've been scouring google and the supermoto forums without getting a ton of info.

    Anyway here are some specifics that i'm wondering about.
    Wheels- 99% sure they will bolt right on from google
    Forks- There is 2 sets of suspension for the 04, lowered and stock and it would be nice to use some of the setup stuff on the new ride.
    Triple clamps- This is a big one. There are OEM's for the 04 and if it's only going to be used for rain duty i'd like to put the low offsets onto the new bike. Or maybe someone knows someone selling a used set that will fit.
    Front brakes- I assume if the forks and wheels work then the brakes obviously should, maybe the forks don't match but the brakes will??
    clutch- google sais it's differents parts but maybe the old basket will fit the new motor? the '04 has a slippy clutch and its price item that would be nice not to buy again.

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    I'm not normally to punt when things get too hard, but have you tried either Thumpertalk or Supermotojunkie? I bet this type of thing has been covered a bunch.

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    First off, I definitely can't help you. But heres a thought, would it make more sense to leave the slipper on the rain bike? Its a motard, the more the back end dances, the more pro you look.

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    I've been racing an '04 crf450r supermoto that was bought ready to go. A deal that couldn't be passed came up for a newer '09 fuel injected bike that is just an all stock dirt bike that would make a great A bike. Anyway, the motors are obviously different and the '09 is getting a refresh for '17 but there are a bunch of parts on the '04 that could potentially be used on the new bike to save some money on the conversion. The '04 can't be totally ripped apart because it's going to slide into rain/ B duty. I've been scouring google and the supermoto forums without getting a ton of info.

    Anyway here are some specifics that i'm wondering about.
    Wheels- 99% sure they will bolt right on from google
    Forks- There is 2 sets of suspension for the 04, lowered and stock and it would be nice to use some of the setup stuff on the new ride.
    Triple clamps- This is a big one. There are OEM's for the 04 and if it's only going to be used for rain duty i'd like to put the low offsets onto the new bike. Or maybe someone knows someone selling a used set that will fit.
    Front brakes- I assume if the forks and wheels work then the brakes obviously should, maybe the forks don't match but the brakes will??
    clutch- google sais it's differents parts but maybe the old basket will fit the new motor? the '04 has a slippy clutch and its price item that would be nice not to buy again.

    thanks in advance
    Wheels would fit.
    I never used lowered forks before.
    I have used stock and low offset triples. Went faster on the stock haha.
    Brakes should fit fine.
    I prefer no slipper on the tard. Went faster without one and causes clutch to wear faster. I'd pull it out and sell it, but that's just me.

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I prefer no slipper on the tard. Went faster without one and causes clutch to wear faster. I'd pull it out and sell it, but that's just me.
    Your father should have pulled it out.

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    First off, I definitely can't help you. But heres a thought, would it make more sense to leave the slipper on the rain bike? Its a motard, the more the back end dances, the more pro you look.
    the bike came with it and it's sweet. You could be right though, it's a tard and as such, probably fine without it.

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    Wheels would fit.
    I never used lowered forks before.
    I have used stock and low offset triples. Went faster on the stock haha.
    Brakes should fit fine.
    I prefer no slipper on the tard. Went faster without one and causes clutch to wear faster. I'd pull it out and sell it, but that's just me.
    I hear different things about the triples, some people say you must run fancy ones, others say stock are fine. I don't know. I'm not going to buy a slipper for it, but I liked it, it would be worth the swap if it was bolt on.

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    the bike came with it and it's sweet. You could be right though, it's a tard and as such, probably fine without it.



    I hear different things about the triples, some people say you must run fancy ones, others say stock are fine. I don't know. I'm not going to buy a slipper for it, but I liked it, it would be worth the swap if it was bolt on.
    Trevor Arvidson did 17's with stock clamps...I think Chiappisi is the only fast one that has clamps.

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinned View Post
    Your father should have pulled it out.
    He actually helped me put in a slipper clutch in a 03 CRF450 one time.

    Pretty sure the clutches are different. I had a harder time selling my slipper because it wouldn't fit in newer bikes.

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    Wow those are cheap! Nice find! thanks. Now Smutty is making me wonder if I need them.

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    Holy hell those clamps are cheap. Buy them just to resell them to someone that doesn't know how cheap they are lol.

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Trevor Arvidson did 17's with stock clamps...I think Chiappisi is the only fast one that has clamps.
    Correction, Chiappisi doesn't have offset triples. He told me not to bother buying them, that dropping the forks in stock triples does the same thing.

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    Re: Looking for some Honda crf450r help

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I had a harder time selling my slipper because it wouldn't fit in newer bikes.

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