When mounting a CR500R motor in a CRF 450 Frame, the rear engine mount that the swingarm pivot shaft goes through is more narrow than the CRF engine mount. This leaves the shaft and to some extent, the bearings exposed. I had some brass bushings cut to cover the exposed areas. Attached are pictures and a drawing with the dimensions of the bushings.
Bushings for CR500R motor in a CRF450R frame
By Chris Edwards
so I bought my daughter and 05' CRF 80, It started and ran fine a few times and now she has a hard time shifting into second. I wrode it a few times and trying to get into second gear you definitely don't hear the typical click over and any feel it flip I to 2nd and going up from first to second and it takes a few times of fidgeting with it to get it into gear, all the other gears seem to be fine. took it all apart everything seems to look fine but I really don't know what I'm looking at, with the clutch cover off I was able to run through all the gears but put back together with fluid in it still no go any suggestions??
By Bryan Bosch
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Rally Star Earns Third Overalll at the 2018 Edition of the Event in Morocco
April 20, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Determined to wrap up his week-long adventure in Morocco on a high, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Pablo Quintanilla has topped the fifth and final stage of the Merzouga Rally to secure a solid third overall in the event’s final overall standings. Continuing to make progress Andrew Short has claimed a spot inside the top 10 in the overall.
Featuring a mass, motocross-styled start in the dunes of the Merzouga Desert, the fifth and final stage of the event saw Pablo Quintanilla put in a dominant performance. Posting the fastest time for the day, the Chilean rally star solidified his strong third position in the overall standings.
Putting in his best individual stage performance Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Andrew Short crossed the line in eighth position. Wrapping up the Merzouga Rally 10th in the overall, the American is content with the progress he made during the week in Morocco.
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team will return to action at the third round of the 2018 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the Atacama Rally in Chile on August 11/19.
Pablo Quintanilla: “Today was a really fun stage. We had the motocross start and it was good to battle with the guys from start to finish. I got off to a good start but five or six kilometres into the stage I had a small crash that dropped me back a few positions. Then I had to push until the end and 10km before the finish I got the lead back and was the first to cross the finish line. It felt really nice to win a stage that way. Overall, I’m satisfied with my third position in the overall. This was a tough race with tricky navigation and to be on the podium is always good. We continue to gather experience and look ahead in the races to come.”
Andrew Short: “I really enjoyed this week in Morocco. Especially this last day was really fun, bringing back memories from my days racing motocross. Before the flag dropped the nerves were there and I was maybe a bit late off the start. It was a good experience racing alongside the fastest guys in the dunes and being able to see their pace. The adrenaline kicked in and I had some really good fun. Overall, the week has been great for me. I enjoy the atmosphere in rally racing and I feel I am improving, getting closer to the top guys. I might still have a long way to go but I understand it needs to be done step-by-step. This week was a positive step in the right direction.”
2018 Merzouga Rally – Stage 5 Provisional Classification
1. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 38:12
2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 38:15
3. Toby Price (KTM) 38:18
4. Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) 38:36
5. Joan Barreda (Honda) 38:38
6. Ignacio Cornejo (Honda) 38:54
8. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 38:56
2018 Merzouga Rally – Final Overall Classification [Provisional]
1. Joan Barreda (Honda) 13:28:19
2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 13:34:29
3. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 13:39:44
4. Franco Caimi (Yamaha) 13:47:08
5. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 13:48:23
6. Toby Price (KTM) 13:49:23
10. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 14:29:44
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Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.
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Just picked up a XR650R -04 and it has a brake lever from different model. Anyone who are able to identify it? I need to order a new lever to replace the broken one but I'm unsure what to order. It looks like Honda OEM but its different from the master cylinder for XR650R. This one has a slot for a mirror. Apologies for the poor quality of the photos.
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GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac Exclusive Interview (450 Class)
Eli Tomac became the first rider to win his professional debut after earning the checkered flag at Hangtown Motocross in 2010 aboard at GEICO Honda CRF250R. The following year, Tomac signed with GEICO Honda, losing the 250SX West title by a mere six points. He came back with vengeance in 2012, earning the 250SX title. In 2013, he lost the SX title to Ken Roczen (then Red Bull KTM), but won the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
For 2014, he moved up to the 450 class with GEICO Honda, and though injuries prevented him from racing at many SX events, he did earn his first-career 450MX win at Spring Creek. Tomac returns with GEICO Honda in 2015 to take on the 450 class aboard the CRF450R.
Ultimate MotorCycling’s Andrew Oldar: What are some of the main things that you learned in your rookie season of Supercross last year?
GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac: First off, it’s a long season, so it seems like it’s easy to get impatient early on. You don’t realize it, but there are 17 rounds, so it’s a lot of time to make it through the whole season. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to do that. But you learn to be more patient as time goes on.
UMC: You have traveled overseas for some Supercross races during the off-season. How have those results affected your confidence leading up to Anaheim 1?
ET: I got to race in France and Italy and ended up winning both of those events. For me, any time you race against a few of the best U.S. guys and some top Europeans – and you beat them – it’s always a confidence-booster. Those were good for me, and it’s good to see our motorcycle is working well. I’ve enjoyed racing. It burns up some of the off-season time, instead of spending lap after lap on the practice track for a full month. I enjoy those races.
UMC: What have you changed in your training regimen to prepare for this season in comparison to last year?
ET: Honestly, I haven’t changed that much. For me, I feel stronger on the bike this year. I think that comes with age, getting stronger, getting older and maybe a little bit wiser. But I haven’t changed that much on my actual training program. It’s just building that base.
UMC: You made the switch to KYB suspension. In what areas are they better than the Showa units?
ET: I can’t say specific areas where it’s better. It’s just been really comfortable for me and I’ve been liking how it feels on the track. It’s definitely good.
UMC: How much better is your 2015 race bike in comparison to your 2014 race bike?
ET: I can’t say how good it’s been or how awesome it is yet because we haven’t gone to race it. But for how it was in Europe, I’m pretty satisfied with our base setup right now. I think we’re at a good starting point.
UMC: You have been on the GEICO Honda team since you turned pro in 2010. How does it feel to have been on a team for that long and now be able to continue in your 450 career with them?
ET: It’s nice to stay with a brand and a company and build that relationship with them and make it better and better throughout the years, if it is a healthy relationship. For me, it has been a good ride so far. I’ve got no complaints.
UMC: You earned your first career 450 win at Spring Creek over the summer. What is it going to take to achieve the same result in Supercross?
ET: There are a lot of good riders, and a lot of guys who are healthy this year, so it looks like we’re going to Anaheim with a full-packed gate of awesome riders. It’s going to take good starts because you can’t start in the back of the pack now and expect to get to the front because everyone is so fast. Good starts, good bike setup, being strong, and making through those 20 laps.
UMC: Being that you only raced part of the 2014 Supercross season due to injuries, where have you set your goals for the 2015 season?
ET: My goals are to win and be in the championship fight by the end of the series. I also want to stay healthy and stay consistent and hopefully be battling for a points title by the end of the series.