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  1. DarrinG

    Post Pics Of Your Supermoto!!

    Here is mine.
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    polishing frame

    You must know my wife! Honestly, it's a pretty time consuming process as they did everything (swingarm, subframe, all frame bits) so, if you add that up at the usual shop rates of $72/hr it's expensive! He gave me a break and it was only $500. I'm thinking it was over a grand worth of work. It came out nice and has held up through three races so far.
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    polishing frame

    Actually the "best" way is to have a polishing shop do it. When I was building my supermoto I took it apart and had it done by a professional polishing shop. Then, they put a tinted clear ceramic over it to cover/protect it. What you're seeing is not chrome it's the mirror finish of the frame showing through a tint. If you're really looking for the "cheapest" this isn't it though.
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    Post Pics Of Your Supermoto!!

    The swingarm is stock. I think it just looks slimmer with the coating. These guys spent a lot of labor polishing the frame. My cost was a little over $400.
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    ***Best*** looking CRF450r **Contest**

    Thanks for the compliment. It's actually a tinted clear ceramic over the stock frame that was professionally polished.
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    Post Pics Of Your Supermoto!!

    Thanks for the comments. The frame was professionally polished and then a tinted clear ceramic was applied to it. It was done by a shop here locally (Oxnard, CA). http://www.thepolishingshop.com/ They did an excellent job.
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    ***Best*** looking CRF450r **Contest**

    Here's mine.
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    Post Pics Of Your Supermoto!!

    I'll play too. It's not completely finished. Need a couple of other items. Thanks for looking!
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    07 in seach of big power

    Hey Chilly, Ben is right. RHC. I'm 6'1 and 235, and Ron Hamp is your man. If you've got....a few extra buck in your pocket, get the Carb Mod, his Cam, JE 13.5:1, His Head porting, his Valve Springs....(I think that's it..) and you'll have 61-62hp on the dyno all day long! There are about 4 people or so, that I know (I'm one) that got this combination and the HP is 61-62 EVERY time! Ron's your man!
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    2008 Crf 450's arrive saturday!!

    Where are you california guys buying yours? I'm in Ventura County and am looking for a repacement for my '05.
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    RM fork ?

    Hi Guys, I don't know about any spacers and all that because I've continued to use the same ones. I did however have to use the RM axle for sure. The only other thing you're going to need is the RM 85 Rotor. Of all the things they didn't use, the rotor is different on the DRZ and the 85. I'm thinking it has to do with the way the caliper mounts to the forks. Other than that, everything else works fine. The Steering stem, bearings...blah blah blah are all bolt up. Good luck!
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    Honda Did it: full race mini four-stroke

    Looks like $4299 for the Expert an $4199 for the standard model. http://powersports.honda.com/motorc...delId=CRF150RB7
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    Jeff Ward's red sideplates

    Acerbis makes red number plates, fork sliders, and side panels for CRF's. How do I know? I've got them on mine!
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    Close to "WORKS" suspension - pics

    Sorry for the hijack Dauv. They are stock length. Mike (MB1) suggests that they stay that way. Supposedly, it damages the inner rear shock when you put the spacers and such in there. My first impression is that it's definitely taller. I used to have 1.5" cut in the front and 1" in the rear. Who would have thought such small differences can feel that different. Going to take a bit of getting used to I think. Especially, sometimes I use Roadrace style when racing supermoto.
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    Close to "WORKS" suspension - pics

    Hi Dauv, The stuff looks bitch'n. Unfortunately, I'm not as resourceful as you and just sent my suspension to MB1 for the Works Kit. I've only raced on it once but I have to say that I don't have any complaints thus far. I think you'll really like the DLC feel on the bike. I took a few pics when I got mine back, didn't spend too much thought/time taking pictures but this is how mine turned out. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b142/gavzx7/RaceBike5.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b142/gavzx7/Racebike1.jpg http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b142/gavzx7/?action=view&current=RaceBike4.jpg