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  1. PastorOfMuppets

    Good engine swap options?

    In the spirit of trying to keep it badass:p what about a cbr500r engine? It's twin cylinder but seems to have a pretty deep oil pan on it. Someone suggested a newer ninja 650r engine which is twin cylinder as well. Me being a honda guy I'm not so sure, I know I'm building a Frankenstein but at least I want it to be a purebred Frankenstein:p
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    Good engine swap options?

    Does it matter what year cr500 I go with? I would love to use the water cooled, e-start fl400r engine from my pilot but it utilizes a cvt type clutch!
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    Good engine swap options?

    I was wondering if anyone had ever do everything such a swap and how it turned out. The cbr300 engine I thought was a good option since it's already water cooled and made for the street, but it is fuel injected if I'm not mistaken and my model bike wasn't so I would have the extra job of fitting a fuel pump to it which could be hard but I honestly don't know lol that's why I came to the gurus! Is there any other engine out there that would give me more power but still be as reliable? My 230 engine is an alright candidate just because the bike is already stripped and the engine is freshly built, not too mention the stock 230f frame weighs more (if I remember correctly) than my 450r frame so it won't sacrifice much except interstate riding which I don't plan on doing much of anyway.
  4. PastorOfMuppets

    Good engine swap options?

    not a powerhouse but definitely reliable lol. going for street reliability
  5. PastorOfMuppets

    Good engine swap options?

    I recently sold the engine off of my 2005 450r and have the complete rolling frame at my disposal and want to make a street reliable motard out of it. What are some good options for an engine swap that wouldn't be ridiculously hard to do? I figure single cylinder would be easier than a twin cylinder. I have considered a cbr300r engine and my built 230f engine, anyone have a similar swap they have done? Looking for engine ideas!
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    Crf450r rolling frame at my disposal......

    Hell now that I think about it I would love to swap the 400cc water cooled, electric start 2 stroker out of my fl400r pilot since I plan on doing a rotax swap eventually lol the only problem there is that word eventually. Oh and the fact that it's an automatic utilizing a cvt type clutch.
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    Crf450r rolling frame at my disposal......

    I still think swapping a twin cylinder engine would be a lot more difficult, for me at least, I love the idea but the cbr300r engine or my built 230f engine seem like a way more straight forward swap
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    Crf450r rolling frame at my disposal......

    what I was looking for is someone who has done a similar swap or attempted it and found out some info that would help me out or help me decide not to do it. As far as difficulty goes, I believe the hardest part will be making sure I have the engine mounted 100% true and not at any angle that would effect the drive train. Beyond that, it all seems pretty straight forward. I can't decide what I would do with the radiators or put in their place so that's another thing.
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    Crf450r rolling frame at my disposal......

    only part I really need to out source would be the engine mounting brackets. I have literally every other piece necessary for the swap and yes every bit of the labor would be done by myself. I'm not including the supermoto wheels and tires because that isn't necessary for the engine swap and I didn't include it to the wr450 process either so $3000 plus another $1500 for the sm look. If I do the swap I can just throw street tires on it for the mean time until I buy wheels and tires. If you know something I don't please explain.
  10. PastorOfMuppets

    Need help with a part number

    schweet!! Thank you sir
  11. PastorOfMuppets

    Crf450r rolling frame at my disposal......

    $500-$1000 project versus buying a $3000 bike.......
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    Crf450r rolling frame at my disposal......

    looks to still be a pretty wide engine, I have previously considered a xr600 or xr400 engine but decided against both for obvious reasons. It seems like fitting such an engine would be pretty difficult with getting everything necessary to fit in the provided space. Thoughts?
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    Need help with a part number

    and just so I'm sure, this is the sprocket on my crankshaft that runs the timing chain?
  14. PastorOfMuppets

    Need help with a part number

    no apology necessary brother! I am ordering one of those too
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    Crf450r rolling frame at my disposal......

    Okay maybe I should clarify why I want to do this build lol. I want a reliable engine that is reliable enough to ride on the street, mostly 55mph back roads, yet I LOVE the aluminum frame bikes. No to putting the 450 pig of an engine back in it because I do not wish to nor can I afford to do all of the maintenance that engine requires. The reason the 300 engine is a good choice is because it is already street reliable and it is water cooled. My main plan is to make this a road only bike, no mx plans or even trail riding plans for that matter. I thought of the 230 engine because I am currently building it right now so it's already off the bike and the 450 frame is already stripped. So in short, it will be a street only bike meant for a top speed of probably 65 for only short bursts and I wish for it to be reliable.
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