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    450 exc being R$allye prepared

    I ave started to prepare a 2003 exc 450 for a rally and thought it may be of interest to some of you guys..

    purchased the bike for £1600
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    Got myself a big tight A BIG TANK 25 lt i think a bit tooooo big

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    Roadbook and Imo
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    Roadbook mount i was going to mount it strait to the frame but i was running out of time so i opted for this.

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    IMO fitted.
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    GPS Mount bolted on to side? not sure if it will stay there...

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    Wireing needs some planning..

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    I ran a single cable to the fuse box that is mounted under the roodbook frame.
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    Armour cable thingy and a tidy up
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    So i wanted to have some type of fairing to protect that expensive kit.
    So in card board tying to get my head around what is needed.
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    so this is the first shape, i think i can mount it.
    Iv ordered some foam plastic stuff ( supposed to be easy to shape and mold) after speaking to a perspex suppliers and they recommended it, its not arrived yet.

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    A bit too square. I will put more shape to it, as its mounted to the forks it has to move with the steering, the downside of using that type of roadbook mount...

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    Lights

    Got some of these of the internet, fle bay, the brackets come from the same seller. I wanted some led ones but i was concerned they would not pass an MOT.

    The other concerns is the drain on the electrics etc, What with all the other kit. i have wired each system with an isolator switch so i only use the items i need.

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    The other thing i wanted to do was make the lights seperate from the rally kit, so i could just undo the roadbook holder and it will still have the minimum for road legality in the lights etc.

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    It looks like that "helping hands" character off Robots the movie..lol

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    Looks good , Not sure about the lights What rallys are you looking to do chap ?
    New site for the BBRC and Rally Riders http://rallymoto.co.uk/forum.php

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    Looks good johnny lights ok but my guess is that they will look much better when in the fairings
    Is this a road legal bike or not

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    do you recone you will need a stearing damper ?

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    Lights

    Yep the bike is currently road legal ish ,except it's missing a horn....to be refitted asap.

    The lights are e marked ! I might flip horizontally! Just need to adjust lenses and get come brackets made up.. They are designed to be used with the fairing, which I haven't made yet! Got some plastic stuff and will have a go at shaping/ moulding this week.

    I was going to enter this years taureg rallye, but it did not pan out. So next year for sure.

    Finn thanks for the tank I will get it fitted next week.

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    Steering dampener

    Quote Originally Posted by BAKERMAN View Post
    do you recone you will need a stearing damper ?
    Iv never used one so don't really know if I need one! I know lots of people use them, they ain't cheep. Would get one second hand if the price is right

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    lights and fairing

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    Light wired in on a switch on the dash


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    Plastic/ foam thingy, got two pieces this size for £30
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    Using the template I made earlier

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    Using a camping cooker i started to heat and shape the material, just like a i did in scholl in design tech It was pretty easy to shape and held its shape very well once cooled.

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    I bolted it into place using the holes in the lighting mounts and some bracket clips
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    Turned out ok for the first attempt, I might have a play and swap the light to horizontal .
    Its still pretty light on the front but the light are draining too much juice, LED would be better. It actually gave pretty good protection, 50mph without with visor open= very sheltered.

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    Got a wide comfy seat if interested

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    I am

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil W View Post
    Got a wide comfy seat if interested
    I will pm you.. Cheers. Although the front is so big I might after stand up the whole way....lol PM sent

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnywave View Post
    I will pm you.. Cheers. Although the front is so big I might after stand up the whole way....lol PM sent
    Just noticed you are in red. No PM ! Drop me an email on johntazdixon@gmail.com

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    Jonny, definitely go for a steering damper, it will make the bike handle a lot easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnywave View Post
    Iv never used one so don't really know if I need one! I know lots of people use them, they ain't cheep. Would get one second hand if the price is right

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    Damper

    Quote Originally Posted by dakarDude View Post
    Jonny, definitely go for a steering damper, it will make the bike handle a lot easier.
    I will get one if one comes up second hand, I can't justify the money just yet. I purchased Ht Oil cooler from the states, will fit this weekend, it will nearly double the amount of oil in the engine, .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnywave View Post
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    Good job
    Needs a name now, how about Klukluxklan

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    http://www.albertodottori.net/pagina5.htm

    this guy is mean be cheap for fairings that match up with your tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnywave View Post
    I will get one if one comes up second hand, I can't justify the money just yet. I purchased Ht Oil cooler from the states, will fit this weekend, it will nearly double the amount of oil in the engine, .
    Sounds good J! (Get photies up on here!)

    Jono has my 525EXC in for a full looking at. Can't wait to get it back after he's worked his magic on it!

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