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SuperMoto Blog Part 1
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I am normally building something here at the shop and it has occurred to me that maybe you as readers would like to follow along on some of these crazy projects, they currently range from a turbo charged Hayabusa to an electric road racer, but the one I have pieces of on the bench right now is a Supermoto CFR450 that will get a full street legal mods as well as motor, suspension and cosmetic upgrades.

As this is a work already in process I will bring you up to speed on where we are at on it. I traded in a 05 Honda CRF450R last year. This particular bike has a big boar 505 kit installed on it and had lowered forks and shock. The cosmetic condition of the bike is rough but mechanically sound.

I have selected a trail tech lighting stator kit that incorporates a small lithium battery in the system. This kit includes a stator, regulator, and battery all matched to use together and is still quite light. For lights I picked a Moose Species headlight number plate unit and in the back I am going with a LED combo part that is both a tail light and a brake light. A simple 12v horn and bar-end mirror finish out the street legal requirements while still keeping the weight at a minimum.

The wheels are some I laced up with stock CRF hubs and 17x3.5 inch front and 17x4.25 inch the rear, a custom spoke set from Buchanans holds them together. The original plan was to use a 160/60-17 rear and a 120/60-17 front, but on assembly it was clear that the chain is not going to clear the tire so a 150/70-17 will be substituted to help with this issue.

A Trail tech side stand will be shortened to allow for the smaller wheels and lowered suspension. The Endurance dash kit also by Trail Tech will provide the necessary data and new black Acerbis plastic will be sporting custom graphics to round out the new look.

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We should see this little troublemaker on the streets in September but the graphic will likely take another month depending on the schedule of the vendor. Look for it out there (unless you are a member of the friendly law enforcement profession).

Ride Hard/Ride Safe

Morgan