2017 Husqvarna FC450 - FINISHED

MOTO120
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2/13/2017 2:14pm
Bruce372 wrote:
Did you weigh the pipe? How much lighter than stock
I did not weight the head/mid pipe...honestly was excited to get it installed and forgot all about it. The shock has to be removed in order for the head/mid pipe to be removed and I don't really feel like taking all the back apart haha. I WILL though get a weight comparison posted tonight on the muffler (stock vs. this Yosh system)...which is where the big weight difference will be anyways.

Thanks!
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2/13/2017 2:22pm
Thanks mate.

So just out of interest, even with a 3 piece pipe, you still need to remove the shock? That's a bummer since it was part of my motivation for getting an aftermarket pipe.
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Also, have a look behind the sprocket for oil leaking from behind the slave cylinder... some people are swapping the magura slave to the bremo!



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2/13/2017 7:44pm
MOTO120 wrote:
Dirty nasty spokes before.... [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2017/02/12/175835/s1200_IMG_8346.jpg[/img] After about 30 second on each spoke with an SOS pad and walla... [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2017/02/12/175836/s1200_IMG_8347.jpg[/img] Starting to figure it out....luckily I took...
Dirty nasty spokes before....


After about 30 second on each spoke with an SOS pad and walla...


Starting to figure it out....luckily I took photos before I tore them apart haha


Finished rear wheel with Excel A60 rim, stock hub coated by Trick Engineering, Vortex sprocket mounted with Ti bolts, Motion Pro rim strip, Motion Pro rim lock, and soon to be Motostuff rear rotor mounted with Ti hardware :-) Might not be for everyone but I LOVE how they turned out...looks great to me!

Did you get the cast lines removed from the hubs or did the cerakote make it look like that?
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2/17/2017 6:05am
Bruce372 wrote:
Also, have a look behind the sprocket for oil leaking from behind the slave cylinder... some people are swapping the magura slave to the bremo! [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2017/02/13/176193/s1200_IMG_20170212_WA0000.jpg[/img]
Also, have a look behind the sprocket for oil leaking from behind the slave cylinder... some people are swapping the magura slave to the bremo!



I had this happen to mine, it looked as though the paper gasket was bad. I changed it and it's not leaking anymore, hope this is not a continuing issue...
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2/18/2017 8:19am
Sent off a few parts to Trick Engineering to get coated....found this nifty little stand to help do the trick and keep oil from going all over the garage floor ;-)




Will get this nasty stock looking cover looking a bit better...thanks to Trick Engineering


Well...it's time for the boy to get bit by the bug too. He's been riding without training wheels on his pedal bike since he was about 2 1/2, thought it was time to give him a go on a motorcycle


5 minutes into learning how to ride a motorcycle and we were moving onto standing and obstacles haha. He can't get enough of this thing...and that's scary for me haha.


After a hard evening session in the backyard

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2/18/2017 12:51pm
Dude, that bar stand looks awesome....coulda really used that with all the clutch changes I had to do on my Suzukis over the years lol
2/21/2017 6:51am
CC268 wrote:
Where did you get that cool lay over stand that holds the handle bar for washing the bottom side of the bike?
MOTO120 wrote:
For starters, that EXACTLY what it's called....the Lay Over Stand B) . I actually invented this stand almost 3 years ago and signed agreement for Motorsport...
For starters, that EXACTLY what it's called....the Lay Over Stand Cool . I actually invented this stand almost 3 years ago and signed agreement for Motorsport Products to produce/market/sell it. Just this year, it has now become an MSR Hard Parts part as well which is awesome.

Thanks for asking
Not to be nosey, but have you made a decent amount from sales for that? Its such a cool tool!
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2/21/2017 2:02pm
Where did you. It the Osset from? Been thinking about getting one for my 4 year old.
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2/21/2017 5:50pm
Bruce372 wrote:
Also, have a look behind the sprocket for oil leaking from behind the slave cylinder... some people are swapping the magura slave to the bremo! [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2017/02/13/176193/s1200_IMG_20170212_WA0000.jpg[/img]
Also, have a look behind the sprocket for oil leaking from behind the slave cylinder... some people are swapping the magura slave to the bremo!



I had this happen to mine, it looked as though the paper gasket was bad. I changed it and it's not leaking anymore, hope this is...
I had this happen to mine, it looked as though the paper gasket was bad. I changed it and it's not leaking anymore, hope this is not a continuing issue...
Yes, the sealing area is quite small. The dealer replaced the gasket and he told.me it still leaked but on the advice of an husky contact they added a thin oring to stop the leak. Pick it up tomorrow, if it ever stops raining in California I will ride it soon.
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2/22/2017 3:35am
father+son+mx= the best!!
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3/2/2017 9:26am
AlexB289 wrote:
Any updates?
Idk about the FC but he has been busy with new products for his cycling business. If you're into cycling, ck out his Instagram. He has some really cool stuff coming out!!

IG- slfmotion
MOTO120
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3/2/2017 12:11pm
AlexB289 wrote:
Any updates?
JBlain619 wrote:
Idk about the FC but he has been busy with new products for his cycling business. If you're into cycling, ck out his Instagram. He has...
Idk about the FC but he has been busy with new products for his cycling business. If you're into cycling, ck out his Instagram. He has some really cool stuff coming out!!

IG- slfmotion
JBlain is correct...this little evening/weekend side project business I started is turning into way more than just a side project/hobby now haha. Trying to juggle that and it's very rapid growth along with my actual full-time M-F design job and my family...the FC450 is taking longer than I'd like.

I haven't forgot about this though! I'm out on family vacation all next week skiing up in Whistler but once I return, I have plans to get a lot of stuff done on this thing in the coming couple of weeks. Trust me, there's nobody more excited to to get this thing done than I am so I can ride it haha.

Hopefully will have some graphics templates posted within the next week or so...these things are going to be unreal :-)
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3/16/2017 4:04pm
Just got back from vacation and ready to get cracking on this thing, the weather is soon to turn for the good here in the Midwest and I need to be ready for it haha.

Decided to give the new Michelin Starcross 5 tires a try after ready so many good reviews. Also decided to run a 110 rather than a 120. My thought was I certainly won't need anymore traction to the ground in order to go faster but I'd rather have maybe a bit better handling in rutted corners. I'll report back.


Received a package from Motostuff...only the BEST brake setup...period! Check these guys out if you need cool stuff for your bike! www.motostuff.com


Finally decided to stick with my stock AER48 forks...just too many good reviews on them when properly setup not to at least give them a try. Forks are sent off to Factory Connection for servicing, setup, and maybe a few other trick things ;-)

Wheels are built and ready to head into Hall's Cycles to get them true'd and tires mounted.

Things are finally starting to come together!

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3/16/2017 6:25pm
I'm interested to see what you think about those tires. I tried the soft ones and they were so slick. If the front hit a hard spot it was like ice! Ugh!
MOTO120
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3/22/2017 6:58pm
Got the wheels back from Hall's Cycles (the best Husqvarna dealership in the nation period!), all true'd up and tires mounted. Things are slowly starting to take shape :-). I used a CRF rear axle and axle blocks (Yoshi blocks of course!), from my understanding this is the setup the factory KTM teams use...as far as both blocks being "floating" and not threaded like the stock. Hope to have the front end completely back together within the next couple weeks.






3/22/2017 7:31pm
Man... I love this build. Well done!

You are giving me too many ideas for my bike.
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3/22/2017 9:14pm
MOTO120 wrote:
Got the wheels back from Hall's Cycles (the best Husqvarna dealership in the nation period!), all true'd up and tires mounted. Things are slowly starting to...
Got the wheels back from Hall's Cycles (the best Husqvarna dealership in the nation period!), all true'd up and tires mounted. Things are slowly starting to take shape :-). I used a CRF rear axle and axle blocks (Yoshi blocks of course!), from my understanding this is the setup the factory KTM teams use...as far as both blocks being "floating" and not threaded like the stock. Hope to have the front end completely back together within the next couple weeks.






What year Honda axel do you use? The same wheel spacers from KtM?
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3/22/2017 10:31pm
CJV
Here is the Honda parts chest sheet via ride engineering
http://www.ktm-parts.com/AOMC/product/MX-AXL25-KT-BA?gclid=COOmpYjx69IC…

I decided to save $20 bucks on the OEM axel, nut, and washer from RE and buy them used off eBay, not use the ride engineering block kit and purchased a new Yoshimura works axel adjuster set off eBay as well. IMO saving a couple bucks and using a low hour axel,nut and washer and a getting the Yoshi axel is a far better path than the Ride engineering kit but we will see. FYI I am $80 total including shipping
Thanks for the awesome info moto120
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3/22/2017 10:34pm
Ps I am praying Moto120's rear axle mod works on a '15 swing arm... or mine will be for sale
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3/22/2017 11:20pm
Also were can I find that TI CRF rear axel nut? I have looked at Racetech ti, mettech and pro-bolt USA with the no luck
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3/23/2017 8:26am
What is the advantage of a honda rear axle over a ktm/husky OEM axle?
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3/23/2017 8:56am
You don't have the axle and axle bolt built into one piece so you can run different blocks, and I know on my 350 my stock axle nut like backing off a lot no matter how tight a couple rides it would back off.
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3/23/2017 2:51pm
For some reason it looks like you may have your rear brake rotor on backwards to me. Was looking at some pictures of the Geico bikes with the Moto Stuff rotors and their rotors look like they were on the other way.

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