2018 RMZ450 build. Coatings, titanium, carbon

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12/26/2018 12:44 AM

Follow as I build an 18 rmz450 to race in 2019.
I raced this bike all of 2018 and it’s for an overhaul. The bike currently has a bit of work done.

Suspentsion work.
Coated upper fork tubes in yellow
DLC lower tubes
Cerakote lugs
Krooztune linkage
Krooztune balance shaft kit
All suspension valves by Motokote here in Australia.

New parts to be added.
The bikes going to have a ground up build. The parts and services being done as as follows.

Serviced suspension
Frame service
Swing arm and linkage service
Top end with hi Como Piston
Various titanium and Aluminum bolts
New exhaust (HGS or Pro Circuit)????? Help
Re hard anodised fork tubes and shock
Anodised shock fittings
Anodised rims
Stainless spokes and nipples
Anodised inner clutch and water pump covers
New plastics and sticker kit
New seat cover
New cables
Carbon parts

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12/26/2018 12:49 AM

Here is how everything was at strip down stage. Dirty, stained and beat up after a years worth of racing.
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12/26/2018 12:51 AM

The bike as it sat before strip down Photo

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12/26/2018 12:54 AM

Rebuild time!!
Wiseco hi compression piston
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12/26/2018 12:58 AM

Carbon tank cover and some other cool parts. Pro Finish in Australia custom make carbon parts and supply with titanium and aluminium bolts.
We are getting rid of the blue all over The bike. Photo
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12/26/2018 8:00 AM

Nice. Following your progress.

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12/26/2018 8:44 AM

This is gonna turn out sick! That carbon is gorgeous

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12/27/2018 6:54 PM

Cmt makes great products, I use them on my kx as well. Much better fit/finish and durability compared to Lightspeed.

Curious who did your upper fork tubes in yellow and if you could post a few more photos of them.

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12/28/2018 12:30 AM

Yeah they make some good stuff hey. First time I’ve had cmt carbon and I do like it better than lightspeed.

I run a custom moto build business over here in Aus. I do all the anodising.

Cleaned up an anodised the calipers today. What does everyone think? Photo
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12/28/2018 12:42 AM

tom_202 wrote:

Yeah they make some good stuff hey. First time I’ve had cmt carbon and I do like it better than lightspeed.

I run a custom moto build business over here in Aus. I do all the anodising.

Cleaned up an anodised the calipers today. What does everyone think? Photo
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Interested in yellow for a few parts on one of our bikes if possible. Would like to see some better photos of the forks. They looks really good but just to double check.

CMT is too notch, I don't get carbon from anyone else anymore

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12/28/2018 1:03 AM

tom_202 wrote:

Yeah they make some good stuff hey. First time I’ve had cmt carbon and I do like it better than lightspeed.

I run a custom moto build business over here in Aus. I do all the anodising.

Cleaned up an anodised the calipers today. What does everyone think? Photo
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DJV804 wrote:

Interested in yellow for a few parts on one of our bikes if possible. Would like to see some better photos of the forks. They looks really good but just to double check.

CMT is too notch, I don't get carbon from anyone else anymore

Few better photos of the forks mate. Photo

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12/28/2018 1:06 AM

tom_202 wrote:

Yeah they make some good stuff hey. First time I’ve had cmt carbon and I do like it better than lightspeed.

I run a custom moto build business over here in Aus. I do all the anodising.

Cleaned up an anodised the calipers today. What does everyone think? Photo
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DJV804 wrote:

Interested in yellow for a few parts on one of our bikes if possible. Would like to see some better photos of the forks. They looks really good but just to double check.

CMT is too notch, I don't get carbon from anyone else anymore

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12/28/2018 1:08 AM

tom_202 wrote:

Yeah they make some good stuff hey. First time I’ve had cmt carbon and I do like it better than lightspeed.

I run a custom moto build business over here in Aus. I do all the anodising.

Cleaned up an anodised the calipers today. What does everyone think? Photo
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DJV804 wrote:

Interested in yellow for a few parts on one of our bikes if possible. Would like to see some better photos of the forks. They looks really good but just to double check.

CMT is too notch, I don't get carbon from anyone else anymore

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They do look pretty trick! Is that the brightest yellow you can get? I'd really like to have it even brighter like the factory forks.

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12/28/2018 1:24 AM

DJV804 wrote:

Interested in yellow for a few parts on one of our bikes if possible. Would like to see some better photos of the forks. They looks really good but just to double check.

CMT is too notch, I don't get carbon from anyone else anymore

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DJV804 wrote:

They do look pretty trick! Is that the brightest yellow you can get? I'd really like to have it even brighter like the factory forks.

It’s more just the photos. It’s almost a dead on match with the factory fork look

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12/28/2018 1:37 AM

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DJV804 wrote:

They do look pretty trick! Is that the brightest yellow you can get? I'd really like to have it even brighter like the factory forks.

tom_202 wrote:

It’s more just the photos. It’s almost a dead on match with the factory fork look

Oh ok. Is it jus the outside or do you donthe inside too?

What's your Vital Member good-guy cost? wink

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12/28/2018 2:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2018 2:04 AM

Haha we can do the set for under $200 Australian. Just depending on the condition of the fork tubes.

It’s a hard anodised coating and the internal tolerances are matched.

Let me know what you want to do mate it will just be some postage cost and time if your cool with that.

My email is tomroedder@outlook.com check out our other stuff on Instagram if you want @pro_finish_

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3/15/2019 10:12 PM

Haven’t posted in a while. Here’s where we are. Just waiting on sticker kit and the new pipe. Then final assembly. Photo
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3/15/2019 10:19 PM

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3/17/2019 6:41 AM

Rmz's with yellow rims are the best looking bikes out there nice build!!

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3/19/2019 9:31 PM

Pgd09yz450 wrote:

Rmz's with yellow rims are the best looking bikes out there nice build!!

Heck yes. Don’t get me wrong I like black rims and all. But they are everywhere now. It’s like the blue rims on yamahas now I think looks unreal. Almost as good as yellow on Suzuki’s

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3/20/2019 8:39 AM

Sik build. Following.

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