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Old 03-04-2013, 03:08 AM   #226
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got no dealer around here. but i live about an hour away from philly. so factory pick up isnt a problem
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:25 AM   #227
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Nice! If they allow it, could you get some pics of their facility? Also, I haven't seen it on here so can you ask if they stock the OEM bike components other than the AWD pieces? That was my biggest concern after having dealt with friends' Chinese scooters that the local dealers sell but then can't get parts for.

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Old 03-04-2013, 02:44 PM   #228
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The 450 has a stator output of around 35 watts. They say they can add a higher output stator with a new flywheel and voltage regulator to bring that number to around 100.

Cjracer, any ideas on how to mount the rally nav tower to the steering head? It looks to me like the head tube cover will get in the way of bolted on or welded mounts. I dont think there is room in the head tube for bolts anyways. I guess you could weld mounts above and below the cover. If you needed to service the main drive shaft you would probably want to remove the tower anyway. Welding that head tube would be a scary proposition for me though.

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:01 PM   #229
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The 450 has a stator output of around 35 watts. They say they can add a higher output stator with a new flywheel and voltage regulator to bring that number to around 100.

Cjracer, any ideas on how to mount the rally nav tower to the steering head? It looks to me like the head tube cover will get in the way of bolted on or welded mounts. I dont think there is room in the head tube for bolts anyways. I guess you could weld mounts above and below the cover. If you needed to service the main drive shaft you would probably want to remove the tower anyway. Welding that head tube would be a scary proposition for me though.
I bet you could have Christini custom weld some brackets/tabs to the head tube. Shoot em a Email, they have been very helpful for me so far.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:30 AM   #230
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that would be cool to get some pictures of the facility. just got off the phone with the credit union and christini and the paperwork is on the go. im hoping it gets all done within a day or 2 between the both of them. and if christini is open this saturday im gonna pick it up. should be a great weekend to ride and give it a try.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:34 AM   #231
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Excellent!

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:24 AM   #232
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I bet you could have Christini custom weld some brackets/tabs to the head tube. Shoot em a Email, they have been very helpful for me so far.
It wold be pretty f**king cool of them to do that kind of work for a customer. It would probably be cheaper to find a local welder to do it though. Just have to find someone with some major talent and knows how to keep that shit from warping.

I'm probably overstating the dangers here, but I don't really know how aluminum reacts to welding. I've only played with a TIG welder a few times and I've never had the opportunity to try welding AL with a MIG welder.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:56 AM   #233
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The 450 has a stator output of around 35 watts. They say they can add a higher output stator with a new flywheel and voltage regulator to bring that number to around 100.

Cjracer, any ideas on how to mount the rally nav tower to the steering head? It looks to me like the head tube cover will get in the way of bolted on or welded mounts. I dont think there is room in the head tube for bolts anyways. I guess you could weld mounts above and below the cover. If you needed to service the main drive shaft you would probably want to remove the tower anyway. Welding that head tube would be a scary proposition for me though.
This is something I've been playing with as time allows. The next challenge is the clearance for the drive shaft torque tubes from lock to lock. It needs to be a thin setup. Once I finish the larger tank, I'll be back on front end Rally kit. I've got another custom bike build I'm working on right now that will be finished first. April....
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:32 PM   #234
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Just got home from christini. Took the tour of the place. Really cool. Christini and ash were really cool. Went over pretty much everything. So far everything is great. Exhaust and carb tuning will be the first things I do. But for now I'm leaving it stock for a bit. Cant wait for tomorrow to hit the trails. Just riding real quick in the backyard it feels great.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:53 PM   #235
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Just got home from christini. Took the tour of the place. Really cool. Christini and ash were really cool. Went over pretty much everything. So far everything is great. Exhaust and carb tuning will be the first things I do. But for now I'm leaving it stock for a bit. Cant wait for tomorrow to hit the trails. Just riding real quick in the backyard it feels great.
Pics?

Looking forward to hearing how it goes.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:23 PM   #236
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Congrats! Looking forward to ride reports.

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Old 03-09-2013, 09:39 PM   #237
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Congrats on your new scooter Larry!
Looking forward to hearing your adventures on your new pride and joy.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:19 PM   #238
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Post up some pis's of that new bike Larry.

Is the tension system on the drive chain still the same on the new bike's? (manual adj.)
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:16 AM   #239
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According to the manual. Slide the tensioner up until the front of the chain has about 10-15mm or .4-.6in. Of give when pressure applied. Took it right out of the manual. And as for pics. For some reason I have no idea how to do that using this iPad. I must be doing something wrong
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:55 AM   #240
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Hey Contrats Larry! I am very interested in the 450DS and thinging of buying in...
Here in MO, there's lots of stream crossings... (like eslsewhere in the US). Are these bike's elsectrical system up to the task? Im not asking if they can be completely immersed and keep on running, but you know...

Also, if I buy one, I have opportunity to take it to Colorado. What I am NOT happy with the current 450DS is that it's NOT fuel injected. I've asked Christini for a couple years now, and they say "they are working" on that...

Thoughts any one on that?

Finally, I have not yet ridden a 450DS... can they do 70MPH+ without feeling like they are vibating to death?
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