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    Default project BLACK DIAMOND cr 500af street build

    supposed to start this build over 2 years ago

    oh well,,,ive finally got it on the boil

    donor bikes,91 cr500 07 crf 450








    stripped crf frame and added aprillia rxv swingarm





    500 motor stripped for full refresh vapourblasted











    few bits of bling and frontend ( marzocchi shiver 50 pro action setup)











    will add updates as and when they happen


    happy days campers

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    This is going to be sick
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    cant wait to see it when its done
    <3 my sxv550 =) <3

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    swingarm looks suhweet!
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    this seems like it will be rad, I'm in!
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    When you try to get clearance for the sprocket on the front forks and the axle won't fit is when you know that you've had a few too many lol.

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    that motor cleaned up NICE! This thing is going to be dead seXXXy!!!!!!!!!!
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    why did you go with an sxv swingarm? shorter? stiffer? Wondering if I could do the same to my 99 cr250r. what was involved in the swap? details please!! nice project too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kowalski340 View Post
    why did you go with an sxv swingarm? shorter? stiffer? Wondering if I could do the same to my 99 cr250r. what was involved in the swap? details please!! nice project too!
    It's not an SXV arm, it's an RXV.
    It slots straight in ( I have one for my crf)
    Advantage is purely cosmetic although it does make wider rim fitment easier than the crf.
    Mine slots a 5.25 Dymag in quite easily

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    whats the difference between an rxv and an sxv?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kowalski340 View Post
    whats the difference between an rxv and an sxv?
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    Evil bro! EVIL!

    Can't wait to see the end.
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    Bad Ass!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwitchThrottle View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by kowalski340 View Post
    whats the difference between an rxv and an sxv?

    the sxv makes a louder bang when it blows up


    only joking aprillia owners

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAFFYMOTO View Post
    the sxv makes a louder bang when it blows up


    only joking aprillia owners


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    subscribed! thing's gonna be sick fast !

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAFFYMOTO View Post
    the sxv makes a louder bang when it blows up


    only joking aprillia owners
    That's the funniest thing I've seen all weak lmao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash279 View Post
    That's the funniest thing I've seen all weak lmao!

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    Awesome build looks like you do an amazing job!

    Question and this is not bashing in anyway! Why are you using such a new 450 frame? I want to build a 500af but will probable use a 98-99 because you don't have to chop the frame. Again this is just a question I am not meaning to poke. And again that is going to be a sweet ride!!!

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    sweet build!!! that vapour blasting leaves a gorgeous finish on the cases!!!

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    yeah im definitely in for updates on this build.

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    re-subscribed. Awesome build!!! lets see some new pics!
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    gonna be FREAKIN AWESOME !!!

    are those real CF body panels ? where did you get them ?

    gonna have to look into that arm for my 97 AF500 build im doing now... just got done with all the PC'ing today.. need to get all my rear suspension bearings and reassembly can begin... (street legal also)

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    the people demand an update!!!
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    Old skool tag! Can't wait to see the progress.
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    Subd for awesomenessess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAFFYMOTO View Post
    the sxv makes a louder bang when it blows up


    only joking aprillia owners
    Thats not nice .

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    UPDATE

    NOW!!!


    need my fix :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaneh View Post
    UPDATE

    NOW!!!


    need my fix :P

    dude,its chrismas day and -7 outside

    thanks for the interest folks,,will update thread as soon as i can

    have a great christmas peeps

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    i cant wait....your 450' was sick as hell also.....cannot imahgine this beast!!!
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    imagine the BLACK PEARL with 70bhp as light as a butterfly and a sting like a bee

    thats the black diamond

    ring a ding ding

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    Quote Originally Posted by qkenuf4u View Post

    are those real CF body panels ? where did you get them ? ch
    any info would be appriciated !!!

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    update?
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    lol, Rome wasn't built in a day boys. Give him time to work, some things just take time.

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    not really an update but ime bored,,coolhead back from polishers,,bit grubby from folks pawing it whilst i wasnt there







    major update end of next week,,,,motor will be together,frame all fabbed up ready for coating (cheers phill) and then the fun begins

    keep it real motherfukkers



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    damn, looks sweet!

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    Looks good.. Have fun keeping your head polished.... wait nevermind...
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    When you try to get clearance for the sprocket on the front forks and the axle won't fit is when you know that you've had a few too many lol.

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    can u change the squish with that head?
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    Taffy, you must not be married.

    Do you know how hard it was for me to convince my wife spending $3000.00 on my suspension was a valad purchase? And considering I'm not a professional rider?

    The only way I could build bikes like yours is if I was paying alimony with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sv650_pimpin View Post
    Taffy, you must not be married.

    Do you know how hard it was for me to convince my wife spending $3000.00 on my suspension was a valad purchase? And considering I'm not a professional rider?

    The only way I could build bikes like yours is if I was paying alimony with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by crash279 View Post
    When you try to get clearance for the sprocket on the front forks and the axle won't fit is when you know that you've had a few too many lol.

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    money on the wife or money on the bikes

    its a no brainer,,,and yeah,ime not married

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    Looking sweet Taffy.

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    Thumbs up

    still want to know where you are getting your CARBON FIBRE bodywork !!!!

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    lets hear more about that head, whats the advantages??


    looks great so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by sv650_pimpin View Post
    Taffy, you must not be married.

    Do you know how hard it was for me to convince my wife spending $3000.00 on my suspension was a valad purchase? And considering I'm not a professional rider?

    The only way I could build bikes like yours is if I was paying alimony with it.
    This is the stuff you go over before you say I DO,not after. NICE BUILD !!

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