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Honda CRF450L Supermoto Conversion

 

How To Convert your Honda CRF450L to a Supermoto


 

Honda CRF450L Supermoto Walk-Around Video



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The beauty of a dual sport bike like the CRF450L is that it can be two bikes in one. With the stock knobbies, you have a high performance off-road bike, and by adding a set of 17" supermoto wheels and tires, you can also have a very capable corner carver for the street.

Converting a CRF450L to a supermoto is pretty straightforward. All you really need is a good set of 17" supermoto wheels like the ones we use from Warp 9 Racing, and then some sticky tires like the Dunlop Q3+ we use (see details below). There are a few things you need to do to fit the smaller 17" wheels/tires. Up front, in order to clear the smaller 17" supermoto tire, you have to re-route the front brake line to the outside of the fork leg and also trim the plastic lower fork protectors so the front tire doesn't rub. On some dual sports, you need need to source a shorter kick stand so the bike doesn't stand straight up with the kickstand down.... but with the CRF450L, you don't need to, and the stock kickstand works just fine. As for a rear sprocket, the gearing you choose is a personal preference type of thing, but on our bike we went with a 50T rear sprocket, which is one tooth smaller than the bikes stock rear sprocket.

We are just getting started with our 2019 Honda CRF450L Supermoto Conversion, so stay tuned as we add more parts to the build. Here's what we've done to the bike so far, and some of our future plans...


SUPERMOTO WHEELS/TIRES:
  • Warp 9 Elite Supermoto Wheels
       - Gold Rims, Black Hubs, Silver Nipples, Silver Spokes
       - Warp 9 Racing Rear Sprocket, Black, 50T
       - Stock front brake rotor (coming soon... 2-piece floating Warp 9 Rotor)
  • Michelin Front and Rear Inner Tubes
  • Dunlop Q3+ Front Tire (120/70-17)
  • Dunlop Q3+ Rear Tire (150/60-17)


    LIGHTING:
  • 12oClockLabs Integrated Tail Light / Fender Eliminator
  • 12oClockLabs Fixed Rate Turn Signal Flasher


    COCKPIT:
  • CRF450L Zeta PRO Armor Handguard Package
  • CRF450L Supermoto Street Mirror Package
  • Seat Concepts Complete Bolt-On Seat (Standard Height, Blk Low Slip Top/Blk Carbon Sides)
  • DRC Motard / Supermoto Footpegs


    BODY:
  • Zeta Rear Axle Blocks (Red)
  • Zeta Clutch Cable Guide (Red)
  • Zeta Rear Brake Clevis (Red)
  • Z-Carbon EX Pipe Guard Universal
  • T.M. Designworks Rear Brake Caliper Guard (Red)


    TOOLS/MISCELLANEOUS:
  • DRC Lift Stand
  • Longacre Digital Tire Gauge
  • Cruz Tools Outback'R M14 Tool Set


    FUTURE MODS:
  • Pro Taper Contour Handlebars
  • Pro Taper Universal Solid Mounts
  • Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips
  • EK 520 MVXZ2 X-Ring Dual Sport Chain (Red)

  • Alot more.... stay tuned!













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