Honda CRF450RL Supermoto Conversion
Honda CRF450RL Supermoto Conversion
Honda CRF450RL Supermoto Conversion
Honda CRF450RL Supermoto Conversion
Honda CRF450RL Supermoto Conversion
Honda CRF450RL Supermoto Conversion
Honda CRF450RL Supermoto Conversion
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This is another iteration of our Honda CRF450RL / CRF450L Supermoto Conversion. You'll notice on this bike that we now have Warp 9 Supermoto Forged Tubeless Wheels instead of spoked wheels.

Dual sport bikes like the CRF450RL can essentially 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 CRF450RL 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 thing, but on our bike we're using a 46T (with the stock front sprocket). Just to give you an idea, with that sprocket combination, at 60mph the engine is running at just shy of 6000 rpm.

Here's what we've done to the bike so far, and some of our future plans...


SUPERMOTO WHEELS/TIRES/MISC STUFF:
  • Warp 9 Supermoto Forged Tubeless Wheels
       - Switch Style Wheel Design
       - Black Wheels, Black Hubs, Red Anodized Valve Stem
       - 17" x 3.5" front wheel, 17" x 4.25" rear wheel
       - Warp 9 Racing Rear Sprocket, Black, 46T
       - Warp 9 320mm 2-piece Floating Front Rotor)
  • Dunlop Q3+ Front Tire (120/70-17)
  • Dunlop Q3+ Rear Tire (150/60-17)
  • Warp 9 Front/Rear Axle Slider Set (Red)
  • Polisport SM Line Front Fender


    ENGINE/PERFORMANCE:
  • Yoshimura RS-4 Full Exhaust System **
  • Twin Air Pre-Oiled Air Filter
  • Vortex X10 ECU (w/ optional Handlebar Map Switch)
    ** NOTE: This exhaust system is only approved by Yoshimura for the CRF450X off-road bike. It is not currently recommended or approved for use on the CRF450L dual sport. To make our bike run properly, we are using a Vortex ECU, which has several different maps for the Yoshimura exhaust.
  • CA Coolant Outlet Kit (from Champion Adventures)



    LIGHTING/ELECTRICAL:
  • 12oClockLabs Integrated Tail Light / Fender Eliminator
  • Motogadget m-Blaze LED Turn Signals (front and rear)
  • 12oClockLabs Turn Signal Mounting Plates (to mount front/rear turn signals)
  • License Plate Frame, Black
  • 12oClockLabs Fixed Rate Turn Signal Flasher
  • 12oClockLabs Speedometer Calibrator
  • 12oClockLabs Advanced Mini Gauge


    HANDLEBARS/HANDGUARDS:
  • Stock Renthal Handlebars
  • CRF450L Cycra Ultra Probend CRM Handguard Package (7/8" size)
  • Pro Taper Sport Bar Mount Cones for Honda (Black)
  • Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips (Grey/Black)
  • G2 Tamer Aluminum Throttle Tube
  • CRF450L Supermoto Street Mirror Package
  • Honda Mirror Hole Plugs (Red)


    COCKPIT:
  • Seat Concepts Comfort XL Seat (Standard Height, Blk Low Slip Top / Red Sides)
  • DRC Motard / Supermoto Footpegs
  • Zeta Revolver Folding Shift Lever
  • Hammerhead Forged Brake Pedal


    BODY:
  • IMS 3 Gallon Fuel Tank (Black)
  • DRC Radiator Hose Kit (Red)
  • Zeta Clutch Cable Guide (Red)
  • Zeta Heel Guard/Chain Cover (Black)
  • HRC Decals
  • Zeta 3D Chain Guide (Black/Red)
  • Zeta Air Filter Bolt (Red)
  • Honda Retro Graphics by Throttle Jockey
  • Polisport SM Line Supermoto Front Fender


    BLING:
  • Zeta Anodized Aluminum Bolt Kit (Red)
  • Zeta Brake Reservoir Cover Kit (Red)
  • Zeta Steering Stem Nut (Red)
  • Zeta Rear Brake Clevis (Red)


    PROTECTION:
  • Zeta Case Saver / Drive Cover (Black/Red)
  • Warp 9 Front/Rear Axle Slider Set (Red)
  • Warp 9 Muffler Slider (Black Carbon)
  • T.M. Designworks Rear Brake Caliper Guard (Red)
  • TM Designworks Plastic Skid Plate (Red)
  • Polisport Swingarm Protectors (Black)


    DRIVETRAIN:
  • D.I.D 520 ERVT Racing Chain (Gold, Cut to 112 links)
  • Front Sprocket: Stock
  • Rear Sprocket: Warp9 46T


    BRAKES:
  • Galfer Front and Rear Brake Pads
  • Galfer Front and Rear Brake Lines (smoked lines, red fittings


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


    FUTURE MODS:
  • GPR Steering Stabilizer
  • And more.... stay tuned!



  • VIDEO REVIEWS:

    CRF450L Supermoto Walk-Around


    CRF450L Supermoto With Warp 9
    Forged Tubeless Wheels


    CRF450L Yoshimura RS-4 Exhaust Demo












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