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Old 01-20-2015, 10:14 AM
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As always, excellent work! You can take my CR any time you want and do anything you'd like to it as long as I can have it back
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good job
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:16 AM
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If you look higher up on that same picture, you'll see the launch control device mounted on that fork guard. Those two tabs are there to reinforce the plastic when the launch control is engaged and putting a lot of stress on that fork guard.
Ahhh I see, smart thinking.

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I agree about the all White side panels. On the Red/White panels, the transition looks awkward and at the wrong angle compared to the rest of the lines. Ideally, I would like a graphic that applies to the top of the side panel that would carry the Red and Blue stripe from the rear fender forward a bit to integrate everything.
Those were my thoughts exactly, I figured you were on top of it
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:32 AM
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Thanks!

It appears the only manufacturer that still offers all White side panels is UFO.
Polisport and Acerbis just stopped making them this year. I guess I better
stockpile several sets for crash damage before UFO stops as well. I love all
the support from the aftermarket

We are still working on the side panel graphics. They may be plain jane as
pictured or maybe something else so stay tuned.

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I'm glad you went with silver rims, the black ones are terrible
I'm not a fan of the look either, but if someone is, about the only way you can
pull it off is if you get them for free and can replace them every race - because
that's about how long the anodization will hold up. From a marketing stand
point, it's a great way to sell a bunch of rims to the uninitiated.

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The lines of the gen 4 are so much different that a custom seat cover would be the only way to come close to the latest look.
All true, but you have to admit, the new graphics DO update the look of the
bike. Keep in mind, I'm not trying to make the bike look like a 2015, I just
wanted it to look newer than it did with the semi retro graphics it was sporting
before.

I'll spend the rest of this week safety wiring everything, checking all the
fastener, adding a brake snake and skid plate. Then, I have to pick up some
VP MRX02 fuel for my premix so I can get the initial start up done. Been a
long time coming.

dogger
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:04 AM
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Bike looks great!
You could add rim decals/stripes but they of course won't hold up riding. But its something else to use - rather than black rims...
But a fantastic build!
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:56 PM
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I like the silver rims to the black. The black just look like a big tire. I also think that the "CR" on the shrouds would look more crisp in white. I agree on the back panels in white also....

Im trrying to do something similar with my build,.. does anyone know which year the CRF was most "red",..by that I mean not leaning toward pink or orange in color,..but straight red. Trying to go in the direction of the 89 CR or the stanton bikes of yesteryear..
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:57 AM
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Thanks!

IMO, Black rims are just another trend that comes and goes. Wether you
like the look or not, Black annodization is not ideal on a dirt bike.

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does anyone know which year the CRF was most "red"
All the CRFs are pretty much the same shade of Red which is called Honda
Red. This shade started in 2000 and is still being used in 2015.

The Red used in '89 was called Fighting Red and it's pretty close to Honda
Red. The Orange Red was called Flash Red and there were actually two
versions of it. The earlier Flash Red was more Orange and was used from
83-87. The later Flash Red which was more Red was used in 90-91. The
pinkish Red was called Nuclear Red and was used from 92-99.


Got the final rendering of the side panels from TJ. Obviously, we didn't go
with the "plain'ol" like I had mentioned before.



It will be interesting to see how they look when installed on the bike. I like
them.

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Old 01-22-2015, 02:28 PM
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I think there is something particularly sharp looking about yellow backgrounds on the Hondas. I know it's and skill level designator (or used to be) but it just works so well wih the red. Nicely done, Dogger.
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Trying to get the aftermarket to support a 10 year old 4 stroke

They know they are a 50 hour bike that died a LONG time ago.......
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:13 AM
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Thanks char. I'm looking forward to getting these new graphics on the
500. Once done, the Yellow backgrounds and the physical size of the
engine will be the only way to tell the two bikes apart to the uninitiated.

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They know they are a 50 hour bike that died a LONG time ago
You know, I never thought about it from that angle. I keep attributing
the lack of support to the weak economy and the need to cut offerings
and inventory. But it makes sense that the support is based on life
expectancy of the bike as well. How many 2008-09 CRF250s are still
running? Especially if they were raced.

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