How about a small introduction of yourself to the readers of Supermoto Central?
Hi,I am Jeff (taffymoto) from south wales UK.
I got into supermoto many years ago after several driving disqualifications from riding superbikes.
I got the idea to build the Black Diamond about three years ago,i was inspired after seeing some very nice CR500AF projects on the internet.
2007 Honda CRF450 chassis with a 2001 Honda CR500 engine.
The build went pretty much according to plan apart from the 4 month wait for the factory polished beringer brake system
I use the bike for trackdays and I will eventually register it for the road.
I have built many specials in the past,mainly honda and husqvarna.
I have another supermoto project bike on the drawing board,watch this space
It really helps if you have good contacts for the specialist work involved for a build of this nature, luckily I have a good friend
who runs a custom bike building business (phill john@first class customs 07729970155) thanks phill.
Do your homework, research research research.....
BLACK DIAMOND spec
91 cr500 engine stripped and vapour blasted
rebuilt and balanced crank with prox conrod
all new bearings and seals
stan stephens moderately tuned barrel with oversize prox piston 502cc
pro designs polished billet coolhead with multi compression inserts
boyesen radvalve and block carbon reeds
talon clutch basket/ebc drc clutch with standard springs
boyesen clutch cover
boyesen ignition cover
polished engine parts/head/kickstart/waterpump cover/coolhead/ carb/engine bolts etc
wrinkle paint finish to casings and barrel
samco engine hoses
silicone carb hoses
modified crf radiators
cr 250 airboot with custom airbox plate
new crf 450 airbox and standard filter
high output coil.
07 crf 450 frame
pro fabricated to fit cr 500engine, powdercoated graphite
aprillia rxv swingarm,powdercoated graphite
modified subframe powder coated graphite
costom made billet headstay
marzzochi shiver 50 forks pro-action setup
marzzochi triple clamps
ohlins ttx rear shock
polished crf shock linkage
ohlins 2.1 steering damper
all bearings replaced/headstock/swingarm etc
pro-circuit platinum expansion chamber with crf 250 carbon/titanium akropovic twin cans
goldspeed carbon wheels with polished hubs
goldspeed ultra road legal tyres
beringer radial caliper/factory polished
beringer master cylinder/factory polished
beringer clutch lever/factory polished
beringer front disk
aprillia rxv rear brake
pro-carbon fuel tank
pro-carbon tank shrouds
pro-carbon front fender/shortened and modified
pro-carbon frame guards
carbon wrapped rear fender
crf 450 sidepanels
new honda rad guards
driven racing carbon bars
composite art handguard sheilds with cycra probend handguards
icon racing billet fuel cap/polished
sdg step seat
GFX designs custom graphics