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Offline Langbolt

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« on: December 09, 2014, 12:55:04 PM »
Well, I did my research and planned out my methods.....And this is what I've come up with so far.....Hope it helps any that are on the fence about a Hybrid like this. The WHOLE purpose to this Hybrid is to use as MANY 450R parts as possible because they are so readily available. :)

Offline Langbolt

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 01:01:53 PM »
The Radiator from the 450R is 3 inches taller.....so I had to use the 250R radiator to get the pipe to clear. I don't want to have to make custom pipes.....Trying to make this as EASY as possible. As you can see the Motor sits a wee bit high when using the '86-87 standard motor bracket....but it's OK....it's just gonna require some long lower engine brackets. I've supported the rear upper shock mount with 0.120" wall tubing so it'll be strong enough. I'll have to make some mounts for the Radiator....but it's going rather well. :)

Offline The_Steve_Man

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014, 02:04:10 PM »
Thats cool. If I were a quad guy,  that is something I may do.

Offline hickwheeler

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 02:35:30 PM »
nice work, will like to see the finished bike
88 hybrid 431 puma
88 (BOF Build) stock motor and oem 89 plastics
More in the works

Offline muthahucker

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 08:49:43 PM »
When are you going to have this on the trails?

Offline Langbolt

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 10:21:53 PM »
Quote from: muthahucker;47395
When are you going to have this on the trails?

If all goes well......this coming spring. :)....you might see it in action.

Offline Flyin_250r

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 06:05:06 AM »
I wanna see that laeger in action!

Offline bkstoffe

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2014, 03:23:36 PM »
Great project!
How does the weight compare between the R chassis and trx?

Offline Langbolt

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2014, 04:21:30 PM »
Quote from: bkstoffe;47457
Great project!
How does the weight compare between the R chassis and trx?

I didn't weigh my 250R frame......but I did weigh the 450R.....it came in at 34.5lbs!

:(

Offline Langbolt

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2014, 04:22:19 PM »
Quote from: Flyin_250r;47417
I wanna see that laeger in action!

Sure Craig! You'll just have to come to the Ganaraska Forest on a SUNDAY

:)

Offline Flyin_250r

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2014, 06:14:30 PM »
I'm in. I'm hoping to have a xc R by spring. A buddy of mine has been dying to go there to ride. He's for a cr though lol

Offline Langbolt

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2014, 12:51:42 PM »
Made some more progress in the Garage. Well, I'm back to the 450R radiator - when I put the plastics on the rad pushed the plastics outwards - The 250R rad is wider than the 450R. Now the Pipe hits the bottom of the rad.....So it's either Modify the Header of the pipe....Or use a Different Rad (short like the 250R and narrow like the 450R....but the surface area might be too small) Once I get the front end buttoned up i'll get a better handle on whether or not the 250R rad might still work. I can't believe how many brackets are required to get the front fenders on.....and of course I don't have ANY of them! LOL :)

Offline Brian

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2014, 04:23:26 PM »
Sweet man, very nice work.

Offline Iceracer

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2014, 08:20:54 PM »
I had one made for my 150, just shortened up height to fit frame.  About 200 bucks if your interested I can give you the email.  The place is out of China.

Offline Langbolt

TRX250R Motor in a TRX450R Chassis
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2014, 11:01:54 PM »
Quote from: Iceracer;47693
I had one made for my 150, just shortened up height to fit frame.  About 200 bucks if your interested I can give you the email.  The place is out of China.

Thanks Iceracer, I might be OK with the 250R rad as it is only 1" wider.......I just want to make sure the plastics can flex 1/2" each side.....I won't know till I get the front brackets to mount the front fenders properly.

How long did it take you to get the Radiator from China ? I think I've seen those on E-bay.....Thanks :)

 

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