Harold Bawlzangya Racing

KX450F shroud conversion

It was much easier than I expected to get the 450F shrouds bolted up.

With the upper tank bolt in place, this is how far off-center the lower tank bolt was:

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The solution to that was to make an off-center aluminum plate:

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This is how that looks in place:

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The only trimming I had to do on both shrouds was on the lower part where the shroud touches the tank.  This lip kept the shroud from laying as close to the tank as possible:

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Half way done trimming:

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The left shroud hit the airbox and kept it from lowering in place:

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Notched it a little for the right fit:

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The right shroud didn’t have this issue:

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The only other modification was to the vent louver.  The louver is hitting the bolt mounting recess.

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A little dremel tool action gave a tighter fit:

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The lower radiator mounts looked like this.  I aluminum soldered a second piece of aluminum to the section of the mount that the bolt attaches to.  This gave me a thicker piece to thread/tap.

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Lower left mount in place:

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Lower right mount in place:

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I replaced the original radiator braces with some aluminum ones made from 1/4″ aluminum.  The left and right sides weren’t symmetrical.

Left side:

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Right side:

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I used SS alan head bolts for it all:

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All done:

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