Mechanic’s Files: Cole Seely’s Honda CRF450R

Jordan Troxell is becoming a veteran in the pro pits. Lately, he’s been wrenching for Cole Seely on the Honda HRC Team. We chat with him to see which parts he thinks are cool on Seely’s supercross race bike

Title : Mechanic’s Files: Cole Seely’s Honda CRF450R
Video Length : “02:49
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  • I love all the cool stuff on factory bikes, but I really don’t understand all the hype about factory hubs and brake calipers. They are both just solid metal pieces. I don’t see how they can be so exotic and so much better than any billet piece made by a company that has the cnc capability to make the same thing. Calipers are extremely simple devices. There are a lot of factory riders who use stock calipers. I can see a billet unit being more ridged, thus giving a SLIGHTLY firmer feel. But I don’t see it making as big a difference as a larger rotor or a braided stainless brake line. And a lot of riders are running the stock brake line, so it just doesn’t make much sense to me to need a factory caliper if you’re running a stock brake line. The only way I can see improving a caliper is to completely change it by adding more pistons or making the pistons much larger, which they haven’t done.

    Anyway, I do love hearing about internal works parts that are in the motor and suspension; as well as the carbon parts. I know quite a bit about making carbon fiber pieces, so it’s really impressive to see all the cool carbon parts the teams use. Carbon parts are pieces of art and are extremely time consuming and labor intensive. I like how carbon fiber parts are one of the few things (probably the only thing) that still require more “handmade craftsmanship” than they do computer controlled machinery.

    Love the videos ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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