Dab Design LM#5, The 2-Stroke Wheelie Weapon

Dab Design LM#5, The 2-Stroke Wheelie Weapon - TheArsenale

Following the brilliant series of LM machines by Dab Design, Simon Dabadie has created the perfect wheelie weapon for the streets. Unlike all his previous builds; the LM#5 uses one of the few legal homologated 360 CR500 engines. 

The half-liter beast was found abandoned in one of Simon's customers garage and he decided he wanted to bring it back to life. He began by entirely rebuilding the whole engine with the best components and also modding it for the best performance. Scalvini created the handmade expansion chamber paired to an FMF Powercore 2 silencer. The carbs have been re-jetted and now run on K&N filters with a 3D printed intake pipe. 

To make it perform the best way possible, Simon worked closely with Bud Racing for the chassis set-up. The hubs were CNC machined by Bud and a set of Excel rims has been coupled with high-performance Michelin Powersport racing tyres. A modified Öhlins MX 48 RXF fork has been adapted to the lightweight of the CR. The rear fork is also Öhlins with a few aggressive modifications. Simon designed the triple clamps himself and machined them out of Solidworks. Beringer provided the beautiful brake discs that are the number one choice for supermoto racers. 

The entire rear-frame is redesigned with a welded stoplight. For extra-poshness, Simon upholstered the seat with buffalo leather and extra padding. Originally, CR500 are cooled down by twin radiators; but unfortunately the slim frame doesn't have enough space. A single heat exchanger was souped up to handle the cooling requirements. LM#5 received a complete rewiring procedure that was compatible with lightning thanks to the Diapason conversion. Unlike previous LM builds, this one uses a laser-cut number board instead of the translucent flax composite ones. A minimal Motogadget Motoscope mini has been installed atop the triple clamps.

LM#5 has been finished in the darkest black possible; Vivid Black from Harley-Davidson paired to the powder-coated swingarm, frame and side-cases.