Logan Dusenberry's Can-Am DS450 /
decided to build Logan this quad using
the CanAm DS450 chassis mostly because
the CanAm was the lightest machine
out on the market in stock form and
it was a proven track record. I got
the idea from Jim Tibbetts in Minnesota
who is an avid CanAm guy that built
one for his son Beau. Jim found me
the rolling chassis in MN and I had
it shipped to my house in Ohio.
started making contact with any and
everyone I knew that knows about dirtbikes
to ask them what engine they felt
was the fastest in the 85cc form.
Hands down they all said the KTM 85cc
was the best due to its powervalve
and race readiness. So, I went with
that engine. I fabricated some engine
brackets and mounted the KTM in the
the DS having the Rotax engine the
rear sprocket was on the wrong side.
I simply pulled the axel and carrier
out and flipped it to the other side.
I used the BCS "sharkfin"
brake caliper bracket with a CanAm
Outlander 800 brake caliper.
chassis came with Fox Evol front and
Fox Podium rear. I took the quad to
Greg's ATV in Coshocton, Ohio and
he re-valved and re-sprung the rear
for Logan's 100 pound body and set
contacted Ian at SSi decals and had
him make a set of graphics to match
John Natalie and Joel Hetrick but
with our sponsors.
has raced the machine now at the 1st
few rounds of the ATVA National's
and has consistently improved. He
races it in the 90 modified Sr. 12-15.
year old and super-mini classes. Our
only issue was the chain derailing.
I have recently installed a custom
chain guide by Jake at Six5design
and believe our derailing issues are
the best things about the quad is
to watch all the 2nd looks it gets
when its running. People expect the
sound of the 4stroke but hear the
rap of the 2stroke.
Makson Construction, MaximumRPM, Hetrick
Racing, SSi Decals, Maxxis Tires,
Jim's Auto Repair, Bulk Carriers and
Tank Leasing, Shane Tool & Machine,
Action Extreme Sports and Crow Canyon"