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G19Tony 10-27-2012 08:33 PM

ADV CRF80 Build
I dig small bikes. I picked up a nice 2005 CRF80 a week ago. In NV, you can plate a dirt bike. That is what I'm going to do with this. The supply chain has already started delivering stuff. Here's what I have so far:

New plastics
Pro Taper Honda mini bar
ASV red shorty levers (blemished, but I can't find the defect.)
Baja Designs DS kit. New stator, headlight, LED turns and brake light.
BBR heavier shock spring,rear chain guide and skid plate.
FMF Powercore 4 full system.
Bridgestone TW 8/9. (installed already)
Six Sigma jet kit on the way.
OEM cable set
EBC brakes

I'm a mechanical knucklehead, but I'm going to have a go at doing this myself. I have the Honda shop manual and I can read pretty well. Here comes the photos.

The victim.

These things come apart pretty easy!

The airbox was a mess, but it cleaned up well. With a nice new UNI filter, it's ready to eat dirt.

I had to go a little narrower on the rear. Tires were a bit hard to source. I'm glad I found a matching set.

I'll post them up as I get stuff done. :D

blake716 10-27-2012 08:54 PM

This is gonna be good. :clap

I love these little bikes.

78_XL125 10-27-2012 09:30 PM

Modern day XL75/80 ...I like your thinking! GAME ON!

G19Tony 10-28-2012 09:24 AM

The tedious frame cleaning is today. :1drink

orangebear 10-28-2012 10:39 AM

you my be able to get a taller seat and bar raisers so it be a better fit for a taller rider.

G19Tony 10-28-2012 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by orangebear (Post 19917763)
you my be able to get a taller seat and bar raisers so it be a better fit for a taller rider.

I already have the bar risers on the way, and the tall seat foam is sourced. :wink:

orangebear 10-28-2012 11:56 AM

i had a crf50 copy with a 120cc motor set as a motrad was fun on the back road and as it had no lights it was daytime only.

i was thinking of a custom crf150 motard.

AWM 10-28-2012 12:11 PM

Nefew just got a XR80R Firday.:D
Now im thinking XR100R is easyer to chase him then the bigger bikes.
Sooo,basicly,im in.:freaky

G19Tony 10-28-2012 10:01 PM

I'm in a clean frame of mind
I spent all day today cleaning the frame as best I could. It was pretty dirty. It makes me feel better to start all these mods with a clean frame. I cleaned the wiring harness and squirted everything with contact cleaner and dielectric grease. I pulled the carb and shock off also. I'm well and truly in over my head now. But I think it will be fun. :D

I cleaned out the steering stem and coated it with CLP, for corrosion protection, of course. My OCD started early. :lol3

You dirty frame!

Nice and clean.

duxrneet 10-28-2012 11:32 PM

Huh. This should be weird..... Well I'm in :D

Nanuq 10-29-2012 12:11 AM


3uba296 10-29-2012 12:33 AM


thebigman 10-31-2012 07:55 PM

:lurk Me likey 2

G19Tony 11-01-2012 12:45 PM

Got bored waiting for parts
My kick stand was pretty ratty, and I had a can of Honda Cloud Silver. :evil So, I cleaned up the kickstand and went to work.

Then, my attention turned to the frame, and a couple of unsightly rub marks.

I hit a couple other places on the frame and the inside of the swingarm too.

I went to HF and got a small furniture mover and a couple more straps, and wound up with this.

I liked it enough, that I'm going to leave it on the wheels. :D

MrPulldown 11-01-2012 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by G19Tony (Post 19948350)

So you now have a four wheeler :lol3

What is the end goal of this bike? An ADV mountain tourer?

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