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Old 11-01-2012, 12:59 PM   #31
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That is cool but I'm afraid there's no place to attach it. I'll look tonight when I get home.

I'm more thinking of making some sort of rubber "loop" that some how connects into the frame under my seat, so they could hang behind me on the non-exhaust side of the bike. And that "loop" would be attached to the can by securing the lid on the MSR bottle.

The "how to carry extra crap" is definitely where I am in this build.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:30 PM   #32
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I guess there must be quite a difference in the R and F. I had a 150f a few years back and it didn't have much of a kick at all. Very cool that you were able to turn yours into a streetable bike though something like that would be perfect for my step sis. Of course I would have to "test" it first though. lol Sadly they don't sell bikes like that with titles here so I don't think I would ever be able to tag one. Oh well.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:40 PM   #33
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I think carrying stuff (except gas) in a backpack is the best. At least makes picking up a bike much easier.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:56 PM   #34
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I guess there must be quite a difference in the R and F. I had a 150f a few years back and it didn't have much of a kick at all. Very cool that you were able to turn yours into a streetable bike though something like that would be perfect for my step sis. Of course I would have to "test" it first though. lol Sadly they don't sell bikes like that with titles here so I don't think I would ever be able to tag one. Oh well.

Not even close to the same bike. The R is 50 lbs lighter and is a completely different suspension (upside down forks), is liquid cooled vs air, different motor and braking system. (disk vs drum)

The HP output on the R is about 20. The F is about 12. The R hits like a 2 stroke. Wicked little bike. It's a race bike. I've heard of kids crushing guys on 450's with this bike because the power to weight ratio is incredible. My bike with me on board has a better power to weight ratio than my BF's WR just sitting there riderless.

I'll gladly let anyone ride mine, so if you're ever in Texas....
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:06 PM   #35
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Yep. They're light weight. My KX is even lighter than your R. I can easily see how they do that. These bikes are not as rugged as the trail bikes like the F. On my KX, there's very little protection for the engine. I added a skid plate, but the the skid plate is a far cry from the thick tube steel that cover the engine on the trail bikes. Also, I think the F has a heavy subframe. Also, these light weight MX racing machines don't come with a kick stand. Light weight comes at some cost.

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Old 11-01-2012, 02:14 PM   #36
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I like working on them so I don't mind if I break stuff. I have a heavy skid plate on there too - Flatlands - it's sufficient.

I had the "steady eddy, tractor over anything" bike. It was great to learn on (and I'll still never sell it - great to lend out for other ladies to learn to ride!! we need more girls out there!)

But I love the feel of this bike and won't go back. Quick, light and nimble.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #37
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The CRF is loud. I do have a spark arrestor I need to install and I'm hoping that helps. If not, FMF makes a QuietCore I haven't tried. I have installed the FMF PowerCore 4 on another bike and it's not loud at all. (and sounds frickin' wicked, well, as wicked as a tiny bike can sound)

I am planning on Big Bend at some point on the little bike, looking at February. You're welcome to join in! It'd be fun! Get that thing road legal!
I'm going to guess that the QuietCore is not going to make a whole lot of difference. The problem is that our little MX bikes have close ratio transmission and only 5 gears. At 50 MPH, the little motor is turning a lot of RPM's. Not easy to make it quiet. Even big MX bikes have this problem.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #38
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Looks great! I still remember riding that thing, what a blast of a bike!
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #39
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Yes, I do dirt! My new-to-me ride is a wr250r, which is what i took to RTB.

i live in north austin.
I drive to Bastrop a lot to ride dirt. I mean offroad trails, not dirt road.

There's a trail ride during Thanksgiving near Bastrop area. I have a feeling it's going to be a lot of people there.
A great place to get your WR broken-in properly.

http://www.texasoffroad.net/forum/ub...UPD#Post544876
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:22 PM   #40
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I do use a GPS but I still never have any idea where I am. I just follow my tracks. Sunday I passed very few bikes. I think two bikes were turning right onto a road, heading the opposite direction of me. I was leaving what i refer to as the 'dreaded bridge'. I would have been solo if you passed me.

Yes, I do dirt! My new-to-me ride is a wr250r, which is what i took to RTB.

i live in north austin. i'm taking a friend out to look for dirt in bastrop one day this weekend, probably saturday. i don't know where you are, presumably DFW area, but you are always welcomed to join. maybe we could meet halfway one day for a 2 hour buzz in some dirt.

Check these guys out.

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60069
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:56 AM   #41
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Headed to RRMT on Sunday for trail ride #2. I'll try to get pics this time.

http://www.redrivermotorcycletrails.com/
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:43 AM   #42
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I am going to RRMT Thanksgiving weekend. If you see a green KX 100 and a white Airoh helmet. That would be me.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #43
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Cool! I'm going for a day. Which days are you headed up?
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:46 PM   #44
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I'm not sure which day I can go. I will be staying in HEB this weekend.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:10 PM   #45
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It's looking like Sunday for me. Hope to see you there!
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