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Old 02-21-2015, 05:06 PM   #1
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CRF150R Thread

I can't be the only one that has been curious since they came out and finally pulled the trigger.

Wanted to share some knowledge of things that work and things that don't...

Just your typical bike specific thread.

I just bought an '07 RB with about 40 hours on it. It was an adult wife's bike with some necessary farkle; PMB spark arrestor, Fastway pegs, bark busters, skid plates, radiator braces, and a (new to me) Quickshot 2 which I'll have to educate myself about.

I'm going to put a bigger tank on it, a flywheel weight and probably change the gearing, I think the PO said he dropped the CS sprocket one or two teeth.. As if this little close ratio 5 speed's first gear wasn't useless enough. I'm going to go back to a stock sized CS sprocket and probably drop two or three teeth in the back.

Just didn't want motorcycling to be soo serious anymore... Had to go back to basics - fun factor, and I don't think you'll find a bike that's more fun.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:49 AM   #2
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Progess;

Pictures;


(Home)


(Small Wolfman Enduro luggage off my 450X fits it just fine)


(Parts - Triple clamp conversion kit from standard to 1 1/8" also adds 3/4" height, and the Pastrana/FMX Pro Tapers)



(More parts, Acerbis 1.7g oversized tank with reserve petcock, Steahly 9oz flywheel weight, flywheel puller, service manual, oil filter, oil, grips, Twin Air air filter)



(Attack dogs)

Found out the Acerbis tank (and likely all oversized tanks) will not work with the kinda janky Works Connection radiator braces. However the Unabiker ones will, and they seem like a solid brace/guard design.. So I ordered a set.

Also, the existing/old Moose Racing mini bark busters aren't going to fit the full size bars and obviously have standard 7/8" clamps. They've gotta go too.. So I ordered some Cycra Probends with proper mounts..

I think I'm going to put the factory red plastics back on as well.. Maybe someone will want these limited edition clones.

Still waiting on the chain, sprockets, and tires. Gearing the back down to a 50t from a 55t and the front back to factory (15t). Maxxis Desert IT tires..

Trying to do the project slowly, as there is more snow in the forecast... On top of the several feet still on the ground.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:54 AM   #3
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Which is crazy, because a few weeks ago the yard looked like this and I was saving logs to start an enduro course.


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Old 03-01-2015, 11:13 AM   #4
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:39 AM   #5
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....more snow on the ground.

Bike is Honda Red again, new front tire on, mocking up the cycra probends, new radiator guards are just about finished(need some minor filing), cleaned the airbox, oiled and installed the new air filter...

Waiting on the rear sprocket still. It should be here tomorrow.

I should be able to loctite everything into place tomorrow and tackle the chain, sprockets and rear tire..

Then I'll do the oil and flywheel weight Friday and pray for sun.

I'll get some more pictures up.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:48 AM   #6
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:35 PM   #7
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Well, I've had some time on the little ripper now.

Hands down the most fun I've ever had on to wheels.

It's nearly a trials bike with a real seat and just enough room for some bags.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:33 PM   #8
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I'm surprised no one has commented on this yet.
What a fun looking little bike, with that luggage and larger tank it should make a fun woods bike for minimalist overnight trips out in the tough stuff.
Have you thought of fitting a trials rear tire to it?

I look forward to seeing a ride report sometime.
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