ADV CRF80 Build

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by G19Tony, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    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.

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    These things come apart pretty easy!

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

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    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.

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    I'll post them up as I get stuff done. :D
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  2. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    This is gonna be good. :clap

    I love these little bikes.
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  3. 78_XL125

    78_XL125 Adventurer

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    Modern day XL75/80 ...I like your thinking! GAME ON!
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  4. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    The tedious frame cleaning is today. :1drink
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  5. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    you my be able to get a taller seat and bar raisers so it be a better fit for a taller rider.
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  6. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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

    orangebear Long timer

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    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.
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  8. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    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
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  9. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    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

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    You dirty frame!

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    Nice and clean.

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  10. duxrneet

    duxrneet Been here awhile

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

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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  12. 3uba296

    3uba296 Thumpcurious

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  13. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    :lurk Me likey 2
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  14. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    So you now have a four wheeler :lol3

    What is the end goal of this bike? An ADV mountain tourer?
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  16. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    :lol3 @ the four wheeler joke.


    A desert ADV bike. I suspect it won't see a lot of dirt, but it will see a lot of racing around the hood and running to the store. Mainly, I just wanted a fun project. When my brothers kids get bigger, it will probably wind up with them. :D
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  17. 73Mustang

    73Mustang Been here awhile

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    Nice.
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  18. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    As the title says, I installed a JT Sprockets 15 tooth counter sprocket, going up one. I don't know what I'll do with the back yet. The install is not picture worthy, but what is worth a mention, is my HF 18.5 volt electric impact tool worked great. :wink:

    If there was a Spacely Sprockets, I would buy from them. :norton
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  19. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I added new front and rear sprockets. 15/45, maybe I'll get a couple extra mph out of it. JT front and PMP rear. I also added IMS footpegs. I'm kind of stuck right now, waiting for the rear shock to come back from BBR. I was unable to install the heavier spring. A couple places in town couldn't do it either. The shock was too small for their equipment. I have heavier fork springs coming from BBR too. Once the shock comes back, assembly should go pretty quick.

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  20. bobfab

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    in for more pics! :D
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