ADV CRF80 Build

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

  1. Hetzel88

    Hetzel88 cycles is a mean toy

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    I'm curious to see if the jet kit will cure the low rpm bog these bikes are known for. My son's does it and it truly hampers my wheelie riding....lol
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  2. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I didn't ride it long enough before I tore it down to know if mine bogged. I'll post how the jet kit goes.
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  3. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I used the wet method to apply them and took my time. The left one came out pretty decent, the right one, not so much. They're a good six footer. I'm glad I ordered new OEM shrouds in case I wind up hating these. I'll have to get the razor blade out some more for that right shroud.

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  4. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Dude!!! I built one of these back ten years ago of so for my kids to race in a 4t kids MX class. I had found a front end off a CR 80 from around 87 iirc that had a disc brake and it bolted right on. I added a KTM 65 shock in a "custom PDS mount on the stock swingarm too. I wish I had a pic of that around...I'll look. One word of advice, Big Gun exhaust makes it as loud as a CRF450f! :wink:

    Looks like fun.
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  5. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    CR80 you say?... :evil I'm setting this up for adult riding. It's a fun project and should be fun to ride.
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  6. Mo-Tarded

    Mo-Tarded Been here awhile

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    Well... Technically it IS a THUMPER ! Ha !

    If you were a self-proclaimed 'Knucklehead' before, consider yourself competent now.

    I love seeing an older "Used" bike brought back and enjoyed.

    Very nice job so far ! Cheers brother ! :freaky
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  7. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    AT 6'3" I'd look pretty ridiculous riding one of these. Hmmmm sounds tempting.
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  8. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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  9. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I checked in my town and found a CR that I might be able to get for cheap. You say the front bolts right on?

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  10. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    My shock came back from BBR today, along with the heavier front fork springs. I got the rear shock on and mounted the rear wheel tonight. Nice new EBC brake shoes too. I'm going to get the springs cut to size tomorrow and get the front end back together. It may be a rolling frame tomorrow. :clap

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  11. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    As I recall it was a direct swap.The KTM 65Sx shock took some cutting and welding but the front was painless, at least from my memory of that bike in 2000! :lol3

    Looks good, love the retro decals!
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  12. JoelSchmenge

    JoelSchmenge Been here awhile

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    I like weird stuff, ask my wife... she is the only normal thing in my life... anyways just a couple of pics of a true Dakar hero in my book...

    <a href="http://s234.beta.photobucket.com/user/JoelSchmenge/library/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee233/JoelSchmenge/dakarbike.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>

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    can't wait to see this!...
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  13. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    That's awesome. When the going gets tough, the tough get weird. :freaky
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  14. orangebear

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    is there a build thread of this? or any body now what frame it has got.
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  15. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    The bike was gone. :cry I'm going to go with what I have. :D
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  16. Goofy1

    Goofy1 Been here awhile

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  17. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    But, there may be a problem. When I put the steering back on, there are a lot of threads left on the top plate nut. I'm taking to my shop tomorrow to have them install the stator and cut the chain. I'll ask them. I hope I didn't mess it up too much. :eek1

    The shop will have the proper tools.


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  18. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    It turned out that I just didn't have the steering pushed all the way up and locked with the nut properly. The stator was installed, along with the new Renthal chain. I put the new cover on the left side and added a steering stem hole plugger upper.

    Bar risers.

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    New cover and chain.

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  19. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    That looks awesome. Are you going to ride the thing yourself? Looks too clean to go anywhere except maybe around the house ;)
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  20. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I'm setting it up for adult riding, with heavier front and rear springs, taller seat and handle bar risers. It should be fun. When my brothers kids get bigger, it may go to them. I'd like to supermoto a CRF150 next. :evil
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