ADV CRF80 Build

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

  1. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    Can I recommend the aluminum guard for the Vapor?

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  2. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I want to do that, but nothing will fit on the 80. :cry

    I will have to come up with something. That plastic thing will not last. :eek1
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  3. Reconstructed

    Reconstructed Been here awhile

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    This is just too cool. I have been wanting to do the same thing with a 100 for a long time now.

    Awesome!
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  4. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Blast you!

    Just saw that Vapor is made for the KLX as well.

    I can't seem to find a deal on one. Can I ask where you sourced yours from?
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  5. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I purchased mine from Trail Tech. $134. :huh I've seen them for less than $100 on Ebay. I called to make sure I was getting the right one for my application, as they don't make one specifically for the CRF80. Keep looking, the good deals are out there. :D

    I may wind up getting the speedo that is specifically for the Baja Designs kit. It will connect right up to the harness.
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  6. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I sorted out how to mount the rear brake light switch with an Adel clamp, and was able to just hook the other end of the spring around the brake rod. I think it will work ok.

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  7. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I finished it last night. It's at the shop right now getting some adjustments done, and waiting on a part from Trail Tech. The front brake cable was too short, so they made up a new one for me. The throttle didn't feel right. I had put the carb spring on the brake, and the brake spring in the carb. :shog I had a 50/50 chance. With the tall seat and handle bar risers, the bike sits great. I'm not anticipating any problems getting it plated. I learned a lot about maintenance with this project. I'm going to get right into finishing my 72 Trail 70. That's been a project for the last 4 years. Next will be taking my 74 Hodaka Dirt Squirt down and repainting the frame the correct color, refreshing the engine and generally making it look new. I'm having a blast with these projects.

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  8. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    That's great! Congrats on a beautiful job. Post a link to your Dirt Squirt resto thread here so we don't miss that one...
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  9. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    :clap now go get it dirty!
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  10. Jon

    Jon Adventurer

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    Turned out great. :clap You'll have a blast on it.

    I miss my plated CRF150F and you may have inspired me to build another neighborhood cruiser.
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  11. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    After I get the other two bikes done. I want to plate, and supermoto a CRF150F. I need to find one for under a $1000 though. The sumo wheel and tire conversion will cost that. :eek1
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  12. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I media blasted the header shroud and rattle canned it with Hi Temp Silver. It came out pretty close to the frame color.

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    The Vapor is mounted to the number plate screw on the front of the triple tree. It seems pretty protected. But I still think I will get the cover for it.

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  13. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Great project. Well done! :thumb
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  14. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Good job Tony, came out great! :1drink
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  15. milzispete

    milzispete Conquistador

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    projects like this just rock :clap Gongrats on the result

    If you are still looking for a surround for the vapor, Highway Dirt Bikes make one. They look great with just one of their top clamps if you don't want the full guard set up
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  16. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I just ordered a surround from Trail Tech. The next project for the bike is getting the inspections done and the paperwork sent in.
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  17. Jon

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    You'll like it sumo'ed. Mine was fun on street tires and one of the more fun bikes I have owned to date.
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  18. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I had it down at the shop for the safety inspection, so I can get a title for the bike. I had them add some LED's that I got off of ebay. I'm sending the paperwork off to the DMV tomorrow for the title. Plating next. :D

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  19. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    How about a full on test ride report once you get some miles on it?

    Cover stuff like:

    Is 80cc enough for your type of riding?

    Stiffened suspension good enough?

    Handling?

    MPG?

    Anything you would change?

    Comfort?

    ETC ETC

    Great job on the build!
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  20. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I'll do that once I get it plated. I've gone around the neighborhood with it some. The tall seat and bar risers are great. The bike is very comfortable for me. The heavier springs feel nice too. The rear end doesn't bounce around much. That will probably change on the dirt though. But, it's really not going to see much dirt. There are other guys with small bikes on the local forum and we will be doing a dirt ride soon.

    I got this as a fun project and to give me some experience wrenching on bikes. I did what I could, and what was plainly over my head, I took to the shop. I can already tell that 80cc's won't be enough. I may see what big bore kits are out there at some point. :evil
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