Shortypants Bike - Converting a CRF 150R into a trail oriented dual sport

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GailCallsMeKarl, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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  2. 73Mustang

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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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  3. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Cool! I'm going for a day. Which days are you headed up?
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    73Mustang Been here awhile

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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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    It's looking like Sunday for me. Hope to see you there!
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    PM sent. Sunday no good for me. It's driving back home to Houston day.
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  7. 73Mustang

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    I've been thinking maybe one of these tubes can be bolted to the each of the front fork, to the sides of the headlight.
    But that would be carry extra weight very high, which is not good. Two MSR bottle equals 1/2 gallon, about 5 pounds.
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  8. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    I actually found a Clarke tank that holds 1.7 (vs stock 1.1)

    I asked for it for Christmas from my Dad. :clap

    I know I said I didn't want a bigger tank. I lied. Buys me another 25 miles.
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  9. 73Mustang

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    Have you try to find out the top speed of that bike on the road?
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    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Yep. Comfortable around 50-52 mph. Rev limiter hits around 60 mph.
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  11. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    They're really not very strong, in my opinion. If you ride too hard, the little tabs will break off. (Done it.) I suppose you could try fastening around the entire container - but it would probably just crush it. I think getting a bigger tank from Santa is the way to go.





    I did not know they had one. I figured they would stop revving when the valves started floating.
    Stock sprocket sizes?
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  12. GailCallsMeKarl

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    Stock sprocket sizes. I haven't messed with that yet.
    I assumed it has a rev limiter because I was told to stay off it. :rofl But it may not......
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  13. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    That's funny. My wife is like that. When she goes riding, I always put our one and only bike GPS on her bike. Even when we're together so that if we got separated she could get home on her own.

    But I'm not sure if she would actually be successful, she's never had to use it. The way she uses GPS in the car is that she relies on Voice Directions. She also has no idea where she is, just does as she's told by the voice in the machine. It mystifies her when I look at the screen map and say "No, I don't want to go that way" and take a different turn until it re-routes. But we don't have voice, or at least it's not set up, on the bike GPS.

    She's 5'-3" so a little taller than OP, she weighs around 105 # and currently rides an XT-225. But it's a little heavy for her to pick up; if there is help around she will utilize it. Relative to her body weight it is like me picking up my Adventure 990 and if there is help around to pick that up, I will use it too.
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  14. ElleDubs

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    Did you come up with a good solution to carry extra fuel and other "crap"? I just got a crf150r and want to copy you rather than have to think for myself you know...
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  15. GailCallsMeKarl

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    Got the Clarke fuel tank, gets me to 1.7 gallons. The extra crap....no good solution yet.

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  16. 73Mustang

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    What is the top speed on that bike?
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  17. GailCallsMeKarl

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    Only about 55 stock. I haven't messed with gearing yet
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  18. Fytclub

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    I love the Idea of this. I have a CRF 250L right now but I was going to buy a KTM 350 Free Ride when they came out for tight trail stuff but I think I may go this way.
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  19. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    A little update. Pics from latest ride in SE Oklahoma. White plastics added. Need to add black seat cover. Next update will be a change sprocket sizes

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  20. The Roadie

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    I wanted to second this :smile6 I just bought myself a '82 xl500r, love my little thumper. Kick only.. I think it is important to have women in dual sport, we have to join together and even out with the men some time! haha.

    Sorry I couldn't really contribute to the tiny bike rally.. I love that you guys customize them to fit you perfect. I currently sometimes just roll up to a small curb and stand on it, when my bike is really being a pain to kick and I need to be right on top of it... but other than that I love the suspension that comes with being high off the ground. :D I have a growing hate for my lowered car though, so it's probably just my rebellion haha
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