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Hi Guys! I work at RMC(Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Polaris) in Renton WA. I'm putting together a dream woods CRF for the sales floor. I'd love some input....

Here is what I'm thinking so far (I'll continually update the list with you suggestions)

1. BBR Spark Arrestor (We're the BBR Dealer...)

2. Scotts Stabilizer

3. Pro Tapers (silver CR Hi's)

4. Radiator Guards (probably Devol they're local)

5. Skid Plate(probably Devol)

6. Cycra Pro Bends (red)

7. Over sized tank (probably clear-not sure by who would like about 2.5 gals)

8. Scotts Shark Fin

9. X-Ring chain

10. 18 inch rim (I'd like to but we'll see)

11. Fly wheel weight (not sure by who or weight)

12. Headlight and Stator (I'd like to but we'll see)

13. Trail Tech computer

14. Gearing (really not sure)

Thanks guys!

Mr Toyz (Joe)

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If you find someone that can or will make you a 2.5 gallon or so tank post it here, I would like one also. The 3.3 I have is to big and holds more than I need to do my 50 miles.

Add a fastway clutch cable bracket and case saver to your bike. A Dr. D hot start also works very well.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

Revloc isnt gonna fly, unfortunately.

A couple guys recommended the WC clutch/Hot Start. Hows the stock one? Looks alright...

Mag, you said 13/53. Do you have experience with this? I dont want to change the gears, so sprockets is what I'm planning. Any other sprocket suggestions?

As far as I know Clarke is the only company making an oversized that, and its 3.3 correct?

CR clutch pull rocks, so I'm going to forgo the hydraulics.

7oz flywheel weight, ok. Is anyone running anything heavier?

For you offroad guys, how important is the 19 vs. 18 rim?

Bilyclub, yes flatland makes guards for the CRF heres the link Flatland Racing

Again, thanks guys.

Mr Toyz (Joe)

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Making a 'WoodsBike' out of a CRF is expensive any way you look at it. Alot depends on your definition of 'woods'. . .

My cost-effective suggestions are:

30" H-bars w/handguards

52 or 53 rear sprocket

O-ring chain

12 oz. Flywheel Weight

Oversize Tank (IMS or Clark)

WorksConnection everything

Big Al's z-start auto-clutch

Good set of tires

Y'all be needin' a headlight shortly, I rekon.

Check out the 'Dual-Sport' Discussion for more ideas.

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The 18" is nice for more tire selection but not necessary if you're running motocross/trail-only tires. Dualsport tire selection is poor in 19".

A tight woods CRF can boil over, spitting most of it's coolant leaving you deep in the woods without coolant. Possible Options: A 1.8 rad cap would be nice to reduce boil over; or the reservoir-in-frame mod from this forum; or hook up a 3" computer cooling fan with an on/off switch if you go for the stator.

The Baja Designs oil reservoir would be nice to increase the engine oil capacity. The CRF can burn/blowout oil at continued high speeds in continuous open trail/road.

IMS also makes an oversize tank. Mine is not bad but I liked the workmanship/light-weight/transparency of the clarke tanks on my DRZ better than this one.

You say revloc is out but it is the absolute ticket to turn this agressive high-strung racer into a well-behaved well-powered controllable woods machine. Price of course is a limiting factor if you ever want to sell this woods machine and most experienced riders are hesitant to do away with their clutch lever habits.

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Ok, Here is the new list;

1. BBR Spark Arrestor (We're the BBR Dealer...)

2. Scotts Stabilizer

3. Pro Tapers (silver CR Hi's)

4. Radiator Guards (probably Devol they're local)

5. Skid Plate(probably Devol)

6. Cycra Pro Bends (red)

7. Over sized tank (probably clear-not sure by who would like about 2.5 gals)

8. Scotts Shark Fin

9. X-Ring chain

10.Fly wheel weight 12oz stealthy

11. Coolant/frame mod.

12. Trail Tech computer

13. Gearing 13/53

14. Headlight and Stator (I'd like to but we'll see)

Who would ya all recommend for the stator? What about the head light? I've always wanted an excuse to buy that Acerbis dual beam setup.

Is anyone putting together a frame mod kit? If not is there a thread that explains everything?

Why are you guys going to the DR D Hotstart? Is something wrong with the stock one?

Mr Toyz

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Hi Mr Toyz,

I am a neighbor to the south of you. I race in both the enduro and harescramble series put on by the NMA. I currently ride for South Sound Honda and have raced my CRF for a year now. It may not be the ultimate, but it has survived 2 series and is still runnin strong.

1. Devol skid plate

2. Devol radiator guards

3. MSR heavy duty tubes (front and rear)

4. E-line pipe guard

5. IMS 3.2 gallon tank (natural color)

6. Scott's dampener

7. Protaper bars (CR high bend)

8. Acerbis hand guard (aluminum/plastic combo)

9. Serfas grips

10. Panoram computer w/ guard (endurance model)

11. Hi temp brake fluids

12. 1.5" taller seat foam

13. Gripper seat cover (Gutz)

14. Michelin M12 rear and S12 front

15. Radiator overflow container (Whitetrashracing.com)

16. Steahly 9 oz. flywheel weight

17. 13 x 48 gearing (steel sprokets)

18. FMF spark arrestor end peice. (between 88 and 91 decibles)

19. Factory Connection Heavy springs (i am a heavy guy)

Like i said I race locally and was one of a very few riders to compete in the enduro series with a CRF. If you can, come to a race and just look for the big red pop-up. I am #28. Always happy to talk bikes.

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Thanks again all.

I have a couple questions;

I believe the stock sprockets are 14/50 correct? Boy, 13/53 sure seems low. I would have thought maybe..13/50 or even 14/52. Any comments?

Does anyone have the gear ratios for the CRF?

I still am not sure why some of you guys are goin to aftermarket hot starts. Is there something wrong with the stock one?

I am still looking for recommendations for the stator and headlight.

I am also still wondering if someone is making a kit for the coolant/frame mod?

Thanks again guys!

Hey, sshrt rider stop in and see me sometime. Joe, at RMC Motorsports.

Mr Toyz

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WOW! OK....

Well...I'm not at work. I dont have the manuals sitting around home. The question is exactly that, a question. I'm not sure how long you've been on Thumpertalk, but thats what we do here, ask questions...

It is a great resource to have all of these people to run things by, the more opinions the better.

Have a great day!

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