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Old 10-07-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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CRF 150f, help me get tarded!

Sunday I'll be picking up this CRF 150f for my girl to continue learning to ride. Shes expressed several times she has an interest in riding on a street track as opposed to dirt at some point in the future. Id love to tard it out too of course. What type of riding can be done with a tard this size? Is it to small for GSS? Could it be plated for playing around town? I hear there is a mini track in Katy, what about that?

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What needs to be bought? I know the first thing will be wheels and tires. From the little reading I've done so far it seems 17"s might be the best bet. Any brands I should stay away from? I don't need anything fancy, and will be looking for used wheels if possible.

Anyway, she's got a lot of learning to do before being ready to try any street track environment, so I have time to build it up a little at a time. If you were building this into a tard what would you do, and why?


I'm already wondering if this is too small for lightweight at gss
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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I don't really know to much on this topic, but I'm sure someone will chime in with some 411. If you do plan on getting some street tires, I noticed someone posted this site. (I Got all this information from other threads in the motard section on here)


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http://www.procycle.us/main/supermoto.htm

lace your own kits are in the middle-ish area of that page.



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procycle.us has the lighting coil kit and a full road legal kit, basically everything you need.

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Good luck on your motard build I would love to build one, one of these days.

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:06 PM   #3
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I can help. I'm pretty 'tarded.
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Ya honestly, just give it to Chad. Tell him what you want done. And you'll get a fair price and quality work.

EDIT: And a lot cheaper than crappy kits.
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If you don't want to around with lacing your own wheels then +1 on giving it to chad and letting him work his magic.

Also +1 on the crappy kits, I never ended up getting one of those kits, waaaaaaaay overpriced.
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I'm definitely not buying a kit. The simple stuff I can handle. My first priority I guess is wheels. I'd rather not drop a grand on wheels. Can you run street tires on the standard wheels? Are 17s the best solution or should I consider other sizes?
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You won't have to spend a grand. Lace your own kits are 6 bills. But you'll have to either get an extra set of stock hubs or lose the dirt wheels. I don't know what the options are for the stock wheel sizes, but I imagine there has to be something available, just don't know for sure.
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I think you'd want a 2.5 front and 3.5 rear since it's a 150, and that kit is $549.
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I'm definitely not buying a kit. The simple stuff I can handle. My first priority I guess is wheels. I'd rather not drop a grand on wheels. Can you run street tires on the standard wheels? Are 17s the best solution or should I consider other sizes?
17s are the best solutions, supermotor wheels are expensive...but you can find used ones on supermotojunkies all the time.
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You going to want to put the dirt wheels back on ever? If not then we can lace new rims to the stock hubs.
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That's a good question. I think I'd like to still have the dirt wheels so she can practice in the dirt, unless I can run tires that will still have some traction in the dirt? Ill probably buy some rims and replacement stock hubs, that way we can ride both.
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Yeah you could get rims and spoke kits for ~400$
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Yup. Stock hubs are the cheap way to go. Buchanan spokes with excel rims would be my vote.
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http://www.mototraction.com/p/503884...-17-x-250.html
http://www.mototraction.com/p/378909...-17-x-350.html
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Done, excels and buchannans
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No spoke kit for his bike, and I'm willing to bet that price is just the wheels without drilling them for his hubs. Wheels are cheap, it's all the custom work that has to be done that costs.
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Well the spoke kits are elsewhere, are you saying the hubs are designed for 28 spokes and not 36 on the 150?
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Kickass! Those seem like a good deal.
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I don't know how you got that from what I said, but what I am saying is that wheels have to be drilled or punched for specific applications as indicated on procycle's site.

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See the next items below for rim and spoke sets. You can input your year, make and model information during checkout.
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Want us to build them for you? Send us your hubs and add $160 to the price and we will lace and true our rims to your stock hubs.
Buchanan's charges $1.40 per hole for drilling or $43 per wheel for punching. So if he has to send them out to get drilled or punched it's going to cost. I'm not sure he would have to do those with the wheels you suggested as they make no mention of drilling.
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