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Old 06-09-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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I got through a number of dirt bikes a year, keep some and sell some. Here are some of the latest builds I'm keeping. Will post updates as I get a chance to work on them.

2004 CRF 100 engine in 2000 CR80 chassis my fiancee built "Fankie"
As it came
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The good frame needed a foot peg so he grafted a foot peg from the bad frame on.
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Welding the new peg in
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Comparison
2011 04 20 20 57 14 794Small

About read for mods
2011 04 20 20 57 36 123Small

New front for the CRF100 engine
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Mocked up
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Back mount
2011 05 08 17 54 28 433Small

CR80 chassis with CRF100 plastics
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Fitted the exhaust
2011 05 15 16 36 57 946Medium

2011 05 15 16 40 07 214Medium

Fast forward 6 months, I bought my fiancee a CRF 250 (below) so I inherited this bike. This is as "Frankie" sits today. Because the other wheel and swingarm had such bad bearings I swapped swingarms and rear wheels for a short notice 3 Palms trip next weekend. Will be replacing all bearings once I have time.
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I already rebuilt it's forks. Just needs brake pads/bleed, new chain and sprockets, and bearings in swinger and rear wheel. Fun little bike!

2004 CRF 250 "Phoenix"
-cracked case
-fork seals need to be replaced
-blown shock
-needs new seat cover
-faded plastics
-needs chain and sprockets

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Previous owner tried to JB weld the hold back together horribly, wtf
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1997 CR 125 "Sprinkler"
Old, stock, and ugly!
As I bought it, nasty painted plastics
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Forks were horrible, smelled disgusting!
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S100 and elbow grease do amazing things!
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Painted the chassis
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Spokes were all stripped, so getting some new ones to relace
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:50 PM   #2
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An update to the bikes.

Frankie:
This one was the bike with the least wrong with it before our 3 Palms MX weekend June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Replaced the rear sprocket (chain was wrong so had to use old one), and generally buttoned everything up.

Rode the bike for the first time last weekend and it was a freaking blast! The muffler fell off twice after we realized it was being hit by the rear tire. Oops.
Fixed it the first time with a Red Bull can. After that the actual mount broke off.
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Let a friend ride it in the 100cc battle of the century. The GoPro footage from the battle is great!
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Me playing around the first evening of riding
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:03 AM   #3
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:14 AM   #4
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Sprinkler
Rode this bike for the first time last weekend at 3 Palms. It's...interesting. Definitely dated, but still fun. Forks are so stiff!

To get this one ridable
-New rear wheel spokes
-New front and rear Dunlop tires
-Put on rebuilt forks and wheels
-New fuel line

New spokes
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Day of riding
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Mounted a GoPro to the swingarm
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After two days of riding the old bike still ran. Didn't have time to put on the front shrouds since we were lacking the special tank bolts. Its about as fun as it is ugly!
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:08 AM   #5
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Awesome pics. You did an awesome job on the dirt bike.. even on your street bikes for that matter.

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Mounted a GoPro to the swingarm
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That's badass
All of the pics were awesome, thanks for sharing. Looks like a lot of fun.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:31 AM   #7
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Agree. Like the swingarm pic a lot.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
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Great write up. Keep em coming!
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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kick builds man!!! i can barely change my oil
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