Honda CRF150: We're mad for mini
We're starting with the basics: clean and inspect
Thanks to our friends at Fineline Suspension,
we're set with a proper rear spring and completely re-worked forks.
The rear shock is said to be pertty good for this application, so
we're trying it first before we step all the way up to a custom
Here's the rear suspension completed. It's important all the linkage
works smoothly, so all the bearings are re-lubed and all new seals
Now it's starting to look like a bike again. There
are a couple things here a sharp-eyed CRF racer might notice (besides
that trick CHM pipe... we can get you one too) but we're not giving
away our secrets just yet.
Here's stage 1 completed. The bike has been to one
test session so far: it raised a few eyebrows when we were easily
pulling away from the other 150's... as well as a modded 200! Other
riders were surprised when we told them this engine is still competely
stock inside! (It really is: the head has never been off and the
cam is stock.)
Here's a closer look. The airbox cover is an obvious
change, but can you tell what else is different? We can build you
one just like it.
Watch this space! There's more to this project, plus
we're getting another, much sicker CR/XR hybrid in for some chassis
work any day now.