04 Honda CRF 150 F discussion forum: crf150 cheapskaters mods
crf150 cheapskaters mods
Hello boys. Looking for cheap upgrades to your crf150? Lets start with suspension. Itīs not bad all around but for any jumps over 2ft, youīll probably notice itīs a bit to soft. I weigh about 150lbs. I installed about 1 1/4" stack of washers in the front forks. This helped big time. My bikes front end immediately sat way higher than the rear. I than adjusted the preload on the rear shock to bring up the seat height. I adjusted it max and it still wasnīt enough. I ended up removing the whole rear shock assy and adding a custom spacer a buddy made. you guys can get creative to find a spacer or use washers. the spacer was about 3/8" thick and it was too much. I set the preload almost to the minimum setting and got it right. The bike saqt 1" higher in height and felt like a million bucks. It felt a bit stiffer but not much. I took it for a test drive and nearly wound up on my rear. I was so used to gassing the bike in second and not having to worry much about a wheely. With the newly modded suspension, I guess the rear didnīt sag as much as I gassed it and I ended up doing a wheely up this little hill and surprised myself. The suspension can get harsh on the rebound but a bit of practice and you can brace yourself before it happens. I used to get stuck going up this sand hill and I noticed with the suspension that I still got stuck but I got alot higher up than before. I also removed the exhaust baffle. I didnīt noticed any power gains but the bike has more bark. my next mod is to jet the carb and add a filter. Apparently this helps big time as the bikes carb runs the engine very lean. I still donīt know where to get this power up kit. Honda hasnīt even heard of it. Iīll find it, install it and get back at you guys. L8R
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