raising seat height stiffening suspension on crf150


16 replies to this topic
  • ThomasTGH

Posted 08 March 2004 - 04:52 AM

#1

My son is 12 years old 5'4"+ 150lbs and growing fast I want him to get this and next season out of his crf150f is there a way to raise the seat height and stiffen the suspension that anyone has tried? thanks

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • toneconsultant

Posted 08 March 2004 - 06:33 AM

#2

BBR springs or other aftermarket springs will raise the bike about 2-3 inches. :)

  • 230F

Posted 08 March 2004 - 12:46 PM

#3

Suspension links from BBR, then get the stiffer spring from BBR. I think Works connection is comming out with a shock!

The front throw in BBR suspension...

  • W1LD1

Posted 08 March 2004 - 03:59 PM

#4

I used CR80 forks(whole front end) and rear shock. It will give that extra 2.5" you might want plus a much better ride. You need 1997+ used CR80/85 to work. You can either buy just what you need on e-bay or buy a whole bike and sell off what you don't. BBR and DMC use this on thier $7500-$11500 full race minis for adult riders. As your son gets bigger you can then get heavier springs and valving on this setup as needed for his weight and riding style. He may want to keep this bike a long time. :)

  • ThomasTGH

Posted 08 March 2004 - 04:20 PM

#5

Awesome advice, thanks! if anyone else has input I'd appreciate it, but it sounds like he should have no trouble getting through a couple seasons!

  • 230F

Posted 08 March 2004 - 04:40 PM

#6

I would just get the springs, then when hes older get a CRF 250

  • yak651

Posted 13 March 2004 - 07:43 AM

#7

Any idea if the forks/tripple clamp off a '89 CR80 will bolt up to a CRF150? Tried looking for bearings on dennis kirk to see if part no.'s matched, but nothing for these models. Don't care that they are not inverted.
Thanks for the info if you have any!

  • dudleyscrf

Posted 13 March 2004 - 05:50 PM

#8

you are probably not gaining much by putting on 89' forks, stock is 84-86 cr 80 forks , that is where the crf's forks , brakes and wheel come from.

  • 230F

Posted 13 March 2004 - 06:43 PM

#9

Hmmmm. What you can do, is find out what year people are using. Try and find out if the dimentions on the other one, are comparable to the one you are looking for,=.

  • Modified150

Posted 23 March 2004 - 07:21 AM

#10

Are you sure about that. I heard that only 96-current CR 80-85 front forks would fit the CRF150. Something to do with the bolt length of the Triple clamps. Also, the technology in the newer models has been improved.

  • FamilyRider

Posted 23 March 2004 - 12:55 PM

#11

PRC sells a 2" taller seat foam for the 150 and 230 for about $80. It is a stiffer foam than stock.

  • Lunatic695

Posted 23 March 2004 - 03:00 PM

#12

They also give a 10% disscount to all Thumper Talk members! :)

  • CRFMELIKE

Posted 23 March 2004 - 03:46 PM

#13

PRC sells a 2" taller seat foam for the 150 and 230 for about $80. It is a stiffer foam than stock.

prc :) Do you have the web site :D

  • FamilyRider

Posted 23 March 2004 - 05:34 PM

#14

Here is the companies home page:
http://www.precision...components.com/

And here is the link to the seat (item 1109) $76.95:
http://www.precision...ndaacccont.html

  • CRFMELIKE

Posted 24 March 2004 - 08:28 PM

#15

Here is the companies home page:
http://www.precision...components.com/

And here is the link to the seat (item 1109) $76.95:
http://www.precision...ndaacccont.html

NOT FOR THE CRF230F :) JUST THE 150 :D

  • FamilyRider

Posted 25 March 2004 - 05:34 AM

#16

I called PRC several months ago because I wanted to raise the seat on my son's 230. They told me it would also fit the 230. I choose to not get it because my son wants a softer seat since we do mostly recreational trail riding and his butt gets pretty sore after a long ride. This seat is stiffer than stock.

You might want to give them a call and double check.

  • CRFMELIKE

Posted 30 March 2004 - 04:59 PM

#17

I called PRC several months ago because I wanted to raise the seat on my son's 230. They told me it would also fit the 230. I choose to not get it because my son wants a softer seat since we do mostly recreational trail riding and his butt gets pretty sore after a long ride. This seat is stiffer than stock.

You might want to give them a call and double check.

:D Thanks,i called prc they have it for the crf230f same price as the crf150 :)





Related Content

Forums
Photo

top 10 new mods for a crf 230? by Crf230_Honda


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   CRF 150/230 F/L
  • 8 replies
Reviews

Honda CRF230L 2009 by ThumperTalk


Honda CRF230L 2009
  • 1 review
  • Last review by jmiller416
  • On 07 August 2013
Reviews

Honda CRF150F 2008 by ThumperTalk


Honda CRF150F 2008
  • 2 reviews
  • Last review by OES03
  • On 09 April 2014
Forums
Photo

crf230f best mods for $600 by Joel D


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   CRF 150/230 F/L
  • 9 replies
Reviews

Honda CRF150F 2012 by ThumperTalk


Honda CRF150F 2012
  • 1 review
  • Last review by msw1382
  • On 03 March 2014
 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

Register Close
If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.