How to put CRF Plastics on your BRP?


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  • Jolly705

Posted August 04, 2005 - 06:16 AM

#1

I have seen a few photos of the XR650R or L with CRF plastics on it. Is this a direct swap or do you have to fabricate some things? Do you need everything including the tank and seat? I was thinking of doing something similar to my other bike (upgrade 04 to 05 plastics) but I needed to get the tank, seat, etc. which was too much money.

Thanks.

  • BSharp

Posted August 04, 2005 - 08:05 AM

#2

I have seen a few photos of the XR650R or L with CRF plastics on it. Is this a direct swap or do you have to fabricate some things? Do you need everything including the tank and seat? I was thinking of doing something similar to my other bike (upgrade 04 to 05 plastics) but I needed to get the tank, seat, etc. which was too much money.

Thanks.


I'm a total Noob, but for what it's worth I don't think it's a direct swap. I PM'ed someone who posted a picture of an XR with CRF bodywork to ask how he did it and he said it was a bear. Had to reshape the plastic tank using a heat gun, that kind of thing. His was an older XR but I doubt the frames and mounting points are any more harmonious on a newer XR. Too bad too, it looks bitchin'.

  • jmeperu

Posted April 11, 2007 - 08:47 PM

#3

i want mine to look like this one. what tank is this? ive seen a few on bikes on here. i want!

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  • ogrider650

Posted April 11, 2007 - 09:01 PM

#4

arent those those smaller crf tanks that you can buy? otherwise those graphics won't fit too small i believe

  • porterdog

Posted April 12, 2007 - 04:05 AM

#5

I've done some research on this and there's no easy or cheap answer that I found.

The first couple tanks posted by jmeperu are by BL-Italia (http://www.blitalia.com/), cost ~$450, and are only a smidge bigger than the stocker.

The third, it can be seen, is aluminum (not the right choice for a real-world bike, IMO). It's by Monier, out of Switzerland, I think... had a web link that never worked. Odds are it's $pendy too....

  • jmeperu

Posted April 12, 2007 - 06:54 AM

#6

wow, its slightly bigger than a stock tank? i was expecting it to be a 1.8 gal tank like the CRF. so its not a crf tank? is it a custom made tank by that italia site? i have a supermoto bike and im used to 1.8gal tanks so the xr's tank is huge to me so im not really worried about the amount of gas i can carry.

$400 is alot but i think im going to pursue that tank.

thanks for that link!:thumbsup:

  • Rangerfng

Posted April 13, 2007 - 03:37 AM

#7

I just did my XRL and it was not a direct swap. I cut away quite a bit of the fender. and after you instal the seat, you still have to cover part of the fender with a bag to hide the part of the fender that would have gone under the CRF seat. I guess the CRF seat is much longer that the XRL. I will post the picks in mr Garage for you to look at.http://www.thumperta...ehicle&vid=9476
I also wrote down exactly what i did. if you need advice let me know.

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  • drop

Posted April 13, 2007 - 06:39 AM

#8

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Anyone know who makes those rear turn signal brackets?

  • cbaranski

Posted April 13, 2007 - 06:56 AM

#9

www.a-loop.com has something like this

  • jmeperu

Posted April 13, 2007 - 07:29 AM

#10

it looks like a-loop only has tanks for the 650L, i have a 650R. plus the tank and shrouds dont look quite as good as the itilia companies tank and shrouds. also it looks like that tank has a petcock on both sides, thats cool!

  • RC30

Posted April 13, 2007 - 08:52 AM

#11

The first bike (n.13) mounts a BL-Italia aluminium tank with '05-'07 CRF scoops, the third bike (white) mounts the same BL-Italia aluminium tank with '02-'04 CRF scoops, the second bike (Chinò graphics) mounts a Monnier plastic tank with '97 CR scoops.

The last plastic tank is made from Acerbis in exclusive for Monnier.

Stock tank 2.6 gallons.

BL-Italia tank 1.8 gallons, cost 370 euros.

Monnier tank 1.8 gallons, cost 408 euros.

BL-Italia: www.blitalia.com

Monnier: www.spracing.ch the tank: http://www.spracing....t reservoir.htm


[IMG]......Anyone know who makes those rear turn signal brackets?


Drop, the rear signals are mounted on rear sub-frame which Honda mounts on European XR.

You can see it here:

http://www.thumperta...625#post4048625

and here:

http://www.thumperta...196#post4055196


Piero :thumbsup:

  • Rangerfng

Posted April 13, 2007 - 09:25 AM

#12

Just posted some rear fender Mods in my garage. used acebris CRF 450

  • jmeperu

Posted April 13, 2007 - 05:55 PM

#13

1.8 seems a little small, pus the price is sorta steep. well i think ill bow out even tho they look super cool.

  • Rangerfng

Posted April 15, 2007 - 08:14 AM

#14

Just a quick update on the rear fender. I was having a bit of trouble getting the seat to seat correctly so i had to MOD it a bit more and shave it. see below. The fender and seat fit perfect now and it looks great.
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