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Old 03-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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CRF150F Restore

I purchased a 2003 Honda CRF150F for my son that, mechanically was in pretty good shape, but cosmetically, was poor. Because of the condition, I got a pretty good deal on it, giving me a little room to fix it up.

What was originally going to be a simple cleanup, and replacement a few parts here and there, has turned into something else altogether.

One of the previous owners painted the bike a flat black, and did quite a poor job at it. Not being able to sleep at the thought of leaving it that way, I've decided to do a complete disassembly, soda blast, and repaint.

Included in the project will be an oil change, fork oil change, new tires, plastics, muffler, fork boots, seat cover, clutch and brake handles, and a lot of new grease in the tree and axles.

I'm starting to put it back together, so come along for the ride. It's gonna be awesome!

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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Very nice, those are great little bikes, i learned how to ride on that bike, it took me up all the hills and trails around here, very good for a 150, just put a jet kit in it, and uncork the exhaust, put a uni air filter in there, it will make a great difference.

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Learned how to ride on it for a few months, and sold it for $300 dollars more then what i got it for
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Here's mine as it was purchased for $600.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:20 PM   #4
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Yep, definately needs some work, but for $600 bucks, that is a deal and a half.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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Here's the progress...

















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Old 03-21-2013, 05:34 AM   #6
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Here's the progress...




Your frame came out nice! Was that done in a blast cabinet? And how long did it take?

I've got a low-hours-but-cosmetically-weathered CRF150F myself, so watching with interest.....
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:37 AM   #7
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Sodablaster works great for this kind of restore. I makes a hellofa mess but washes away with the rain.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:20 AM   #8
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Your frame came out nice! Was that done in a blast cabinet? And how long did it take?

I've got a low-hours-but-cosmetically-weathered CRF150F myself, so watching with interest.....
I did it in the driveway, and yes, it makes a huge mess, but wow, it makes it easy, and does a great job of removing paint, dirt, and grime. No sanding!

I bought a $100 blaster at Harbor Freight, and a $40 bag of standard media.

A cabinet would be great for the smaller stuff, especially for reuse of the media.

More pics later as it goes back together.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #9
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Soda Blaster

Here's a video of the blaster at work on the wheel. It left the finish intact. No need to repaint.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAfETbVfKXk

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Old 03-21-2013, 11:30 AM   #10
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Nice! Makes short work of it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #11
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Almost Done

Still waiting for the new seat cover to arrive, along with a few more plastic pieces and a new muffler.









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Old 03-30-2013, 05:16 PM   #12
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Any update BB?
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:30 PM   #13
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Any update BB?
Project is complete. Pictures coming soon.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:13 PM   #14
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Nice job! Let's see the final result!
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:05 AM   #15
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Finished!

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Nice job! Let's see the final result!
All she needs are the numbers.
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