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Old 01-25-2013, 08:58 PM   #2611
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Just an FYI, the big gun eco does not fit the factory header. I modified the stock one (welding). It is nice quality and looks sharp. So if your ordering one get the header too. I will be contacting big gun tomorrow.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #2612
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Did anyone get the seat concepts low seat yet? I'm wondering if it actually makes it lower or does it push your legs out wider and actually makes the bike seem taller. I'm short lol
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:41 PM   #2613
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Here's my current opinion on seats. The seat concepts seat at $160 is a steal. There are a huge number of folks out there with this seat for the CRF, and I have NEVER head a complaint about it...except installing it. They also make a huge number of seats for KLR650...again, no complaints. Plus, they'll install it for $20...that's frikin PEANUTS. Finally.....you can buy a whole NEW CRF seat for $100 from honda....so if you're worried you might not like the seat concepts seat, buy it, buy a new honda seat, let them do the install of the foam and cover. If you don't like it, there will be someone here that will buy it in a blink!
Thanks for your opinion Ed, I totally agree with you and hope I am not wasting my money. But I must also say you get what you pay for in most cases and Corbin has been around a very long time and produce some really high quality stuff.
This Little Red Pig for me is going to be something special. (call me crazy)

Here is a list of parts I am buying ....

Corbin seat
FMF full exhaust - mega bomb with the Q4
Fuel injection programmer
13/45 sprockets
speedo calibrator
Race Tech rear shock
Rox risers
HDB handgaurds with mirrors and a set of fat bars (have not decided on what bars yet)
Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips
Scotts steering damper
Flatlands radiator gaurd and skidplate
Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit
steel braided brake lines front and rear
Probably Dunlop D606's but going to burn some tread of the stockers first.
(I'm sure I forgot a few others)

A little back ground on me. I am 50 years old and a single Father of an 11 year old son. I got him a 2008 CRF80F to learn on and hope to upgrade him to a CRF150R as soon as possible and I will need something to keep up with him.
Back in my youth I had several dirt bikes... YZ125... IT175 and my last dirt bike was a RM250. Its been 25 years since I have been on the dirt and I have really missed it..
I have also owned several big cruiser bikes that I tricked out.

I am not a hard core rider. I am just at a point in my life where I want to (and can) build the best LRP out there and make some memories with my boy !!!

It's still winter here in Nebraska but, I'll share some pic's when it all comes together.
Thanks to all for the posts that have helped me in my research
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:00 PM   #2614
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Did anyone get the seat concepts low seat yet? I'm wondering if it actually makes it lower or does it push your legs out wider and actually makes the bike seem taller. I'm short lol
Do not have the low seat, but have about 3000 miles on my seatconcept's seat on my ktm.
Probably the best upgrade I made to the bike.

Personally, I will go back with the seatconcepts seat for the LRP. Can't really see spending the extra on the Corbin. I'll use the extra $$ to get something else for the bike.

But I say go with what you want to go with, it's all a personal choice. Can't see that there is any "wrong" way to go on this bike, just depends on what you want.

That's what I have liked about this thread, everyone is doing what they want and sharing their experiences.

I say go for it! Get what you want
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:02 PM   #2615
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Tinkering with it will get you there. I think one guy said he had a collection of the cheap wrenches that come with routers, lawnmowers, ect. that he bent and drilled holes in as a mounting bracket. I was able to use the original bracket upside down, and bend it a little for my install on the other bike. I think it's also possible to separate it, and use a hose if it's too tight. You be the "guinea pig", and show us how it's done. Just don't test it in the garage.
I'll figure out the noticeable sound issue (horn) for those of us sticking with the stock stealthy exhaust. It's high on my list. I have an airzound air horn on my mountain bike rated at 115db with an 80 psi air tank and it Really comes in handy, especially downtown with the tight buildings! I'd like to get the CRF just past that level, without having to use a hand floorpump to refill the tank. I'll post up once results are in folks.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:51 PM   #2616
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Do not have the low seat, but have about 3000 miles on my seatconcept's seat on my ktm.
Probably the best upgrade I made to the bike.

Personally, I will go back with the seatconcepts seat for the LRP. Can't really see spending the extra on the Corbin. I'll use the extra $$ to get something else for the bike.

But I say go with what you want to go with, it's all a personal choice. Can't see that there is any "wrong" way to go on this bike, just depends on what you want.

That's what I have liked about this thread, everyone is doing what they want and sharing their experiences.

I say go for it! Get what you want
thanks for your opinion. I've heard nothing but good things about these seats and my only concern is if it makes the bike feel higher. I have a kouba lowering link installed and I don't want to end up making it higher, would kind of defeat the purpose of the link. I don't "mind" the stock seat really, would be nice to be a little more comfy on the arse though.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:41 AM   #2617
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thanks for your opinion. I've heard nothing but good things about these seats and my only concern is if it makes the bike feel higher. I have a kouba lowering link installed and I don't want to end up making it higher, would kind of defeat the purpose of the link. I don't "mind" the stock seat really, would be nice to be a little more comfy on the arse though.
I'm fine with my seat for now. My daughter had her seat shaved by a local upholsterer that the dealership knew of. He rides too, so had a good understanding of bikes, too. He correctly stated that a wide seat would push your legs out, making it more difficult to get your feet down. Check your local area, I'm sure someone would love the business, and "word of mouth" advertising. I think he charged $50.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:42 AM   #2618
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Holy cow...someone that ADMITS to going FROM the "orange god KTM", to the "lowly" CRF Honda!

Welcome to the brother(& sister)hood of the LRP!
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #2619
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Subject, Oil Leak

Well the weather finally got to where I could put some miles on the bike for the first time (72 miles now) and of course when I got back from about a 60 miles ride I looked the bike over. Well there is a oil leak coming from under the sprocket cover, I removed the cover and looks like it is coming from the back side where the oil seal is behind the sprocket. My chain has oil on it to, I would say that the sprocket is spinning the oil down and on the chain. Has anyone else had this problem on their bike, I guess the fix is to replace the oil seal, any other ideas on this. I have never had a bike leak oil here, I do know that on some bikes the sprocket tension can cause the oil seal to leak, but this is not that type of sprocket or is it. One other question, do oil seals seat themselves, or do they either leak or don't.

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:27 AM   #2620
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Holy cow...someone that ADMITS to going FROM the "orange god KTM", to the "lowly" CRF Honda!

Welcome to the brother(& sister)hood of the LRP!
Shhhhhhhhh....don't tell anyone I still have the KTM.....but the LRP is way better in the tight stuff
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:34 AM   #2621
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Subject, Oil Leak

Well the weather finally got to where I could put some miles on the bike for the first time (72 miles now) and of course when I got back from about a 60 miles ride I looked the bike over. Well there is a oil leak coming from under the sprocket cover, I removed the cover and looks like it is coming from the back side where the oil seal is behind the sprocket. My chain has oil on it to, I would say that the sprocket is spinning the oil down and on the chain. Has anyone else had this problem on their bike, I guess the fix is to replace the oil seal, any other ideas on this. I have never had a bike leak oil here, I do know that on some bikes the sprocket tension can cause the oil seal to leak, but this is not that type of sprocket or is it. One other question, do oil seals seat themselves, or do they either leak or don't.

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Way back in this thread, someone mentioned it, but turned out to just be chain lube spinning off. Not sure if this could be the case with yours. Can you wipe it off really well, then take a short ride with the cover off to see?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:42 AM   #2622
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Way back in this thread, someone mentioned it, but turned out to just be chain lube spinning off. Not sure if this could be the case with yours. Can you wipe it off really well, then take a short ride with the cover off to see?
On overly oiled chain was my experience, also. I cleaned everything and rode it.

Didn't think about it anymore.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:49 AM   #2623
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I got my bike in late Nov so haven't been up in the hills yet. Think the FI is just the ticket for all the varied elevations out here.
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I have read all the pages of this thread, took a while. Lots of really high quality info in here and I thank everyone for sharing their info.

I live at 5,600' elevation and the fun riding is all uphill, as much as another mile above me. Any folks here at altitude? How is this bike performing, at say, 8,000 - 10,000'? I realize that the altitude folks in the northern half of the planet are mostly snowed in...

I had an '07 250KLX - jetted for "altitude", it was pretty much a dog when I got it up in that 8K-10K height.

And, anybody have one of these bad boys, here on the Colorado Front Range?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:52 AM   #2624
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I installed mine last week. Seems a "touch" lower. Like the black fabric.
I'm short too....5' 9" with 30" inseam. Balls of my feet are on the ground.
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Did anyone get the seat concepts low seat yet? I'm wondering if it actually makes it lower or does it push your legs out wider and actually makes the bike seem taller. I'm short lol
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #2625
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I got my bike in late Nov so haven't been up in the hills yet. Think the FI is just the ticket for all the varied elevations out here.

The FI should work great at varied altitudes(if programed correctly by Honda).

Power is a different story. FI can't make up for the power loss as the altitude increases. It just elimates the need to rejet...


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