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Old 01-14-2007, 05:49 PM
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GOOD JOB!

It's truely amazing how much proper form helps to go faster. Seriously.

And it's A LOT easier to learn it right in the beginning, because trying to unlearn something stinks.

So I have one clarification, is your bike a CRF150F, or a CRF150R?
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Old 01-14-2007, 07:21 PM
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And while you're weighting the outside peg, push on the shroud with your knee. It's just a little thing that helps your bike go where you're looking

uhhh... whats a "shroud"?
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Old 01-14-2007, 07:22 PM
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The shroud is the plastic part that bolts on to your fuel tank.

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Old 01-14-2007, 07:42 PM
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I have a 2006 CR150F just looked at the bill of sale to make sure.

Isn't the 150R the new expert model? I was under the impression that the suspension on that bike was more advanced and adjustable. Unlike mine where only the sag can be adjusted. Not just bigger tires. Also, I thought the the engine was more powerful and could handle higher RPMs.
And something about it not being air cooled rings a bell too.

But I am not sure.. Let me know. I have had allot of interest in the 150R or expert.... If they are the same thing.

Unbelievable how technique had such an impact on what was happening
In the corners...
I was shifting my rear end to the outside of the seat, but the upper 1/2 of my body was leaning INTO the turn.
That should explain why I had such difficulty.
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I'm pretty sure you're correct in the differences between the 150F and the R model. Not to mention the price tag.
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Well good Job.

And yes, those are very different bikes.

CRF150F

CRF150R - non expert (smaller tires)

CRF150R Expert - Bigger tires

The R versions are Hopped up racing machines. Seeing as you ride tracks, that would be the bike of choice, and you shouldn't have trouble clearning anything, and yes, fully adjustable Showa suspension
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Old 01-14-2007, 07:51 PM
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I'm pretty sure you're correct in the differences between the 150F and the R model. Not to mention the price tag.
Yep, just a little price difference. But probably worth it.

The CR85's not a bad option either if you don't mind a 2 stroke.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:12 PM
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I have a 2006 CR150F just looked at the bill of sale to make sure.

Isn't the 150R the new expert model? I was under the impression that the suspension on that bike was more advanced and adjustable. Unlike mine where only the sag can be adjusted. Not just bigger tires. Also, I thought the the engine was more powerful and could handle higher RPMs.
And something about it not being air cooled rings a bell too.

But I am not sure.. Let me know. I have had allot of interest in the 150R or expert.... If they are the same thing.

Unbelievable how technique had such an impact on what was happening
In the corners...
I was shifting my rear end to the outside of the seat, but the upper 1/2 of my body was leaning INTO the turn.
That should explain why I had such difficulty.


When you said non-expert I assumed you ment CRF150R non-expert... you are correct, the front suspension on the CRF150F does not have full MX adjustments.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:35 AM
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Sorry, I would have cleared that up sooner if I knew they made 2 sizes if the other 150R I was referring to.

Yes, we wood loose big to get that bike now. Take at least a grand less than what we paid, then spend a grand more for what I would be getting.

Makes a two stroke look better when it comes to $.

I really feel MUCH more secure, now I believe I'm capable of treating this bike like it supposed to be. I was mostly concerned with unnecessary tear on the bike. I will be alright on this bike a while. (still really WOWED over this whole ordeal)

If we sunk about $500 on the bike I have now, would we be able to modify the suspension (get things that are adjustable) enough to handle the jumps? My husband is my personal mechanic. So labor wouldn't be a problem (sorry Honey if you read this ). We just never concerned ourselves with this type of riding. Its not knowing where the $$ would be the best spent, and what brands. Or if it is worth even trying.

But honestly, I love this bike. I have no other issues. I have had a bike that was too big, and one that was too small. This one fits like a glove!
So if I can just fixer up bit to save my knees and elbows from being shock absorbers all would be perfect!

I will also post this in a new thread since its a bit off the subject.
Once again thanks allot

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Old 01-15-2007, 01:19 AM
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http://www.allthingsmoto.com/forums/...tml#post438740


anyone who is interested, thats a link to the suspension issue.

Thanks again for all the welcoming and advice. I am really impressed with the timing, and knowledge in all the replies. I cant express it enough. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
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