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So ill start from the beginning.. I had an 02xr650 that got me into enduros after i went on a trip to nassau bahamas and got one of the locals to le me borrow his xr650 for the day for a 100$ since u cant rent anything on island over 200ccs. needless to say after i rode that bike around paradise i was sold.. Dual sports all day.. came back home and bought one the following week. got it on Craigslist fro 1200$ with 1000k mile son it.. was the deal of the century. had it for 2 years and wanted something different. loved riding it on the road but was totally not practical for the trails i ride.. i have a woods bike xr100 that is perfect for tight hairy trails i ride...after dropping the 650 a dozen times in woods and pretty much almost snapping my ancle off my leg, was time for the 650 to go. about 6 months ago i found a guy on craigslist offering trade of an 94 tw200 bone stock 1100miles and a 05 ktm sx200 for an xr650. so i made the deal and sold the ktm for twice what i paid for the 650 and basically got the dub for free.

My tdub has gone thru a few phases and went as follows. day two of owning the dub i took all the plastics off and started messing with it.. put a 6inch round headlight off some old kawi cruiser my neighbor had layin around. didnt like it.. then went back to stock light then ripped everything apart and did some serious thinking about which way i wanted to take it. so here are some pics in timeline order of where the dub has come from starting from when i bought it till before i really tore it down..

















 

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now ill get into the customizing i did. which really did not cost me much. here is the parts i used..

Chinese crf100 clone plastics kit- 35$

crf100 clone gas tank 30$

ebay seat cover- 12$

upholstery stapler- 20$

led taillight- 10$

fog light for h1 hummer- had laying around

wire feed welder

spray paint

adhesion primer

thinner

5 1/2" desk organizer for battery tray- 3$

some angle iron and flat steel

and im sure of others, could list forever



started off by taking everything that was bolted that i could get off easily since i wanted to paint the frame but really did not want to totally disconnect the rear swingarm or drop the engine.. so i just unbolted everything and masked it off. sprayed it with a gray adhesion primer from shwerwin willaims and krylon satin finish spray paint. welded two bolts on the inside of the two rear frame sets for the rear fender to fasten. and also welded two baskets for the battery tray to sit in.























luckyly everything came together pretty good. not a huge amount of fabricating or anything too technical.
 

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And now here is how she looks all back together.. onlything left is to mount the side covers and ride it.. may need some carb tuning because of the filter now but not sure. leme know what u guys think.. i can take criticizm so shoot away if like/disagree/have ideas anything im all ears





















 

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Id love some more info on the gas tank plastic set up..that looks real sharp and gives it that motocross dirt bike look. Is that an actual gas tank or just plastic put on yours? Wonder what i can do to make my big ol clark tank look prettier.



I would do something with the rims and swing arm..since you have yellow fork boots and a yellow spring, how about black rims with a rim strip of yellow?
 

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I will put links the the plastics and tank when I get home. It's a cheap plastic tank. Yellow is goin bye bye soon. Will be black and red. I like the rim.idea tho. Thx
 

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Yes I do. Will spend some more time later answering and posting as I'm out with fam for xmas now. Still haven't open presents yet
merry xmas to everyone
 

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Lol I hear ya I'm doing the exact same thing. But with a 3 yearold running all over me. Keep me posted when you get the chance
 

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You have any more info on your battery tray setup looks great and easy.


after i removed the airbox, took two peices of flat steel, bout 1/2 inch wide. bent it till it looked like a tray and fit in between frame rails. then welded it in. i used the stock size battery just laying on its side. then cleaned up the wires a lil and tucked it under the seat. the desk organizer i got was from walmart and was only like 3$ dimentions are good and worked out well. tried to keep this build as cheap and easy as posssible
 

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Not sure what year the CRF 100 is, but the 2004 fuel tank capacity is 5.5 litres, 1.45 gallons(US), 1.22 gallons(UK). There is a capacity of 5.5 litres of fuel. With a capacity of 1.1 litres in the reserve tank.
 

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Whenever or if you get a chance could you give us the dimensions of that battery tray. This is the best most user friendly idea I've seen
 

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[quote name='Brock' date='26 December 2011 - 09:31 AM' timestamp='1324917112' post='33283']

Not sure what year the CRF 100 is, but the 2004 fuel tank capacity is 5.5 litres, 1.45 gallons(US), 1.22 gallons(UK). There is a capacity of 5.5 litres of fuel. With a capacity of 1.1 litres in the reserve tank.



P.S. Your bike looks great.
 

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Looks like a TW on a weight loss diet. Looks thinner without the plastics on and a different tail. I like the look of the tail, especially if one likes the dirtbike look. One possible concern would be the location of the breaklight/license plate holder. If used off road in muddy conditions, this might be an issue when getting back on road. Another thought is rocks too. If used mostly on road, probably no big deal.
 

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brock thanks for the compliment.

chevy im guna check the dimentions on the tray when i get home. its approx. 9x3x5.5inchs

admiral.. was thinking the same thing.. idiots who sent me taillight gave me 2 by accident. may just take plate frame off that one and leave the light there.. then put a second one directly under the tail fender with plate.
 

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PRETTY MUCH ANYONE CAN DO THIS BUILD FOR UNDER 200$!!





plastics and gas tank

http://www.twowheelvehicle.com/motorcycle-body-components-c-70.html?page=3&sort=20a

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Honda-Fender-Plastic-Kits-CRF70-Dirt-Bike-Black-Kit-/140595117261?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item20bc1f3ccd

dont know if i recommend tho.. took long time and sent me two wrong sets before i got correct one.. was cheap as hell tho.. and im soo happy about the way the tank and seat fit.. looks like it was made for it..



taillight

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-14-LED-bulbs-Motorcycle-Taillight-Tail-light-/150711954330?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item231721eb9a



air filter

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039ZB99Y
 

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I'm loving the tank and plastics! Could you post the link to the actual tank? The link you listed just shows everything the company has. That or a part number I could search for. Thanks!
 
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