My CR85 -- Yeah!
Well how shall I start this? Umm I knew I wanted a 2-stroke mini to ride around with my brother on his SSR140 and thanks to some friends on here I ended up with a 2003 CR85 I picked up for a cool $400
She was in bad shape to say the least, but I was excited to take on this project first time for me. As soon as I got the bike home, put it on the stand and began taking it apart. So soon that I did not take a before picture :( , but I digress. I wanted to strip the bike down to paint the frame either red or black, and put everything back tighthen all the bolts replace all fluids, basically bring her back to a respectable state. Thus it began..
Where I was when I first thought to take a picture(s)
Big parts off, ready to be cleaned or thrown away. I got rid of all the plastics, I'm thinking of going either black or white plastics.
In a mess there is only a thrown. This is where I thought, what did I get myself into. Lol
Something about noise emission, oh government!
I went red!
New goodies! Purchased, new bearing, seals, bars/grips, sprockets (stock 14? up front and 47 in the rear), new gold chain , new top end.
Got bored one night and decided to piece er' back together. Worked from about midnight to 5:30am. I later realized the shock was backwards. Doh! The two mistakes I made was the shock and I put the subframe on before installing the airbox. Everything else was not too bad.
And as she stands now.
Clearly I am not done, infact I've only started. Next up is the conversion ! I want to get plastics before looking into all the SM goodies, although my family/friends like the naked look. o.O and I'm looking for some used SM wheels 12" or 17" I'm indifferent so long as the price is right.
Now I haven't got her running right, I'm hoping its something rather small and not a tear down all over again. It takes several kicks to get going and I have to give her some gas but then she will idle well and the motor itself sounds good no odd noises. Put her in 1st -- stall. Unless I really get the RPMs going and feather out the clutch it will stall. Once she gets going she runs like a champ! Riding a 2t is like learning to ride ALL over again, seriously! And she spits oil out where the exhaust connects to the motor, but I think this is the gasket or spring as I reused the ones that were there. All in all I'm diggin it! Thanks for all the help dudes!
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2007 RMZ450 - Sold
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