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CRF Susupension

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After months of waiting for SMR magazine to be sent to me in Australia from my sister in was all worth it. I now have lots of questions........

My question is....has anyone done the suspension mods to their bike similar to Bostrom's CRF? By that I mean revalve/heavier springs, but not lowered the suspension stroke, only lowering the bike slightly with an '02 link arm and by lowering the forks in the triple clamps?
It seemed simple - I just wondered if anyone else had tried it.
Also - it seems like a lot of people are using the CRF in the states - has anyone tried putting a 5-speed tranny on their bike? I know a guy who has a YZ with a fifth gear fitted.......I was just wondering if the TLD team etc still use a four speed gearbox?
Is the jury still out on a 5.5" rear rim over the 5" rim?

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MB1 Suspension is the company that did Bostrom's factory Honda. Valving and springs also has a lot to do with the riders weight and speed. There are so many things to do with a CRF it is not even funny. But—some riders like some things others not. 17 or 16.5 front wheel? 20, 22, 24 or 26mm clamps? O2, 03 or o4 link? Lowered or not lowered suspension?
I have ridden several different versions and laps times are similar if the bike is set up right - but some I liked better than the others. But others riders preferred the other bikes.
It is very subjective.
Start off with a basic bike, 17s, stock link, stock height and event stock suspension, than maybe stiffen up the suspension and valve more rebound control into the fork and shock. That is the best place to start
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