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hey guys.. ive just got my daughter a crf50 dirt bike and i want to get some new 10" wheels and slicks for it... also i want to upgrade the brakes to disc brakes as it becomes a pain to change wheels with drums and drums look a bit blah too....

so do any of you guys know of any easy way with out changing the entire front end to change it to disc brakes?
if i have to change out the forks then so be it lol

and a place that sells 10" slicks

also..... do any of you guys have any pics of a crf50 supermoto?

heres her new ride



thanks :thumbup:
 

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In order to have disc brakes front and rear on the XR/CRF, you have to upgrade to a different swingarm, front fork assembly, and different wheels with disc brake mounts. it would probably be cheaper for you to pick up a second set of stock wheels and put street tires on those wheels, it then becomes a 15 minute wheel swap.

Here's an older pic of one of my bikes, it has XR70 front forks on it, and IRC MB38 scooter tires.

 

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Thanks bro.... Thought that was the case with the front and I planned to get 2 set of new wheels with discs

And what swingarm would I get for the rear?
 

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There are a few different a-style ones that are +2 or +3 inches longer, they have a wider brake panel stop for the disc caliper mount. The stock Honda uses a 12mm axle, there are aftermarket wheels, forks, and swingarms that utilize a 15mm axle size, just so you are aware.
 

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hey guys.. ive just got my daughter a crf50 dirt bike and i want to get some new 10" wheels and slicks for it... also i want to upgrade the brakes to disc brakes as it becomes a pain to change wheels with drums and drums look a bit blah too....

so do any of you guys know of any easy way with out changing the entire front end to change it to disc brakes?
if i have to change out the forks then so be it lol

and a place that sells 10" slicks

also..... do any of you guys have any pics of a crf50 supermoto?


heres her new ride



thanks :thumbup:
Mate, that's sweet! Bet she can't wait. Give her a ton of self confidence too. Remember taking my eldest on my ZX9, she still talks about it and that was like 10yrs ago.
 

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There are a few different a-style ones that are +2 or +3 inches longer, they have a wider brake panel stop for the disc caliper mount. The stock Honda uses a 12mm axle, there are aftermarket wheels, forks, and swingarms that utilize a 15mm axle size, just so you are aware.
thanks alot dude... in your opinion is it worth it to swap out for discs for my daughter? and i may ride it too..... ive been on ebay looking at these swingarms and they arent to highly priced either
 

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Mate, that's sweet! Bet she can't wait. Give her a ton of self confidence too. Remember taking my eldest on my ZX9, she still talks about it and that was like 10yrs ago.
shes always in the garage touching it and wanting to play with it, im gonna be stripping it down ready for blinging and powder coating, making it pink for the little princess :thumbup:
 

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thanks alot dude... in your opinion is it worth it to swap out for discs for my daughter? and i may ride it too..... ive been on ebay looking at these swingarms and they arent to highly priced either
I would highly recommend staying away from the eBay specials. Go with a reputable company like 2 Bros or BBR. Spending less compromises quality and your daughter's safety. Careful if you are on a budget, cause the route you're going can add up. BBR has everything you need to do what you're talking about and I have always had great luck with their products. You might also check craigslist too.

I had a pretty sweet BBR set up that I could swap out wheels from dirt to supermoto. PM me if you want and I'll see if I can dig up some pics for you.
 

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I would highly recommend staying away from the eBay specials. Go with a reputable company like 2 Bros or BBR. Spending less compromises quality and your daughter's safety. Careful if you are on a budget, cause the route you're going can add up. BBR has everything you need to do what you're talking about and I have always had great luck with their products. You might also check craigslist too.

I had a pretty sweet BBR set up that I could swap out wheels from dirt to supermoto. PM me if you want and I'll see if I can dig up some pics for you.
Thanks for that input dude! I'll hit up 2 bros and BBR :thumbup:
Pics would be awesome dude and I wasn't looking at the Chinese specials lol I was looking at the second hand decent stuff! :)
They have a real nice set of forks for about 399ish
I don't really have a budget in my head but I don't wanna go crazy as she may not even want it in a few months lol
 

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You really don't need the disc setup if you are gonna keep the motor relatively stock. My daughter has a XR 50 with TB 88cc race head kit, big bars kit, and heavier front springs with +1 inch fork extensions, and a heavier rear shock with resorvior.....the stock brakes are pretty good for the ride now. Like DRTBKR said, spend your loot finding another set of stock wheels and spoon on a set of scooter tires (you are not gonna find slicks in 10 inches!).
 

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You really don't need the disc setup if you are gonna keep the motor relatively stock. My daughter has a XR 50 with TB 88cc race head kit, big bars kit, and heavier front springs with +1 inch fork extensions, and a heavier rear shock with resorvior.....the stock brakes are pretty good for the ride now. Like DRTBKR said, spend your loot finding another set of stock wheels and spoon on a set of scooter tires (you are not gonna find slicks in 10 inches!).
Thanks for the heads up and I may stick with the drum setup.... The discs were for stopping the bike with my fat ass on it lol

And you can get 10" racing slicks for scooters in the US can't you? Or is that just a european thing? Lol
 

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The dunlop TT's will not let you down. There are some 10" slicks out there, but for all the trouble of getting them, the dunlops are just as good.
You gotta reputable link for these tires dude?
 

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Your best bet is to Google them. Dunlop TT 10". You might try bike bandit.
I google tm a few mins ago and they came up with a few sets, like the tt91 the tt92 and the tt gp tires..... I didn't know they made so many little freaking tires haha
 

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I google tm a few mins ago and they came up with a few sets, like the tt91 the tt92 and the tt gp tires..... I didn't know they made so many little freaking tires haha
Oh yeah, those tires are worth their weight in gold. Don't forget to got a narrower tire for the front.
 

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Oh yeah, those tires are worth their weight in gold. Don't forget to got a narrower tire for the front.
could you recommend sizes for the front and rear for me please dude
 
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