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    CRF150F vs TTR125L Video Comparison

    Hey Guys and Girls,

    My name is Eric and I'm new to the forum. Made a head to head review of my CRF and TTR this weekend. I'm a photographer and just started messing with video. I thought bike vids would be the perfect way to bridge my two favorite things. I welcome any feedback you have. Hoping to make a lot more of videos in the future.

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    Nice video. How about a track comparison? That would be awesome! I wish you could get hold of a Kawasaki KLX 140L for comparison since I'm considering one these three for a project.

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    Great vid. Whoever the guy is on the Yamaha is doing some really nice wheelies! If you know me-- then you know I've spent 4-500 hours on an '05 CRF150F. I can definitely add some input here. Just for the record, my 150F is showroom stock with a Uni filter, power up carb needle and power up jetting with a 115 main. I think I'd be better off with a 112 main though. I have the snorkel out of the airbox, and the baffle removed from the stock exhaust. I weigh 150 w/o gear.

    About the KLX140L. My bud has a similarly set up '08 KLX140L. He weighs in at 200 w/o gear. We lined up and drag raced about six passes through the soccer fields behind my house. We did straight up out of the hole races, then a few roll ons in order to take the variables of who's a better starter out of the equation. In every race-- we were dead even. No more than a half bike length difference up to top gear. I was surprised at that based on the 20 mm carb that the 140L comes with. The weight advantage wasn't a factor in this race, as I'm 50 lbs. lighter than my bud, but the 150F is 40 lbs. heavier than his 140L. Hahaha!

    We conducted this experiment because we have been talking about adding a Vet Class in our local mini-moto scene. I know most guys past 40 prefer the bigger trail bikes to a 110 sized bike. In the past-- we let anything into the Vet classes, but the focus these days is to keep it cheap. I'd like to just run the trail bikes with just jetting, shock, fork internals, tires, bars, etc. I'd like to avoid big bores, fork conversions, etc. I'd like to race $1000-$1500 CL finds. --L*64

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    I agree. I'm old and getting too "stiff" to be comfortable on a 110 sized bike. It's mainly the transition from a seated to standing position that just wears me out. That's why I'm looking for larger mini. I appreciate the info. Right now I'm leaning toward a KLX140L. I want to get one and add some KX USD forks.

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    Been there and done that with a KLX140. I may do another one someday in the future, but my biggest issue with the 140 is the rear shock linkage- it's single handedly the biggest problem with the 140. If I do one-- I'll be having my metal fab guy reconfigure the rear of the frame to accept a KX85 swing arm, and linkage. I'd look into the Thai market to ditch the Estart and run the kick start from the Thai bike. OR.... I could run a $1500 150F and be done with it at a fraction of the cost. The 140 IS a cool bike though for sure. --L*64

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    Really? I've been doing a lot of research on the KLX 140L lately. I was really worried that the rear suspension of the KLX was gonna be a serious issue and this had me leaning toward the TTR 125L. But then I found that the rear end can be raised by simply flipping the center portion of the linkage upside down (with some minor grinding for clearance). I've also read that you can raise the rear a little more by swapping the bottom portion of the linkage for one from a KLX 125, which is slightly shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandell View Post
    Really? I've been doing a lot of research on the KLX 140L lately. I was really worried that the rear suspension of the KLX was gonna be a serious issue and this had me leaning toward the TTR 125L. But then I found that the rear end can be raised by simply flipping the center portion of the linkage upside down (with some minor grinding for clearance). I've also read that you can raise the rear a little more by swapping the bottom portion of the linkage for one from a KLX 125, which is slightly shorter.
    Dude get a 140L. It's the easiest to covert compared to the other bigger minis IMO. I was in your shoes with a mod 110 being too small. So I got a CRF 100 and loved it but parts and suspension conversion for those were just too hard to do/find. Now I'm on the klx140L and I love it. I completely swapped out the front end and rear shock from a KX 85 and it rides perfect. Fairly easy today compared to other models.

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    ^^ Agreed. I have two XR100s and while I love pretty much everything else about them - the front suspension and brakes are a black hole of fail.

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    Have any of you headr of any frame issues with the KLX? As in being weak? Frame strength is why I want a KLX over a TTR. A friend just told me that a kid they race with bent the crap outta a KLX140 frame and choppered it out. But he said the kid did it on a 20' double! I won't be hitting anything close to that though! LOL

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    I've had plenty of broken ttr125 frames in my possession before. Not choppered out but breaking in the hip area.

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    Yeah, I've read of issues with the frame on the TTR125. Heck, BBR makes a cradle for it! I had never heard of any frame issues with the KLX 140 or the CRF 150f.

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    If someone breaks the klx140 frame, they just need to be riding a full size bike.

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    I love my ttr125. I would rather have a 140 but mine has a hot cam in it, 28mm round slide carb off a rm85, took out the air box and battery tray and ran a tb pod, etc.... And it rips. The ttr225 shock and rm85 forks help greatly! But anyways I had my frame gusseted and Bbr cradle and I think it's now as strong or stronger then any of the newer midsize bikes. And I agree with all of you I am only 21 but at 6' 4" getting up and down on a 110 is ridiculous
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