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Old 02-10-2014, 03:32 PM
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Hello everyone,

you may remember that i bought this bike early January
1988 CR500 any input?

I have been collecting as many parts as i can, a few NOS parts aswell.
the plan is to lightly restore it and replace a few of the rusty nuts and bolts.
also rebuild the suspension, grease the bearing pivots, replace clutch for peace of mind. the top end is in exceptional condition looks brand new zero scoring on the cylinder walls and it has lots of cross hatch marks in it.

I have several pics to show you. the pic with the parts laid on the floor is only a few parts i have for it. the rest of the parts will be delivered tomorrow . plus my radiators were fixed at mylers and will be back this week for sure.













after a quick power wash out in the freezing cold



still needs to be detailed a little more, but i will do that when the bike is able to roll around.







The parts i have as of yet

NOS throttle tube









these are the parts coming tomorrow




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Old 02-10-2014, 05:12 PM
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Nice. Good base to start with
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:32 PM
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Nice. Good base to start with
Yes i do agree on that.

I will update this thread as i get parts, and when i have put it together
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:02 PM
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sweet man! I would like to get me a 500 one of these days, I rode a 84 cr500 that this guy had since new and I had a blast on it
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Yes i do agree on that.

I will update this thread as i get parts, and when i have put it together
Heck yeah! Im going to keep following. You might have saw my thread 86 kx250 clean up
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looking good man, i have the exact same bike that ive been tinkering with. where did you find those cr500 decals?
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looking good man, i have the exact same bike that ive been tinkering with. where did you find those cr500 decals?
Thanks, i got them off ebay

Honda CR 500 RJ 1988 EVO RAD Stickers Graphics Decals | eBay
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:27 PM
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I'm over here wishing your parts would hurry up and come in so I can see some progress. I don't know what it is about the cr500 and kx500 builds but I love them. Just wish I had the nerve to get on one
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I have done lots of work on her today guys, its really starting to look good now.
i got some more parts delivered today pics below.

Yes i know the bike is still pretty dirty but thats all I was able to clean out in the freezing cold with the pressure washer. i will clean it alot more when we see positive temperatures .

The parts i received today





the parts i have in total



looks alot better with new head nuts





new levers/controls/cables the whole works



new chain and sprockets/ pro link sticker not on yet, but you get the idea





new carb hose lines



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I'm over here wishing your parts would hurry up and come in so I can see some progress. I don't know what it is about the cr500 and kx500 builds but I love them. Just wish I had the nerve to get on one
LOL i was just posting as you just did . progress above^^ =)
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Certainly a worthy restoration. I like that pipe.
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Hurray!!!!
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My radiators will be delivered tomorrow, and i will be taking my rear shock to be rebuilt.
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I know you said this was going to be a "light" resto, but you should still
do something with the outside of that cylinder and head. 20 minutes in
a blast cabinet with glass beads will make them both look like new.

Looking at all the NOS goodies, I'd say you're already leaning past the
"light" resto anyway.

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I know you said this was going to be a "light" resto, but you should still
do something with the outside of that cylinder and head. 20 minutes in
a blast cabinet with glass beads will make them both look like new.

Looking at all the NOS goodies, I'd say you're already leaning past the
"light" resto anyway.

dogger
It really doesn't look too bad to me.

Those NOS parts were cheap cheap so i had to have them. this resto is "light" compared to what i did on my 89 cr250. =)


Today I did a ton more work to it, first off i took the rear shock to the suspension shop to have that done.
i did the fork seals. installed my repaired rads that came from mylers. put my new clutch plates in. routed the cables. painted the handlebars .

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oiling her up after installing the clutch



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other rad



















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Nice!
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I have a tiny update for now,
the new graphics are installed and the handlebars are on.

I dont really like the motion pro throttle cable, it feels like its just a tad short, so i was on ebay last night and found a NOS oem cable for $10!! man i love it when people don't know what they have. easily a $75 cable.

The cable:



the bike:










Will update you guys once my shock is back in my hands.
the bike will be complete next update.
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Good job! I like refurbished bikes more than full resto. Shows character and tell it gets rode. When do you think you will get the shock back?
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Good job! I like refurbished bikes more than full resto. Shows character and tell it gets rode. When do you think you will get the shock back?
Im not sure, i might call the guy on saturday or wait until monday maybe
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looking good man, your really getting me in the mood to get working on my bike.
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Geez I still have a project on the go!! ....
Need lots of inspiration at the moment
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