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Old 06-29-2013, 12:40 PM
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Default 1984 CR500R Project Bike

Got a 1984 CR500 tore down in the shed. I have always wanted to rebuild it because of the reputation its had for being unrideable. Never have had the money to fix it. EVERYBODY wants it. Asked $150 for it, nobody wants it or has even looked at it.

I have an excel sheet here and I'm making a parts list based on things that I know needs replaced. Everything I have found so far has been on eBay. I am not going to put a lot of money into this project, so based on what needs done to the bottom end $$$ wise will probably determine.

I have heard that 2nd gear is out. Before I order anything I'm going to open up the bottom end and inspect.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:45 PM
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These types of projects can cost quite a bit of money, especially older bikes that have limited parts availability. My suggestion is if you are trying to get a bike to ride for cheap, you'll be better off getting a mid 90's running bike in the $800 to $1000 range. Think of getting a pretty beat 29 year old bike running again as a labor of love. If you're not passionate about the bike, consider selling it and getting something else. If you are stoked about the bike, certainly a worthy candidate. You may want to consider getting the head modified to help control the detonation issues that year is notorious for.
Adam Millar up in Canada has allot of good 500 info here (including the recommended head mod):
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=bd4aa...685D9BF2E9!523
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:44 PM
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Your right about that. I'll have to browse through that link you gave me. I think I can get it running for around $300 give or take after pricing all the parts I need for the bike and for the top end rebuild, that's not including doing anything to the bottom end. I will have to read into that top end mod but if it cost anything extra I won't do it. I probably will get a new needle for the carb though. I truly have no idea how to work on the bottom end, I have a Manuel for it and a couple people to ask, plenty of internet resources. Want it to look good, but not so good that I cringe when It gets smashed up by everyone who wants to try it out haha. But believe me I'm not going to let anyone ride that thing unless it's fully functional. I'll figure something out, & in the end If I make $100 off it selling it I'll be happy.

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Well the without the head mod.....u r not gana run it long on todays fuel it will just detonate until its toast ....I just completely rebuilt a 89cr250 top &bottom all bearings and trans...I did all my own labor and the damage was still over $1400....if u find a shreaded gear replace all internal bearings or it'll be worn out fast...try oem cycle they have a lot of old classic honda parts for a good price
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$1400 in damage? What the *** happened!
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Head mods generally run in the $50-100 range. More or less depending on who does it of course. From what I have read, it's money well spent.
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Head mod is the best money that you could spend. These bikes usually did not run very well even with race gas.
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