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Gen 5 CR500R

Here is our winter project, started in February finished a few days ago. Enjoy!

Started with a 2009 CRF450R frame, and a 1986 CR500R motor. All the chassis parts came from forums, eBay and Honda shops.



























What do you guys think?

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Oh me, oh my. That's true old school like the GSXR7/11s

Nice work, but man did you have to polish it so pretty... it's (almost) too clean to take into the dirt.

You've got to post some vids when done.

How long did it take... love that it's a ebay special... Inventive. Very inventive.

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Very Nice! That turned out really good. One of these will be my next project.

Why did you go with a CRF frame?

A lot of AF 500's I see use a CR250 frame and I'm not sure what the mods it intails to do the swap. Is one easier than the other (CR vs CRF)?
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you know service honda sells these premade, right?
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WOW I would love to through a leg over it.

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Oh me, oh my. That's true old school like the GSXR7/11s

Nice work, but man did you have to polish it so pretty... it's (almost) too clean to take into the dirt.

You've got to post some vids when done.

How long did it take... love that it's a ebay special... Inventive. Very inventive.

No polishing, been down that road before.

It took about two months.

Thank you.

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Very Nice! That turned out really good. One of these will be my next project.

Why did you go with a CRF frame?

A lot of AF 500's I see use a CR250 frame and I'm not sure what the mods it intails to do the swap. Is one easier than the other (CR vs CRF)?
Thanks.

We went with the latest generation Honda frame, which only is a CRF. Modifying a CR frame is simpler than a CRF. Its about the "Y" and the exhaust header.

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HAHA for only $11,000 that can be yours.....I am betting he spent less on his project.
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HAHA for only $11,000 that can be yours.....I am betting he spent less on his project.
what he saved on the project is more than spent on the machine tools.
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Yeah, have one in the stable...



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HAHA for only $11,000 that can be yours.....I am betting he spent less on his project.
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what he saved on the project is more than spent on the machine tools.
Maybe, but what money we did save one could buy a nice used mill and tig welder.

You only have to buy the tool once.

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Nice work! A true "B.Y.O.B.I.S."! (if ya read UK bike mags, you'll understand!). Sweet bike though, an early CR500 was one bike that truly scared the sh!t outa me...(tall geared desert sled= 80mph tankslappers!)

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Nice work! A true "B.Y.O.B.I.S."! (if ya read UK bike mags, you'll understand!). Sweet bike though, an early CR500 was one bike that truly scared the sh!t outa me...(tall geared desert sled= 80mph tankslappers!)

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Build Yer Own Bike In Shed........

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