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84 CR 500 Resto
« on: March 16, 2017, 09:39:08 PM »
Hey Guys

Got this from the states awhile ago.
Powder coated frame,hubs and cases and top triple.







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Re: 84 CR 500 Resto
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 08:14:33 PM »
Hope you got it cheep, theres a few in Australia.  Great model though

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Re: 84 CR 500 Resto
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 10:35:46 AM »
according to this it isnt.....


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In 1984, Honda took a major gamble redesigning its award winning CR480R. It was a bike loved by the public and press alike, in spite of its flawed suspension and lack of top-end rev. For ’84, Honda started from scratch, and ended up with a hard-to-ride, confused mess. The all-new CR500R was too powerful, too softly suspended and too scary for mere mortals to manage. To be competitive, it needed major cubic dollars of motor and suspension work to bring it up to snuff. It was a big, scary, nasty, beast, which summed up everything that people disliked about 500-class machines. Sometimes, even the best fail to measure up, and in 1984, Honda shot for the moon, but fell well short of the mark.

http://www.pulpmx.com/stories/look-back-old-moto-mags/gps-classic-steel/gps-classic-steel-74-1984-cr500r
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74 XR75 - 75 CR125M1 - 84 XR500 x 2 - 79 CR250 x 2

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Re: 84 CR 500 Resto
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 11:26:44 AM »
according to this it isnt.....


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In 1984, Honda took a major gamble redesigning its award winning CR480R. It was a bike loved by the public and press alike, in spite of its flawed suspension and lack of top-end rev. For ’84, Honda started from scratch, and ended up with a hard-to-ride, confused mess. The all-new CR500R was too powerful, too softly suspended and too scary for mere mortals to manage. To be competitive, it needed major cubic dollars of motor and suspension work to bring it up to snuff. It was a big, scary, nasty, beast, which summed up everything that people disliked about 500-class machines. Sometimes, even the best fail to measure up, and in 1984, Honda shot for the moon, but fell well short of the mark.

http://www.pulpmx.com/stories/look-back-old-moto-mags/gps-classic-steel/gps-classic-steel-74-1984-cr500r


Can't believe what the press say :-) stock they are a bit of a pig, but a few mods turn it into an awesome bike, love mine, will never sell it.
Johnny O - Tahition_Red factory rider.

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Re: 84 CR 500 Resto
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 02:19:09 PM »
Still plodding along with this one.



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Re: 84 CR 500 Resto
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2018, 03:50:30 PM »
looking the goods allright 8)

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Re: 84 CR 500 Resto
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2019, 08:33:27 PM »
Well a mates 88 CR 500 and a 88 YZ 250 jumped the queue.

 Still a bit to go but at least I can hear it run. Going to do the squish on the head after a bit of ride time.
 Suspension is then off to get reworked and a decomp fitted to the head also recondition the front brakes.



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Re: 84 CR 500 Resto
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2019, 12:48:50 PM »
looking great, love the unpainted head/cylinder combo.
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Re: 84 CR 500 Resto
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2019, 10:01:22 PM »
Thanks.

So not happy went to the shed today at lunch time and the fuel tank has split.
It has split in several places and was leaking fuel. The fuel cap was loose and the breather wasn't blocked