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Ogre Ogre
3/7/2019 4:36 AM

Hi! I've been a member for a while and have been lurking forever, but I'm pretty sure this is my first post. I picked up a clean, original 1990 CR500 a couple years ago (original plastic, bars, tires, etc, but some light wear/signs of use). I immediately threw all of the original stuff in a box and tossed some UFO plastic on it and rode it for a season, raced a couple local VMX races, etc with it last year.

Over the winter, I decided to tear it down and go through it, freshen it up, and make a few upgrades without totally losing that 1990 look and appeal of the bike. We powder coated the frame and some small parts, restored the tank, rebearinged everything, etc.

It's not totally done. I'd like to replace the clutch and ignition cover, find some gold rims, and upgrade to Showa Twin Chambers over the next year or so. But I'm pretty happy with it this far. Planning on having the bike on display at the Indy SX, racing a couple local VMX races, and probably race it at Vintage Days this year.

Anywho, pics...

https://www.vitalmx.com/community/Ogre,62523/setup,73653


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Ogre Ogre
3/7/2019 4:41 AM
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DTR830 DTR830
3/7/2019 6:34 AM

I would love a 90-91 in the garage

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bonseff bonseff
3/7/2019 7:12 AM

Lovely!

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8686 8686
3/7/2019 7:25 AM

Awesome. Photo

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Polishhammer Polishhammer
3/8/2019 4:35 AM

Very nice! How do you like the gnarley pipe? I had a CPI but it hit like mike Tyson in the mid and pulled high into top. No bottom end though.

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Ogre Ogre
3/8/2019 7:13 AM
Polishhammer wrote:

Very nice! How do you like ...more

I like it. Pulls pretty cleanly and consistently from down low with a strong midrange and a good enough top end for mortals. But I just added a 13 ounce flywheel weight so I’ll be seeing how it feels with that setup. I’d like to try a Fatty on it eventually.

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Ogre Ogre
3/16/2019 8:03 PM
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Brian_Bowles Brian_Bowles
3/17/2019 6:35 AM

Congratulations! Your bike looks great! I have always been a fan of this model year.

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bails497 bails497
8/1/2020 9:04 AM

it looks amazing! i just picked up a 1990 cr500 also. wondering how to clean up the rims, hubs and tank like you did?

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