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C50 Danben111 Quote
8/20/2017 9:30 PM

So I decided to start the restoration process on my 94' CR 500. After listing it for some time to sell I didn't get much interest. Most of the people I spoke to wanted a bike that was turn key restored. So i stripped her down today and now starts the long process of getting it back to that liken new condition. Here's a few pictures from today. I plan on replacing a ton of things on it. Rebuilding most of the components. I'll relist the bike once it's complete. But then again it would probably be a piece of art. Lol

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/20/2017 9:35 PM

Some of today's work

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/20/2017 9:37 PM

Engine coming out

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/20/2017 9:39 PM

Done for the day!!!!

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/20/2017 9:43 PM

Here are a few new goodies that will be going on in a few months after power coating, rim rebuilding, etc.

C50_96_1442461055 wsc96 Quote
8/21/2017 3:08 AM

Nice. I like where this is going

C50_reed_avatar_crop_1466589858 22Ryann Quote
8/21/2017 4:14 AM

This is sweet

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C50_8890c9a0_8835_4352_b7e3_a58597956c47_1520096122 Sidecar Quote
8/21/2017 1:56 PM

And your gonna sell that when done... That might be a mistake... Unless it's to fund a KX500???

C50_red_bud_1452364938 Giygas Quote
8/21/2017 4:19 PM

Let me know what you think of GPI hoses. I am thinking about getting a set for my FC since they are way cheaper than most USA made hoses, which are ridiculously priced.

C50 TrailDigger Quote
8/21/2017 5:46 PM
Giygas wrote:

Let me know what you think ...more

I've had them before on my RMZ450 and they were great, way cheaper than the CV4 ones and looked exactly the same to me.

Also, sweet build! Can't wait to see it done. Waiting to see how thoserear number plates and fender look!

If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/21/2017 9:41 PM
Sidecar wrote:

And your gonna sell that ...more

Well we will see. Might be a keepsake. Lots of love going into this one.

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/21/2017 9:43 PM

Why is it there is always one bolt that does not want to come out. Took me over an hour to grind this thing down and remove it.

to loosen

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/21/2017 9:45 PM

I have special plans for the hubs. Going to have to buy a new rear sprocket now. I was hoping to salvage this one. Should be 2 weeks and I'll have new wheels, hubs.

C50_529961_1989392750840_1723981434_985287_1965483789_n RABnasty Quote
8/22/2017 12:48 AM

I'm so excited for this build

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/24/2017 7:03 AM

What do you guys think? Black excel rims with titanium cerakote hubs or silver rims with black cerakote hubs?

C50_23_1507133462 Squirtlege Quote
8/24/2017 8:15 AM

Black w/ Titanium fo sho!

C50_8890c9a0_8835_4352_b7e3_a58597956c47_1520096122 Sidecar Quote
8/24/2017 11:24 AM
Squirtlege wrote:

Black w/ Titanium fo sho!

I second this motion...

C50_mx_bear_1457753510 Bearuno Quote
8/25/2017 8:06 PM
Danben111 :

Where did you get the blue plastics from?

I've been trying, on and off, for a few years now, without any luck.

Thanks for any help you can give.
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8/25/2017 8:47 PM

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/25/2017 8:48 PM


His email. They are 275.00 for the rear fender and side panels. He also has he seat cover.

C50_mx_bear_1457753510 Bearuno Quote
8/26/2017 1:43 AM


Pricey, but, hell, it's the way it goes. I worked at the Acerbis and UFO distributors in the late 80s / early 90s, and ran blue plastics on my 500. The things you don't think of - stocking up on limited production parts - bites you in the wallet decades later.

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8/26/2017 3:02 AM
wsc96 wrote:

Nice. I like where this is ...more


C50 Danben111 Quote
8/26/2017 8:03 AM
Bearuno wrote:


Pricey, but, hell, ...more

I hear that. Also really hard to find good parts if needed. I did find a Honda oem parts dealer that has schematics on every single part. He has a lot in stock which is nice.

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/26/2017 9:13 AM

Received some new goodies. Taking apart calipers today and sending off for vapor blasting. Probably going to cerakote these.
C50 Danben111 Quote
8/28/2017 6:27 PM

New tank and seat foam came in today.
Sent frame and subframe off to powder coating.
C50 Danben111 Quote
8/29/2017 8:17 AM

I've had people tell me there has never been a peak cr 500.
Well here is George jobe's 1992 cr500 that Mitch Payton made for him for the 1992 mxgp.
C50_bc1755c7_99c3_4ead_a944_02b19a7ac788_1000_1484153102 tornliverluke Quote
8/29/2017 9:05 AM

This is probably my favorite build on Vital right now. You have great taste. This thing needs to have permanent spot in the living room when it is done!

C50 Danben111 Quote
8/29/2017 9:16 AM
tornliverluke wrote:

This is probably my ...more

Thank you
it's going to be more of a tribute to the peak Honda more than an exact replica I wanted to incorporate some of the new processes that they do to bikes. Cerakote, steel braided lines , stronger wheels, basically put my personal touches to it. as much as I really would like to do an exact replica I think my add ons will give it some more character and look pretty sick.
Yes this will be going into special place in the garage. I'm even going to keep the old tank just to start her up I will not be putting any fuel in the new tank
I will have more photos to post when the wheels and frame come back I'm currently working on the swingarm and I need to find someone that does anodizing so I can get the fork tubes done.

C50 Danben111 Quote
9/1/2017 1:54 PM

Wheels done!! Very happy with the result. Looks great with the black Talon sprocket. Can't wait to get frame back and start bolting up some parts.
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9/1/2017 8:18 PM

Pro-circuit seat cover installed over new Ceet foam. Went with the medium density. Love the way it looks

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