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Micahdogg Micahdogg
8/11/2017 1:35 PM

Got a question for yall. I've been tinkering with the idea of picking up a CR500R. As fate would have it, a friend of mine said he may be selling his 92. Its average to below average in condition. It does run, everything works, I suspect the forks or shock are blown, pipe is cracked, plastic is aftermarket white stuff in kinda scabby condition. Its a 5 outta 10 bike, but it is complete and from what I can tell all 1992 with inverted forks.

I got to ride it a couple years ago and it ran well enough, kicker is sloppy, but clutch felt ok, power felt just needs a lot of attention and love.

What is this bike worth? I see these things priced all over the place.

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VintageRacer VintageRacer
8/11/2017 8:54 PM

$1500-$1800 as you describe it

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Micahdogg Micahdogg
8/11/2017 9:35 PM

That helps. I suspect he'll come at me with $1500. I just gotta figure out if its worth dumping a grand in or if I should look for a $2500 CR500R

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kott0n kott0n
8/12/2017 11:35 PM

Only downside is it has the short ratio trans, I don't find it as a downside personally. I would like to have both versions of the trans but I'm happy. That's a good price to start with, especially if you already know the issues. You can go right into a CRF front end and find a FmF gnarly pipe if you want to expand on the low end/mid or get a PC pipe if you want more top. I like the Gnarly and you just ride it a gear higher and let the torque do its thing.

Get the motor running and clean and it alone is worth $1500-2000.

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Micahdogg Micahdogg
8/13/2017 6:33 PM

Hey I found a picture of the bike....not great, but it is a pic of the actual bike.


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sandman768 sandman768
8/14/2017 6:40 AM

In the northeast we have guys listing bikes like this for 2500.00 if not higher....and it would be much more clapped out.. 1500.00 all day long....

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123-rit 123-rit
8/15/2017 2:29 PM
sandman768 wrote:

In the northeast we have ...more

Amen to that bro!! ... I look online all the time in Mid Atlantic region and I'm amazed at what people list bikes at it's comical. Always $1000+ over what the bike is actually worth.

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Micahdogg Micahdogg
3/14/2018 8:34 PM

Welp, fast-forward 6 months and I picked it up off the guy for $1500. Its pretty raggedy, but after sitting for a year, it sure did fire up with just a new plug. I don't even know if it has oil in it, so I didn't want to really rip into it WOT.


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doghouse doghouse
3/15/2018 3:14 AM

Nice! Welcome to the club.

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OldnBroken OldnBroken
3/15/2018 6:31 AM

Sweet purchase! And I'm jealous of your yard. That would be a 3 to 4 thousand CDN bike in my area!

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Micahdogg Micahdogg
3/25/2018 7:11 AM

I ordered some stuff and did a walk around vid to show some of the "before" details. I'm hoping to start tearing it down within the next two weeks.

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David934 David934
3/27/2018 1:10 AM
doghouse wrote:

Nice! Welcome to the club. ...more


18 Yamaha YZ450F
94 Honda CR 500
90 Honda CR 500
81 Yamaha SR 500
68 BSA Thunderbolt
69 Triumph Tiger 100

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wfoyz250 wfoyz250
3/27/2018 4:49 AM

Nothing wrong with that buy. It will always be one of those bikes that are sought after as a rarity.

Larry Navarro - Spring,TX. Damm glad to meetcha!

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oldman125 oldman125
3/28/2018 9:15 PM

You’ll triple your money on that one. CR500s are bringing good prices these days. Great find, good luck building it up. Enjoy!!

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