Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by flynfrog, Jan 26, 2009.
cr500 in a cr250 frame
plated? lucky motherfucker...
is that back tire a trials tire?
yes its a trials tire bike also came with a wheel of a cbr that has been machined to fit
Its not plated yet but will be soon
and Utah now allows quads to be plated so im thinking this should have a plate too
I've been thinking about doing an AF conversion for my 500. I'm pretty satisfied with the way my steelie handles now though.
from everything ive heard a proper AF conversion is a LOT of money...
Buying a complete one is, but building one isn't so bad if you have the skill and tools to do it. CR250s can be had quite cheaply and the kart guys love the motors so you can make back a lot of the initial cost of the bike.
500 is to much for the dirt.
not really once you part out all the stuff you didn't use its not any more than a normal bike.
Or just find one already done like I did
any body know of a cheaper 17 wheel for the front.
Cheaper than lacing a 17" rim to the stock hub?
like to keep the stock wheel and hub for dirt/dunes
back in the days of the open class why would the 250 riders constantly beat the open class guys or have have faster times?
why is my open class quad way faster than my 250 class quad by a few seconds a lap?
Because quads can get the power to the ground it has a much larger traction patch and weighs alot more than a bike.
but to answer you question the CR500 never got the good suspension that the 250s did
and it is alot of power but ask any racer if he could use more power he will say yes anyday
granted the 500 could us a power valve to make it a little smoother but thats half the fun and im going to street it as much as I ride the dirt and dunes
Suspension. Back in those days the chassis was grossly overpowered.
Put a CR500 motor in a modern chassis and it really shines. With a good rider a CR500AF will turn faster laps than a CRF450R. The difference becomes more obvious if the track is loamy or sand.
A stock front hub is only $87.74 from hondaparts-direct.com. Part number 44635-MAC-680. That's with bearings and seals.
I ordered a bunch of parts from them last month and everything got to my place in decent time and I didn't have to bug them for a tracking number like I used to have to do with service honda.
looks like rocky mountain has cheap rims and spokes
now if I can score a brake disk ill be in business
oh and a tire
does it matter the year
I have 97 frame with 05 forks and not sure on the brake caliper
The front hub has been the same for quite some time on everything from the 125 to 500 and both 4 strokes (R models). It changed in 06. You will probably need to use the 05 spacers.