1994 CR500 world GP Belgacom rebuild

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JohnnyL

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11/19/2016 10:34 AM

Hello everyone. Johnny from Sweden here.
As winter is coming it's time to start with the winter project. I will rebuild a quite unique bike this year. The bike is one of 5 time World Championship rider Georges Jobe's team Belgacom Honda CR500's. These bikes were quite unique with there carbon fibre tanks and panels and looked very different to the other bikes back then. They were also painted turqouise. I have had the bike for a while and have been collecting some stuff that were missing and i have managed to get all i need now. It's not easy as there was a lot of special stuff on these bikes.
I will put up pics along the way of the project.

Regards Johnny







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11/19/2016 11:46 AM

I have a genuine team coat from that team.... My son wore it a little the past few years but he's out grown it now, still fits my Mrs though.... might be for sale if your interested????

Nice bike by the way, looking forward to following your build



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11/19/2016 1:40 PM

Hello! Ok, cool! I actually have a new one here. I was lucky to find one in England a month ago that had been hanging in a shop store for over 20 years . I got it for 25 GBP so very good! What size is yours ?

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11/19/2016 2:18 PM

Oh ok that's cool that you have one, I haven't seen another in years.
It's pretty small. Let me know if your interested but no worries if your not.

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11/19/2016 4:43 PM

Very cool.!

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11/20/2016 6:33 AM

Awesome , yep carbon fiber believe jacky vimond started the carbon fiber cr's gonna see if I can post up some pics. You euro guys come up with some wild stuff. Enjoy
















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11/20/2016 9:37 AM

Sidecar wrote:

Oh ok that's cool that you have one, I haven't seen another in years.
It's pretty small. Let me know if your interested but no worries if your not.

Yep, mine's not that big size either. Thanks, let me know what money you want for it and i can Think about it .

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11/20/2016 9:38 AM

tuggy450 wrote:

Awesome , yep carbon fiber believe jacky vimond started the carbon fiber cr's gonna see if I can post up some pics. You euro guys come up with some wild stuff. Enjoy
















Great! Thanks for posting that up !

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11/20/2016 9:42 AM

Hello,
how that happen, you own this rare bike? Big fan of CR 500s.
Which way you will go? Complete resto or technical side only? Chassis looks like awesome original, you would let the original? Interesting bike!

Current bike: 94 CR 500
90 CR 500
Street bike: 68 BSA Thunderbolt

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11/20/2016 9:47 AM

wish i had that...very cool bike..send it over,lol

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11/20/2016 10:23 AM

Sidecar wrote:

Oh ok that's cool that you have one, I haven't seen another in years.
It's pretty small. Let me know if your interested but no worries if your not.

JohnnyL wrote:

Yep, mine's not that big size either. Thanks, let me know what money you want for it and i can Think about it .

£20.00 GBP plus what ever it costs me to post it to you??? My son wore it a few times on cold days but it's in very good condition.
The photos I posted were taken yesterday with my wife wearing it.

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11/20/2016 10:30 AM

johnny keep up posting pic's of your very very nice project!
regards from holland!

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11/23/2016 7:29 AM

Awesome to see this, nice piece of Belgium motocross heritage !

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11/23/2016 10:44 AM

Patiently waiting!

JohnnyL

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11/23/2016 11:30 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/27/2016 9:36 AM

David934 wrote:

Hello,
how that happen, you own this rare bike? Big fan of CR 500s.
Which way you will go? Complete resto or technical side only? Chassis looks like awesome original, you would let the original? Interesting bike!

Yes, it's my bike. I have worked with CR500's for a while and done a few restorations and i also built a Honda CR500 with a 550cc Liger top end conversion that has got quite much attention around the world now.
I got to know Georges Jobe's old friend in Italy and he had the bike standing there in pieces. He actually offered me to buy it and of course i couldn't say no to that so everything was bought and sent to me in a box to Sweden. I have been collecting some stuff that was missing and i am almost done with that now so i will slowly start to put everything together this winter.
The bike will not be restored in that way, only fixed up, some small repair on panels, clean it up properly and let it have it's race wear from the last GP left. I can not take the patina away on it !

JohnnyL

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11/23/2016 11:31 AM

Sidecar wrote:

Oh ok that's cool that you have one, I haven't seen another in years.
It's pretty small. Let me know if your interested but no worries if your not.

JohnnyL wrote:

Yep, mine's not that big size either. Thanks, let me know what money you want for it and i can Think about it .

Sidecar wrote:

£20.00 GBP plus what ever it costs me to post it to you??? My son wore it a few times on cold days but it's in very good condition.
The photos I posted were taken yesterday with my wife wearing it.

Ok, great, i take it! let me know if you got Paypal, then i send you Money that way .

JohnnyL

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11/23/2016 11:32 AM

tuggy450 wrote:

wish i had that...very cool bike..send it over,lol

Haha, thanks!

JohnnyL

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11/23/2016 11:33 AM

Mike mandemakers wrote:

johnny keep up posting pic's of your very very nice project!
regards from holland!

Hey Mike ! Sure i will! It will be a quite slow process but i put up pics and info along the way . I will Contact Jos soon too.

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11/23/2016 11:35 AM

mxBryan wrote:

Awesome to see this, nice piece of Belgium motocross heritage !

Thank you, glad you like it! I will do my best to keep this bike as it was in the last race

JohnnyL

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11/23/2016 11:37 AM

CrGuy2T wrote:

Patiently waiting!

Nice to hear! I update when something happens .

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11/23/2016 1:29 PM

David934 wrote:

Hello,
how that happen, you own this rare bike? Big fan of CR 500s.
Which way you will go? Complete resto or technical side only? Chassis looks like awesome original, you would let the original? Interesting bike!

JohnnyL wrote:

Yes, it's my bike. I have worked with CR500's for a while and done a few restorations and i also built a Honda CR500 with a 550cc Liger top end conversion that has got quite much attention around the world now.
I got to know Georges Jobe's old friend in Italy and he had the bike standing there in pieces. He actually offered me to buy it and of course i couldn't say no to that so everything was bought and sent to me in a box to Sweden. I have been collecting some stuff that was missing and i am almost done with that now so i will slowly start to put everything together this winter.
The bike will not be restored in that way, only fixed up, some small repair on panels, clean it up properly and let it have it's race wear from the last GP left. I can not take the patina away on it !

Good way. You are lucky man.
This time i started dismantling also CR 500 94.

Current bike: 94 CR 500
90 CR 500
Street bike: 68 BSA Thunderbolt

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11/23/2016 2:55 PM

JohnnyL wrote:

Yep, mine's not that big size either. Thanks, let me know what money you want for it and i can Think about it .

Sidecar wrote:

£20.00 GBP plus what ever it costs me to post it to you??? My son wore it a few times on cold days but it's in very good condition.
The photos I posted were taken yesterday with my wife wearing it.

JohnnyL wrote:

Ok, great, i take it! let me know if you got Paypal, then i send you Money that way .

Ok. Cool, glad it will be going to a good home.
I'm going on holiday tomorrow so send me an email in 2 weeks to three54@btinternet.com and we can sort out PayPal and get it sent over to you.

Keep the build pictures coming!!!!

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6/28/2017 12:07 AM

Any progress on this build?

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8/1/2017 2:43 PM

how is this build going?

David934

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9/27/2017 2:16 AM

Current bike: 94 CR 500
90 CR 500
Street bike: 68 BSA Thunderbolt