Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 7/1/2018 3:49 PM

Sanded the gouges out of the swingarm. Used a 160 grit flap wheel to remove the gouges, then went over it with 160 paper, wetsanding by hand to make the circular scratch marks straight. 20 minutes with the grinder, 3 hours with the paper

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Started new thread Kickstand manufacturer? 6/29/2018 7:22 AM

Can anyone tell me who would have made a kickstand like this one back in the day? I've got three drill holes in my CR500R swingarm with some beefy lugs that appear to match up perfectly with this pattern. Just wondering if I would like to use them to

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Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 6/28/2018 9:46 PM

I finally got around to the seat. I confirmed that I already had a tall seat foam (same part number as what I ordered), but at least the new stuff is softer. The cover did the typical fighting, but nothing horrible. I mocked up the fender and subframe

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Added reply in a thread Spoke with wallet....1993 YZ 250 style....finished 6/27/2018 9:09 AM

Really nice find! I've got a rougher condition little brother to that bike.

Added reply in a thread Riding while exhausted advice 6/27/2018 9:01 AM

No advice, just offering that its normal. You'll have to learn how to back it down to recover. But there is only so much you can do at the gym. I can run several miles and run up flights of stairs at work without breathing hard, etc..., but still get ... more »

Added reply in a thread 250 vs 300 2 strokes 6/26/2018 9:50 AM

I've got a 250SX and honestly have never felt the need for a 300. My buddy just got a 2017 husky 300 and my 250SX can still beat him in a race (until I run outta gear). He has about 60lbs extra weight on me though). The 300's are just more mellow, less ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 6/21/2018 7:59 AM

I'm 93.8% sure they are not.

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 6/21/2018 7:58 AM

Thanks! Yeah, they are some interesting fork legs. I like em.

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 6/20/2018 10:20 PM

I wasn't going to work on the bike tonight, but then I started trimming out a paper template for the lower bracket on the front number plate. Before I knew it, I was outside in the rain, in my boxers, holding a flashlight in my mouth, trying to cut an

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Added reply in a thread Kawasaki KX 500 1988 - enjoy 6/20/2018 12:27 PM

That thing looks soooo nice! Did you paint the tank or powdercoat it? You've put a lot of attention to detail throughout! Well done.

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 6/20/2018 6:49 AM

Thanks, I just want a nice clean stock bike that I won't be too afraid to brutalize in the woods. I was also trying to keep costs somewhat in check. As of now, I've got about $3150 grand total in this thing which is not as bad as it could be I guess.

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Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 6/19/2018 9:45 PM

I yanked out the old front wheel bearings and installed an All Balls kit. I've gotten in a habit of peeling back the seal and packing them full with grease before the install

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Added reply in a thread Was changing the seat ergonomics beneficial? 6/19/2018 1:08 PM

The goal of the 80's seats was to keep you in the saddle.

And the goal now is to allow you to move front and back very easily. IMO, the best seat ergo's of any bike that I have ridden, which allowed the best of both worlds was the ... more »
Added reply in a thread Darryn Durham - Still Smokin' 6/19/2018 8:39 AM

I like political propaganda to stay outta dirt bike videos.

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 6/17/2018 11:16 PM

Not much of a pic, but the front wheel is much cleaner and I was able to pull that scabby tire off and get a new Bridgestone mounted up with a new tube. All I have to do is put in new bearings and I can mount it in the forks. I already did the rear wheel

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Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 6/17/2018 6:54 PM

Im 6'9" so bars can never be too tall. These bars are about 3.75 inches and I would usually get a set of pastrana fmx bars (4.75) but decided to make up my rise with the rox adapters. I needed these adapters on a 93 rm125 of mine so if they dont work ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 6/17/2018 6:59 AM

I cleaned up the clamps and bearings, installed em in the frame and mounted the forks. Also got some new MSR poly bushings for the Scott risers. And I'll be using some Rox risers on top of those to get the bars up and more forward for me. I'll have to

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Added reply in a thread 1993 KX250 Build, Mechanimation Project (Engine Video Complete) 6/15/2018 1:35 PM

That video had me smiling through the whole thing! Well done man.

Added reply in a thread 2002 YZ250F Restoration 6/15/2018 12:32 PM

Thanks! This one sure tested my patience.

Added reply in a thread 1992 CR500R restoration 6/15/2018 12:11 PM

Small world! So there were another set of numbers 24/93 or something like that. I'll have to check again, but does that indicate spring rate? The Eibach catalog only listed that year range KDX for series number 997, so I'm not sure about 91-92 KX's. ... more »