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6/9/2019 11:20 AM

A new one I just completed.

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6/9/2019 11:23 AM

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6/9/2019 11:25 AM

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6/9/2019 11:26 AM

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6/9/2019 11:29 AM

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The CR500 Billet cases are mine.
The billet Covers also.
The billet engine chain guide from roostious maximus
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6/9/2019 11:34 AM

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6/9/2019 11:54 AM

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6/9/2019 11:56 AM

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6/9/2019 12:05 PM

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6/9/2019 12:09 PM

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6/9/2019 12:12 PM

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6/9/2019 12:16 PM

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6/9/2019 12:18 PM

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6/9/2019 11:27 PM

Sweet bikes. I think both of them would look great with black rims.

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6/10/2019 6:16 AM

I like them both. At first the yellow-fendered bike kind of threw me for a loop, but it quickly grew on me - all except the yellow engine case. Either way, they're beautiful builds! Fantastic job, sir! Bravo!

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6/10/2019 9:26 AM

Thanks!
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Been making they 20 years now, so this being a 17 was the 20th anniversary.
I've made roughly 6,000 of them new.

Just to clarify, its the same 500AF, with different plastics.
It was built like my 2015 that was on MXAs cover a couple years ago.,same yellow tail and graphics from decal works.

A new 2017 CRF250R chassis, and a brand new CR500 engine assembled from new Honda parts,and my own billet parts (where Honda wasnt available)

It's for a customer so had some added things like a Rekluse clutch.

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6/10/2019 9:41 AM

I see. Clearly you're a man of good taste and great skill. Again, Bravo!

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6/10/2019 9:44 AM

Wait...you've made 6000 AF 500 Hondas?

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6/10/2019 10:10 AM

Harry Backmon wrote:

Wait...you've made 6000 AF 500 Hondas?

Im guessing he worked for Service Honda/ Kawasaki. B E A U tiful build!

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6/10/2019 11:18 AM

Harry Backmon wrote:

Wait...you've made 6000 AF 500 Hondas?

bf884 wrote:

Im guessing he worked for Service Honda/ Kawasaki. B E A U tiful build!

He is Service Honda

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6/10/2019 8:30 PM

Thanks all

Yes, I was the operations manager for Service Honda, for about 20 years.
And started the 500AF model for them from my personal 500AF bike back in 97.

After they closed the dealership and sold the parts website ,
I still continue the 500AF model (and 250 /125 ,junior bikes)
in my shop Built,
back where the SH bikes actually started in 97 and where made until 01 ,
when I moved the production to servce hondas buildings. smile
So basically full circle, and still fun.
www.built500.com

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6/10/2019 9:54 PM

AJ,

I fixed your bike. Now you owe me an AF500..... smile


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6/10/2019 10:07 PM

Glad to see you are still building! cool

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6/18/2019 9:55 PM

Reminds me of the Cycle Gear “Bilt” branding. Photo

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6/18/2019 10:00 PM

AJ wrote:

Thanks!
smile
Been making they 20 years now, so this being a 17 was the 20th anniversary.
I've made roughly 6,000 of them new.

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6,000 is an impressive number for production. I was thinking about getting into 500 builds back in the early 2000 time period, estimating I could make about $2,000 net profit per bike. I’d guess you’ve probably made 6,000 x 2,000 = $12,000,000 profit over the 20 years?

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6/20/2019 7:15 AM

AJ wrote:

Thanks all

Yes, I was the operations manager for Service Honda, for about 20 years.
And started the 500AF model for them ...more

You've built yourself quite the reputation over the years. What is your preferred year of frame when doing these conversions? If I may ask.

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7/28/2019 11:00 AM

AJ wrote:

Thanks!
smile
Been making they 20 years now, so this being a 17 was the 20th anniversary.
I've made roughly 6,000 of them new.

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Joko wrote:

6,000 is an impressive number for production. I was thinking about getting into 500 builds back in the early 2000 time period, ...more

I'd be retired in Belize or something if those numbers played out wink

Actually i managed and worked for service Honda, so simply paid a salary, which was quite basic i assure you.lol

The initial 3 years i did the AF bikes on contract from my home shop though,but service was supplying the bikes and parts.

Currently back at my own shop ,and so things are different, however the parts availability is an issue now and why I've had to make billet cases etc.

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7/28/2019 11:02 AM

AJ wrote:

Thanks all

Yes, I was the operations manager for Service Honda, for about 20 years.
And started the 500AF model for them ...more

Chance1216 wrote:

You've built yourself quite the reputation over the years. What is your preferred year of frame when doing these conversions? ...more

Currently my favorite is 2013-2017 CRF250R chassis like in this build .
(Or 2012-2016 CRF450R)

I do prefer to run a merge linkage knuckle , and 22 offset clamps.

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7/28/2019 11:04 AM

Black Diesel Bomber wrote:

AJ,

I fixed your bike. Now you owe me an AF500..... smile


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Lol! Nice look°

I'm actually building a new one just like that this week, with red talon hubs, black rims etc.

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7/28/2019 1:47 PM

Loving the yellow accents!

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