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9/10/2020 5:49 PM

Stole this bad boy 2012 CR500AF on CL yesterday. Legit deal with current papers and build by http://www.mps500af.com/ . Can’t wait to tear in to it and tricked out little bit. Stoked
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18 YZ450F
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
06 CRF450X street legal supermoto
06 RM250 smoker
1992 CR250R basket case
2006 CRF50








9/10/2020 5:52 PM

Sweet mother. Congrats man.

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9/10/2020 5:59 PM

My shorts just got tighter

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9/10/2020 6:02 PM

xr70 wrote:

Stole this bad boy 2012 CR500AF on CL yesterday. Legit deal with current papers and build by http://www.mps500af.com/ . Can’t wait to tear in to it and tricked out little bit. Stoked
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You’re going to have your hands full with this one. wink
Clean looking scooter

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9/10/2020 6:03 PM

Did you read up on MPS prior?

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-'09 KX500AF

- '19 KX450F

9/10/2020 6:06 PM

JBernard_401 wrote:

Did you read up on MPS prior?

Thought the same thing. isn’t that one of the hof threads lol? MPS masterpiece.

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9/10/2020 6:11 PM

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9/10/2020 6:15 PM

JBernard_401 wrote:

Did you read up on MPS prior?

What is MPS ?

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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

18 YZ450F
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
06 CRF450X street legal supermoto
06 RM250 smoker
1992 CR250R basket case
2006 CRF50








9/10/2020 6:38 PM

bh wrote:

Thought the same thing. isn’t that one of the hof threads lol? MPS masterpiece.

Same. I saw MPS and thought oh boy

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9/10/2020 6:52 PM

Before I purchased the bike I check all the mouthing points, they look ok. I will do a frame tear down anyway so we will see. If there is a problem, I have good welder here in sun Walley. For the $ what I got the bike for, I can’t complain. Lol

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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

18 YZ450F
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
06 CRF450X street legal supermoto
06 RM250 smoker
1992 CR250R basket case
2006 CRF50








9/11/2020 12:53 AM

Not to mention, Astro Van for the Win! So many good memories in my Astro.

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9/11/2020 1:11 AM

xr70 wrote:

Before I purchased the bike I check all the mouthing points, they look ok. I will do a frame tear down anyway so we will see. If there is a problem, I have good welder here in sun Walley. For the $ what I got the bike for, I can’t complain. Lol

How much did you pay for this beast?

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rarararaataatatatata

9/13/2020 6:42 PM

After all this hate on MPS on here , I stripped the bike and clean the frame . After inspection the frame is actually good , welds are strong brackets are clean and no cracks. I am sure that service Honda is cleaner but this is not bad. After all it is a conversion and I did not expect it will look like Factory frame.
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Born in Prague,living in LA,so if you don't like my spelling,blow me!

18 YZ450F
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
06 CRF450X street legal supermoto
06 RM250 smoker
1992 CR250R basket case
2006 CRF50








9/13/2020 6:48 PM

Man, a guy comes in to talk about his new bike, and some of you can't wait to show him a potential downside.

Some people... blink

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9/13/2020 7:03 PM

GuyB wrote:

Man, a guy comes in to talk about his new bike, and some of you can't wait to show him a potential downside.

Some people... blink

I don't think its anything sinister or negative. These AF conversions can span a whole spectrum of quality and it comes down to safety, and MPS has recieved some less than stellar feedback over the years.

No one wants to not speak up and then something bad happens, the OP has checked things out and looks like its good to go, so I am sure people are looking forward to ride report.

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9/13/2020 8:15 PM

GuyB wrote:

Man, a guy comes in to talk about his new bike, and some of you can't wait to show him a potential downside.

Some people... blink

Bruce372 wrote:

I don't think its anything sinister or negative. These AF conversions can span a whole spectrum of quality and it comes down to safety, and MPS has recieved some less than stellar feedback over the years.

No one wants to not speak up and then something bad happens, the OP has checked things out and looks like its good to go, so I am sure people are looking forward to ride report.

I agree. I don’t see it as shitting on a guys new bike, more like a heads up to give it a thorough inspection and address any issues for safety reasons. Hate to see someone get mangled.

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9/14/2020 2:04 AM

SEE ARE125 wrote:

I agree. I don’t see it as shitting on a guys new bike, more like a heads up to give it a thorough inspection and address any issues for safety reasons. Hate to see someone get mangled.

Ha,. ha, they are just sitting around all day, foaming at the mouth waiting to hate on somebody.

Lol, guy get new sweet ride and is stoked. Posts it to the internet and gets trashed. Say's hmmm, and strips his bike to the frame.

Moral of the story? Don't ever listen to the haters that are 13 year old kids and old men that that have too much money and a miserable life.

Nice bike dude!

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9/14/2020 3:08 AM

Nice bike, congrats and I'm sure she'll give you plenty of fun.

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9/14/2020 3:49 AM

cool Very nice. Congratz man.

Could you just for the rest of us post measurements of the length of your forearms before and after riding. grin
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9/14/2020 5:25 AM

GuyB wrote:

Man, a guy comes in to talk about his new bike, and some of you can't wait to show him a potential downside.

Some people... blink

Looks to me like people are more concerned about his safety and are alerting him to possible pitfalls. Additionally, the provided links include pics to show him known, historical trouble areas.

blink blink

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Violence You Can Believe In

9/14/2020 5:54 AM

Might as well send the motor out to Varner👌

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9/14/2020 5:58 AM

sandman768 wrote:

Might as well send the motor out to Varner👌

w00t
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9/14/2020 5:58 AM

Looks good. As a bonus, that is also my favorite style plastics from Honda. Have fun, that is a sweet machine.

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9/14/2020 5:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/14/2020 5:59 AM

SEE ARE125 wrote:

I agree. I don’t see it as shitting on a guys new bike, more like a heads up to give it a thorough inspection and address any issues for safety reasons. Hate to see someone get mangled.

That's just a cop out. If it had turned out to be a bad frame they would be pointing fingers saying I told you so. Moto guys always want to be right and can't wait to tell you.

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9/14/2020 6:36 AM

As ever, MPS' work is dreadful.

The only remotely passable welds in those pictures is the 'lying on it's back D'. The other welds shown, are truly of the 'chicken shit' variety.

The join in the down tube is truly, truly fearful - it's a consistent abomination on all builds I've seen from MPS.

The 'ad ins' in the cradles MPS does are never put in parallel - hell, the butcher can't even make them the same length.

The actual mounts are crap. Not parallel , and the cretin can't even think to make the front ones near one of the cradle join pairs, go across it, for strength. It looks like he just butt welded the cradle additions, with no internal pinning, and, the welds are shockingly amateurish.

Goodness only knows about the rest of the job - the ancillaries such as airbox to carb, exhaust mounts, etc.

Not to mention if the engine is positioned straight and true.

As I've written here before, I could have my crazy old Mum, weld better than MPS in about 2days of tuition.

Everything that MPS does is of the worst quality I've ever seen.

That he / they still are in business, astonishes me.

It's Not slagging the new owner, it's warning him about the utterly shite workmanship on his new ( to him) bike. Workmanship that could injure, or kill him.

If xr70 does have a friend that can TIG / is a real , accomplished TIG welder, his mate will tell him it's dreadful fabrication and Welding. For anyone to think any part of what is shown in those bare frame pictures is remotely acceptable, well they are probably at a worse level of competency than MPS.

If xr70 did get the bike at a bargain price, well, he should use some of that saving, to have the MPS materials and fabrication, removed and it properly done.

It's a genuine safety concern.

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9/14/2020 6:46 AM

xr70 wrote:

After all this hate on MPS on here , I stripped the bike and clean the frame . After inspection the frame is actually good , welds are strong brackets are clean and no cracks. I am sure that service Honda is cleaner but this is not bad. After all it is a conversion and I did not expect it will look like Factory frame.
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Looks like chewed up bubble yum.

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9/14/2020 6:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/14/2020 6:49 AM

MotoInspecter General here. I will need confiscate the for said 500AF for safety related issues with the throttle 😎. I will need your address to come get it thanks for complying MIG

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9/14/2020 8:09 AM

for all the naysayers here ive had dealings with George from MPS ive built 2 kawi and 4 honda 500 using him never had a weld brake stuff was good in my opinion

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9/14/2020 8:34 AM

FRICKING SWEET!!!

I would love to get my hands on a newer 500 one day. Rode an 86 cr480 2 years ago at a vintage ride day and have been wondering what a newer one would be like ever since

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9/14/2020 8:35 AM

That bad boy needs a vented number plate

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