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5/29/2018 9:15 PM

Fuck it. Time for a CR 500

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I'd love a new bike but I've got a 2 year old and we just bought a house. My last motocross bike was a 1999 KX 250. Since, had a bunch of different bikes for desert racing and supermoto. My last race was the 2013 8 hours of Glen Helen. Been trolling Craigslist for a cheap 250 but ran across this 500. The 500 joins two XR650Rs (Baja bikes).

Cahuilla Creek here I come!




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5/29/2018 9:47 PM

Nice!!! Looks to be in decent shape. How far did you have to go to pick it up?

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

5/29/2018 9:49 PM

Glamis dream machine.

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5/29/2018 9:53 PM

Unbelievable condition! Looks original 10 hours outta 1986.

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5/29/2018 10:07 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Nice!!! Looks to be in decent shape. How far did you have to go to pick it up?

Down to Covina. 45 minutes stuck in Riverside traffic was worth it!

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5/30/2018 8:37 AM

Haven’t seen this before:

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Aftermarket product or home made?

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5/30/2018 8:48 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Nice!!! Looks to be in decent shape. How far did you have to go to pick it up?

racer187x wrote:

Down to Covina. 45 minutes stuck in Riverside traffic was worth it!

45 minutes isn't too bad actually laughing

My wife and I went to Tucson back in November and we left our house at 2:30. It took us 4 hours to get to Palm Springs. Normal day is 2 hours... That traffic is no joke down there

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

5/30/2018 8:49 AM

I had one of those back in the day, it was one fast dirt cycle!

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5/30/2018 9:14 AM

Score for the win!

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5/30/2018 9:21 AM

sick!!!

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5/30/2018 9:40 AM

AWESOME BIKE!! Is it not an '87? I thought '86 had gold rims (assuming they are stock). The master cylinder guard used to be in the magazine ads. I remember the ads.

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5/30/2018 12:40 PM

KDXGarage wrote:

AWESOME BIKE!! Is it not an '87? I thought '86 had gold rims (assuming they are stock). The master cylinder guard used to be in the magazine ads. I remember the ads.

It's an '85 at least according to the plate on the down tube.

I think the '85 had silver rims stock. I found this ad for the '85 online:

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I'll have to find the master cylinder guard ad. That's cool!

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5/30/2018 1:05 PM

racer187x wrote:

Haven’t seen this before:

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Aftermarket product or home made?

Nice score! I think that brake guard was sold for 3 wheelers! Looks like PO got their money's worth out of the bottom chain roller & swingarm buffer....

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5/30/2018 1:59 PM

Nice find. I bet that will be fun to start, or was it the 84? Lol

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5/30/2018 4:56 PM

nice scoot! ill keep an eye out for it at Cahuilla.

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5/30/2018 5:03 PM

Careful! the '85 had a rep as the most brutally-powerful motorcycle ever. They tamed the '86 down to much more manageable levels.
Sweet find.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

5/30/2018 5:14 PM

OMG....the fun yer gonna have.

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If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

5/30/2018 7:26 PM

rollin64caddy wrote:

nice scoot! ill keep an eye out for it at Cahuilla.

Come say hi if you do. I'll be the 6'8" guy riding the 500 like a squid!

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5/30/2018 8:20 PM

Gratz! I have been looking for a 500 for a while. Problem is all the good ones come around when I am broke. sad

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5/30/2018 9:04 PM

rollin64caddy wrote:

nice scoot! ill keep an eye out for it at Cahuilla.

racer187x wrote:

Come say hi if you do. I'll be the 6'8" guy riding the 500 like a squid!

Yeah for sure man!

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5/30/2018 9:47 PM

Looks good in the rear view!

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5/31/2018 7:15 AM

Don't skimp on medical insurance. As Falcon said, the 85' was the most brutal CR500. Although I would put the Suzuki TM400 up there as far as brutality is concerned.

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5/31/2018 7:24 AM

Dude I want your entire setup. Truck. Bike. Everything. Awesome.

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GP740
Since 1987

5/31/2018 7:30 AM

True badassery right there! What a score

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

6/3/2018 9:48 PM

Do yourself a favour and get a comp release head to preserve the cases. Hopefully the water pump doesn't have rot or has been already updated/fix. Nice bike for sure, a true brute.

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vomiting equals disqualification.