1983 Honda CR60 - HELP?

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12/17/2017 2:17 PM

Hello all,
Curious if anyone has any good info on a 1983 Honda CR60? I purchased one a while back as a project for my 4-year old boy and I to do out in the garage. WE (I'm not doing any of this solo...I want it to be OUR project) started taking it apart over the weekend. The bikes DOES run, has really good compression, shifts thru each gear really well, etc. SO I'm thinking I just leave the motor alone for now. So my question is, does anyone have any good info as far as part sourcing (other than eBay of course) and especially maybe what other parts might fit this bike? Such as footpegs, these stockers are all sorts of mangled....does IMS or PC or etc. make a set of pegs for say a XXX year RM80 that randomly happen to fit this bike? Or what about gas caps? What about wheels/forks/shock...any good mods/swap outs to do here?

Thanks in advance!!!

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12/17/2017 5:46 PM

Following!

I have been casually looking for one of these for awhile now! They are such sweet little bikes.

What is your plan for it?

Ebay & patience seems to be about the best place for parts.

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12/17/2017 6:26 PM

I have always been obsessed with these little things. I was born in '84 so it's not like I grew up racing them or anything BUT have always thought they were just badass haha. Oddly enough, my dad had and raced a 1983 CR480...so it's fitting.

The plan, make it a jaw dropper haha. I have A LOT of ideas, hopefully I stay patient enough to follow thru with all of them haha.

Stay tuned...

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12/17/2017 9:58 PM

My dad had a 83 CR 480 when I was a kid too....and whenever I see a CR 60 it looks exactly like a shrunken CR 480! Good luck with your project.

I always wondered why Honda stopped making it so quickly after it had to be a big investment to build.

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12/18/2017 2:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/18/2017 2:58 AM

I personally would do fresh piston/ring- unknown history. Hone,
Remove all- Chassis: clean, grease, lube.
BUT, my 1st impression- coming from a Dads POV, is the frame.
Stand back, looks well used.
Just an idea, but-----
Strip it and let your son spray bomb it- over & over.
Assemble, & then let him see the Big impact he had on the project.
Simple task could yield large dividends.
Or u could let him drive w/ you & drop off @ powdercoater. How long's that memory gonna last?
Teach him how to polish aluminum. BAM!! that's a big swingarm.
These are Dad thoughts, not museum quality resto. thoughts.
Hope you create memories for life.

Kids need to see results now.esp. in 2017. Sandpaper not Sellphone those things are fast.
My daughter sleeps w/ her phone i couldn't get her to windex my helmet if i tried to sad

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12/28/2017 4:47 PM

on facebook market place it was indy or louisville ky there was a nice one for sale pretty cheap i think

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4/2/2020 3:46 AM

Did you manage to cross reference parts to fit?

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4/2/2020 8:44 AM

Dg still makes a silencer for 83 cr80 same fit as the 60.im pretty sure kx60 pegs will mount right up.crf70 plastic.kawasaki klx 110 chain guide mounts up.i have one of these and another swap people do is kx 60 forks and triples ,I believe you need to press the cr stem in.Another swap I’ve read about is using klx 110 wheels and hubs on the 60.I spoke to a company awhile back who can make adult weight rated springs for the stock forks.
If you happen to need any stock parts I have some spares. Stevekbby@gmail.com

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4/2/2020 8:46 AM

Jemco is a company out of Texas I believe that makes a hand coned pipe too.

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