1984 Honda CR500 Motocross Bike Restoration
Nice Bike, Just Getting a Bit Tired

One of My Favorite All-Time Bikes:

 

The Last Year of the Air-Cooled Honda CR500:

I'd been riding this bike for over 20 years. It's been one of the most reliable bikes I've ever owned. Unfortunately, now that I need to freshen it up, the parts a bit harder to find. So this project will just involve disassembly, repainting, and basic overhauling to get it to the point that I could sell it and upgrade to a newer, water-cooled model.

 

CR500 - Before


Down to the Bones & Primered


Honda Red


New Air Filter in a Clean Air Box


Swing-Arm - Nice & Clean


Another View of the Swing-Arm


Nice, Clean Rear Shock


Rear Brake Drum
Last Year for the Drum-Style Rear Brake


CR500 Air-Cooled Engine


Engine


Engine


Engine


Engine


Engine in the Frame


Engine in the Frame
That's the Newer, Water-Cooled,
1998 Honda CR500 in the Background


Engine in the Frame


Electrical Harness, Components,
Handlebars & Controls Installed


Electrical Harness, Components,
Handlebars & Controls Installed


Air Box Added


Another View


Another View


Footpegs - Welded on an Extra Strap to Make Them Wider


A Few More Pieces Added
That's My ATK 605 in the Background
Trying to Get in the Picture


A Few More Pieces Added


Close-Up - Right Side


Close-Up - Left Side


With the Shock Installed


Just Needs a Seat


Just Needs a Seat


1984 CR500 - Ready to Sell


1984 CR500 - Ready to Sell


1984 CR500 - Ready to Sell


So True


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