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Old 27-04-2013
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CR500E Freshen Up

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Have always wanted one of these and finally bought one home mid last year. 1st run at the local MX track I seized the motor due to a blown water pump gasket and a great lack of mechanical sympathy . Rebore, new top and bottom ends, new clutch and spot on jetting and the motor is a ripper. Mid Feb it and I had a disagreement and I broke my upper right humerus so its getting an enforced holiday for at least a few more months according to my doc. Its had a hard life and could do with a freshen up. Ideally I'd love to give it a full restore and garage it but until Honda release a CR300X (yeah yeah I know) and I find some coin then its going to be my only bike. I should also say that I've never done anything like this before and am pretty daunted by tools. I do have a mate who's going to help with getting the motor out and in but I'm going to try to do most of it myself where possible. So, tasks are paint the frame, replace bearings and seals, new plastics, new kick stand, new bigger radiators, rewire the electrics, brake pads & rotors, clean everything and anything else that crops up along the way. So started off like this:





So had a hack at it the other afternoon and got it to this point.



Todays job is to dewire it and remove the radiators but not sure how I can get the clamp off the bottom hose that joins the radiators together. The screw is completely obscured by the cylinder? Must have been screwed up in the shop before the head went back on it after being rebuilt......

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does the clamp have a hex head on it, if so use a small spanner instead of screw driver.
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If you unbolt the radiator you should be able to get to the screw on the hose, just pull the radiator down until you can get at it.
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The screw is completely obscured by the cylinder? Must have been screwed up in the shop before the head went back on it after being rebuilt......


I thought i was the only one to cop stuff like this!
Will be watching with interest.
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Just sell it to me as is and get yourself a nice new bike
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Just sell it to me as is and get yourself a nice new bike
Bloke around the corner offered me 3k more then what I paid for it a few weeks ago. Whats your offer?
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If you unbolt the radiator you should be able to get to the screw on the hose, just pull the radiator down until you can get at it.
Yep that worked. Was pretty easy in the end.
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Hmmm, I have no idea.



This would be why the front right blinker never worked!
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Wibo,

Nice bike, I'll be watching with interest. Pity about the water pump gasket. My water pump seal blew too when I freshened up the top end. luckily I spotted it before I lost coolant. Apart from that they are a very robust bike/engine. Hope you have a good run out of it now.

By the way what is your "spot on jetting"?

Watch for air filter box/rubber seal leaks and give those linkages and swing arms a good clean and grease if you have time.
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Bloke around the corner offered me 3k more then what I paid for it a few weeks ago. Whats your offer?
3k less than what the bloke around the corner offered
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