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Old 01-27-2013, 10:01 PM   #151
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Yes, once you are in there, it is tempting to just keep going :)
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:53 PM   #152
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Hi Everybody, I'm new to this forum, Im currently rebuilding a 1981 Honda XR 500 and was looking around for period correct aftermarket options and found this forum and photos during some internet research. I'm really enjoying reading about the knowledge, experiences and advice. Can anybody tell me anything about the White Brothers swing arm & Ohlins shock seen in some of the photo's (Eric318 I think) I would be very grateful if anybody could help answer some of my questions?
Does the swing arm give you better handling?
Is it lighter than the original steal swing arm?
They say they are 1-1.5 inches (38/39mm) longer than the original is this correct?
Are they still being made or is anybody reproducing them?
Is the Ohlins shock longer than the standard rear shock?

Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:07 PM   #153
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Hey welcome.

You will have a hard time finding somebody with extensive first hand experience of this set up...

Does the swing arm give you better handling?

That is the idea

Is it lighter than the original steal swing arm?
Oh yes!

They say they are 1-1.5 inches (38/39mm) longer than the original is this correct?
Yes (who is they?)

Are they still being made or is anybody reproducing them?
No

Is the Ohlins shock longer than the standard rear shock?
No

You will find more info here if you have the patience to go through it all and put up with a little French ;)

Also here: www.xr500only.com

Lets us know how you progress.

Cheers,

E
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #154
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Hi, thanks for your reply and information, I get it now after going to your links, who is they? It would be you, please pardon my ignorance. I will definatley keep you informed of my progress (which will be slow - wife and son get first priority on funds)
Thank you
Jason
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:26 PM   #155
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Took it out today to blow out some cob webs and get a little muddy.




Man, I LOVE this bike for trails. It's SO comfortable! Soft suspension, soft seat--so what if it bottoms out off of 18" water bars.
This thing just works for me in the woods. For casual to moderate speeds, it's awesome. And----it's one heck of a wheelie bike.
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:55 PM   #156
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Ah, very nice!! Well done. Your bike looks like it is a year old!! Well done.
Go XRR, go.... :)
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #157
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Ah, very nice!! Well done. Your bike looks like it is a year old!! Well done.
Go XRR, go.... :)
Hi Eric!

How's everything with your bike?
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #158
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Ah man, got a 591cc kit with ported head from EdCo at the summer and then some bad stuff happened to me (work + family) so all is on hold. Will get back to toys in 6 months time...
Be well and have fun.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:52 AM   #159
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As much as I hate to do this, I've put the old gurl up for sale.
If any of you guys would be interested in it please PM me.
I would really like to see someone who appreciates these bikes get it than just some schmoe off of CL.
I have it listed for $950.00 there but would definitely go lower for one of you.

*EDIT* Never mind, ain't gonna happen. lol. I just can't do it.
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:50 AM   #160
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hi guys - whats up there - in california and elsewhere!? ;-))

another year goes buy and i put my s10 and my ktm in the garage- now winter is coming- thats XR TIME !!!!

xr still running/startin strong- just oil change this year!
btw. fixed my little oilleak with DIRKO HT from outside lasts since last winter so far...;-)

glad u didnt sell yours bruce!!

nice homepage eric !!

greetz from europe !!

peter

maybe some pics will follow...

PS- can someone send me pics of the 2(blue?) cables running from the stop switch to the ?? behind the lightmask!?

had a starting key/lock there but removed it for a simple stop switch (like original?) but cant stop the motor think took the wrong cables....
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