Honda CRF500L Owners

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Scutty, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Scutty

    Scutty Been here awhile

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    Well, there's 3 of us so far and I am hoping we can find or inspire a few more people to join the very exclusive club!

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  2. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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  3. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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  4. skywalker714

    skywalker714 Adventurer

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    Some Day!! I have a crf300l and nc700x and I have a hole in the lineup.
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  5. michaelkozera

    michaelkozera Been here awhile

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    im in too!


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  6. michaelkozera

    michaelkozera Been here awhile

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    o honda , why you no make a crf500L

    hard to belive but my bike is taller but weighs a full 190lb less!!!


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  7. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    That is like saying it is hard to believe a DR650 is taller but lighter than a DL1000!
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  8. michaelkozera

    michaelkozera Been here awhile

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    true.
    cant really compare the two bikes. clearly the crf1000l is not an offroad bike.
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  9. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Many owners are clearly confused then.
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  10. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Now which one of you is going to attempt to stuff that AT1000 into a CRF250 frame? Who's accepting this challenge? :imaposer
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  11. Redneck-Hippie

    Redneck-Hippie Adventurer

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    Now your being silly
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  12. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Am I? I've seen crazier stuff done to motorcycles.
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  13. michaelkozera

    michaelkozera Been here awhile

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    way back when i first had the idea of a engine swap i was originally thinking of using a R6 engine, but it was way to wide, any 4 cylinder engine would be to wide, and heavy.

    i then was considering a versys/ninja 650 engine, but they were too tall.

    i also was thinking of using a ninja 300 engine which in hindsight would have been a better engine ( less weight, similar power).


    in the end i settled on the cbr500r engine due to its smoothness, flat TQ curve, fantastic fuel economy, 87 octane, low service intervals, and ease of installation
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  14. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    Wouldn't be surprised to see the NC700 motor in one of these soon. Maybe even with the DCT.
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  15. Gedrog

    Gedrog Long timer

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    This guy claims CRF600

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  16. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 Long timer

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    eh ?
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  17. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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    that fuel tank....:0-0
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  18. Gedrog

    Gedrog Long timer

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    Yeah I spoke to him he does not have a build thread just looked again and saw the 2 litre cooldrink bottle for a fuel tank awesome crazy:rofl
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  19. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Ummm... well... since I brought it up; I have parts list with all the fiddly bits to build these.
    However, I don't have a spot to host some PDF's for free downloads.
    If someone has a spot I can put these let me know.
    As for now, pm your email address and I'll send you the parts list.
    At some point I'll also make a PDF with detail photos and some loose dimensions as a guild for DIY assembly.
    And of course, I'll build you one if you want to pay for it.
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  20. michaelkozera

    michaelkozera Been here awhile

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    sorry cbr500r, not cr500r
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