Wanted Can Am Sonic 500

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Moto North, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Have any more photos of the SR500?? Looks cool all red.:lol3:eek1:clap
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  2. Rokoneer

    Rokoneer Been here awhile

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    There is currently an '86 Sonic on the Denver Craigslist that the guy thinks is worth more than it is, and the 'almost new and minty' '82 Sonic which has been for sale for years and is in Chicago is currently on eBay again.

    I've seen bidding on the '82 get up around $10K in the past and not meet reserve....just sayin.

    I'd provide links but depending on the mood of the mod a post can get nuked for including them.
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  3. jphii

    jphii OK, now what?

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    How many times has that '82 been on ebay? You'd think he would lower the reserve....:norton
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  4. Moto North

    Moto North Ontario ADV Rider

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    Yea, seen that minty Sonic on ebay several times. Cool bike and amaizing condition but still doesn't warrant the insane price he's asking. He's been trying to sell it for a couple of years so I guess he's in no rush and can aford to sit on it indefinitely.
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  5. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    It did look pretty good this way, but , it's not red , it's orange. I got it wrecked, though the paint was O.K. and put it back in comission.
    I sold it to a friend who rode it on occaision , but , didn't take very good care of it. It ended up outside for about 3 years, and then he passed. His widow asked if I wanted to buy it back and by then it was rusty and stuck. I passed saying when they got it I had everything working and shiny.
    She called before moving out of state and said it was mine to pick up. When my son turned 16 he wanted a bike . I gave it to him and together we got it functional again. Now it has a 540 kit and White Brothers pipe.
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  6. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Nice upgrades! Orange is great color for the sr500. Great that you got it back up, working any shiny!!:lol3:lol3
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  7. jpmierz

    jpmierz n00b

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    I have one on ebay right now 2/12/13 take a look listing # 321072118610 put that in the search box hit enter
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  8. jpmierz

    jpmierz n00b

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    there is one on ebay right now 4/20/13 item # 321109788787 go look at it to see it is something you want
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  9. Moto North

    Moto North Ontario ADV Rider

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    Well I finally found one and made a deal on it. Its actually in better shape and comes with more spare parts than the one currently on Ebay and I got it for a bit cheaper. Just waiting to have it shipped home. Just in time for spring. Thanks for all you help guys. I'll post a few picks in the thumper section when I get it home.
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  10. creaky

    creaky Been here awhile

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    One of my buddies had a Sonic 500 quite a few years ago. Went like hell and kept going because it wouldn't stop unless you ran into something.
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  11. Moto North

    Moto North Ontario ADV Rider

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    Got it home awhile ago and have been working away at the few bits that needed attention. I've got it pretty much like new now. Just has the wrong right side engine cover...it should say BOMBARDIER instead of ROTAX. If anybody knows of a possible source for this cover I'd really apreciate it. Maybe somebody racing vintage flat track. I'd be happy to trade covers. Here's a few pics....
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  12. PopQuiz

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