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2020 Honda XR500R by N.A.P.A.L.M.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by larryboy, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    The donor has arrived.

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    Parts are arriving daily that the owner has chosen with some guidance. We'll see how it comes together over the next 6 months or so.

    Stay tuned...

    :lurk

    NotAPickleAlmostLegalMotorsports
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  2. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :happayThis is gonna be a great thread. Glad I'm all stocked up :lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk and ready for the show.
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  3. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    CRF250L rear wheel, swingarm, brake caliper and suspension linkage. KLR650 couch.

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    KLR650 seat and subframe.

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    DRZ400 forks

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  4. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    XR500R? So, you gonna put a thumper in that baby? :lol3

    I'm in.
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  5. zeefrenchy

    zeefrenchy Adventurer

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    Look how cute and shiny this bike is, greeeeat! Chop the fucker’!
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  6. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    N! :beer
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  7. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    one of the previous builders said he would have bought a vx300 rather than go thru the build process of a cb500 in a crf250 frame.
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  8. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I'm doing a scratch built frame to avoid the pitfalls.
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  9. Bigbore4

    Bigbore4 Long timer

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    OK, I'm in
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  10. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    Looks fun!
    Curious are you going to cut the OG Steering stem off the CBR to retain vin#?
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  11. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Yes, keeping the CBR500R neck.
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  12. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Hey man, I don't know what your plans are with that KLR subframe, but I've got a stock luggage rack from a Gen1 KLR here if you need it. Cover shipping and it's yours.
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  13. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I was looking at rack options today...

    @oldbmw , what do you think? We could dress it up with a Happy Trail flat deck
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  14. Romero

    Romero At Cinépolis or OXXO Supporter

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    Hell yes! In
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  15. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Well, I can attest that they hold milk crates quite well ;)
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  16. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    We got a stock CRF250L shock to get us through mockup. Exploring options for something better down the road.

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    Got a ZX6R header to cut up and make headers.

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    I really like how @sonic reducer made his headers and I'm going to try to copy it.

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    Also got a DRZ front caliper delivered today.

    I'm planning to get the CBR500R on the frame jig this week assuming I can find some extra time.
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  17. plugeye

    plugeye MC rescue

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  18. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer Supporter

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    Wow, that looks like a cool build also, got a link?
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  19. oldbmw

    oldbmw havehandlebarswillrideit

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    Thanks for the donation to the build!
    Can you include cost to ship? PM for zip etc.

    Will be running a tail pack for day rides and a giant loop and wet bags for camping off bike and longer trips.


    That should work.
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  20. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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