2021 Honda XR500R by N.A.P.A.L.M.

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

  1. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    I noticed the welding rod to indicate the steering head angle, are you looking to change the trail? I think road bikes tend to have a bit more trail than dirt or dual sport bikes.
  2. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    I was checking rake/trail to make sure I was good with the longer forks. It's spot on and I won't be changing the head angle.
  3. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    I got the neck cleaned up today.

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    And the dog bones came in. They're heavy duty on the CRF250L. We had talked about me making some, but I'm wanting the bike to be easily serviced for the long term.

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  4. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :scratch Don't you feed the dogs fresh meat? When did you start cheaping out and buying rawhide????

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  5. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    Took a trip to use a buddies lathe, ten hour day, just got home.

    Made a decision on where to cut the neck before I left the house this morning. Trying to stay away from the VIN.

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    Had to turn down the tube clamps a little to fit the DOM tubing.

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    Then I did a bunch of work on some new slugs to mount the swingarm. I'll have to finish this at home on my micro lathe because I was using a bolt as an arbor and I stripped the bolt on the lathe...much more torque than I'm used to. No pictures.


    I didn't want to burn time on something I can do at home. I had a real live machinist at my disposal to give me pointers. I can use a lathe, but more knowledge is good.

    The main project was to make an adapter for the upper bearing race that is also a press fit to the head tube. Two different sizes of boring to be done.

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    I got it all made right on the first try. I wanted to shape the outside to make it more pleasing to the eye, but ran out of energy. Hour drive home.

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    Really pleased with the way it turned out. Now I can press it all together and get to work on the frame.
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  6. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Not boring at all - why did you say that??? :scratch
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  7. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    I was anticipating your arrival.

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  8. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    I'm no Johnnie-come-lately! You just want to get all lathered up and mill around. :D

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  9. loganlexow

    loganlexow Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm am so in love with this. I get all giddy every time a get a notification for this build lol. Then, I get depressed when it's a comment like mine and not pictures
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  10. oldbmw

    oldbmw havehandlebarswillrideit

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    To me, this is at the rocket science skill level, way over my pay grade! Good job 'larryboy'






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  11. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    Got enough energy to get some garage time in today.

    Finished the carb rebuild on the KTM 640.

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    New fog light bulbs and some Rigid Duallys for the Triumph.

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    Last but not least some lathe time on the neck for the 500.

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  12. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :lurk As the superpickle turns...

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  13. SFKLR

    SFKLR Noob. Again.

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  14. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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  15. loganlexow

    loganlexow Been here awhile Supporter

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  16. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Glad you're feeling well enough to get out to the shop. I hope that trend continues.
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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    Got things back on the frame jig before work this morning.


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  18. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    I have been in envision mode. Saturday I will build the frame.

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    I measured some other bikes here and 44" from the ground to the fuel cap is normal. I don't know that I can get this that low, looks more like the 46-48" range.

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  19. Oyabun

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    Telly interested how you're installing the swingarm and what modifications are messed on the frame to install and align it.
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  20. Bigbore4

    Bigbore4 Long timer

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    Make sure you contact and consult with the intern at Yamaha that designed the frame / upper engine interface o the Super Tenere. Leave 1/4 mm or less of space all around. Make sure the frame covers and makes it impossible to see the cam timing marks. ASSuming you can get the cover off.

    /engineering advice
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