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

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

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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  2. tobiism

    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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    Just curious how he meant. No need to be a dickhead. I actually like your build and am following it.
  3. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    This isn't the place for it. Every bike every person on this site ever builds ends up with some armchair expert picking it apart. I'm guilty of it too, it's easy to do when you think you know better. This is me being nice, dickhead comes later.
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  4. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    Pulled the swingarm for room to cut the mounts off for the old linkage.

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    I'm using my 640 to approximate the angles for the CRF250L linkage.

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    I'll tack everything then take the spring off the shock to cycle the suspension.
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  5. Vrode

    Vrode Still half-fast... Supporter

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    While I have followed many builds/restos, there are not too many where I've thought "I'd love to ride that!" when finished. This is one. A nice motor in a compact frame....winner. I really like it so far.
  6. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    Thanks, I might do one for myself after this one is finished.

    I'm still a little concerned about this massive KLR gas tank. We'll see how it works out. :lol3
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  7. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    Huh? It's...been awhile. Had to go back and read page 1. Kinda forgot how this thing started.
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  8. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Sounds like a great plan and the ground clearance will allow this bike to go anywhere. I wonder if Honda is watching this thread.............they should be.......this is a bike many of us will want. Going to be interesting what it weighs when it is done. You can probably get a good idea even now. It would also be interesting to know what dual sport frames will fit this 500 motor: CRF250L, DRZ400S, KTM EXC's etc.......There is a big following of riders who love this motor.
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  9. Oyabun

    Oyabun 親分

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    Just a heads-up to @larryboy.
    Long time no update on this thread. Hope all is fine with mou mate, give us some update whenever you have time to do so.
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  10. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    Still alive. Tons of life stress in the way. Don't want to get political, but let's say we've gone from essential workers to fuck you. Retired at 50, fuckin' nuts. Not enough to live on in California, scrambling to find a job. Still don't feel that great...muddle through life...

    I have a three day weekend coming up, then 3 days left of the current job. I've got a major service to do on the wife's car on Saturday. Skipping church and working Sunday/Monday on this bike. Might use my last three days of work to do stuff for the bike...like I like.
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  11. Oyabun

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    Ooops. Very sad to hear.
    Dunno how it is at your side of the pond, but where I live a fabricator with your skills could earn very good money. Here we have a great shortage of welders and other craftsman, escially with your expertise and level of preciseness.

    I hope you'll have something very soon.
  12. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    Sorry to learn things are still rough from you. I hope things start looking up for you soon.
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    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Buddy, never underestimate the value of a helping hand.
  15. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Maybe time to reinvent your job ?

    You might make a good MC tour guide.
    Lot of euros looking for a good vacation.
    They sometimes have a month to burn.
    Round up a gagle of We-Stroms and have at it.
    Crossed my mind many a times, but MC is my main hobby so did not want to fook that up.
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  16. Essbee

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    Sorry to hear of your plight, @larryboy , I know the feeling. During lockdown #1 we announced company closure and I was subsequently faced with retrenchment #3...oh, and I celebrated my 60th bday.
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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    On the plus side I have more tools at home for activities!!

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    Progress coming soon, I'm going to go tour some states, look at some houses and decide if we stay in California or flee.

    I'll be full time on the 500 when I get back.
  18. sruss67

    sruss67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Enjoy your travels and the journey. Have a blast!
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  19. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Good luck, post some pictures of your travels if you get the chance.
  20. larryboy

    larryboy Just obey!

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    I think that's allowed? @waylongway built an enormous deck down here, right? I'll try to find the occasional motorcycle to take a picture of.