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CRF500L build #6?

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by drag123, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Well? You had a whole weekend, why ain't it done yet?






    :hmmmmm
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  2. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

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    Waiting for exhaust pipe parts at the end of this week
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  3. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Wire till your fingers bled?
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    drag123 Been here awhile

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    I have figured it out but will wait untill i have the frame back from poweder coat so i know how much wiring to add
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  5. Slytheslayer

    Slytheslayer Ride or Die!!

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    Looks awesome. You got some skills. Would love to be able to do something like this in the future.
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  6. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Look in the owners thread. There's enough info in the six build threads to get a degree in dirt bike.
    Go take some hobbies welding lessons and you'll be golden.
    Or, (shameless plug) pay me to build it for you.
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  7. Slytheslayer

    Slytheslayer Ride or Die!!

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    Fair enough.. I've welded a little about 20 years ago but have been interested in getting one. I'll look into some classes. Thanks for the tip.
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  8. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    If you find yourself in Sacto, I give free "intro to welding" lessons.
    Just the basics, enough to take up the torch on your own afterward.
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    Slytheslayer Ride or Die!!

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    Thanks for the offer!
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    Thanks slytheslayer its not so bad. This guy has some realy good info about welding. Watch his welding videos http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/how-to-tig.html
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  11. drag123

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    Well i was waiting for about 2 weeks for pipe bents and pipe to come in and somehow i either forgot to order a 2 into 1 murge collector or they didnt send it. So more waitiing. 20180210_165243.jpg
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    In the meantime I fabed the gear shifter and the rear brake petal 20180210_165102.jpg 20180210_165118.jpg
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  13. michaelkozera

    michaelkozera Long timer

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    looking good.

    i see you have an ABS 500.
    you gonna rip out the LED light that shows "ABS", or just cover it with tape lol?


    on my crf500l i just bent the stock crf250l rear brake lever to make it fit around the engine, but welding up a new one also works.
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  14. Oyabun

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    One can open up the speedo unit housing and desolder the ABS led. BTW that's the only difference (the missing led) between the abs and non-abs model speedo units.
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    Yes i will tackle the abs bulb when i get to that later i was thinking of cutting the wire that feeds power to the LED
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    A lot cleaner to desolder it. i have one open in front of me. I did the reversal. It was advertised as an ABS version so I bought it, but it seems to be from a non-abs bike.

    BTW, this is a bit modern unit, so no dedicated wire for the individual lamps, but communicates with the ecu via a serial bus and signals sent digitally - so cutting the abs warning cable does not work.

    Edit: rechecked the wiring diagram, and you're right. Everything else but the ABS is via the serial bus, so your method of cutting the cable would be feasible too.
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  17. drag123

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    To michaelkozera: I see that you installed rear spools on your bike. Did you drill the rear swing arm as i see that B&B makes a kit that is incorporated into the chain adjusters but at $80us thats a little expensive.
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  18. michaelkozera

    michaelkozera Long timer

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    I drilled holes. I also installed lock nuts from the inside of the swing arm.

    80$. Holy #%$^@&@. Yeah i payed like 5$
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    Do you have any pics?
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    Finally got the exhaust done 20180304_174256.jpg 20180304_174339.jpg 20180304_195810.jpg
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