1. Adventure Rider Print Magazine!
    We're doing a print magazine this November - 128 pages of high quality adventure riding stories, photography and interviews!

    Click here to purchase a copy for $9. Limited copies still available.
    Dismiss Notice

CRF500L build #6?

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

  1. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Canada
    Started working on the skid plate 20180304_195401.jpg
    #61
    11motos likes this.
  2. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Canada
    And the skid plate is done. Now i have to take the frame apart and send it to be poweder coated. 20180309_194816.jpg 20180309_194843.jpg
    #62
  3. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2014
    Oddometer:
    1,402
    Location:
    NorCal
    Well... I'll admit mine walks around with a chubby but that one looks to be fully erect.
    You could cap it and put a new bung in somewhere else.
    #63
    MotoPolo, KayDubbya and SnipTheDog like this.
  4. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Canada

    thats the best place for it no room anywhere else and the murge collector is right there
    #64
  5. Vince

    Vince Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,000
    I think it needs a King Albert Ring. Google for a giggle.
    #65
  6. jays100

    jays100 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    470
    Location:
    CT
    Well, you could have angled it so it’s pantiewares made it a bit more discrete, lol
    #66
  7. jays100

    jays100 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    470
    Location:
    CT
    Really, I think the bump as it stands won’t survibly protect as you want. I think a “codpiece” shape lends itself to a stronger structure (continuing the gender analogies) that is, a fully formed hemisphere vs a cantilevered tube. I hate to say it but a redo may be warranted for an improved design.

    Sorry man, I know that was a ton of work too! The good news is the greater plate can still be used, certainly your bike/decision.

    Plus, you’ll be able to ride in public without a hint of embarrassment. Lolol
    #67
  8. Yorgo52

    Yorgo52 n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2017
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    Ottawa
    I'm impressed. The hard work the dedication and the craftsmanship behind this build is impressive. I would love to have a bike like you are building. Good job drag.
    #68
  9. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Canada

    Thanks yorgo for the help
    #69
  10. Yorgo52

    Yorgo52 n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2017
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Looking forward to seeing your finished bike. Thanks for the updates.
    #70
  11. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Canada
    While i have the engine out i checked the valve adjustment and its a good think i did. All but two valves were tight one was right on and one loose. 20180312_135125.jpg
    #71
  12. Yorgo52

    Yorgo52 n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2017
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Just wondering how your bike build is going?
    #72
  13. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Canada


    Waiting for the frame parts to be done by the poweder coating hoppefuly this week
    #73
  14. Goofaroo

    Goofaroo The Piddler Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    636
    Location:
    Guthrie, Oklahoma
    Looking great! This is going to be one of those bikes that Honda should be producing. The rally version of the 250 was a nice addition to their line but a 500 would really fit a niche.

    Excellent work with the lightning glue. Let's just say that you are a far better welder than I am.
    #74
  15. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Canada

    Thanks goofaroo thats the reason why i desided to build this bike because i dont see yamaha or honda producing anything as lightweight for the next 2-5 years in the 400-700cc
    #75
  16. Goofaroo

    Goofaroo The Piddler Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    636
    Location:
    Guthrie, Oklahoma
    Yep. I worked at a Honda dealer back in 1990 and we couldn't give away a Transalp. If they would take that same bike and tweak it a bit for today's market they could probably steal a big chunk of the KLR650 sales if they kept the cost down. We had a 89 model sitting in the showroom marked down to $1995 and nobody even looked at. A good used example sells for twice that today.
    #76
  17. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Canada
    well well look what got all finished today time to get on with assembling Resized_20180325_125111.jpg Resized_20180325_125150.jpg Resized_20180325_125200.jpg Resized_20180326_151010.jpg
    #77
  18. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Oddometer:
    586
    Location:
    Gateshead the Grim North of England...!!!
    Always a good time collecting from the powder coaters, keep the pics flowing.......
    #78
  19. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Canada
    A little progress so far had to replase the stearing head bearings and lube all the pivot bearings to the swing arm and bottom shock thingy. Anyone with a CRF check all the bearings for grease Honda sure as hell does not like to use any. 20180329_175122.jpg 20180329_175105.jpg
    #79
  20. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Canada
    A little bit more progress today. 20180330_183355.jpg 20180330_183424.jpg
    #80