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CRF500L build #6?

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

  1. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider Supporter

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    My (UK) registrations shows the correct VIN# and engine# - all I did was told the DVLA and they sent me the corrected document. Simple over here
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  2. OHjim

    OHjim Long timer

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    Interesting. I wonder if in Cali if you could just tell them the engine blew up so you replaced it with a new one with a different number? I wonder if they would see that it's 500 cc not 250?
  3. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

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    I drove the bike all of last summer mostly off road trails. I put around 6000 Km on it and the more i drive it the more i love it.
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  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    as far as i know, they run the number, and it says what it is.

    i know its do-able, and not likely to be caught, messed with etc, but i just err on the side of caution.

    if it was on a showroom, legit, id buy one in a minute.
  5. totensiebush

    totensiebush re-tarded

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    Funny, none of that happened when I got hit on the Bay Bridge a few years ago, even though there were serious injuries and lawyers involved and it was a significantly modified bike (front end swap, custom subframe, etc).

    Most out of state titles don't have the engine number on them, that's primarily a California thing (or at least I've bought 3 bikes from out of state and none of them had EIN on the title). If it isn't on the out of state title, they'll just put whatever number is there on. I've heard of people with 65432N1 as the EIN on their title.

    You can get the EIN changed if you provide receipts for the parts and file the right paperwork.
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  6. ben2go

    ben2go Long timer

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    I'm sorry. :oscar

    The couple times I have been stoped in SC and once in NC, they checked the window vin on my car or truck. I've never been stopped on a motorcycle, except at DUI check points. I always get waved through. I guess they can tell I don't drink anymore.:dunno
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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    :photog
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  8. totensiebush

    totensiebush re-tarded

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  9. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I’m not, it’s all good.
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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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  11. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Pics or vids of this beast in action?
  12. MotoPolo

    MotoPolo So many places, so little time Supporter

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    Nice project - congrats - when does the ATW trip start?
  13. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

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    I just broke my left leg 2 weeks ago so hopefully in about a year from now
  14. MotoPolo

    MotoPolo So many places, so little time Supporter

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    bummer - heal fast
  15. Blonger

    Blonger n00b

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    Approx $ for a kit? Throw me on a list as interested.
  16. ragge_

    ragge_ Adventurer

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    Yeah +1 on that, I'd pull the trigger on 2 sets. How far away from changing your mind are you?
  17. DrHeinrich

    DrHeinrich um.... huh. Supporter

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    @michaelkozera +2 I do not have the skillset nor the time to work this out. But a mid-300# ADV twin would be a treasure. So curious what a reasonable "kit" would look like - what components, etc. My most recent multi-day confirmed for me that I don't want the size of the Tenere 700 not the the weight. What are the options other than another thumper?

    @drag123 I had a bad break two springs ago and I wasn't on my ride again until mid-September. It blew. And I just had the best four day New Hampshire/Vermont tour and so much riding before that. Good luck healing. Take some solace in how much this (and others before it) build is inspiring us.
  18. drag123

    drag123 Been here awhile

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    Thanks drheinrich the leg is healing but not 100% yet. Got on the bike a couple weeks ago driving on the street and its still a little painful no offroad riding for a while. For those interested in a kit it is pretty hard to make a kit that will work on every bike you need a lot of fabricating work to pull this project off. So its best for those of you that can cut grind weld and so on


  19. flipflopdog

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

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    I'd tend to agree here, there is a shed load of fab work getting that engine nesselled in, so much so that I'd doubt it at all profitable unless you lined up 5 deposit paying customers and blitzed out the frames in a marathon 2 week session. As further encouragement for pondering potential builders, I'm still in awe and amazement of my own bike, that frame + engine was meant to be..!!!
  20. michaelkozera

    michaelkozera Long timer

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    if i was to get a deposit for 5 crf500l's to build i would.

    id make a jig and pump out 20 frames in a week, full time.

    but i have been down this road before, and last time i think only 2 ppl actually messaged me to make crf500L's for them.

    so as i stated earlier, most people would rather be keyboard worriers and complain all day and night about not having a 50/50 unicorn bike, rather then actually owning one.
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