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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2001, 10:12 AM
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Opinions wanted - 1984 CR 500

OK, I'm new to this board so go easy on me. I just happened to stumble across it while searching for info on my recent purchase - 1984 CR 500 which is in excellent condition. However, yesterday I read the write up by the guy "who designed the Honda website" about the 1983 CR 480. He wrote a raving review about this bike and said to avoid the '84 500 because the 480 is "better in every way." This is a bit disconcerting to me and I would appreciate any more info on my bike that might be beneficial to me.
The motor was completely rebuilt seven months ago which included new piston, rings, replacing fifth gear, clutch as well as all new seals, including the crank seals. Also, he put a DG pipe and silencer on it. The previous owner road the bike every summer here in Michigan, each weekend up north, for seven seasons with just regular oil changes and maintenance. The bike looks great for something so old. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on a new machine, but I wanted something that I thought would be a fun, reliable, weekend woods/trail warrior to ride up north in the summers. Did I get the wrong bike for this? The author of the article on the CR 480 said that the '84 CR 500 had a tendency to "blow themselves to smitherines." Should I sell and look for a CR 480? To be honest, I like the bike so far. I'm no pro, so it has plenty of power to keep me interested, but is it just a matter of time until this thing blows up on me? It is a beast to start, but once running it cleans out pretty quickly and runs hard for me. Let me know what you think. I'll appreciate it.
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TO HAVE THE BALLS TO ATTEMPT TO START, LET ALONE RIDE THIS MACHINE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH TO SAY GO HAVE FUN! MY BUD had one of these and how people ride these things is beyond me. i hope you have armor and no one rides behind you. bring a couple pair of earplugs too!

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if your going to be riding / anyone you know uy them some medevil armor and get them big bubbles to put over them and thier bikes bec you will be roosting everything. just playing but they roost everything and are very loud.have fun!!!!!!!!!!

BLOW THEM ALL UP AND LET ALLAH FIGURE IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW SCREWED UP IS THIS WORLD?????
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Thanks for the advice. Yes, it does shoot quite a roost which I absolutely love! I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon to head up north for two days of solid riding. Seven friends of mine are going along. One will be riding and XR 600 with brand new nobby on back, one Banshee, one Rapter, two brand new DRZ 400's and one brand new KDX 200. We are going to have a blast! I look forward to throwing dirt all over them (and maybe a little snow too, since they just got a little up there).
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There, OK bike's... there better than the 85 witch was water cooled BUT the newer style 91+ is lightyears better in everyway.

How much did you pay for it???

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I paid $850.00 for it.
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thats a good price for it! I was going to laugh if you said anything over $1200

Power is fun uh?

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