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Project XR500RE
« on: May 27, 2008, 03:25:48 pm »
Hi All,
I've decided to start a little project and that is to restore my '84 Honda XR500RE to her full glory.

But need all the information I can get and who better to ask than a fellow Wilddog

I need the following and hopefully you can help:

1. Any pictures of a '84 XR500RE would be great, especially when it comes to the smaller detail. I am unparticular interested in what the Speedometer looked like as nobody can really tell me (Mine is missing)
2. Workshop manual or any other technical information
3. Any spare parts

I will keep you up to date with before, in progress and after photos.

Thanks in advance for your help
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 03:41:21 pm »
Yes meneer

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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 03:59:31 pm »
Hi All,
I've decided to start a little project a.k.a. "the money pit"and that is to restore my '84 Honda XR500RE to her full glory.

But need all the information I can get and who better to ask than a fellow Wilddog

I need the following and hopefully you can help:

1. Any pictures of a '84 XR500RE would be great, especially when it comes to the smaller detail. I am unparticular interested in what the Speedometer looked like as nobody can really tell me (Mine is missing)
2. Workshop manual or any other technical information
3. Any spare parts

I will keep you up to date with before, in progress and after photos.

Thanks in advance for your help


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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 07:43:17 am »
Here are some pics
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 07:47:23 am »
Some more before pics
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 08:49:42 am »
That exhaust just HAS to go!  ;)
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008, 08:51:27 am »
Hi Big E,

I hope this will help.

The XR500R'84 was sold in 1984 in Flash Red. It had plastic handguards. The "500R" swingarm decal was red and white. The front brakes were hydraulic disc. The rear suspension had a Pro-Link. The gas tank was plastic. The engine was a 498cc OHC RFVC dry sump single cylinder fueled by two carburetors and had two head pipes. The transmission was a 5-speed.
?   Engine: RFVC radial valve, 498cc dual-carburetor dry sump
?   Suspension: Pro-Link? rear suspension
?   Brake: Disc front brake
?   Wheelbase: 1425mm (56.1 in.)
?   Dry weight: 121 kg (266.7 lb)
?   Seat height: 950mm (37.4 in.)
?   Front wheel travel: 280mm (11 in.)
?   Rear wheel travel: 280mm (11 in.)
?   The serial number began JH2PE030*EM100001

Also have a look at this link.   http://cyclechaos.com/wiki/Honda_XR500


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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008, 12:06:51 pm »
Wow, thanks for the information!!!!
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 11:57:28 am »
Big Ed

Closely related - just shipped 3 old XR's to UAE and/or SA - have access to a treasure trove of whatever, let me know.

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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2008, 07:29:35 am »
Hallo Everyone,
We stripped the engine and found that one of the valves broke and its head slammed into the piston.
The head has some damage on it, but it can be fixed.
The piston is a goner.
So the plan forward is to have the head repaired as good as possible, replace all the valves, new-piston and big-end bearing and while the engine is stripped, I would like to modify the camholder, so that the cam runs on a bearing and not just the alluminuim.

Will keep you updated.
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2008, 08:31:43 am »
I had one of those... The XR500RE is one of those legend bikes!
Wish i didnt sell mine! :'(
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2008, 11:04:10 am »
where do you live sir i may have some info to help you to get the roller bearing conversion done
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2008, 11:15:03 am »
where do you live sir i may have some info to help you to get the roller bearing conversion done

what determines on which bike you can do a roller ball bearing conversion and on which bikes you cant?

would love to do a conversion on my TT600 but have been told you cannot do it on the TT600?
 

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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2008, 11:28:00 am »
 hello uncle

da is n paar goed om na te kyk die belangrikste is jy moet genoeg wand spasie he om in te sny vir die line boring  en jou cam moet ook nie hol wees nie anders kan jy nie n bearing guide sny nie
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2008, 03:55:26 pm »
Bob nob. There is not enough metal on the head of your TT to do the conversion. One other very important thing I  know about the TT is make sure the nut on the balance shaft is secure, I mean buy a new locking tab and use some loctite. The TT and XT are renown for throwning the balance shaft cogs. When this happens it hits the crank and bye bye engine casings, bent crank, bent balanace shaft.  :imaposer:
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2008, 11:14:05 pm »
This thread brings back memories  :)
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2008, 06:59:27 pm »
The XR 500RE cam already runs on bearing as standard.
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2008, 09:02:21 am »
Yes, but what about the centre of the cam? Or am I being stupid?
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2008, 02:54:11 pm »
Yes, but what about the centre of the cam? Or am I being stupid?

Hoe gaan jy die bearing oor die cam lobes kry?
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Re: Project XR500RE
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2008, 10:00:13 am »
Hi,
does anybody know where I can get hold of Honda spares?
I'm looking for the outlet valves, piston etc.
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