View Full Version : CR500 chop? what do you think?

05-17-2010, 12:48 PM
so Im not even done with my current project, but already thinking about the next one.

Might try putting a CR500 motor in some old cheap jap bike frame thats already street registered.
This bike will be registered in CA.. we dont have to smog (emissions test) bikes here.. yet...
but Im wondering if this will be too much hassle from the fuzz if I do get pulled over?

This bike would have shocks, low bars and rear sets, and obviously it would just be for ripping around town... and a CR500 on the street sounds like obnoxious fun... thoughts, experiences?

05-17-2010, 5:35 PM
Go for it man!

05-18-2010, 1:34 PM
That would be cool. I think there is a place that makes a charging system for those too. The five o will get you if you don't have lights.

05-18-2010, 7:08 PM
Farritup yo...

05-19-2010, 12:08 AM
So I called up an old friend from high school thats now one of San Diego's finest to get his input.. and it looks like this project will be a go!
Will probably buy a complete CR500.. take measurements.. and go from there..

05-19-2010, 4:29 PM
me and my buddy have been talking about doing a kx 500 chop for a while keep us posted man, should be awesome

05-24-2010, 5:03 PM
Heres my start..
Scored this clean 88 CR500. This thing is a total PITA to kick over, boots are pretty much a requirement. But when it did fire it smoked out the whole cul-de-sac and I was in love. Ill probably ride it off-road as is until winter time and decide what to do from there.


Love this heat shield on the old school Pro Circuit pipe.. definately keeping it


Found this tank on CL the same day too.. totally rusted inside but it holds water..
off a '69 CB175.. cant be too many of these still around..


05-24-2010, 8:17 PM
that heat shield would make a sweet rear fender

05-27-2010, 4:26 PM
Why not. I did an XR600 for a customer a few years back and for the most part it worked out great . Alot of difficult stuff but with the right set of skills you can do it .


05-28-2010, 12:18 AM
ya, the biggest challenges I see so far will be the fact that its water cooled, Ive got a large pipe exiting right in the center of the frame, and the stator setup will cost some money..

05-28-2010, 11:33 AM
I say go for it. If you need help finding info on parts or lighting parts for it swing by supermotojunkie.com. Plenty of guys on there have street legal CR500s and can answer all your questions on it.