Front Brakes 140mm Drum Rear Brakes 130mm Drum Front Tyre 3. Both frames are made from mild steel and both weigh about 23. The compression limiter will help the Single spin over, but it won't eliminate the need for a strong kick. Even cold the 500 will run well provided the choke mounted on the handlebars is kept out one notch. The exhaust was a 2-into-1 system. It possesses a close ratio five-speed gearbox and uses air to cool the engine. The location of this one shock also helps to centralize the bike's mass and lower its center of gravity.
The box-section swingarm was silver painted steel. Purchased this Honda that was in good enough condition to attempt to restore. The transmission was a 5-speed. I'm happy with the way it turned out. I did find a new seat cover though. The one that can give you a chance to win is even better. The control levers and kickstarter arm were silver next year they would be black.
I have been collecting parts for about a year to get it back on the road. The side cover panel was yellow. The wave-like spring adds to the engagement travel at the clutch lever giving smoother engagement and a little cushion to the driveline. Related bikes List for comparison of specs. Most people will be better off following normal big Single procedure of easing the piston past top dead center and then jumping on the lever.
I never owned one, but used to ride with an ex-ama pro who loved them. Street riders looking for a fun-time, round-town tooter should get their wallet pockets glowing red. In front, there are beefier 37 mm forks, now air-adjustable so you can tune them to match the way you ride. Can you use a 21 inch wheel on the front for any improvement or does this change the geometry too much? Because stopping in an enduro is just as important as going. I used to love the feeling.
Guys who wanted to squirt down country trails 10 or 20 percent of the time thought enduro-looking dual-purpose bikes too tilted toward off-road duty. And there's enough gearing to hit a top speed of 91 mph and cruise at 80. . The front fender was longer. Now when you jump that jump, the suspension works more efficiently to absorb the impact. That's actually a bit on the high side compared to its all-around mileage.
I kept a watch on ebay and was patient and picked up shocks, tailight, turn signals, speedometer headlight bucket and bracket, and front wheel all cheap from bikes being parted out. I hadn't ridden a dual sport in about 20 years. I forgot how much fun they are! Also, are there any other sites where I could maybe find more about this model? Also try to keep the steering angle at 27-29 Deg. Not to mention some pretty determined competition. Cruising on the highway, the 500 regularly turned in about 50 mpg and while out cowtrailing it ran between 50 and 60 mpg.
Hey Greg Firstly, let me clarify that I've never owned one nor do I have any particular knowledge about these things. This all comes down the the age old question of which bike. And whatever limitations it has as a dirt play bike are also made up for by the wonderful motor. I remember wanting to buy a secondhand one in '82 but ended up with a 250 for the cheaper rego. The control levers and kickstarter arm were black. I have no idea how they managed it. The fuel tank, fenders and side covers had new shapes.
With normal street pressures the front tire will just slide on most surfaces. It's not a motocrosser or even a good enduro bike, but it has enough suspension so a rider can take moderate sized jumps without dying upon landing, and the size holes or rocks that would throw a rider from many other dual purpose bikes are only a jolt on the 500. However, I would expect that they are quite underrated. This one was a cold blodded bastard for many years. The front forks had a leading axle. Four items on the bike were in very good condition; the seat, gas tank, engine and rear pouch.
Front Brakes 140mm Drum Rear Brakes 130mm Drum Front Tyre 3. It's as smooth as many Twins, all the normal big Single vibrations having been cancelled out with the twin counterrotating balancer shafts. The speedometer had a 100 mph 160 kph limit. The series was discontinued in 1985 but is still widely available on the secondhand market. Sometimes the motorcycles that are the most fun are the ones we get cheap.
The front forks had a leading axle. The fuel tank and side cover stripes were black, red, and yellow. It utilizes two valves per cylinder and a carburetor fuel system. Now I am flat out getting the wheel a couple of inches off the ground. Most serious is the relatively meager braking power. Dirt-bike parts Dirt-bike parts and gear available from.