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Offline fearlessfred

Trx500r
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2016, 12:32:16 PM »
Quote from: Skeans1;69897
Makes my hands hurt and fall a sleep Fred probably rattle your fillings out too.
Even in the two wheeler frame there is plenty of vibs . I would recommend riding a trx 500 before building one . I was told not to do the build by a honda guru mechanic that had built one and I didnt listen . live and learn .

Offline Skeans1

Trx500r
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2016, 12:39:16 PM »
Quote from: fearlessfred;69903
Even in the two wheeler frame there is plenty of vibs . I would recommend riding a trx 500 before building one . I was told not to do the build by a honda guru mechanic that had built one and I didnt listen . live and learn .
No thanks Fred my hands fall asleep fast enough already without doing that.

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Offline rjt500r

Trx500r
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2016, 08:03:39 PM »
Quote from: fearlessfred;69903
Even in the two wheeler frame there is plenty of vibs . I would recommend riding a trx 500 before building one . I was told not to do the build by a honda guru mechanic that had built one and I didnt listen . live and learn .

I would recommend if you seriously want to build one of these do a lot of research, check all the forums there is a ton of info on this build. Both what works and what doesn't. Go into it with realistic expectations, if you think you can build one and it won't vibrate don't waste your time or money. Money is also something to consider, if your buying all the parts needed to build one you would definitely be better off building a big bore 250r. I went back and forth on building mine for a few months based on all the horror stories about these builds, things like you can't ride them for very long , your hands go numb, not true in my case. Not only is this build not for everyone, CR500's are not for everyone. I have a CR500 AF that some of my friends have ridden and they don't like it because of the vibration. When I decided to build mine part of the decision to do it was based on the fact I pretty much had all the parts including the engine already so I have very little money into it. Super glad I did it. It's not the fastest or the most badass quad. But it does what I built it for, excellent low end grunt for tree shots just like a four stroke but the big bore two stroke hit that I love.

Offline fearlessfred

Trx500r
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2016, 09:22:26 PM »
i built mine in 1990 and we didnt have the resources , like the internet and forums . I rubber mounted it using the eyelets off the front shocks of trx . the frame never broke but the grab bar did 3 times before I got rid of it . Ct made the pipe and Allan said it would run the same as it did in two wheeler , that was not true by any means . My project was a total disappoint as was the people I knew that had done it before . Im glad you are happy with yours but I would still recommend not doing it .

Offline ytman

Trx500r
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2016, 05:09:08 AM »
It's funny how the grab bar and subframe seem to get the most vibes. The first time I took mine to the dunes the whip popped out with just a rev. That was a sign.
(I still love it)

Offline rjt500r

Trx500r
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2016, 11:12:51 AM »
Got the confirmation yesterday my cr500 e-start conversion is complete and shipped out. Can't wait. I'll post pics and a video when I'm done.


Offline Michael88R

Trx500r
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2016, 03:45:18 PM »
That is sweet. Looks clean and simple. Especially good for a quad so u don't have to kick ur fender. Are u going to leave the kicker on there?  I wish my 450er had both.

Offline rjt500r

Trx500r
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2016, 09:05:38 AM »
Quote from: Michael88R;71044
That is sweet. Looks clean and simple. Especially good for a quad so u don't have to kick ur fender. Are u going to leave the kicker on there?  I wish my 450er had both.

Thanks, Yeah I will keep the kickstart as well.

Offline rjt500r

Trx500r
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2016, 07:09:21 PM »
Back together and ready to shred some dunes!!!

[video]https://youtu.be/qKua4GagHhY[/video]

Offline ytman

Trx500r
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2016, 11:25:39 PM »
:p:p

Offline jcs003

Re: Trx500r
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2018, 06:52:49 AM »
how is this doing?

Online jwraymond6

Re: Trx500r
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2018, 02:51:23 PM »
:p:p

He had both the zilla R and the trx500r at the west coast meet both seemed to work great
87 363 sphynx built by Pete @ hybrid engineering

Offline rjt500r

Re: Trx500r
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2018, 07:44:39 AM »
how is this doing?

Still going strong. Has not been getting as much love since I built the Zilla hybrid, but glad I ignored all the horror stories about building a cr500 quad. Love it

Offline Langbolt

Re: Trx500r
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2018, 07:31:02 PM »
Got the confirmation yesterday my cr500 e-start conversion is complete and shipped out. Can't wait. I'll post pics and a video when I'm done.



How's the Electric Start ?

:)


Offline rjt500r

Re: Trx500r
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2018, 08:18:11 AM »
It works awesome!!