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Online havinnoj

CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« on: March 04, 2018, 10:53:45 PM »
In my hunt for an aftermarket chassis - I generally have ruled out CR500 link options as I don't know of dune style swingarm builders who will make an extended arm - which is what I want/need for the dunes.  However, there is a nice frame option with a CR500 link. 

- Is the CR500 upper shock tower offset (and thus the swingarm linkage mount is offset too)?
- Are the swingarm pivot / shock mounting / linkage mounting points different from CR500 to no-link?
- What else do I need to be aware of?

Online Tbone07

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 11:37:56 PM »
I can only speak for Laeger frames but....

cr500 and no-link upper shock mounts are identical, and offset to the right for intake clearance and what not
Swinger pivot between OEM/cr500/no-link frames are identical
Lower linkage mount on cr500 is offset to the right as well

I've seen Steve Buschinsky make extended swingers for duners. But if you're looking for an arched swinger or something along that style you'd have to ask him.

Finding good condition OEM linkage is tough as well. But Steve makes new linkage too
LED Performance 350 Sphynx - XC Machine
Laeger's-Roll-GThunder-HLS-PEP-HiPer-GBC

RIP Laz

Offline jcs003

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 06:08:10 AM »
can someone invite Steve Buschinsky, to the forum?  It would be nice if he could show off his work and help us all understand what can/will and will not do.

john

Offline JDF Rex

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 07:54:56 AM »
I believe he already is a member but not sure he's been on here in a while. He is on Facebook though, and active. He's good to deal with. I believe he runs/owns ISF Racing.

Online havinnoj

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 06:41:49 PM »
I can only speak for Laeger frames but....

cr500 and no-link upper shock mounts are identical, and offset to the right for intake clearance and what not
Swinger pivot between OEM/cr500/no-link frames are identical
Lower linkage mount on cr500 is offset to the right as well

I've seen Steve Buschinsky make extended swingers for duners. But if you're looking for an arched swinger or something along that style you'd have to ask him.

Finding good condition OEM linkage is tough as well. But Steve makes new linkage too

Thanks Clay.  This seems in line with my research.  Theoretically I should be able to run a no-link swingarm on the Laeger Frame though I may have to remove the lower linkage mount.  I talked to Steve and he can make an extended CR500 link swingarm if needed.

Online croat1

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 08:14:29 PM »
I believe he already is a member but not sure he's been on here in a while. He is on Facebook though, and active. He's good to deal with. I believe he runs/owns ISF Racing.

Steve B's screen name is sgb318

@sgb318

Joe

Online havinnoj

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 08:21:40 PM »
I believe he already is a member but not sure he's been on here in a while. He is on Facebook though, and active. He's good to deal with. I believe he runs/owns ISF Racing.

Yup.  Limited interactions with him but the ones we have had he's a straight shooter. 

Offline ATVRacing2

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 09:06:48 PM »
I saw on Steve's facebook ISF Racing that he is making replica Laeger Frames, I seen a couple Laeger Narrow's with CR500 Rear setup. I wonder if he would make a Standard Front with a CR500 Rear setup? I also saw he is making Swingarms, I'm wondering if he could make Pro-Trax Front Ends as well??

Offline JDF Rex

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 09:15:44 PM »
I'm not in the Facebook world but I don't doubt he can, I believe that he runs the protrax himself and sells rebuild kits for the protrax. If I was in the market for a chasis, id be having a serious talk with him.

Online havinnoj

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 11:27:51 PM »
cr500 and no-link upper shock mounts are identical, and offset to the right for intake clearance and what not

Anybody know how far from 'center' are these?

Online Hawaiiysr

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2018, 01:54:24 AM »
i have a cr500 swinger in the garage. i can get you measurments in the morning. sorry im kind of beat up from work to go dig it out right now

Online Tbone07

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 09:58:09 AM »
cr500 and no-link upper shock mounts are identical, and offset to the right for intake clearance and what not

Anybody know how far from 'center' are these?

It's about 1.5''-2''. I can get an exact measurement after work
LED Performance 350 Sphynx - XC Machine
Laeger's-Roll-GThunder-HLS-PEP-HiPer-GBC

RIP Laz

Online havinnoj

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2018, 01:02:09 PM »
It's about 1.5''-2''. I can get an exact measurement after work

Appreciate it clay. 

Offline jcs003

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2018, 11:44:35 AM »
wasn't the offset shock mainly for quads from the hybrid days?  i bet there is plenty of clearance for a 250r intake.  someone correct me if i am wrong.

Offline bnau267

Re: CR500 Link - School Me on Offsets and Finer Details
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2018, 10:40:50 PM »
Here's an ISF and a Laeger - both new.  Basically identical.  Steve runs a little smaller diameter pivot hole so you got to grind the goofy cr500 flange bolt to make it fit.  Thatís a bolt that needs a replacement since Honda discontinued.  Sure would be nice if someone could play around with a crf450 linkage.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 11:33:11 PM by bnau267 »