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Honda CR500
CR500 with paddle tires for sand
Manufacturer Honda
Production 1984
Class Motocross
Engine 500cc Two-stroke single cylinder
Manuals Honda CR500 Service Manual
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The Honda CR500 is a large displacement 500cc motocross / enduro dirtbike made by Honda since 1984.

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1984

1984 Honda CR500R
1984 Honda CR500R


The Honda CR500R'84 descended from a long line of Elsinores, although it was not called by that name. It was sold in 1984. One color was available: Flash Red. The number plate panels were yellow, the seat was blue, the fork boots were black, and the wheel rims were silver. It used a round-slide carburetor and had a rear drum brake. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke air-cooled reed valve single. The transmission was a 5-speed. 1984 was the only year to be Air cooled.

  • Engine: Two-stroke 491cc
  • Power: 58 hp
  • Brakes: Drilled front disc
  • Suspension: Pro-Link™ rear suspension
  • Wheelbase: 1490mm (58.6 in.)
  • Dry weight: 102 kg (224.8 lb)
  • Seat height: 960mm (37.8 in.)
  • Front wheel travel: 305mm (12 in.)
  • Rear wheel travel: 315mm (12.4 in.)
  • The serial number began JH2PE0207EC300001.

1985


The CR500R'85 was sold in 1985 in Flash Red. The "500" decal was red and blue. The seat, fork boots, and shock springs were blue. The number plate panels were yellow. The wheel rims were silver. The carburetor used a flat slide. The rear brake was a drum, a disc was not there until 1987. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5- speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*FC400001

1986


The CR500R'86 was sold in 1986 in Flash Red. The "500" tank shroud decal was red with a white outline. The wheel rims were gold anodized. The front forks had cartridge damper assemblies. The seat, fork boots, and shock springs were blue. The number plate panels were yellow. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The carburetor used a flat slide. The rear brake was a drum, a disc was not there until 1987. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*GC500018

1987

1987 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'87 was sold in 1987 in Flash Red. The "500" tank shroud decal was solid white. The seat, fork boots, and shock springs were blue. The number plate panels were yellow. The wheel rims were gold anodized. The front forks had cartridge damper assemblies. The rear brakes were disc. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The carburetor used a flat slide. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*HC600001


1988

1988 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'88 was sold in 1988 in Fighting Red. The "CR500" and wing decals on the tank shroud were solid white. The seat and fork boots were red. The wheel rims were silver. The front forks had cartridge damper assemblies. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The rear brakes were disc. The carburetor used a flat slide. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*JM700001


1989

1989 Honda CR500R
1989 Honda CR500R in Red
1989 Honda CR500R in Red
1989 Honda CR500R in Red
1989 Honda CR500R in Red
1989 Honda CR500R in Red


The CR500R'89 was sold in 1989 in Fighting Red. The gas tank shroud sported a new style wing in solid white. The "CR" logo was found on the side of the seat. The front forks featured inverted cartridge type. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*KM800001

1990



The CR500R'90 was sold in 1990 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was blue with a white outline. The frame was Shasta white. The front forks featured inverted cartridge type. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*LM900005

1991

1991 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'91 was sold in 1991 in Flash Red with Ross White. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was white, yellow, and orange. The seat graphics were white. The "500R" swingarm graphics were red. The side panels and rear fender have an integrated look. The frame was Ross White. The front forks featured inverted cartridge type. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*MM000006


1992

1992 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'92 was sold in 1992 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White. The gas tank and air box cover were white. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was white with a blue outline. The frame was Ross White. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*NM100006


1993

1993 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'93 was sold in 1993 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was blue with a white outline. The red color is a deeper red. The frame was Ross White. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*PM200005


1994

1994 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'94 was sold in 1994 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White. The color of the engine was now silver. The "CR" tank shroud graphic was redesigned so that it was fluorescent yellow outlined in purple on a red background. The "500R" graphic on the swingarm was outlined in purple. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*RM300005


1995

1995 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'95 was sold in 1995 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White. The "CR" graphic on the tank shroud was redesigned again in fluorescent yellow outlined in red on a purple background. The seat was purple with a white "HONDA" logo. The "500R" graphic on the swingarm was in fluorescent yellow outlined in purple. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*SM400001


1996

1996 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'96 was sold in 1996 in Nuclear Red with Shasta White and Black. The front fork had a 46mm inverted Kayaba cartridge. The "CR" logo on the tank shroud was fluorescent yellow outlined in red on a purple background. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*TM500001


1997

1997 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'97 was sold in 1997 in Nuclear Red. The graphics were newly redesigned. The front fender was red while the rear fender was white. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*VM600001

1998

1998 Honda CR500R


The CR500R'98 was sold in 1998 in Nuclear Red with Ross White. Again there was new graphics. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The engine was a 491cc 2-stroke liquid cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*WM700001




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