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Honda CR480R


The Honda CR480R is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1982 to 1983.

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Honda CR480R
Manufacturer
Production 82-83
Class Motorcross
Predecessor Honda CR450
Successor Honda CR500
Engine
480
Top Speed 75 mph
Horsepower 51 hp
Spark Plug NGK BR8EG '82-83
Transmission 4-speed manual transmission '82
5-speed manual transmission
Final Drive Chain: 520x118 ‘82-83[1]
Front Sprocket 14T ‘82-83[1]
Rear Sprocket 54T ‘82-83[1]
Front Tire 90/80-21 '82-83
Rear Tire 130/80-18 '82-83
Weight
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Competition Yamaha IT490, Yamaha YZ490, Suzuki RM500
Manuals Service Manual

Contents

IntroEdit

This bike replaced the 1981 Honda CR450R and was replaced with the 1984 Honda CR500

This bike is considered to be from the "post-vintage" era of historic motocross and is eligible to run in the AHRMA Ultima and similar classes for bikes with drum brakes, air-cooled engines and linkage suspension. It has the kick starter on the left side of the bike.

1982Edit


The CR480R-82 was sold in 1982 without the "Elsinore" designation. Again the color was Tahitian Red. The number plate panels were yellow. The seat was black with a white "480R" graphic. The engine which produced 51 HP was a 472cc 2-stroke air-cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 4-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*CC100019. Front suspension was 43mm Kayaba (KYB) with 3-position adjustable compression damping.

1983Edit


The CR480R-83 was sold in 1983 in Flash Red. The seat was blue with a white "CR" graphic. The "480R" swingarm decal was black. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The number plate panels were yellow. The engine which produced 51 HP was a 472cc 2-stroke air-cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*DC100018. Front suspension was 43mm Showas with 15-position adjustable compression damping.

Changes for 1983

  • Tank and seat
  • 5-speed transmission
  • Showa suspension

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 


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