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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    Here's a link to the 500AF page. Retail is $12,499 not including top box:
    https://www.servicehonda.com/honda-2014-models/500af
    $13K is a bit much it. Granted it has lots of great benefits though. Still think i'd lean towards an original & tweak it from there. Not that it really needs much to satisfy. Used in the states, these run between $2-3K. Which is more reasonable, but expect to pony up some cash to renovate.

    http://www.bikefinds.com/honda-cr500-for-sale

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    $12,500 seems like a great deal. About the same as a new KTM250EXC here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider View Post
    $12,500 seems like a great deal. About the same as a new KTM250EXC here....
    A 2014 KTM 250 EXC (2 stroke) list price is 1,008,000yen (tax inc). The 300 kit is an additional 130,000yen. Registration, insurance, setup etc would be additional...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    A 2014 KTM 250 EXC (2 stroke) list price is 1,008,000yen (tax inc). The 300 kit is an additional 130,000yen. Registration, insurance, setup etc would be additional...

    So you're looking at about 1.23 OTD plus installation of the 300 kit. That 500 still looks like a great deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider View Post
    So you're looking at about 1.23 OTD plus installation of the 300 kit. That 500 still looks like a great deal.
    It goes without saying that you'd want to install the 300 kit yourself. That's the fun bit!

    Regarding the 500AF, in addition to the purchase price, you'd have to pay shipping and import duty. Then if you want to plate it you'd need lights, horn, turn signals, brake switches, speedo, insurance and shaken. At the end of the all that you' end up with an awesome bike though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    It goes without saying that you'd want to install the 300 kit yourself. That's the fun bit!
    BTW. I'm going round to SG's place to help him finish his 300 kit install ready for the ride on Saturday. I made a piston gudgeon pin remover tool and am keen to see how well it works.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    BTW. I'm going round to SG's place to help him finish his 300 kit install ready for the ride on Saturday. I made a piston gudgeon pin remover tool and am keen to see how well it works.
    A hammer and chisel worked fine for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider View Post
    A hammer and chisel worked fine for me.

    A plasma cutter is more fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post

    Looks like you have height adjustment on the cutter bit? Needed that today
    so will order tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jav View Post
    Looks like you have height adjustment on the cutter bit? Needed that today
    so will order tomorrow.
    Yes, I fitted a quick change tool post (Phase II BXA 250-111). This allows me to change tools in a couple of seconds and to have each tool height pre adjusted. Note that the BXA size tool post is a little oversized for my lathe (height is a little high). As I don't use the compound often (only used for threading and tapering) I chose to remove it and mount the tool post on a custom block of steel, the height of which is lower than the compound. When needed I can easily remove the quick change tool + block and mount the compound. The advantage of this setup is increased rigidity.

    Phase II BXA quick change tool post mount on custom steel block:


    Quick change tool holders:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    BTW. I'm going round to SG's place to help him finish his 300 kit install ready for the ride on Saturday. I made a piston gudgeon pin remover tool and am keen to see how well it works.
    The gudgeon pin removal tool worked great. Finished the 300 kit install and engine started very easily. Ready for Saturday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    Yes, I fitted a quick change tool post (Phase II BXA 250-111). This allows me to change tools in a couple of seconds and to have each tool height pre adjusted. Note that the BXA size tool post is a little oversized for my lathe (height is a little high). As I don't use the compound often (only used for threading and tapering) I chose to remove it and mount the tool post on a custom block of steel, the height of which is lower than the compound. When needed I can easily remove the quick change tool + block and mount the compound. The advantage of this setup is increased rigidity.

    Phase II BXA quick change tool post mount on custom steel block:
    Thanks for sharing that. Nice well thought out set-up.
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    Jav and Mark you guys have some awesome toys
    TBA 904, IBA 27221

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesK View Post
    Jav and Mark you guys have some awesome toys
    Here's some mill flycutter porn (from when I made the steel block for the quick change tool post):

    Last edited by Markw; 13-06-14 at 01:31 PM.

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    Getting back on topic, here's a fuel injected CR500 engine in a YZ450F frame! Goes like stink!


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    Nice. Would have been a bit of a hoot if they planted a YZ490 mill in her!

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