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Honda CR500R'84

Honda CR500R'84
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.
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.
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Clymer: Honda CR250R-500R Pro-Link, 1981-1987
CR500R'85 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R-500R Pro-Link, 1981-1987
CR500R'86 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R-500R Pro-Link, 1981-1987
CR500R'87 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R-500R Pro-Link, 1981-1987
CR500R'88 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R - CR500R 1988-1996
CR500R'89 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R - CR500R 1988-1996
CR500R'90 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R - CR500R 1988-1996
CR500R'91 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R - CR500R 1988-1996
CR500R'92 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R - CR500R 1988-1996
CR500R'93 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R - CR500R 1988-1996
CR500R'94 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R - CR500R 1988-1996
CR500R'95 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R - CR500R 1988-1996
CR500R'96 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
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Clymer: Honda CR250R - CR500R 1988-1996
CR500R'97 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
CR500R'98 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