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Old 09-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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What to do with a GB500 wreck???

Friend wrecked his GB500. I ended up with it. It can't be titled and will cost more to fix than buying another one. It's got a good motor with low miles. I'm looking for suggestions as to what I might put the motor in/on. The GB500 frame is bent, front hub shattered, tank tanked, forks pretzled, clocks smashed, pipes flattened.

Suggestions? I want to end up with something cheap and fun for my 22 mile RT, city streets, commute.

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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Buy a flat track frame. There are a couple companies that build them and they'll custom make them for whatever motor you want. Stuff the GB motor in, buy a set of forks off eBay, lace up some 19in rims, have a blast. Some places you can get a frame for around $1k-$1500, and you might be able to title it as a custom build in your state.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:40 PM   #3
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:45 PM   #5
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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we have many many parts for the gb range here , from the 400 to the 250 and the mighty 500 , i have owned about 5 of them over the years .... good engine .... etc etc etc ....
i know the distance is an issue being across an ocean , but if you want stuff i can be of assistance ...
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:29 AM   #7
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Friend wrecked his GB500. I ended up with it. It can't be titled and will cost more to fix than buying another one. It's got a good motor with low miles. I'm looking for suggestions as to what I might put the motor in/on. The GB500 frame is bent, front hub shattered, tank tanked, forks pretzled, clocks smashed, pipes flattened.

Suggestions? I want to end up with something cheap and fun for my 22 mile RT, city streets, commute.

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Old 09-30-2012, 12:03 PM   #8
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More of a question than a suggestion, but will that motor drop into a 83 xr500?
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #9
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More of a question than a suggestion, but will that motor drop into a 83 xr500?


It will but it has a single port head, or you could swap heads back to twin port if you had one just for ease of fitting back in the XR.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #10
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More of a question than a suggestion, but will that motor drop into a 83 xr500?
That was along the lines I was thinking, would be an ok candidate to revive an older Honda XL or XR machine. Is the GB e-start?
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #12
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That was along the lines I was thinking, would be an ok candidate to revive an older Honda XL or XR machine. Is the GB e-start?

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:38 PM   #13
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any chance of more pics of this bike please .......
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #14
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Buy a flat track frame. There are a couple companies that build them and they'll custom make them for whatever motor you want. Stuff the GB motor in, buy a set of forks off eBay, lace up some 19in rims, have a blast. Some places you can get a frame for around $1k-$1500, and you might be able to title it as a custom build in your state.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #15
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any chance of more pics of this bike please .......
Unfortunately not.. I snapped the pick in 2009 at a local moto show.
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