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cr500 engine in 3 wheeler frame?

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85 and 86 are the Best ones to use....after that from what I hear they De tuned them.....Some Swear by the 85 some Swear by the 86....But those two yrs is all I have ever seen in a Trike.....I have Ridden with my buddies 86....Freaking thing RIPPS.....

His is him on the 500R...


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The 1999 CR500 puts out about 62 hp. Everything I have ever read the 1984-89 put out 56-58hp. Everything after that put out 62.

Unless every bit of info I have ever come across on the CR is wrong, your info is backwards on which one is detuned.

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I remember when these came out in 84...It was Air Cooled and just WICKED!!! 85 it was WaterCooled and Still Wicked...Ive seen many a rider Spit off of them things...:laugh: If I remember correctly....The 84-86's were around 62 at the Shaft and 58 or so RWHP.....when I say they "Detuned" them they Lowered the Compression Ratio so you could Kick it over...That was one of the biggest problems with them back in the Day....Starting them....But nothing a Couple of Brass Gaskets wouldnt Fix...:wink:

You could put a newer motor in there....Are the Mounting Locations different??? Swaping a 500 isnt a Direct Bolt with any yr......I just know that the 85-86 are the Choice of Trikers....:wink:

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