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Husqvarna 500CR into road legal green laner - Mad or not??


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I'm looking at making my trusty old 1984 Husqvarna 500CR into a green laner (day M.O.T, etc) any suggestions on where would be the best place to get parts for it as I'm struggling to get anything more than fork seals and brake shoes.


Or do you think it would cost too much and I would be better saving a few hundred quid and buying myself a CRM250 or KMX200?


Thanks in advance!!! :D

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Good point :oops:


I'm not 100% certain yet as it's in storage at the 'rents farm. I should be picking it up soon to start the work on it but will work out what parts I need as I strip it down and try and start it!


I know that I need tyres (but they should be fairly easy to come by), the exhaust may be a problem unless I can find one from a Husky scrappy or something from a similar year 500TE (I think that's the right model for the enduro version!) and I may be able to use the same endure model for any other bits but I would imagine it will be hard to come by parts in general..


Hope that all makes sense! :?

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I've had several supermoto/enduro bikes. Ebay I suppose for bits & local scrap merchants?.


Day time M.O.T. you will need:


*Rear number plate & refelector (one of those small stick on ones on the number plate will do)

*Rear Brake light that works off both Front & rear brake levers.

*Horn


So not a lot to do really!. A big plus is that it kind of feels rather naughty to ride such a stripped down bike on the roads! :twisted:

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Thanks Matt, I'm hoping to get it down here soon but moving this month so that will be taking up all my time!

(Good news is I will have a garage again with my new pad!!!) :D


Thanks for the info and I know exactly what you mean about the naughtiness of it all - I can't wait!! lol 8-)

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I tried it with a KX420 years ago, the biggest problem I had was with the tank as I had to get a custom built metal tank for it. The battery powered lights also only lasted about 90 minutes.

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Hi,

I think road legal lighting is the biggest issue, you can buy quick release kits for most enduro's.

First drop into your local mot centre and have the crack with the guy's and see what they require to get you a pass. Or better get a pre MOT inspection you will then have a list of thing that need to be done.

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I tried it with a KX420 years ago, the biggest problem I had was with the tank as I had to get a custom built metal tank for it. The battery powered lights also only lasted about 90 minutes.

Sorry to hijack the thread, but why did you have to get a metal tank?. None of my supermoto's have had one (CRF450, DR-Z400E)....


Lights won't be an issue for the Daytime M.O.T., except for the brakelight.

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Thanks very much to all your comments!! Unfortunately due to the expense of a house move (fees, etc) this has had to be put on hold :crybaby:


Might have to turn it into a Winter project instead!! I'll get that pre-MOT inspection though as that would definitely give me the right list of things that I need to get done and I would only be fitting a brake light on it as it would be easy to wire etc!!


I'll keep you posted though if anything changes!! :)

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Seeing as you're converting a bike that has no lights, you can get a kit that runs off AA batteries for you brake light. They last for something like a whole month of normal riding, but it isn't that hard to get a feed off of your existing stator. A brake light obviously doesn't run all the time like a headlight, the current draw is minimal.


@ Bill yes you're right for bikes that have lights already fitted to them. I'm pretty sure Kav has to add them (well, a brake light) to a bike that has none fitted.

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