1985 Honda CR500

SOLD FOR: $8,721

Reserve price has been met.

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Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1985 Honda CR500. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

When originally released in 1984, the CR500 was the most powerful MX bike that Honda had ever produced. It quickly got a reputation for pinging (including the nickname of “Ping King”), which was rectified the next year with liquid-cooling. The rest was history – in a period review of the ’85 CR500, Dirt Bike Magazine said riding this bike was like “playing with a loaded shotgun.”

Said shotgun packed about 55 horsepower into 230 pounds of bike, and many riders thought it was the best Japanese open class bike of the time. The legend lives on – in 2008 VitalMX compared a late model CR500 to a new at the time CRF450, concluding that the new bike was a better overall package for the average rider but the CR500 would be faster if you truly had the skills to handle it. In their words, “The CRF450 is Dr. Jekyll. The CR500 is Mr. Hyde.”

The seller of this example (VIN: JH2PE0207FC404120) acquired it ten years ago from his step father.

The seller states that the bike has been restored with a suspension rebuild and complete motor rebuild, the latter of which was done by Eric Crozon of Performance Cycle in Garden Grove, California. The work also included new radiator hoses, new carb, new chain/sprockets The motor has 2 hours of run time and he now keeps it in his home but he says that “it runs perfect and is ready to hit the dirt.”

Modifications:
Nickel plated expansion chamber.

Aftermarket exhaust.

ASV levers.

Boyesen Factory Racing clutch cover and OMF skid plate.

Currently located in Westminster, California, this CR500 is offered on a clean California off-road title. Have any CR500 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Westminster, California

Year

1985

Make

Honda

Model

CR500

Mileage

N/A

VIN

N/A

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 44

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Dirtbabe_101

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 10:59 am $8,150
RDeleon28 February 19, 2021 10:37 am $8,050 Auto
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 10:37 am $8,000
RDeleon28 February 19, 2021 10:35 am $7,900
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 10:35 am $7,800 Auto
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 10:34 am $7,650
RDeleon28 February 19, 2021 10:33 am $7,550
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 10:33 am $7,500 Auto
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 10:30 am $7,250
RDeleon28 February 19, 2021 10:30 am $7,150 Auto
RDeleon28 February 19, 2021 10:30 am $7,100 Auto
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 10:30 am $7,000
RDeleon28 February 19, 2021 10:27 am $6,600
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 10:27 am $6,500 Auto
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 10:12 am $6,200
RDeleon28 February 19, 2021 10:11 am $6,100 Auto
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 10:11 am $6,000
RDeleon28 February 19, 2021 9:41 am $5,600
Dirtbabe_101 February 19, 2021 9:41 am $5,500 Auto
Dirtbabe_101 February 18, 2021 6:59 pm $5,000
jason February 18, 2021 6:59 pm $4,950 Auto
jason February 18, 2021 6:58 pm $4,600 Auto
Dirtbabe_101 February 18, 2021 6:58 pm $4,500
jason February 18, 2021 6:37 pm $3,975
RDeleon28 February 18, 2021 6:37 pm $3,875 Auto
RDeleon28 February 18, 2021 4:27 pm $3,850
jason February 18, 2021 4:27 pm $3,750 Auto
jason February 18, 2021 4:26 pm $3,575 Auto
RDeleon28 February 18, 2021 4:26 pm $3,475
jason February 18, 2021 4:26 pm $3,075 Auto
RDeleon28 February 18, 2021 4:26 pm $2,975
jason February 18, 2021 4:25 pm $2,875 Auto
RDeleon28 February 18, 2021 4:25 pm $2,775
jason February 18, 2021 4:05 pm $2,675
RDeleon28 February 18, 2021 4:05 pm $2,575 Auto
RDeleon28 February 17, 2021 2:50 pm $2,100 Auto
Luigi Bariani February 17, 2021 2:50 pm $2,000
RDeleon28 February 13, 2021 1:05 pm $1,600
justone February 13, 2021 1:05 pm $1,500 Auto
justone February 13, 2021 8:27 am $1,450 Auto
ZXrr2001 February 13, 2021 8:27 am $1,350
justone February 13, 2021 8:27 am $1,201 Auto
ZXrr2001 February 13, 2021 8:27 am $1,101
justone February 13, 2021 7:53 am $1,000
Auction started February 12, 2021 11:00 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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