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Hello everybody
well since a fresh new bike build project was out of the question I decided to pick up a used frame off ebay and start a project...
here is my Honda 2000 xr50r frame






I have some other parts ordered off ebay and will update this thread with pics as parts come in. My plan here is to assemble the rolling chassis first...

I am thinking about having the frame media blasted, any thoughts about that??

Frame is in decent shape for the age, but the picture seems to hide a lot. There is some rust that I would like to clean up as well as possibly welding up some supports to beef it up.
 

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I sent Fast 50 an email inquiring about frame availability

for the time being I will hold off on doing anything to this honda frame and use it temporarily for mocking up the parts

Ideally I wanted to try and avoid the chinese frames and was pretty set on keeping it as a japanese honda frame build just for being a stickler on an oem honda platform build,

I suppose I could just eat my words and get some chinese craddle frame bike but if I wanted that i would just buy a pitster and half the fun for me right now is ordering the individual parts albeit expensive :rolleyes:
 

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I received a reply back from Fast 50 yesterday and they are still not yet up for production, at this time there is co current stock available on the shelf.

I will be waiting patiently for Fast 50 it seems, or until a bbr frame pops up for sale.

Stay tuned for updates, fork and triple tree are in the mail already and plan to order some bars and levers this week
 

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Unless you plan on buying a super pro, or dropping big money on a perimeter, good luck finding a super stock frame. Theres one in washington, but the guy won't part the bike.

That being said, billetware/sano/sik50's frames pop up frequently enough on facebook if you look.
a super pro is what I had in mind, a perimeter would be cool but that build cant be funded at this time lol
I will keep an eye out for sano/sik50/billet just tough now that a lot of stuff is being sold on FB it seems and I have axed that account a few years back
 

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Also, if you need an engine, shoot me a PM. I have a bottom end, with a TAK88 top end that is currently off it and 20mm carb. Was told it needed rings. I'd let go of it for a decent price.
I will reach out in a few weeks when I finish assembling a rolling chassis thanks!

I am currently trying to decide what I want for wheels/tires here, I think I want some street tires for that supermoto theme

new bars are in the mail now
will order seat tank plastics grips all this week

also haven't decide on a rear shock, or better said have not decided how much I want to spend...
 

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Stock 50 frames are definitely far from strong. Should be a cool build, costs a good bit of money to piece a bike together you’ll find haha. I have a 88 motor with the wiring, tank, seat and stock plastics laying around. Have Chinese pegs in a stock mount around as well. Pretty sure there’s a stock front wheel too.
lol oh yea, I can confirm that I am paying a hefty extra penny just because I want to put this together myself from scratch....
I am willingly admitting I did this half ass backwards by not buying something cheap and dissembling it and getting my fix that way
But honestly I hate ending up with extra take off parts laying around and I knew I would be buying upgrades for it, and I didn't exactly have the cash in hand so the devil of a credit card got me
 

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couple more items arrived today...
this black bbr clamp will just sit on the side for now as I have the bbr sp5 forks with billet clamps that I plan on using on this build


Auto part Suspension part Shock absorber Suspension Automotive engine part
 

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My ever so slowly growing pile of junk...
I will soon need to start sourcing some assembly hardware to get this thing mocked up and looking less of a basket case!!!

Auto part Tool Vehicle
 

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Let me know what you need for assembly hardware. I have tons from partouts. PS, If you want a good deal on a BBR superpro frame set...let me know.
I have had that frame you just posted for sale in the back of my mind since the moment you listed it...

Slowly getting to the point where the motor and hardware are needed and was planning on reaching out as soon as I have the money ready!
 

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So small issue, I had picked up these silver bbr triples recently but since I am using the gold swinger I wanted the gold triples as well.

When a set popped up on ebay I snatched them up...

Now I am realizing that the gold set has about half inch to 3/4 of an inch of stripped steering stem.....

My question here is, can I buy a new stem and press the old one out and new one in??? Perhaps I can just pull the stem out of the silver set and press into the gold set that I would like to use??

couple pics of the two stems below


Metal Gas



Metal Machine Auto part Steel
 

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well here is the next task at hand...
press out both stems, discard the stripped stem, press in the usable stem into gold lower clamp...
hopefully I can tackle this sometime this week and move forward with the build!!!

Bicycle fork Auto part Bicycle part Cylinder Steel


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well the steering stem swap was a success... I stopped after getting the new one pressed in though, I want to do a little more research before reusing the original races, dust seals and bearings that came with these used forks.

Brass Auto part Metal Hardware accessory
 
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