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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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CBR 500R Racebike build

Since late 2018, we were looking for a bike for my stepson to ride in the Canadian National Series amateur lightweight class.

He raced in the class last season on a stock engine ninja 300. He was at a disadvantage against built R3's and Ninja 400. He had also never raced on most of the tracks on the circuit . He did fairly well, but had a couple hard crashes that put him in 10th in the points at seasons end.

However, he cleaned up in the regionals, winning both lightweight class championships, top amateur rider and top teenage rider awards. The regional grids were just as large or larger than the Nationals, averaging at about 20 bikes.

So, back to the bike. We were originally looking for a 2018 Ninja 400, by January we hadn't found one that would fit in the budget. There is virtually no manufacturer or dealer support for racers in Canada.

We were offered a CBR500 from another racer friend who bought it as a project but never got around to building it. A matter of economics, buy a Ninja 400 - 6k, then put 5k into it turning it into a race bike...... or buy the 500 for 2k and spend the same 5k on parts building it.

The bike was rashed, but it came with all the oem parts we needed, new rad and fairing stay, he also threw in a set of hotbodies bodywork( lightly crashed) and a set of spec tires (dunlop q3+)

There were some unknowns with this bike but we jumped right in and started.

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So far what we've done is :

Ktech fork cartridges
Ktech razor rear shock
custom gauge cluster mount
Samco hose kit
Vortex clip ons
Vortex rear sets
Vortex chain and sprockets
Hotbodies bodywork ( fixed and painted rashed set that was included)
Brembo 16x18 front master
Brembo front rotor
Apex Racing custom braided lines
Power Commander 5
Power Commander quickshifter
Full Hindle Megaphone exhaust
Bickle Racing chain toe guard
Windmill Motorsports brake guard
Ebay chain adjuster brackets with spools
All Balls replacement wheel bearings
Super Duper secret quick turn throttle
custom made steering stops

Spare wheels from ebay...we still need 1 more rear
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This is what it what we have right now, before stickers from our supporters.

Still have to figure out the crappy windscreen design and attachment points.
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What a great project to do with your stepson! I look forward to meeting you both at Shannonville. Good luck this season.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 10:36 AM
Many thanks for posting, I always love following a bike build, but especially race bikes!! Please keep sharing..


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This is an awesome build. Thanks for sharing!!
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nice build! I see you did something similar to what I did on my track bike. You replaced the mounting plate for the dash. I designed one and 3d printed mine out of ABS to get more clearance when turning the bars.
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I mentioned this to @Slick_Steveo but he doesn't seem interested, any racers that want ECU support this season I will get setup with free flashing hardware/software if they are down to rock my stickers.


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I mentioned this to @Slick_Steveo but he doesn't seem interested, any racers that want ECU support this season I will get setup with free flashing hardware/software if they are down to rock my stickers.
Sorry we didnt get back to you right away...see your pm's

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nice build! I see you did something similar to what I did on my track bike. You replaced the mounting plate for the dash. I designed one and 3d printed mine out of ABS to get more clearance when turning the bars.

Nice!!...what year is your bike? with the 2013, we are still screwin around trying to get a windscreen to fit. My buddy kept the black plastic cowling for the gauge mount and trimmed back the edges. But he still has the stock bars. His windscreen works because he kept the part it screws into.

We have the clip ons, which are much lower. I set up steering stops so the front master doesn't hit the cluster, but still can't use the cowling. Looks like we will have to make a special bracket.
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