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July 4th, 2016, 08:11 PM   #1
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00' fe501 build

Just wanted to start a quick thread on the build of my bike, and post progress pics.

So I started off with a 2000 fe501. Found the bike on an online ad...Bike had been sitting for over a year, in a garage. Went to look at it and I almost didn't leave with it. Just seemed like it needed a lot of love. But when he told me he would take $200 for it if I took it right then...... I couldn't turn that down!

Got the bike back to my garage and started tearing it down, making a list along the way with parts that will be needed. Setting my budget right around 1000 to get this bike on the street.

As of right now the bike is down to bare frame.

Forks will be sent to a friend of mine for rebuild this week. Frame will be going out for fresh Powdercoat in the next few days, after I do a little metal work by straightening the bent kickstand tabs, and putting a little extra reinforcement into it to help it from moving under the weight of the bike... May even just cut them off completely and make new tabs myself out of proper metal.

Anyway. I'll get some pics up along the way, stay tuned!


Having issues posting from my phone, but I'll get it sorted out.
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I see an 05 fc450 swing arm on eBay, any one know the dimensions of the mount? Width? Bolt size? Thinking of swapping over to this swing arm, and possibly a newer shock.

Also found a 2001 fx470 swingarm. Any info on ither of these swapped on to a 2000 501 frame?

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it is the same swing arm up to and including 2004. 2005 has different bearings and dowels.

they'll both fit straight in.

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Originally Posted by Taffy View Post
it is the same swing arm up to and including 2004. 2005 has different bearings and dowels.

they'll both fit straight in.

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Thanks taffy! Guess I'll be ordering a swinger today! Same guy also has a long oem spark arrestor from the same 470. May pick up bolth.
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