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    My 1980 Honda XR 80 rebuild

    I have $330 in the bike. Don't let the looks of the bike fool you, it really needs a lot of work. I have completely disassembled the bike. I'm removing paint from the frame and other parts now. I'll post pics of what I've done so far tomorrow and tell you what parts I've already ordered.

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    It's really a nice bike bro!! Good find at a great price
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    Yup looks like fun!! Much better than that rude, angry kx 60!!

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    Finally got all paint removed from frame. I used three cans of aircraft paint remover and 12 medium rough steel wool pads. The paint remover took off 90% of the paint, but what it didn't remove was very difficult to remove with the steel wool. If I restore another bike I will have the frame and all the other parts sand blasted. I'm going to use Dupli-color prep spray, self etching primer and engine enamel color DE1632(I read on this site it's pretty close to Honda red). I bought a exhaust on EBay that is in very good shape for about $100. It has no dents and almost no rust. I also got some nice used triple clamps and motor mounts on eBay.

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    Frame is painted. I'm happy with results. The steel wool sanding made it look like it was done at factory.

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    You should of powdered that bro IMO!! It wouldn't rub off and last way longer. You still have time
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    Perhaps sand blasting and powder coating next time. I feel like with the job I'm doing I will give the bike many more years of life and good value. I do appreciate your comments.

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    Build it, ride it and enjoy it. There's a minimal market for these bikes so don't look at it as an investment.

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ID:	152582 Took shocks apart and cleaned them up. I think they look good, so no new shocks. Now time to finish removing paint from swing arm and engine mount brackets. These should be the last parts to be painted red. I think I've decided on cleaning up original air filter box and painting it. I was thinking about just going with a UNI filter. Click image for larger version. 

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    The shocks look awesome. Great job
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    Thanks Mate. I think it'll be a go'a. Now for a tinny.

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    Those shocks are from a CR80. You have a nice bike!

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    I've learned my wheels are CR 80 too. It's a bit of a problem. XR rear wheel sprockets get bolted on from inside of brake hub. The CR 80 rear sprocket gets bolted on from the outside. The sprockets nuts were rubbing against rear swing arm. I may get a XR wheel hub.

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    Let me know if you end up going the route of getting an XR wheel. I have a very nice and a brand new crf80 wheels (not to cheap to be honest) but I may be parting out an older xr80 in the future if it doesn't sell soon.

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