Lee McCollum’s restored 1989 Honda CR500 is front and center on this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Boyesen. We feature items from GoPro, Giant Loop and Pro Circuit in 2-Stroke Hardware, and the 2-Stroke Theater section has a great mix of pre-mix burning off-road machines. Don’t forget to click our exclusive link to the only new-generation aluminum-frame Honda CR500 build that currently exists on the planet at the bottom of this post.

1989-Honda-CR500-OverallRight.jpgLee is known mostly for his work on Suzuki factory machines, but he has a passion for two wheels and his 1989 CR500 is amazing to look at in person.

1989-Honda-CR500-EngineLeft.jpgYes, there might be a few parts internally that are a little tricky to get for the average Joe but most of Lee’s restoration features OEM Honda CR500 components. As you can see the attention to detail just in this picture is next level.

The rear hub was coated to match the rear brake caliper and stay with the classic look Honda had during those years. Spokes, nipples and rims all got upgraded with Excel products.

1989-Honda-CR500-FrontWheel.jpgSame story up front with hubs coated to match the brake caliper and Excel upgrades. Check out the coating on the lower fork lugs.

1989-Honda-CR500-TripleClamp.jpgThese could be factory upper clamps, but Lee got very tight lipped when we started asking questions about them. To say we didn’t get a straight answer is an understatement. We know it looks cool!

The look of a Pro Circuit Factory Sound 304 silencer on a big 500cc machine just screams horsepower. These complete exhaust systems are still in production by Pro Circuit today.

1989-Honda-CR500-ChainGuide.jpgAttention to detail that makes a factory bike a factory bike. Lee has built enough race machines over the years that this is second nature to him.

Honda-CR500-OverallLeft.jpgWe stared at this bike for half the day before we actually started taking pictures. If we can just talk Lee into letting us ride it, the fantasy would be complete.




The Ti-2 Shorty Carbon Kevlar/Titanium Silencer is the latest piece of racing technology we offer and is guaranteed to be a favorite for most two-stroke riders.

The Ti-2 is similar to the popular R-304 Silencer except it is constructed with a carbon Kevlar shell, titanium tubing and titanium end-caps. The titanium and carbon Kevlar construction offers the “factory” look and appearance while reducing weight. The Ti-2 is for closed-course racing only.


  • Optimum performance gains
  • Carbon Kevlar silencer body
  • Titanium tubing and end-cap
  • CNC machined aluminum mounting bracket
  • Closed-course racing only
  • Made in the USA




Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer holster and mount firmly attaches the Garmin inReach Explorer or Garmin inReach SE device to your pack’s shoulder strap, your upper arm, handlebars, fork tube, or many other locations. The Garmin inReach Explorer and Garmin inReach SE devices allow you to send and receive messages, trigger an interactive SOS, and track and share your trip anywhere in the world.



GoPro Hero 6:

The GoPro HERO6 Black action camera shoots ultra HD. Its 60 fps frame rate provides high-quality 4K video capture, and its 5.0GHz Wi-Fi band enables fast wireless transfer of high-resolution media files to a mobile device. Record GPS data, speed and other active stats with this GoPro HERO6 Black action camera via the mobile app.



Want to see a trick 2018 CR500 build just click the image below!

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