Big John’s late ’90s Honda CR500 is the center of our attention on this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Boyesen. We have items from DP Brakes, Samco Hoses and Lucas Oil in the Two-Stroke Hardware section and Two-Stroke Theater is packed full of insane premix-burning project bikes. Don’t miss the exclusive link to “The one bike to ride before you die.”

Pictures do not do this build justice! John spent a couple years building this machine and, as you can tell, he did it the right way. It helps that he is a member of the John Burr Cycles parts department. Having a few friends at Honda doesn’t hurt either.

The engine was rebuilt using all OEM Honda parts to stock specifications because, after all, who needs more power out of a CR500? As you can see, it uses aftermarket items from Service Honda, IMS, Pro Circuit, Works Connection and Dunlop.

GPR Stabilizers and Pro Taper added some much needed comfort.

Dubya added a set of red Talon hubs laced up with oversized spokes and black DID Dirt Star rims.

The crew at Precision Concepts handled the suspension and Big John rides his CR500 at least once a week. The graphics from Throttle Jockey are a throwback to the 1-800-Collect Honda made famous by the King Jeremy McGrath.





Samco Radiator Hoses have been race proven around the world as the #1 choice of many racing teams in series such as Formula One, NASCAR, MotoGP and World Super Bike. Samco uses high quality silicone and reinforced fabric which means the hoses can withstand higher operating temperatures and pressures than OEM hoses. Their innovative shape, design and the insulating properties of silicone means that running temperatures can be reduced by up to 9 degrees fahrenheit. Every hose is manufactured with a SamTek inner lining that delivers outstanding resistance in the harshest environments.
Whether you are tuning your engine, pushing the limits or just commuting, you don’t want your hoses to let you down.
Bike specific fit for simple installation
Optional Samco Radiator Hose Clamp Kits available (Sold Separately)
100% visually inspected before it leaves the factory
Meets or exceeds the requirements of SAE J20 & are manufactured under an ISO 9002:2000 quality system
Lifetime guarantee



Developed by factory race teams like Monster Energy Pro-Circuit & Team Suzuki Off-Road, the SDP PRO-MX off-road brake pads are perfect for when performance is the prime requirement.
Specifically for moto-x, supercross, enduro, hare-scrambles and cross-country, the sintered copper alloy friction material offers powerful all-round braking with quick bedding-in, high initial bite and low lever effort.  All part numbers come with DP’s trademark ceramic heat shield as standard to help eliminate brake fade.




Lucas High Performance Motorcycle Oils are the result of technology gained through years of blending motor oils and gear oils for the racing industry.
These are TRUE racing oils that FAR exceed all manufacturer specifications and can outlast other oils up to 4 times on the track or on the street.
Lucas Motorcycle Oils are built for endurance. These oils will lower oil temperatures, extend the life of vital components, reduce noise and leaks and increase performance.
SAE 20W-50 is also an excellent gear oil and primary oil.
Key Benefits
Lower oil temperatures
Longer oil life
Longer component life
Less noise, fewer leaks
All Lucas Motorcycle Oils meet JASO specifications
Meets or exceeds: API SG / SF / CC / CD, JASO MA & JASO MA-2, ACEA A3




The Mighty Kawasaki KX500. Why we think everyone must ride this bike in their lifetime! Click the image below to find out why.

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