The Paris Dakar 82 type is a rare model because it is not a bike assembled in Japan.Honda Japon officially came to the Dakar for the first time in 1982. Cyril Neveu and his partners flew over the Rally and Cyril even won all the african 82 races with the same bike.Soon Honda shown a special series of 200 replica tank+seat that dealers were able to assemble as an option when purchasing a new XL500R.
The camshaft and one rocker have been changed. All the threads of the rocker cover have been reinforced with helicoïl thread inserts. The valves are new, their seats have been rectified. New cam chain. Controlled and tensioned balance chain. Clutch and gearbox checked. New rings and piston dimension +0.25. The kickstarter spring has been replaced. The carburetor has been ultrasonically cleaned. The foam air filter is new. For the chassis part, the frame was completely dismantled in order to be repainted. The suspension rods and the steering column have been cleaned, checked and greased. The manifold and the exhaust silencer have been replaced by used ones in very good condition. The 2 tires are new Michelin Sirac. The brake and clutch levers, the rubber grips are new. New clutch cable, controlled throttle cables. The tank special limited edition Paris Dakar is full new (not repaired), the seat will be specially restaured for this tank.