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Offline Etienne2T

CR500
« on: February 13, 2010, 09:56:35 pm »
Anyone here actually owned/ridden one? Would love to try, looks insane!

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Re: CR500
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 07:07:28 am »
There is a place in the states that stil build them. Blasie Franken raced 1 a few years ago. He went 22 teeth smaller on the rear sprocket! The bike was fitted with discbrakes. It did 200. He did the Toyota 1000 with the bike and just took it easy. Then at the halfway mark they told him he is 3'rd or something. Thinking of winning the race he overcooked it and got lost. The bike did not like it and threw him of. Sentimental monsters, they are.
 

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CR500AF
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 07:47:28 am »
 :thumleft:company in the states the build the honda CR500 AF (aluminium Frame) is service honda. they take a brand new CR250 2 stroke and take the motor out, they are licenced to build the CR500 motor for honda and still get all the parts and spares needed.

costs about $11000 for a new one and must be awesome - new frame and suspension with a 500 cc 2 stroke!!!

think their site is

www.servicehonda.com

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Re: CR500
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 06:59:30 pm »
I had a 495 Maico single shock.
That was scary enough!
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Re: CR500
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 09:02:16 am »
Jou arms sal 100mm langer wees na die ride!!!
 

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Re: CR500
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 09:31:21 am »
Friend of mine raced MX years ago (represented the country overseas). He had the opportunity to race one a few times. Always told us how he smoked guys and got hole shots with the bike. Trick was 2nd gear pull offs :mwink: He was light enough for it :thumleft:
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Re: CR500
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 09:37:01 am »
I rode a KX500 last year, was interested in buying a real bush bike...

I rode it on tar and on dirt.

It doesnt just lift the front wheel, the handlebars smack you in the face!!!

This was on tar...

Off road, its just wheelspin everywhere. God forbid you suddenly get some grip...

I found that I was holding on and aiming it more than actually being in control...

It is a fucking laugh, though...

But not the ideal type of bike for technical riding.

For open off road type stuff and dunes, its awesome!!!

I would make a nice "extra" bike for taking the piss...
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Re: CR500
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 11:52:39 pm »
Will post soon hopefully not from a hospital ward. Friends got one and its coming to me to stay, more of a collectors item but I will ride it. :ricky: :ricky: Cant wait.
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Re: CR500
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2010, 07:18:25 am »
Ridden both CR/KX500 very often[ have brave friends] and it is like Bus says. Only thing a KX500 is good for is building a Motard out of.
Too wild for technical stuff and dangerously fast on the open stuff. Good fun till you start getting tired, then a huge burden, the slightest movement on the throttle and you get shot forward, usually in a wheelie and off-balance!
I admitted defeat, I"m on a KDX200.
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Re: CR500
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2010, 08:22:41 am »
I rode a KX500 once, it was more like a jet ski than a bike, with its huge roost.

Loved it though, tended to flatten hills out somewhat.
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Re: CR500
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2010, 10:57:23 am »
I still want one, though...

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Re: CR500
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2010, 12:36:45 pm »
I had the CR500 for a couple of months about 5 years back, and I weigh 105kg plus then, and shooooo, it was too much for me, sold it to a guy who weighed around 140kg, and warned him, but he said he needed something with a bit more oooomfffff :ricky:
 

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Re: CR500
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2010, 01:34:43 pm »
This is only a play bike if you play in an open area as large as a soccer field :)
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Re: CR500
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2010, 07:21:44 pm »
I still want one, though...



108kg dry weight with between 63 and 69 hp depending on the model.
Wow getting mine the weekend.
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Re: CR500
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2010, 08:54:26 am »
With a nasty power band. These things are vicious, only for the really experienced.
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Re: CR500
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2010, 10:10:40 am »
Hi Ettienne

Raced with both the YZ490 and the CR500 in motocross, in the days just before the 450's came out.

Loved both the bikes.

The CR500 is a lovely bike, and in my opinion you should keep the following in mind:

a)   The suspension needs proper setup.
b)   The exhaust, specifically the header pipe seems to crack due to vibrations.
c)    Shorty rear silencer makes a difference in power delivery.

Found both bikes excellent in technical and non-techinal areas.  Even used the CR500 with a 44 tooth rear sprocket on one enduro race.  It was flying...

In 2006 there was a guy (Michael Cassanoca - if I recall rightly - ex French rider) in Nelspruit that still raced with the CR500, rebuild into the 250 frame and trick suspension, unbelievable.

This is the the bike to get, CR500 motor in 250 frame.

But again, what do you want to do?
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Offline Etienne2T

Re: CR500
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2010, 10:16:06 am »
Think you misunderstood the post, im not looking for one.
 

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Re: CR500
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2010, 10:28:04 am »
I've had a total of 4 of them...........being a big guy it was the only thing that could take the punch in the Kalahari when we caught Gemsbok and Springbok. I would like to have one in the garage aswell.

Check this....
http://johannesburg.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-Motorbikes-Parts-scooters-motorcycles-motorbikes-CR500AF-W0QQAdIdZ186189796


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Re: CR500
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2010, 10:35:13 am »
Actually what you need is a MAICO 620 or even better 685 Enduro 2 t
The bike kicks out 60 kw or 82 hp in standard form and tips the scales at 111kg, pure madness!
 

http://maico-bikeworld.de/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=31&products_id=1795

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Re: CR500
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2010, 11:38:52 am »
I had an IT490 when I still lived in KZN and it was an absolute handful, stretched my arms and left me with skid marks after most rides :biggrin: