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Offline Yefimovich˛

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Re: CR500
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2010, 11:43:08 am »
Actually what you need is a MAICO 620 or even better 700 2 t

 

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Re: CR500
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2010, 02:08:36 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 #22 on: February 26, 2010, 02:27:18 pm »
You are very fortunate, you have a kick start on the right side :)
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Re: CR500
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2010, 07:09:09 am »
jinne, all that power and drum brakes...
 

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Re: CR500
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2010, 10:47:26 pm »
jinne, all that power and drum brakes...
Drum on the back, later models had discks on the back so maybe a conversion later. Wanna try and keep it as original possible. Apparently no matter what brakes you have they are not enough. :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: CR500
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2010, 06:23:48 am »
I rode one around a wine farm and took out a few vines. Owner just laughed himself silly as the same happened to him. As said, nasty powerband. Got ooomphs of power but its a art getting that power to work for you.

Would be one hell of a motard if you can do something with that powerband. :thumleft:
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Re: CR500
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2010, 08:24:38 pm »
I love that powerbands. The 4 strokes of today is much more powerfull but doesn't have that fear factor in them that something is going to explode any second now.
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Re: CR500
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2010, 09:16:39 pm »
TRY a 1970,s KTM, twin shock road race powerband 2 smokes and rough 6 speed boxes they were evil...
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Re: CR500
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2010, 09:31:36 pm »
1981 KTM 495 twinshock, if it cannot wheely or wheelspin, it will simply break the chain. Those did a measured 142MPH in the ISDT. That is roughly
230KMPH !!  The modern 4stroke need at least 990rally form to do that.
When these bikes were released, a lot were sold. About 6 months later the 2nd hand market were flooded by them, simply unrideable, ask Mike Hopkins.
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Re: CR500
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2010, 10:07:25 pm »
1981 KTM 495 twinshock, if it cannot wheely or wheelspin, it will simply break the chain. Those did a measured 142MPH in the ISDT. That is roughly
230KMPH !!  The modern 4stroke need at least 990rally form to do that.
When these bikes were released, a lot were sold. About 6 months later the 2nd hand market were flooded by them, simply unrideable, ask Mike Hopkins.

this was probably not on enduro gearing?
 

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Re: CR500
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2010, 10:14:15 pm »
No, you can change final drive gearing, fit road tyres and remove front fender. In the old ISDT [international six day trails] you would enter on a bike, the same bike on which you would do MX, Enduro, Trials, 400m dragracing and top end runs. The big factories would obviously run highly tuned engines. As the name implies, this event would run over six days.
What became of the ISDT?
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Re: CR500
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2010, 12:45:26 am »



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Re: CR500
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2010, 07:13:55 am »
Love to try one - no one would dare build a bike for sale like that now. Only the Husaberg 650's came close. I think the KTM 495 was one of the better big bores. I rode a lot in the 80's in Lesotho and KZN with a mate that had one and he did WFO's with moderate success (he dominated the Vets a few years ago - on a KTM 200!). But that thing could climb hills like you can't believe; those long, steep, grassy hills you find in KZN; this thing would would be pulling hard in 2nd while I was chugging in 1st (Husky 390/430), then it would get 100m more height than me, easily, throwing massive divots (helped the rider was way better too).  I wanted power and tested the YZ490 - (4 speeds, no, no) and Maico 490 (great fun on forest roads but no bottom end). Neil Woolridge won the Roof on a KX500 but they would seize if you looked at them funny.

So I stayed with the faithful Husky 430 then 400; great enduro bikes for their time.
 

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Re: CR500
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2010, 07:58:51 am »
"Service Honda" in the USA are the only guys that still make these.

They use CR250 Ali frames and pop the 500 motor in there...

I want one!!!
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Re: CR500
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2010, 08:56:16 am »
"Service Honda" in the USA are the only guys that still make these.

They use CR250 Ali frames and pop the 500 motor in there...

I want one!!!

It is a 3rd generation inhouse frame, engines they get from Honda and Kawasaki Motor Corp..
About R80k without importing.

... on a KX500 but they would seize if you looked at them funny.

Nothing a choke on the handlebar wouldn't cure  :deal:

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Re: CR500
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2010, 09:14:39 am »
The street version big 2 strokes were unbelieveable. Imaging the Yamaha RZ 500, a 500 cc moto gp bike with power band as it was 2 stroke. I think it was Wayne Rainey that commented that it was extremely unridable. In fact it was judged to be the most unridable bike ever built!!! :o

I owned a std RZ 500 for a short time... it was nothing short of an animal!
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Re: CR500
« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2010, 09:32:26 am »
The street version big 2 strokes were unbelieveable. Imaging the Yamaha RZ 500, a 500 cc moto gp bike with power band as it was 2 stroke. I think it was Wayne Rainey that commented that it was extremely unridable. In fact it was judged to be the most unridable bike ever built!!! :o

I owned a std RZ 500 for a short time... it was nothing short of an animal!

Same explanation for why you can't find 2nd hand RZ500's or Opel GSi Super Bosses - practically all of them have been wrapped around trees.

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Re: CR500
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2010, 10:12:36 am »
Big pity cos I would love to get my hands on one again. Put it on a stand in my bar!!!
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Re: CR500
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2010, 10:17:41 am »
Big pity cos I would love to get my hands on one again. Put it on a stand in my bar!!!

I am a huge 80's era two stroke fan.
Especially from the 'insane period'

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Re: CR500
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2010, 11:01:46 am »


Daddy's little darling. HEEEEEEEHAAAAAAA!
Sorry first gonna rebuild her though.
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1st thing you must do is uncork it...
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