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Old 04-27-2013, 09:23 PM   #46
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Kraven, very poetic, you should try riding one of the fast ones, those old 900s aren't the fast ones. The 4valvers are a whole 'nuther nut altogether.

CR500s. I've had 2. 65hp. 220 lbs or so, claimed. You guys either didn't try very hard, or you didn't practice enough. I rode short track, TTs, hare scrambles and an Enduro on mine. You learn throttle control. You shift earlier. They aren't bad to ride at all. They are not explosive. They aren't pipe or peaky at all. They can be a bitch to start. They are extremely reliable. I'm going to buy another one, we'll see if I can still start one.

OK, must owns. Well, I've got a CT-70. I've had Kawasaki Triples. The thought of owning them is actually more pleasant than really owning them. They sound cool though. Had a Sportster. Another bike that the thought of owning is much better than actually owning. Piece of junk. Old Z1, had a couple of those, I like them. Ninja 250? Someone gave me one once. Pure beginner bike, nothing more. Gave it to a beginner. Old Triumph twins. If you don't know how to work on a bike, you soon will. Had a couple of those. I'd get another. Now I'm looking at an old TT500. As for other old bikes, I've had a bunch, not really sure what else I want, maybe an RD and a Tuono V4. And an RC51.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #47
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Does it matter to name a specific bike? Somewhere in the above listings (and I've ridden or owned many or several of them) are the kernels of truth, such as "truth" is; A small tiddler for a newbie, a monstrously over powered under handling ill braking beast. Such bikes exercise the parameters of learning and refine the aesthetics of riding taste. Ultimately, the the monstrous ones, the ones that don't kill or maim us, they send us elsewhere, towards something more fitting for our needs and abilities. As bad or awe inspiring as they are/were, they are of a high value and yet little utility. Sometime, sooner or later, we generally end up riding and owning in the middle of the bell-curve - i.e. what suits us best. There are a few on the outskirts of the bell curve, a 62 year old riding an R1 at 8-9/10's and getting away with it, or someone on the other end, riding a 100cc enduro as their only bike - those are notable exceptions. But, having the experience is invaluable, and sometimes riding or owning a turbo Z1 for a once in a while lark ride is fine - you know what its all about and wisely choose when to apply its thrills.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:58 AM   #48
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Kraven, very poetic, you should try riding one of the fast ones, those old 900s aren't the fast ones. The 4valvers are a whole 'nuther nut altogether.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:57 AM   #49
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:56 AM   #50
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I readily admit to never having ridden a CR500, but I did a lot of riding, mostly trail, on a buddy's YZ490. I assume it can't be far from the CR legend, tho. The YZ would make a full-grown bad-ass weep uncontrollably before it even started, unless you were wearing an MX boot on your right foot. I saw it easily break the shinbone of a 20-something kid who thought he was a big enough boy to start it with his running shoes on. I think the bike had a diabolical agenda--it would cleverly wear you down to a frazzle with the starting routine, reduce the expectant rider to quivering mass of frayed nerves and worn muscle, and then take you far enough into the woods where no one could hear you scream....and then try to kill you. But "Boy Howdy!" that was sure a fun bike to ride.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:44 AM   #51
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The CR500 is nothing but a harm to yourself and your friends. Everyone should own one until they finally have had enough and sell it to the next poor sumbitch. It is death on a stick. Sweet brap ring-a-ding death on a stick.
Owned one, raced one for three years. I still have the screws in my shoulder and a plate in my tibia to show for it. She was my Waterloo
I loved every second on that bike.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #52
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:24 PM   #53
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I readily admit to never having ridden a CR500, but I did a lot of riding, mostly trail, on a buddy's YZ490. I assume it can't be far from the CR legend, tho. The YZ would make a full-grown bad-ass weep uncontrollably before it even started, unless you were wearing an MX boot on your right foot. I saw it easily break the shinbone of a 20-something kid who thought he was a big enough boy to start it with his running shoes on. I think the bike had a diabolical agenda--it would cleverly wear you down to a frazzle with the starting routine, reduce the expectant rider to quivering mass of frayed nerves and worn muscle, and then take you far enough into the woods where no one could hear you scream....and then try to kill you. But "Boy Howdy!" that was sure a fun bike to ride.
I had YZ490s and YZ465s also. Not the same as a CR500. The YZs are very soft. Slower response, less throttle response. CRs have immediate throttle response. The CRs are harder to ride, well, maybe not harder, but a different riding style. About 10 more horsepower, at least.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #54
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CRs have immediate throttle response. The CRs are harder to ride. About 10 more horsepower, at least.
A lot argued the CR500 was overpowered, so one of the moto-mags put a sensor on Ricky Johnson's (Honda's fastest rider in the 80's) throttle to see how often he used all of it. Turns out only once or twice around the track, and even only about 1/4sec at a time. Or so I recall from pouring over those dirt bike mags.....


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Old 04-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #55
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I raced a CR500 in 86/87 and had no such problems riding it.


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Honda CR500....so that you can prove to yourself two things: 1) the CR250 really is plenty fast, after all, and 2). There are better motorcycles to own if you prefer riding without casts on any of your limbs, which were caused by an unpredictable wall of shrieking, hateful power
last statement is so true

when I was a kid (16-20) I though I was a hot shot on my 250 untill i got one, crazy power, just a beast.

for my 2 cent

KTM 300
RT so smooth
Busa , Never ending power ! only bike i have even rode the pulls in 6th gear I mean really pulls
early 70 era Truimph, just a classic ride and sound.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:10 AM   #56
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Any airhead.
so true
a bike responsive to mild input
does what its told
those old things taught me how to ride
narrow powerband
all torque
what fun

ya had ta been there
the old bikes are legends
lotsa competition on the roads now
do you want a 70s car to drive to work
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:16 AM   #57
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my 87 ktm mx 500

kill ur Rhonda

pity I never had the ability

my pick

bevel drive duc
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:26 AM   #58
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my 87 ktm mx 500

kill ur Rhonda

pity I never had the ability

my pick

bevel drive duc
i roosted my buddys 495
with my 490 maico
ktm goes for too much top end
imo
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:31 AM   #59
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my pick

bevel drive duc
to look at or to ride
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:44 AM   #60
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to look at or to ride
both, enjoyed my years on them

thru rose coloured glasses

the mx 500 had a pretty flat power band

or pretty flat out at any time you wanted

warp speed scotty

engage the throttle

cheers

ps these iron butt pussys

never rode a bevel drive for thousands

of miles/lol

duranium arse lol
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