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Old 10-27-2012, 08:56 AM   #90
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Originally Posted by LeeD View Post
Well, you could save yourself from some loops by going with a less aggressive rear tire, a slower than normal turn throttle, or a heavier flywheel, that is usually after you tried everything you know to tame the beast.
Wonder what the wheelbase is, and swingarm length, compared to standard 4 stroke CR-500's. I know some pros spec longer wheelbase on their bikes, especially outdoor bikes, for stability and to tame the power.
I was never a fan of huge horsepower, even in 125 Expert, as wheelspin and traction offset the gain in pure HP. Even in starts, you still need traction besides pure horses. I hole shot a few VetExperts with a 125, and several with 250's, against the 500's of various makers in the class.
OTOH, I"ve never ridden anything more powerful than the 4 stroke YZ-
426.
The stock wheelbase for the 1985 cr 500 was 59.1 this bike is 58.6. It's built off a alm 250 frame.


500AF 2012 Specifications



ENGINE



Engine Type 500cc liquid cooled single cylinder two stroke



Bore and Stroke 89mm X 79mm



Compression Ratio 6.8:1



Induction Eight pedal reed valve



Carburetion 39mm flat-slide



DRIVE TRAIN



Transmission Close-ratio five-speed



Final Drive #520 chain; 14T/48T



CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES



Front Suspension 48mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with rebound compression damping djustability; 12.2 inches of travel



Rear Suspension Pro-LinkŪ Showa single shock with spring preload, rebound-damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low speed and high speed positions; 12.5 inches travel.



Front Brake Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper



Rear Brake Single 240mm disc



Front Tire: Dunlop 742 FA 80/100-21



Rear Tire: Dunlop 756 100/90-19



DIMENSIONS



Rake 27.2 degrees



Trail 117 mm



Wheelbase 58.6 inches



Seat Height 37.6 inches



Ground Clearance 12.8 inches



Dry Weight 213.8 pounds



Fuel Capacity 1.5 gallons


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