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Just what the title says. I'm 5'7" 165 pounds and im looking for a good bike. I love danger an living on the edge. Thanks

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Forget what the other say, imo your probably to heavy for it. If you'd lose about 30 lbs then it would be a perfect woods bike.

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You will need to do some modification. Remove that 500 motor it's for &%$#@!'s. You need to get a 700 cc 2 stroke snow mobile motor and bore it over then port and polish the head and add a NOS button and now you will have a great single track bike.  

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being a new rider just about any bike is going to give you a thrill. the cr500 is not a beginner bike and you might want to look for a 125 or maybe a 250 to learn on. a 125 2-stroke will teach you how to ride properly and they are crazy fun. a large portion of the skill you develop overtime is throttle control. being a new rider the 500 can get away from you quickly. it might seem fine on a test ride in a straight line but hanging onto the beast for extended periods of time will lead to whiskey throttle which will likely lead to a hospital visit. I am a 6'3" 200lb, experienced rider and my 500 can be a handful at times. i progressed from a 200 to 250 to a 300 to 500. big bore 2-strokes aren't for everybody experienced or not.     

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Just what the title says. I'm 5'7" 165 pounds and im looking for a good bike. I love danger an living on the edge. Thanks

 

Do you have riding experience? It was my first dirt bike but I had years of riding experience before buying.

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Just what the title says. I'm 5'7" 165 pounds and im looking for a good bike. I love danger an living on the edge. Thanks

NO!

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It's the perfect first bike! Just hold it wide open, dump the clutch, and hang on..... It's a beginners bike anyways so you'll be A-OK. :-) I like the 700cc snowmobile motor idea too

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Just what the title says. I'm 5'7" 165 pounds and im looking for a good bike. I love danger an living on the edge. Thanks

I'd personally try to find one of those ole' maico(??) 700 2 strokes, hell those 500s are for children!

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being a new rider just about any bike is going to give you a thrill. the cr500 is not a beginner bike and you might want to look for a 125 or maybe a 250 to learn on. a 125 2-stroke will teach you how to ride properly and they are crazy fun. a large portion of the skill you develop overtime is throttle control. being a new rider the 500 can get away from you quickly. it might seem fine on a test ride in a straight line but hanging onto the beast for extended periods of time will lead to whiskey throttle which will likely lead to a hospital visit. I am a 6'3" 200lb, experienced rider and my 500 can be a handful at times. i progressed from a 200 to 250 to a 300 to 500. big bore 2-strokes aren't for everybody experienced or not.     

You swallowed hook, line and sinker didn't you?

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You won't need the NOS system if you're riding single track. It would be cool to have the button in case you came across a hill or jump. Looking for a booster rocket for my bike..

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You swallowed hook, line and sinker didn't you?

guess i did???? i though this fool was serious. 

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