Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

CR500 as a motocross bike?

Recommended Posts

Hello all. I just sold my 2001 CR250 and am buying a 1998 CR500.

It is all original and in great shape. I have not ridden it yet and I am wondering does it make an ok bike out on a track? I will send away the suspension this winter and get it setup for my fat ass.

I had a KX500 and loved the power to lug it along so I'm not worried about the motor at all . But I am wondering about the chassis. Any thoughts would be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The cr 500 is one relaible bike if not the most relaible machine ever produced. 1996 had a suspension upgrade and they work fairly well on a track or in the woods. I own two steel frame 500's and a 500AF. I actually prefer the steel frame over the AF. More flex on the steel frame, if you are having the suspension done than you also might want to consider a flywheel weight. Smooths out the power and might not tire you out as much. Have fun they are a great bike!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 97, with a 13 oz flywheel weight and a Rekluse z start pro with 13-48 gearing. I think that most of the people who knock the steel frame have never ridden one. That 500 is the only bike I have that isn't for sale. It's a steam roller with that clutch. I did do an aluminum frame project from a 2002 cr250r frame. It is really cool, am I that much faster on it, not really. It is much lighter, not really. With the right spring rate and maybe gold valves you can have a lot of fun on that steel frame.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ridden a couple of CR500's from a good friend who use to race them back in the day.  A whole different animal as it has torque in every part the rpms like 450's owned, but with the 2t hit.  Just respect the power & you'll be fine. Definatley a blast to ride...  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They MX fine if you are in shape and a hero. Most folks would go faster on a 450 and have LESS FUN.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just built a 500af i plan to ride motocross with next year, I am a pretty big guy so the motor feels great to me and like it a lot more then my last 450.  There is a huge difference however between how my AF feels compared to the steel frame,

 

IMG_7678.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×