Well, I was at my local MX playground (half track, half free ride area) I stopped to fix my helmet, when this older guy that I saw couching his son on how to jump pulled up on his 1998 CR500 and said "hey, wanna trade for a bit?" So I said "ok! Why not!" So as he took off lika banshee on my 1986 CR250 jumping and all. I slowly and very carefully rode the 500 around for a bit, MUCH deeper and menacing sounding then my 250, felt much wider and more upright then the 250, and I didn't go above 3,500rpm because that was as fast as I could handle on the newly-rutted-by-redneck-mofos terrain. Mostly, his setup was MUCH more different then mine, everything was so close, and my new boots were struggling to get in those positions to shift and brake. After a bit of playing around and a little jumping I stopped by him again and we traded back. Little did he know he let a 17 year old glasses-less n00b ride his CR500. Quite good fun those 500s are, not something I would want to own and play with every week with it's "I want to kill you now" grunt it has, and it's stiff frame that says "I will bump you off it you make one mistake". But I would consider owning one at least for the "I hav a fvckin CR500 homboi, wat cha got?":cool: I wanted to ask him how mine felt, because I've been fixing it up from almost nothing, and have nothing to compare it to. But didn't have the chance, he did seem fine with it though. So what are your opinions on the CR500?