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KSchwantz

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    Highpower Rifle Competition, MX and Desert, CR500s.
  1. KSchwantz

    What's faster a cr 500 or a xr650r?

    I raced the 2008 Vegas to Reno on an XR650R, the 2010 Parker 250 on a CRF450R, then the 2012 and 2016 Parker 250 on a CR500. In my Opinion the CR500 was hands down far superior in that sort of racing environment. Looking back I only wish I had the CR500 for the 2008 Vegas to Reno. the 500 was lighter than the XR, Comfortable to be on. Bike would go through deep sand like Godzilla. You could lug it around in 4th gear at 55+mph and pull instant wheelies to get over surprise obstacles, or to blast past other racers in dusty conditions where timing was important.. Top speed was only 92mph but the bike easily carried more speed in more places overall.
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    So what should i focus on first?

    Man I'd say if you're spinning up too much, taller gearing will sometimes help. If 14/47 ends up too tall, try a 48 on the rear. I find that faster mud riders seemed to be a bit more back on the bike, and use more rear brake than front. On slimy slick stuff. I always liked dry slick over wet mud slick.
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    arm pump amd creatine?

    If your armpump is caused in part by infequent riding, being a big goon, or really anything else, go and try a sample pack of "SportsLegs". I ride a CR500, and the sports legs make a noticeable difference in armpump and apparent fatigue caused by lactic acid build up. http://www.sportlegs.com/what/what.asp Werd!
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    AngryShawn's 05 Race Bike Build

    Right on! Since your sprining for the bike, are they pitching in any for mods or entree fees or such stuff? You going to change filters or go with filter skins? Good luck, I'll be lurking and waiting for a write up come end of August!
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    AngryShawn's 05 Race Bike Build

    Hey Shawn, so the Vegas to Reno is a done deal for you this year? You teaming or attacking solo on that bike?
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    The goal is to enter an MX race....

    Hey Coo, when is this scheduled race anyhow, soon?
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    The goal is to enter an MX race....

    The first race I had back in 99, I had done quite a few laps around the target track, and felt pretty good, but never started against anyone. From being a competitive shooter I learned over the years, if there's a question, answer it, if not, then minimize the unkonwn aspect of it. So I just didn't start very aggressively. Made sure I watched the gate hit the ground before I took off, and that's all it took - almost last into the first corner. You probly won't have to let everyone go to achieve a backend start either. Good news is, its likely everyone in your age group has a job to get back to, and so will probably allow some room in the turns. Just avoid unnecessary risks, and stick to your game plan. Break, turn gas, repeat. That's it. The results will take care of themselves.
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    KX500 vegas to reno, anyone here?

    There was a KX500 racing the 2012 Parker 250, Expert Ironman. He ended up 2nd place. Other than some sticker, it looked stock. I ran a CR500 in the race, and got 3rd in the Amateur class, afetr having hroendous goggle trouble the first. 80 miles. 2 500s raced, and both placed. http://www.bitd.com/images/stories/pdfs/parker250/rptResultsOverallIM.pdf Here's some pics: http://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb283/Chesten_Hesten/2012_Parker250/?albumview=slideshow I raced Vegas to Reno in 08 on an XR650, and used a CRF450 for the 2010 Parker Race. I thought my CR500 was better than both of those put together. Only disadvantage for a longer race is fuel logistics cause mileage isn't as good, and you need premix. Oh and chainging Air Filters, since its not quick change, but maybe here's an alternative: http://pcracingusa.com/store/index.php?cPath=7
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    The goal is to enter an MX race....

    man, its a shame you have to join the AMA to race out there, that blows. I can't see one thing the AMA does to benefit the local joe blow racer anymore, beyond increase racing fees. If its your first race, try and ride the track in question as much as possible, disecting all the parts that give you trouble and noting the parts you have an edge at, (comparatively). Remember a race is just a practice run with a start at the beginning. Try not to pressure yourself to get a great start. If need be, tell yourself its totally ok to get a terrible start. Less pressure, better start. Find out how many laps each moto will be and ride for that amount at a good clip, (without a breakdown in technique due to exhaustion) That is how fast you want to go during the race. Try to have as many "knowns" as possible going in. Like know how to get through each corner, not on your best line, where you can break and still make the corner, know which jumps you can make and which to roll, etc... Watch each goon in front of you, set them up and make a pass if you can. And if you're on a guys tail and the laps are winding down, don't give up, he may screw up and let you by, don't follow him into that screw up! Don't override and take too many risks. You may not be able to win so concentrate on "right" now, faster later. Good luck.
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    Sports supplements for arm pump/similar issues?!

    If your armpump is caused in part by infequent riding, go try a sample pack of SportsLegs. http://www.sportlegs.com/what/what.asp I ride a CR500, and the sports legs make a noticeable difference in armpump and apparent fatigue caused by lactic acid build up.
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    any arm pump solutions welcome

    If your armpump is caused in part by infequent riding, go try a sampl pack of SportsLegs. http://www.sportlegs.com/what/what.asp I ride a CR500, and the sports legs make a noticeable difference in armpump and apparent fatigue caused by lactic acid build up.
  12. If your armpump is caused in part by infequent riding, go try a sampl pack of SportsLegs. http://www.sportlegs.com/what/what.asp I ride a CR500, and the sports legs make a noticeable difference in armpump and apparent fatigue caused by lactic acid build up.
  13. Midway through this Bob Hannah interview he describes a technique Roger DeCoster used to get through Off Camber Hardpack. Check it out. I tried on my CR500 this weekend and it worked Marvelously. A noticeable improvement, (till I got tired) Plus the interview's kinda entertaining as well if you like hearing Bob Flap his lips.
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    01 CR250 Carb swap - intake boot size?

    Yes. That is the case. But after checking Ron Ayers, fiche, and a few others, I noticed each year listed several of the same part #s. Wanted to check if anyone knew from experience, which was the right one. Of course, that was the queue for such gems of englightment as, "sure you got the right end going into the right direction?" etc,. Yep, that's the plan. I couldn't get the sticken thing to go in without a clamp whatsoever. It simply would not fit. Thanks for all the input.
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    02 CR250R ported eric gorr

    Second that on dealing with Gorr. I prepaid a couple for service on a couple of CR500 motors, and he sent a refund. Nowadays I think most places would've made up up some phantom services and kept the extra loot.
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