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Re: First Ride... CR500 Dual Sport
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2017, 09:37:00 PM »
How does it do cruising at a constant highway speed?
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Re: First Ride... CR500 Dual Sport
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2017, 11:32:28 PM »
Like it a lot  we should have a new award Badass Bike of the Month! More badass than than Tig Trager with brass knuckles a sawn off shotgun & a flick knife! I would love to scare myself to death on this bike.
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Re: First Ride... CR500 Dual Sport
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2017, 04:23:15 PM »
OOOH I LIKE IT LOWERED... im short so that's appealing as hell.  :toot:

Yeah after I saw that pic I thought about lowering and racing mine.... but I like riding in the dirt too much!  :banjo:


How does it do cruising at a constant highway speed?

Gearing is a little short for 4-lane highway. 2-lane roads up to 60mph are fine. Pilot and transition jetting are key for cruising smoothly, but honestly any real dirtbike sucks for steady speed on the highway.
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Re: First Ride... CR500 Dual Sport
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2017, 10:21:26 PM »
Gearing is a little short for 4-lane highway. 2-lane roads up to 60mph are fine. Pilot and transition jetting are key for cruising smoothly, but honestly any real dirtbike sucks for steady speed on the highway.

FWIW my old '00 KTM 300EXC supermoto was great on the freeway.  With 14/40 gearing it would cruise at 70 and hit 105 WFO.

I sold that one and got a plated '13 300XC-W but it's geared for the woods at 14/50 and I haven't got a set of supermoto wheels for it yet. 

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Re: First Ride... CR500 Dual Sport
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2017, 09:58:26 AM »
FWIW my old '00 KTM 300EXC supermoto was great on the freeway.  With 14/40 gearing it would cruise at 70 and hit 105 WFO.

I sold that one and got a plated '13 300XC-W but it's geared for the woods at 14/50 and I haven't got a set of supermoto wheels for it yet.


I should qualify my statement. A dirtbike can be fine on the freeway, but having correct expectations is important. I can go ride 600 miles in a day on my GS. A 600 mile highway ride on a dirtbike will be less fun by comparison.



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Re: First Ride... CR500 Dual Sport
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2017, 09:27:12 AM »
Very cool, in the lowered mode; lace up a wider rim in 17" dia.  raise the T-clamps another inch. then you can raise the rear ride ht. by an inch.  As it sits now it appers to have the swingarm with negative angle?  Two cents worth of bench racing.  That engine or the mighty KX500 would be good in the Suzuki GS500 chassis as Ed Elernbach did with his RD400/GS500 combo.  I have an YZ490J that's a hand full for me, I'm aging out of the class ha ha.
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Re: First Ride... CR500 Dual Sport
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2017, 10:29:43 AM »
Very cool, in the lowered mode; lace up a wider rim in 17" dia.  raise the T-clamps another inch. then you can raise the rear ride ht. by an inch.  As it sits now it appers to have the swingarm with negative angle?  Two cents worth of bench racing.  That engine or the mighty KX500 would be good in the Suzuki GS500 chassis as Ed Elernbach did with his RD400/GS500 combo.  I have an YZ490J that's a hand full for me, I'm aging out of the class ha ha.
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Re: First Ride... CR500 Dual Sport
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2017, 05:58:19 PM »
Ha!  That's one on me, I'm usually more observant than that?  Sorry post in the dumb mode.
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