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CRSparky 02-03-2014 11:26 PM

I eventually do want a CR500, if anything. Yes, I'd love a CR250. That was originally what I was gonna get instead of the XR400, but I rode an XR400 and loved it, so my grandpa gave me his when he got his XR650.

Don't get me wrong. The number 500 is a very intimidating CC. Hearing CR before it just points out how much of a kicking horse the bike is.

BTW, I'm not 14. I hate when people call me younger then I am, just something I despise. When somebody calls me a kid. I have experience and am not stupid. I've seen some idiot riders in my life, and try to stay away from those habits.

I'd be way more than satisfied. I own an '88 CR125, and am used to it. I can take that bike fast around our little track. I want to step up to a faster 2 stroke. I love my CR125, even though it's been rebuilt 5 times(3 times by me:rtfm) I know a 250 will be good for me, but like I said. I do eventually want a 500.

cowboyona426 02-03-2014 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Hang Time (Post 706858)
Yeah... I've seen that video... its a good one. This vid shows the bike it's self so I thought it would be better for showing Sparky how the bike vibrates. Personally, I don't think my 500 vibrates as much as this one... but it does vibrate, and I had the crank balanced... I can't say I've ever been on a 500 that doesn't to some degree.

That's the trouble with a big bore single... there's a lot of weight moving up and down and nothing to counteract it. Multi cylinder motors tend to have a balancing effect... if they are properly built that is. That video you posted is a great demonstration though, not only do you get to hear the awesome sound of the 500 but you get to see just how much it can really move things around!

CRSparky 02-03-2014 11:32 PM

Oh yeah, I also read up that CR500s are very wide. I'd also figure that, if they're very wide, CR250s are wide. How much wider are 250s compared to 125s? 500s to 125s?

wFo250 02-04-2014 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by CRSparky (Post 706861)
I hate when people call me younger then I am, just something I despise.

Just wait till you're 47...
When I was 15 my best friend had a full beard! Now he looks like he's 60.. Enjoy the ride babyface, and try not to despise too many stupid things or people it gives you wrinkles ;)

CRSparky 02-04-2014 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by wFo250 (Post 706867)
Just wait till you're 47...
When I was 15 my best friend had a full beard! Now he looks like he's 60.. Enjoy the ride babyface, and try not to despise too many stupid things or people it gives you wrinkles ;)

Dude, that just made my morning. Good job, gave me a good chuckle during breakfast.

Anywhoo, I might've found bikes within my price range. A 1999 CR250 was on Craigslist, and the dude originally wanted 1500 for it. I managed to talk him down to 800 with a pitbike we have, and he's considering it.


Also, a '91 CR500 just popped up, and the guy is really negotionable. He's moving soon, and I might be able to get it. Damnit I need a job to save some money.

cowboyona426 02-04-2014 09:41 AM

The older 500's might be wider in the tank, I can't really say that mine is any wider than my 450.

bjunior 02-04-2014 10:20 AM

a 500 is like tackling a bear its for an experienced rider. a 250 little more tame. depending on your experience get a250.
DONT BUY OFF CRAIGS LIST GO TO BIKE SHOPS sellers in the paper etc.

cowboyona426 02-04-2014 10:34 AM

Don't buy off Craigslist? What's the logic there?

CRSparky 02-04-2014 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by cowboyona426 (Post 706878)
Don't buy off Craigslist? What's the logic there?

You get tards on Craigslist who sell the bike cheaper then what they're worth. I agree, why not craigslist?

ossagp 02-04-2014 01:47 PM

i am trying to remember the last time i bought a bike from a shop,,,,,97 i think. it was new.

CRSparky 02-04-2014 01:49 PM

This will be the first bike I buy.

CRSparky 02-04-2014 09:53 PM

So, it's likely I'm getting a 97 RM250. The guy is moving out of country and only wants 400 bucks for it. He never rides it because he crashed hard on it years ago. He said it's been sitting for 4 years with no fluids in it. He drained it all out and just never got around to seeling it until now.

Hang Time 02-04-2014 10:23 PM

Sparky... know what it is your buying and how to evaluate it when you go to look at it... sounds like dad & gramps know a thing or two about bikes... take one of them with you.. the last thing you want is an :oops good luck

CRSparky 02-05-2014 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Hang Time (Post 706915)
Sparky... know what it is your buying and how to evaluate it when you go to look at it... sounds like dad & gramps know a thing or two about bikes... take one of them with you.. the last thing you want is an :oops good luck

My dad is taking me and my best dirtbike friend. So yeah, I've got people that'll look at it and tell mr if it's good or not. Thanks for the advice. :silly

CRSparky 02-05-2014 11:29 AM

I just wish it was a CR250/500 I was getting. And it probably will be, the guy just sold it when I asked him on the phone.:soapbox

ossagp 02-05-2014 11:31 AM

Well i for one think you lucked out.

CRSparky 02-05-2014 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ossagp (Post 706965)
Well i for one think you lucked out.

Why? Is there something bad about Suzukis? I read the '97 was a good year for the RM250.

I really do want a CR250/500. Only reason is to stay with Honda, it's what I've worked on and it's what I'm used to. I also really like seeing that red front fender lift up when I wheelie. :headspin

EDIT: I also found that idle thing you guys were talking about on page 6.

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cowboyona426 02-05-2014 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by CRSparky (Post 706983)
Why? Is there something bad about Suzukis?

No, but there are some known design flaws with that particular Suzuki (already discussed) not to mention the plethora of issues that can come with a 15 year old bike that hasn't been touched in at least 4 years, when the owner drained all the fluids out so the motor is probably a giant mess inside.

insane one 316 02-05-2014 07:57 PM

I don't know what happened to that one I saw. He has a different one on there called the CR500 earthshaker. It's not the same one I saw before. The one I saw he has it measured out to 20' and a can every 5 foot. The can 15' away was showing ripples in the water. Now the video is shorter or he edited it. Not sure. If you find it post it here.

cowboyona426 02-05-2014 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by insane one 316 (Post 707004)
I don't know what happened to that one I saw. He has a different one on there called the CR500 earthshaker. It's not the same one I saw before. The one I saw he has it measured out to 20' and a can every 5 foot. The can 15' away was showing ripples in the water. Now the video is shorter or he edited it. Not sure. If you find it post it here.

You're talking about this one
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