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Old 04-15-2004, 07:48 PM   #1
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I currently have a KLX 300, but am looking to get a CR500 or CR250. I have never been able to figure out, however, why the 500's cost about the same, or even cheaper. While they seem to weigh about the same, and the 500 is much more powerful, why don't more people own them? Does the 250 have any problems with power? I will mostly be in the sand, and want something that can go anywhere and do anything--what do you guys reccomend?

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Old 04-16-2004, 10:23 PM   #2
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Re: CR 500 vs. CR 250

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Re: CR 500 vs. CR 250

Alot of people dont ride CR 500's because they have more power then most sane people care to deal with. :22yikes: They are total animals. LOL A 250 would be perfect for riding in sand,they have plenty of power for any terrain you might ride on.

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I agree the CR250 is an awesome Bike, I have owned 250's and they are a great Bike for sand and the Track, I switched over to a quad last year due to the sloppy ass conditions here in New England, and all my
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Re: CR 500 vs. CR 250

all my buddies are lazy and dont like the added effort to riding a dirtbike, A 500cc will tear you apart if its your first DirtBike, I have riding since I was Four and wouldn't say you should buy one unless you have lots of riding experience!!! They are heavier bikes and harder to maneuver in tight trails, and once you hit PowerBand hold on cause they take off like a rocket! the 250 is no turtle either its just going put less wear and tear on your body, and will supply you with enough power.
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Re: CR 500 vs. CR 250

Well I do have lots of riding experience, but I have owned 4 strokes all my life. So the 250 will have plenty of power to get up any sand dune that I want it to go up?

I think I am leaning towards the 500 though. I know that the 250's got a new look in '97, did the 500's as well? I was looking at '97-00 250's, should I be looking at those years for the 500 as well?
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Re: CR 500 vs. CR 250

I had a CR500 and all it did was rip the back spokes out, i was always replacing them. Now i have a 2003 RM250 and let me tell you it flies and you better hang on when you twist that grip!! because theres no end to the power band it just keeps on pulling........
Another thing about the CR500... you better have a strong leg to start it and hope it don't back fire when you kick it over Because that hurts i know....
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definetly get the 250 man honda stopped developing the 500 in 89 so basically you are buying old technolagy and the 500 is pretty much unridable in trails and way too much bike on a mx track for 95% of the public
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Re: CR 500 vs. CR 250

i had an rm 250 and a cr 250 by the time i had rebuilt and finished both of them they had around the power of a cr500 but more predictable, my dad rode a cr500 and he could go anywhere he wanted to with that at jones creek he just had to be careful to not crack the throttle too much.
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definetly get the 250 man honda stopped developing the 500 in 89 so basically you are buying old technolagy and the 500 is pretty much unridable in trails and way too much bike on a mx track for 95% of the public

The last year for the CR 500 was 2001. So, the technology is not really that old at all. As far as being too much bike for me...that is not possible.
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Re: CR 500 vs. CR 250

Quazy wasnt kidding,,, 500cc Dirtbikes are heavy and powerful machines.. Ive been riding for a long time and my experience on a 500cc was making sure I didnt snap the throttle too much, it just launches you.. Im 6'1" 210lbs and the 500cc's just throw you around like a ragdoll. My modded RM250 Had a great sac and was a better all around bike for trails, pits, etc.. the 500cc should be used for the track and wide open sand dunes...
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Its actually almost too fast for the track.. hehe I got a 98' Honda Factory racing CR250 and its got all the power you need on the track, dunes, or trails! I also got a Hayabusa almost pushing 200hp thats a street bike that I ride around too so when I say a CR500 dirtbike is powerful & fast for even a pro rider, then I mean it...
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Re: CR 500 vs. CR 250

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I currently have a KLX 300, but am looking to get a CR500 or CR250. I have never been able to figure out, however, why the 500's cost about the same, or even cheaper. While they seem to weigh about the same, and the 500 is much more powerful, why don't more people own them? Does the 250 have any problems with power? I will mostly be in the sand, and want something that can go anywhere and do anything--what do you guys reccomend?

Thank you in advance!!
If you want a bike that will do anything that's on the CR250/CR500 scale, I would highly recomend the CRF450. It has the snap of a two stroke, and also the torque of the four stroke. It weighs the same as the CR250. I think it's a little more expensive than the two strokes mostly because it's a high demand bike, but if you want the top of the line it's worth the money. Plus no mixing gas, or fouled plugs. Ride the track, ride the dunes ride the trails....just ride.

Hope this helps.
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