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Old 04-25-2014, 08:10 AM   #1
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Eh? Big Bore 2-stroke Comparison

First off, lemme say hello, as I finally stopped lurking and registered (first post).

Second, I was wondering if anyone here could do a comparison over the 1980's big bore two-strokes. CR500, KX500, KTM500, and anything else I'm unaware of.


What's the pros/cons of each? Which do what better? Do any of them have known issues (I've heard of bolts vibrating out of the KX, is this a common problem with 2stk 500's?)

I've always been in love with these massive powerhouse beauties, but I don't know much about them.

If this is the wrong thread to post in, my apologies. I wasn't sure if this should go here or in the two-smokers vintage thread, figured it'd be better over here.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:12 AM   #2
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Beings its about 2 strokes,it would do better on the 2 stroke section.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:24 AM   #3
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Beings its about 2 strokes,it would do better on the 2 stroke section.
Alright, thanks!

Now I just need to figure out how to remove this one so I'm not cross-posting.
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Old 04-27-2014, 01:38 AM   #4
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they are all perfectly able to kill you in an instant. And since they are that old by now they are all equal in being reliable (or unreliable) depending on their former use, abuse and maintainance. imho.

Get what appeals to you most but try a ride and decide if your up for the challenge first...
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:19 AM   #5
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Shift early and lug those things, it is the only way to stay alive and they do have wonderful low end torque.

Loved my Yamaha WR500. Simple and indestructible. Some fine tuning (port matching did wonders) on that old air cooled beast. The KXs were king of the desert back in the day, but my ported WR500 with a Pro Circuit pipe and full boat Race Tech suspension was a weapon from hell. That thing would climb any gnarly SoCal desert hill set before it in 3rd gear, usually with the front end aloft, and me hanging on for dear life
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