KX500 For trails?
Posted February 03, 2005 - 08:04 PM
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Posted February 04, 2005 - 06:22 AM
I've owned several through the years and this is the best yet. I could always get them jetted cleanly but could never get rid of the rough low-end response.
I sent the jug and head to Eric Gorr with instructions to make it into a 2-stroke XR. It cost me $140 last year but I see his prices have gone up significantly ($200) since then. I also put a Boyesen RAD valve and heavy FWW on it. The engine is now clean running and smooth to the point of being electric (but a very fast electric!).
A PC pipe, stock silencer with a Sparky (to keep the rangers happy) round it out.
It's big fun and very controlable in the woods. The suspension works well (stock) and the handling is very neutral.
Is it the same bike in the woods as my CRFX? No, but the 250 doesn't have that big handle, either! They're just different animals that shine in different applications.
If you want another opinion, another TT'er (BigIvyI) has ridden it and loves it. He currently races 4-Stroke A in Hare Scrambles and Enduros.
Posted February 04, 2005 - 06:35 AM
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Posted February 04, 2005 - 09:22 PM
bore that KX out, take 4 ounces off the flywheel, shorten the swing arm,
open up the airbox, add mud guards, get it plated, and ride it to work!
My dog wouldnt be caught on a XR2 fiddy...
Posted February 07, 2005 - 07:36 AM