yz 400f to a yz 490
Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:44 AM
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Posted 05 October 2005 - 10:18 AM
Real CR500's (85-86) are faster than YZ490's. Your ported 490 may be a different story, but stock the 500 would win hands down. Thumpers are no match for a Big bore 2 stroke, anyone who says otherwise is a blatant liar. Those bikes make insane power that would literally rip atleast one of my arms off if the bike had enough traction and didn't wheelie. (I have a few ripped up/stretched tendons in my shoulders)
They make insane power, but they're only good for dunes riding. Anything else and they have horrible centers of gravity and too hard of a hit in the powerband to be manageable. Also newer 4 strokes have torque at the bottom that the 2 strokes don't, so the power delivery is on an even curve. I used to ride my dad's '87 CR500. Man I hated that thing. They're great for thrills, but not very practical. Freaking terrible on a track. I'll take my 426. Just thought I'd throw my point of view in.
Posted 05 October 2005 - 04:44 PM
I sure hated mine. It was so special that I did not own another yamaha for 15 years. When I went to buy one, an 1997 YZ 250 "J" I almost backed out of the deal after I noticed the bike had a "J" in its description. The shop knocked off another 100.00 and I bought it.