YZ426 vs. CR500


31 replies to this topic
  • kjwarren

Posted August 26, 2009 - 05:50 PM

#1

My buddy has a stock Cr500 with just a pipe... I have a fully built 426 the motor has pretty much all aftermarket parts for power.. Im trying to figure out who thinks the 426 would win and who thinks the Cr500 would win in a drag up Olds Hill?? The Cr500 is a 89 and my 426 is a 02

  • husky300racer

Posted August 26, 2009 - 05:55 PM

#2

I'd put all my money on the 500

  • krazzyboy_1

Posted August 26, 2009 - 06:59 PM

#3

one for my five in the yamaha section. i will be running a ten cup with 15/49
sprockets.

  • dirtbikekidd

Posted August 26, 2009 - 08:04 PM

#4

I think the CR will win on a straightway, but the 426 will win at a track like type of terrain. Im not sure, I have a CR and a 426, but never have raced each other.

Stacy

  • kjwarren

Posted August 26, 2009 - 08:09 PM

#5

what about a drag up olds hill at glamis

  • KAS

Posted August 26, 2009 - 08:14 PM

#6

The 500 will smoke you.

  • dirtbikekidd

Posted August 26, 2009 - 08:35 PM

#7

uhh, if the 500 has paddles:worthy: , i wouldnt be betting money on the 426. even if the 500 didnt have paddles, i still wouldnt bet on the 426.

Stacy

  • kjwarren

Posted August 26, 2009 - 09:29 PM

#8

man no love for the yz yet.. ive riddin the 500 and i say the yz has waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy more power...

  • erickdj

Posted August 26, 2009 - 09:35 PM

#9

man no love for the yz yet.. ive riddin the 500 and i say the yz has waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy more power...


the only way the 500 would have less power than your bike is if the motor in the 500 was completely clapped out, or if the jetting is way off, or maybe you didn't twist the throttle on the 500 completely.

  • shrubitup

Posted August 26, 2009 - 09:44 PM

#10

man no love for the yz yet.. ive riddin the 500 and i say the yz has waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy more power...

You gotta remember, 450Fs were built to replace/race/compete with 250 smokers not 500cc smokers. :ride:

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  • kjwarren

Posted August 26, 2009 - 09:51 PM

#11

well dune season is almost here and hes putting his bike back together this week so we will soon see...

  • kjwarren

Posted August 26, 2009 - 09:51 PM

#12

i will be taking video of it

  • farfromhome63

Posted August 26, 2009 - 10:01 PM

#13

Are you talking stock Cr cause they make like upper 60s hp stock and that 426 is a pig even if it is built maybee 55
the new ktms barely crack 54-56 and thats a 450..... so my money is on the stock cr500 with or without a paddle....

  • husqy360

Posted August 26, 2009 - 10:09 PM

#14

my buddy have a kx520, without a paddle tire it wasnt even close to my yz with a paddle in the sand.
500 with a paddle will eat them all.

  • kjwarren

Posted August 26, 2009 - 10:29 PM

#15

was that a kx 500 with a 520 kit or a kx 250

  • husqy360

Posted August 27, 2009 - 01:45 AM

#16

was that a kx 500 with a 520 kit or a kx 250


bored to 520.

  • YamaLink

Posted August 27, 2009 - 05:12 AM

#17

Yep, if both bikes are running good and putting the power to the sand via good tire, drivetrain and suspension, I'd go with the CR500.

At next month's Big Nasty Hillclimb, a bunch of us are riding the same CR500 and KX500 mainly cuz it's ludicrous fun! Get that rear wheel spinning and hang on; four strokes put the power to the ground almost too well which is not what you want on most gnarly steep hill climbs, especially looser ones.

Not that you asked, but my 450F always gets a 500 two smoke in a drag race in most conditions because that's when the power to the ground comes in handy; when the 450 tops out in gears and the 500 stops its violent wheel spin, the two smoke blows by. But by then I have turned and went the other way. :ride:

  • brentktm

Posted August 27, 2009 - 05:14 AM

#18

500 for sure

  • kx96

Posted August 27, 2009 - 05:23 AM

#19

definatly the 500

  • yamaha racing 230

Posted August 27, 2009 - 08:28 AM

#20

sorry bud but a 426 doesnt have a chance against a 500 in the dunes , but good luck i cant wait to see the video





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