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Rode an 80hp CR500 today.
« on: May 12, 2012, 02:30:16 AM »
At Budds Creek.  Haven't ridden on a track in 4 years.  So, I sure know how to pick the perfect bike to "ease" into it on.

Quarter throttle, leaps so far out ahead of a 2012 KX450F its not even funny, uphill.

Can't keep yourself far enough forward on the bike.  Can't pull yourself forward with the bars because it'll just flip over backwards.  So you have to pull yourself forward with your thighs.  It's a weird motion. But if you ride the bike with your ass on the gas cap, and make sure you are pointed in the right direction before you hammer it, it is do-able.  if you are slightly off axis, slightly crossrutted, and grab a handful,  hope you brought a spare change of underoos.

I laughed the whole way around the track, in sheer terror and utter disbelief of what an 80hp motocross bike feels like.  Makes a 250 feel like a spirited bicycle.

The best part, GOPro chase cam footage exists, and apparently, I about knocked the gopro off the top of the guys head with roost from 40 feet back coming out of a corner.


I'm still shaking.  Nightmares.  Cold sweats.  Post traumatic stress disorder.  That idling.  pop pop pop pop pop pop.  Twist right wrist, dislocate left shoulder.

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Rode an 80hp CR500 today.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 02:33:54 AM »
Hahahaha nice. An 80 HP 500 isn't a play toy that's for sure. Were is the footage?  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 02:47:33 AM »
when the guy with the camera uploads it, ill edit it and put it up.
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Rode an 80hp CR500 today.
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 06:28:25 AM »
Honda or Kawasaki? Old RM? Maybe one of the 2012 Cr or Kx 500AF's? What were you riding?
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Rode an 80hp CR500 today.
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 08:50:29 AM »
Too me it sound like real fun.

But what was done to get 80hp out of it?
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Rode an 80hp CR500 today.
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 09:24:12 AM »
about 20 years ago dave thorpes world championship winning factory hrc cr 500 was 65hp, how'd you get 80? :o
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2012, 09:46:03 AM »
dyno graph or it didnt happen..
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2012, 10:13:13 AM »
about 20 years ago dave thorpes world championship winning factory hrc cr 500 was 65hp, how'd you get 80? :o

Inflation, GFC and the internet shopping.
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2012, 02:22:31 PM »
about 20 years ago dave thorpes world championship winning factory hrc cr 500 was 65hp, how'd you get 80? :o

Inflation, GFC and the internet shopping.

ahh yes, you are wise.

I forgot to add 2.6% p/a to the 1990 values numbers. silly me  :-[
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Rode an 80hp CR500 today.
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2012, 02:52:30 PM »
Guys, who the hell cares what the real HP number is. If it feels like 80 HP, well, that's fine by me. I love the ride description. Premixed -- is this your bike? We will continue to get monster crash, er,.... ride reports? I hope so! Have fun with that thing. Open 2 strokes forever! Weeeeeeeee!
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2012, 03:11:33 PM »
I dont doubt it was fun to ride ;)

even with 60rwhp it would have gone exactly as fast as he said it did.
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Rode an 80hp CR500 today.
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2012, 03:19:23 PM »
C'mon guys he could of been running nitrous shot :P

80hp can happen but its going to need a custom pipe to match its extremely peaking porting profile, among other mods
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Rode an 80hp CR500 today.
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2012, 04:44:29 PM »
 That sounds like it was a lot of fun . I cant wait to get an open class smoker , The way you described it was awesome I could actually see it in my head .  you sure you wanna ride that lil ktm 125 now ? :D
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2012, 08:01:40 PM »
Stock a 500 is 60+ hp.80 hp doesn't seem that much of a stretch. :<img src=" title="Roll Eyes" class="smiley">
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2012, 08:20:22 PM »
90hp for a cr500 is not unheard of. That EFI cr500 that was posted here pulled 67hp on stock porting and mild tune.
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