New member in OR

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New member in OR

Post by dbur » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:31 pm

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Since I'm going to finally have medicare this year and can go to the hospital whenever I want I decided time to move from my heavy beast XR600 to a the much lighter CR500. My 2001 CR500 is 43 lbs lighter on paper and that feels marvelous. I mostly ride forest single track. It looks like my new beast is in need of a top end re-do so I'm now getting in to that. This forum doesn't seem to be terribly active. Is this the best place for technical and bike specific advice, or is there some other forum that is more active?

Thanks.
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Re: New member in OR

Post by kott0n » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:10 pm

It isn't super active but a few people still around. It's the only site still active dedicated to these bikes.

Where in OR? I'm in Vancouver WA and ride down near Estacada, OR and Clatskanie, OR. I only ride single track/logging roads but I do occasionally take it to the sand.

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Re: New member in OR

Post by dbur » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:00 pm

I'm in McMinnville, We usually ride the awesome Upper Nestucca single track trails.

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Re: New member in OR

Post by cowboyona426 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:45 am

This is the place to be for CR500 info. It is pretty quiet usually but there are some good people here with a ton of great knowledge and experience with these bikes.
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Post by kott0n » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:06 pm

That looks like fun. I find my self wanting to open up the 500 more and more. I like the more wide open type stuff or at least a healthy mix of trails/logging roads. I will say the 2 places I go are nice in the fact that the single trap continually loops back and crosses the logging roads so you are never on the trail for super long.

Of course part my hesitation for deep woods riding is this 1.4gallon tank. Its a 2006 crf250r and after the 1.6g tank gets modified, its about 1.4g.

I would be down to meet up though and do some riding.

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Re: New member in OR

Post by dbur » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:30 pm

I believe my stock CR500 tank is 2.4gal? And the petcock has no reserve position. I have a larger tank on but was thinking I could get by with the stock one. We usually do about 30 miles.

2001 CR500R
Engine Type: 491cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke
Ground Clearance: 12.9 inches
Dry Weight: 222.7 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 2.4 gallons

What range are you getting with your stock tank?

Might not be doing much riding till the weather clears up. It gets much better if we can just get 4-6 days without rain so the moisture can soak in.

I have started a facebook group for the people we ride with. "Upper Nestucca Single Track Riders" Just a few members so far but thought that would be a good way to communicate ride info. Unfortunate I discovered there are people who are not actually on facebook, if you can believe that. :lol:

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Post by kott0n » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:18 am

On the aluminum frame bikes you have to heat and push in the gas tank which reduces the volume.

I figure I'm getting about 15 miles out of the ~1.4 gallons.

I'm going to buy a Trailtech Vapor (local company Battlground, WA) to get a real idea of the range. The RPM/Speedo wont hurt either.

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Re: New member in OR

Post by dbur » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:22 am

You might want to look at mounting a 1 gal RotopaX tank in front of your front number plate to get some more range. 1.4g is pretty small.

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Post by cowboyona426 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:20 am

kott0n wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:18 am
On the aluminum frame bikes you have to heat and push in the gas tank which reduces the volume.

I figure I'm getting about 15 miles out of the ~1.4 gallons.

I'm going to buy a Trailtech Vapor (local company Battlground, WA) to get a real idea of the range. The RPM/Speedo wont hurt either.
Holy shit Batman, that's some major fuel consumption!
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Re: New member in OR

Post by MojoScojo » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:21 am

No joke on the bad mileage.

I was typically able to get 60-70 miles out of my 95 on North Idaho single track with the stock 2.4 and 13/51 gearing.
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Re: New member in OR

Post by dbur » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:45 am

Well that sounds more reasonable. I'd like to swap my std size tank back on if it can cover my rides. It's a real pain getting at the spark plug with the oversize tank. I had to make a tool to pull the cap back on.

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Re: New member in OR

Post by cowboyona426 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:58 am

MojoScojo wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:21 am
No joke on the bad mileage.

I was typically able to get 60-70 miles out of my 95 on North Idaho single track with the stock 2.4 and 13/51 gearing.
Dang that's good, I think my 98 was more in the 35-40 range when it was getting low enough that I was glad to be back at or close to the truck.
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Re: New member in OR

Post by kott0n » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:16 am

I'm probably estimating low but I don't really know for sure as I'm not logging anything.

I will say about 60% of riding is WFO on logging roads ripping through the gears and the rest is single track lugging it in 1st.

I have 13/48 gearing and being a 89 motor I have the lower 4th/5th.

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