Yeah it isn't hard to get it counterbalanced a guy i know has done it in a 400ex frame and that thing runs like a raped ape he said if he could do it all over again he would use an r frame though because it is better than the ex frame and the rad mounts are better
Less than 50 hp? The stock 500 puts out at least 55. Throw on a big bore stroker kit they make for it and you're in for white knuckle ride. Yeah its going to be a project for sure but when its done it will be a BEAST!!!! Im going to use a 44mm lectron power jet. Right now im just getting ideas as im doing a tri z big bore dune build that is eating up most of my free time. Probably start this winter
ya, just like i thought they would say,,approximately''' like i said,i never seen one crack 50'' its like they say my raptor puts down 48 but in realword,its more like 39/40 tops'' ill poke around and see if someone has some more current dyno pulls with one'' ive had 7 cr500's and they were all fast bikes''someday ill pick one up again ,there a rush to ride'''
i want to do a 450R/ CR500 build. ive always wanted a CR500 powered quad. and only 49HP? its more than that and they are very mild from the factory but have tons of potential. the CR500 will wax a CRF450 in a drag race. also the 500 is low maintenance, reliable, and torquey because of the large displacement... its the perfect open class motor! also the potential power the 500 2 stroke can make would make the 450 4 stroke a joke in comparison.
do the counter balance kit, fab up the motor and exhaust mounts, and convert the kicker to kick forward. after that you have the electrical and radiator hoses ect. i would imagine the stock 450R radiator would work fine with custom hoses
i would like to do one to look like it came from the factory