CR500 19" Rear Wheel?

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8/30/2018 10:30 AM

Has anyone switched to a 19" rear wheel on their CR500 for mx? Or has anyone rode both 18" and 19" Rears on MX to know if there is any gain?

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8/30/2018 1:54 PM

I've ridden with both.......the 500 is even more squirrelly with a 19". That kind of power needs the 18" tire so it has more sidewall flex for traction

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brad@palmspringsmotorsports.com

8/31/2018 8:30 AM

Makes sense. Thanks

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8/31/2018 2:06 PM


Dunno, I went to a 19" on my KX500 and felt a lot more comfortable. I hated the feel of sidewall flex, on the tall 18" tires.

I was always told the 18" rears were so that you could run a tall tire to avoid pinch flats in the desert.

Either way, it's still a Five-Fundred!!

Cheers!
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