2004 Kawasaki KX500 Review

Review Title: Fun And Explosive
Ratings
Overall★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reliability★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Quality★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Performance★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Comfort★ ★ ★ ★

It is a very fun bike to ride! It has explosive power. It has a funny way how to start it. I laugh at people when they struggle. I have many different types of bikes - 2 stroke and 4 stroke. Nothing plays like the 500. One fault it has is the handling in tight corners on a track. When it comes to trail riding, it is preferred over a 450. It is like easy to maneuver. 3rd gear is the best for cursing in trails, 15 miles to 60 miles in the crack of the wrist. Once the exhaust valves open up, it's here we go. People don't care to ride behind it! It is now sitting in garage under plastic. Ride it a couple times a year in a field. Drain fluids, grease rubber bushings and coat it with WD40 and show bike.


Upgrades:
I put a suspension on it for my weight, 06 front end, Pro taper bars and grips. New plastic, factory stickers, Boyesen rad valve, K&N air filter and spacers for carburetor. A Pro Circuit platinum pipe, exhaust valves ported and polished. Cylinder 40 over Renickle plated Wiseco piston. Head went to machine shop and milled down. billet clutch basket, OEM clutch plates and springs. Every bearing on the bike was replaced including engine bearings. Renthal sprockets 14, 15 and 16 in the front and 44, 48 and 51 in the rear. Powder coated frame, tire hubs powder coated and the tire is 130/70/19.

About the reviewer:
Author:
Height:6' 2"
Miles or hours spent on the review:10000 miles
Locationfairhaven, Maryland, United States
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Submitted: October, 2014