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2001 Kawasaki KX500
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2001 Kawasaki KX500

Date Added March 21, 2000

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Average Rating

90/100

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2001 Kawasaki KX500 Specifications
  Engine

Engine Type

2-stroke

Displacement

499 cc

Bore x Stroke

86 mm x 86 mm

Engine Features

8-petal reed valve

Compression Ratio

7.4:1

Engine Cooling

Liquid
  Carburetion

Carburetor

Keihin Pwk39
  Transmission

Transmission

5 - speed
  Chassis

Frame Type

single downtube, split cradle

Steering Rake (Castor)

27 degrees

Steering Trail

4.6 in

Wheelbase

58.7 in

Ground Clearance

14.6 in

Seat Height

37.4 in

Weight, dry

220 pounds

Fuel Tank Capacity

2.6 gallons
  Forks

Forks

46mm Kayaba Inv, Adj Comp/reb

Fork Travel

12.2 in
  Shock

Shock(s)

Kayaba, Adj Preload/comp/reb

Shock Travel

13 in
  Wheels and Tires

Front Wheel

21 in

Rear Wheel

19 in

Brakes

disk/disk
  Other Information

Intended Use

Motocross

Color Scheme

Green

Cost when new

$5199

Country of Origin

Japan

Comments

New for 2001: bold new graphics

2001 Kawasaki KX500 Reviews

OldFart
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Reviews: 6

Registered:
Mar 18, 2001

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Posted: Mar 18, 2001 1:20 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
Smoothe and plentiful. Not a lot of hit, nor much over-rev stock. You can fix that easily enough if you are nutty enough to want more.
Suspension
Nothing to write home about. After some professional modifications I am reasonably happy. Not on par with modern equipment stock.
Brakes
Average on the rear. A little soft in front in comparison to modern Honda brakes.
Comments
Jetted pretty fat for my altitude. Team Green recommends stock jetting. If you lean out the pilot to eliminate the spooge you will sieze it if you close the throttle abrubtly at high speed.

Very comfortable and a EXTREMELY fun play bike.
Rating
90
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