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1982 Suzuki RM465
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1982 Suzuki RM465

Date Added March 21, 2000

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1982 Suzuki RM465 Reviews
lord_of_two_strokes

Joined: 06/01/2006
Posts: 48
Location: Going Sideways somewhere in California

Posted: Mar 12, 2009 2:21 AM   Back to Top
Favorite new tinker toy (Score:1)
Power
Not a stump puller by any means for a big bore two stroke the motor doesnt pull very hard off idle. Once the thing starts spinning up she starts building a ton of power really fast. Once you hit the pipe you had better be holding on really tight cause she will get away from you. Not what you would expect from a big bore. 51 hp stock. Think a 250 with about ten times the horsepower. When you grab about 4th and a handfull she will leave no doubt.
Ergonomics
The full floater always stood kinda funny to me. Almost feels like the rear end is kinda jacked up. Narrow and light weight overall. Clean ride and cushy controls.
Suspension, Front
Cant decide if the forks are too stiff at low speeds or too soft at high speeds. Im working on that. I put a set of forks on mine off a YZ490 for now while i play around with the forks. nothing that cannot be fixed with a bit of tinkering.
Suspension, Rear
Full Floater. Best thing around for a long time to fallow. Picks up the trail nasties like a dream but still manages to soak up the big hits of a modern MX track. I like this setup better than my newer machines.
Brakes
Ehh they feel kinda soft but they do the job as well as could be asked for drums. Enough stopping power to bring her back from warp speed in a hurry if need be. Stops better than my horse. and he dont like to stop.
Comments
Very fast vintage MXer. But Do NOOOOOTTTTTT jump it too far in 3rd. For some reason i dont quite yet understand they like to drop into 2nd on hard landings. This sudden resistance on the rear tire can result in you kissing the dirt. Hehehehe No fun. I had never seen one of these until a friend told me to come pick up an old dirt bike someone left in his back yard. This is what i found. ANd she was i really good shape for a freebe. 140 psi compretion. I have quite a collection of big two strokes including a CR480R a YZ490 a WR360 and a KX500 and this yellow rocket is quickly becoming my favorite big bore. Dare i say it she as fast as my liquid cooled Kawi. Good machine overall
Rating
90
Rider Height / Weight / Skill
5'11" / 180lbs / Intermediate
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john menke
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Reviews: 7


Location: australia


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Apr 4, 2003

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Posted: Apr 4, 2003 11:56 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
very strong power never felt like you could not control the powerband
Suspension
average
Brakes
useless
Comments
not the kind of bike to own if you weighed less than 100 kilos or ifyou were not over 6 feet tall
Rating
75
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yz250
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Reviews: 7


Location: australia


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Oct 2, 2001

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Posted: Oct 3, 2001 8:09 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
scarry cant keep the front down you hve to use the tank as a seat to try and keep it down
Suspension
not good for trails
Brakes
crap
Comments
the pe 250 has the same styling but this bike is not for the faint of heart no matter how old it is
Rating
90
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