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1984 Suzuki RM500
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1984 Suzuki RM500

Date Added March 21, 2000

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1984 Suzuki RM500 Reviews
MX3_237

Joined: 06/08/2006
Posts: 14
Location: Canada!

Posted: Jun 18, 2007 3:56 PM   Back to Top
King Floater (Score:1)
Power
It's a low to mid range motor stock, but some careful porting and piping made it into a perfect motor for fun in the sand and mud
Ergonomics
It's a very good set up if your first bike was an early 80s Suzuki.I can attribute most of my comfort to the Full Floater
Suspension, Front
It's alright, some modifications made it excellent for me. I run the compression all the way in
Suspension, Rear
Full Floater, nuff said. Play with rebound and compression to get it how you like it. Hard compression and quick rebound's how I like it
Brakes
I swapped the leg off a 85 500 onto it (The joys of Canada)to get a disc on, and it's never given me any sort of mushy or touchy grief. It stops well when properly adjusted. The back's typical drums, use good shoes and you're good to go, keep it adjusted well
Comments
It's a good four speed motor saddled with a Suzuki chassis. If you can, drop a set of 81 465 gears in and go fast!
Rating
90
Rider Height / Weight / Skill
6'5 / 180 / Expert
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linknboy15
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Reviews: 1


Location: michigan


Registered:
Jun 27, 2003

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Posted: Aug 12, 2003 10:54 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
This is my first mx bike and compared to the other motorcycles I have owned this one has more power than all of them combined.
Suspension
The suspension is soft and kinda mushy.
I wouldn't recomend it for anything big but great for the small stuff.
Brakes
rear brakes are good, and the front brakes are touchy but are easy to get used to.
Comments
This is a great bike but I would take a yz over it any day
Rating
85
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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 5, 2003 5:06 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
incredible midrange power delivery just make sure you dont gas it too hard when its cold halfway through a great wheelie it will stop blubbering and warm up then its time to purchase a new rear mudguard
Suspension
no problems for 1984
Brakes
1984
Comments
i brought this bike almost brand new i had the most fun on any bike because it never broke down went like a rocket was a hell of alot easier to handle than a 250 heaps of torque and boy could it make a novice rider look so cool especially when you could wheelstand past your friends at over 120 kmh
Rating
100
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Zoleeka
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Reviews: 2


Location: australia


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Sep 6, 2002

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Posted: Sep 6, 2002 6:15 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
1
Suspension
2
Brakes
4
Comments
6
Rating
100
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stu460
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Reviews: 1


Location: australia


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Jan 10, 2002

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Posted: Jan 10, 2002 2:16 AM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score: +1, Informative)
Power
this motor is a 4 speed freight train.
awesome strong usable powerband.
dont need first or fourth on a track so you could just blast between 2nd and 3rd.
Suspension
the suspension is user friendly too,,soak up anything major but i felt the forks were sprung hard.
Brakes
the rear worked well,but most drum rears do,and the front drum never could stop me..i feel a disk on the front would make this bike everybit as good as the late model 500s.
Comments
stick a DG pipe on it,tune the carb and you have one reliable rocket..for the needle jet,i went from stock R4 to a slightly smaller R2 and then the thing cracked in midrange.
Rating
95
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simoncic
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Reviews: 1


Location: australia


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Aug 1, 2000

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Posted: Sep 1, 2000 9:00 AM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
engine is very powerfull
Suspension
not bad, bit soft
Brakes
not bad
Comments
I like this bike
Rating
100
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