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3000gt
11-14-2003, 08:33 PM
I was thinking about buying a 01 sxr 500 for my wife and just want to know if they are a good sled.Anyone have any problems with them are they reliable that sort of stuff. Thanks for any input

yamamaniac
11-14-2003, 09:32 PM
best sled ive ever owned

only trouble i've had is right now. Flooded er bad, that wasnt the sleds fault though. Defenatly a fast trail machine. :D

jims1969bt
11-16-2003, 01:21 PM
I have a buddy that has a 2000. He bought it new, and I must admit, it is a great trail sled. Handles like a dream. Very comfortable, too. The only trouble he had was the track. Started coming apart after 1 1/2 years of riding. No problems with new track (not Yami).

Jimbo

3000gt
11-17-2003, 12:38 AM
Thanks guys,whats the hp rating on it and top speed if anyone knows

tmkrukow
11-21-2003, 09:10 PM
according to the radar gun it hit 97mph. had it doing a 105 before too not modified on speedo

FreezerBurnt
11-21-2003, 10:29 PM
88hp @ 7750rpm :)

3000gt
11-22-2003, 02:52 AM
:thumbsup: Thanks for all the repleys, i just picked up 01 sxr 500 yesterday and its a real nice little sled! it has 5500 kms on it and the compression is still at 125lbs on each side and it sounds real good aswell. I think the wife will have a good season on this one. :christmas:

Deadman
11-26-2003, 07:41 PM
not that it really matters, but the "Other Three" 's 500 cc engines are making 105 HP! Just so you know when you attempt to race.

yamamaniac
11-26-2003, 07:54 PM
not that it really matters but the "other three"'s 500's must have some B@LLs if they wanna keep up with ours, because Ive never seen another 500 that will run with me. yamaha must have some special rocket buster or somthin right??? :blahblah:

NewfieBullet
11-27-2003, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by yamamaniac@Nov 26 2003, 11:54 PM
not that it really matters but the "other three"'s 500's must have some B@LLs if they wanna keep up with ours, because Ive never seen another 500 that will run with me. yamaha must have some special rocket buster or somthin right??? :blahblah:
yamamaniac, I've no doubt that your sled is nice, and lots of fun, with great handleing, and there's no doubt that yamahas respond very well to clutching performance improvements, but the yamaha twins were underpowered compared to the competition. In a drag race, you'll lose, I've see it too many times.

Still a very nice and very fun sled.

3000gt
12-05-2003, 04:48 AM
Not that it really matters,but its my wifes sled and she doesent do alot of drag races.My sled is a 04 f7 with 140 hp we will see how the other brands 500's do against it w00t