Author Topic: Dirt Bike. October 1984. 500cc MX Shootout.  (Read 2394 times)

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Offline WIXEE

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Re: Dirt Bike. October 1984. 500cc MX Shootout.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 06:58:24 AM »
Great read!!!!!

Yamaha obviously thought they were on a good thing and didn't want to evolve.

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Re: Dirt Bike. October 1984. 500cc MX Shootout.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 10:19:22 AM »

The 4 speed box was great on the track, a lot less gear changing. It was seriously short of at least one more gear for trail and or enduro riding. Otherwise a nice, reliable well balanced package. I have some great memories of some long rides on sand dunes and beaches on both my 490 J and L.