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I was forced to buy a new quad


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I have to pull my 500R apart again and get the crank balanced like I should have done before I even put the new crank in. I was so discouraged by the thought of not having anything to ride, I was forced to buy an LT R450. I like it really well, but I really can't wait the have the big 2-stroke back. The 450 is alot easier to ride though, the 500R is kind of like wrestling a bear in comparison

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What part of WA are you from? I spent my high school years in Olympia.

I'm from Bonney Lake, it is about 15 miles east of Tacoma. Don't get me wrong, I like the LT, it is a nice change of pace from the beast. It handles better, it's WAY easier to start, and the power is more smooth and manageable. But is a bit too wide and low for some of the trails I like to ride, and I just miss the brutal power of my 500R.

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