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Author Topic: Want to go two stroke... where to start?  (Read 3675 times)

Offline DoTheJon

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Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« on: May 25, 2012, 16:42:58 »
alright gents,
i am just about done with my cb360 build and am already itching for the next project. i would really like to go two stroke. but i am not super familiar with two stroke bikes. give me some ideas of common two strokes out there that are easy to get parts for and make good cafe bikes. also i am not opposed to the idea of a modern two stroke but i would like to keep cost down thus im sure an old bike is the way to go.
share your thoughts.
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Offline Cafe_to_go

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 17:15:51 »
Isn't a CB360 a two stroke?

Offline DoTheJon

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 17:19:11 »
nope sure isnt lol
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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 17:33:41 »
Yes, was thinking a twin like the CB350 by bad

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 17:51:33 »
T250 or RD250 are both excellent starter bikes for smokers.  There's also the DT range of bikes if your tastes lean more toward enduro styles.
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Offline teazer

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 18:56:44 »
H2 Kawasaki triple.........Instant street cred.  totally insane bike in the right stat of tune.

Best 2 smoke to start on is the one you like and can afford. The most recent 2 stroke in the US is the RZ370 and they are under represented here. Upside is 100-130->> hP with the right bits in it or a sane 50HP more or less stock.

Add modern forks wheels and rubber and have some serious fun. They are also more reliable and more powerful that the older air cooled twins

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 18:59:19 »
H2 Kawasaki triple.........Instant street cred.  totally insane bike in the right stat of tune.

Yeah... because that's not a big learning curve coming from a CB360.  ;D
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Offline alexmac

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 20:21:52 »


Yamaha RD !

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2012, 20:39:00 »
My recommendation would be a watercooled Yamaha - the YPVS is a worthwhile complication to have.
The reliability of a fairly stock bike is great and the power is more than reasonable.

Kawasaki triples are madness that brings a smile to your face but might not be ideal for an introduction to strokers!

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Offline DoTheJon

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012, 20:45:31 »
I do like the rds... no doubt thats a handsom 2 stroke... Just a little hard to find one around here..ill just have to keep my eyes peeled and ask around
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