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Author Topic: Want to go two stroke... where to start?  (Read 3617 times)

Offline teazer

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2012, 01:55:15 »
or this one...http://www.aaenperformance.com/V4_racing_engine.asp

Not seriously.  Just taking Hoof's idea one step out.


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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2012, 01:59:07 »
or this one...http://www.aaenperformance.com/V4_racing_engine.asp

Not seriously.  Just taking Hoof's idea one step out.



Looks like a better idea than mine!!
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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2012, 20:27:43 »
I bet that would fit in one of the repro-featherbed frames. 8)
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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2012, 22:35:19 »
Wow yea I can't imagin anything going wrong with a 275hp drag motor in a featherbed frame being ridden by a guy who has only ever ridden a 750
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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2012, 22:41:53 »
They have a 200hp road race motor too... And sheesh, man up. ;)
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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2012, 23:53:29 »
Well that was in interesting diversion.  Now back to our regularly scheduled program. 

First two stroke for the street eh. RD 250/350/400 in old school or RZ350 for a more modern stroker.  In other countries the choices are much wider.  RGV sounds nice or maybe an Aprillia RS250 - awesome bikes. 65hp and street legal in most places other than the US.

Maybe even a dual sport to make into a Resto Motard or street tracker. Lots of options.

Best answer is to find something that runs and comes with all the right paperwork.

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2012, 01:25:11 »
I don't know too much about 2 strokes - except don't look at KR250's. If you find one still running it will be a miracle - they were the original early 80's hand grenade.

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #27 on: Aug 31, 2017, 19:51:31 »
I'd start with a Yamaha RD350 or RD400, or a Suzuki GT380 or GT550. The GT750 water buffalo commands top dollar, and if you can snag one do it, but the smaller bikes are fun too. The Kawasakis are notoriously unreliable. I'd honestly give them a pass. That GT750 is a 100,000 mile motor, with a smooth, reliable suspension and lots of torque over a wide power band. With a Kawasaki, you're looking at a complete rebuild every 15k, a narrow powerband, a frame made out of wet spaghetti, and handling that begot the phrase "tank-slapper".

For me, I'd go Yam or Suz, and skip the Kaw (any of them) entirely.

Charles.

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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #28 on: Sep 07, 2017, 20:53:22 »
I'd start with a Yamaha RD350 or RD400, or a Suzuki GT380 or GT550. The GT750 water buffalo commands top dollar, and if you can snag one do it, but the smaller bikes are fun too. The Kawasakis are notoriously unreliable. I'd honestly give them a pass. That GT750 is a 100,000 mile motor, with a smooth, reliable suspension and lots of torque over a wide power band. With a Kawasaki, you're looking at a complete rebuild every 15k, a narrow powerband, a frame made out of wet spaghetti, and handling that begot the phrase "tank-slapper".

For me, I'd go Yam or Suz, and skip the Kaw (any of them) entirely.

Charles.


You're a little over 5 years late to this party Charles...



and while they may not be the best choice in this particular case, my personal experience causes me to disagree with your assessment of Kawasaki 2 stroke triples.  ::)


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Re: Want to go two stroke... where to start?
« Reply #29 on: Sep 09, 2017, 20:15:36 »
You handled that better than a h2 handles a turn  drew