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General Two Stroke Talk / Bike for sale., big one.
« on: October 26, 2020, 03:20:57 PM »
KX500 for sale (due to injury). Go figure...  ;)

Photos & Videos / Turn up the volume, sit back, relax, and enjoy.
« on: June 03, 2017, 06:47:58 PM »
Apologies if this was posted before. Well, maybe not. Deserves another round.

General Two Stroke Talk / Transfer Port Injection
« on: March 16, 2017, 07:32:29 AM »
Uniflow -- you get royalty checks for your transfer port injection invention???

Photos & Videos / Love me to nice and slow vintage MX!
« on: October 28, 2016, 01:04:16 PM »
On a street legal bike to boot!

General Two Stroke Talk / 2012 KTM 250/300 - what my dealer said
« on: September 16, 2011, 05:26:03 PM »
I had about an hour to kill yesterday as I was passing by the dealer that carries KTM. This is mostly a road bike shop but they do sell some offroad bikes too. Quite a bit of stock on the floor.

I asked about 2T bikes because I didn't see any. As others have said, the dealer's owner shook his head and said a couple years back they could not get rid of the 2T bikes. Everyone and their brother wanted the 4T's. So he cut way back on the 2T request from the distributor/factory. So guess what? he has a 250XC coming in about a week -- and its spoken for, by 5 buyers! NOW he has quite a few 4T bikes on his floor, 250 and 450 in both SX and XC trim and even a street legal 450. Says there was tons of buzz early in the season about the new FE 350 but he can't even sell those either. I asked what people are saying that leads them to want the 2T bikes instead. He said (drum roll please)....

People want simple bikes with easy and reasonable cost maintenance.

and THIS is in California! Where you can only ride the 2T bikes about 8 months out of the year. Even with that gigantic drawback his customers seem to still be voting with thier wallets:

We Don't Want 4T Anymore!

He sounded pretty disgusted by the amazing flip-flop of customer opinion on the subject that leaves him unable to get the bikes they want and unable the sell the bikes he has.

Even without DI, 2T seems far from dead.

I and my SC500 were challenged to a shootout by a buddy of mine. He has a 71 Yamaha 360 enduro that he has heavily modified -- lowered frame, ported engine, high compression, chamber, etc). Here are the results. These bikes are a blast to ride!

Holeshot competition:
 Holeshot Shootout

LeMans Start, Hillclimb, Heat 1:
Race Up the Wall, Backwards LeMans Start

LeMans Start, Hillclimb, Heat 2:
Race up the Wall, Heat 2

As above but through the GoPro:
Race Up The Wall, Rider POV

Photos & Videos / Vintage Yamaha 125 - now a 175!
« on: June 19, 2011, 04:53:40 PM »
I have a 1976 MX125 yamaha. I just completed a conversion to 175 by swapping in a DT175 top end. This was a true bolt on proposition and turned a very lightweight vintage motocrosser into a really nice trail bike. Anyway here are a couple of shots of the bike:

Vintage Two Strokes / Yamaha SC500 The Great Yellow Beast
« on: May 25, 2011, 09:52:13 AM »
A couple of months ago I finished a rebuild of a 1974 Yamaha SC500. I got this bike for free
from a guy around thanksgiving last year. He said the engine blew up in 1985 and just never
got round to restoring it himself.

Anyway, hers is a short video of the project:

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