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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: It's Back
« Last post by rsmith on December 01, 2017, 04:51:53 PM »
Welcome back!

While I have a couple of ideas on how to get things moving I am very interested in hearing any ideas you guys may have.

Free time to work on this has been at a premium for far to long now but if I can come up with a clear direction I will carve out the time to make it happen.

--Ron.
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: It's Back
« Last post by Coop on November 30, 2017, 05:40:45 AM »
It's been back for awhile. Glad you found it again Swapper.
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Swapping my 380 motor into a modern frame
« Last post by Coop on November 30, 2017, 05:39:58 AM »
I don't see too many KTM rollers for sale but maybe you will get lucky. You may have to buy a running bike and sell the engine to recoup a little of your cost. Sounds like a fun project but maybe not one for a cheapo  :D .
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Swapping my 380 motor into a modern frame
« Last post by eprovenzano on November 27, 2017, 11:18:29 AM »
The frame swap will drop the bikes weight plus the suspenders will be up to date...  If, and when I do make the switch, I will document as I'll need to so I can remember what the hell I did...  I'm still looking for a suitable roller, so no news yet... 
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: Swapping my 380 motor into a modern frame
« Last post by citabjockey on November 25, 2017, 01:56:44 PM »
Hey Eric

So just how bad is the stock 380 frame and running gear? I have thought about doing this sort of thing myself but wonder if its really going to change how much fun I have on mine. Sure, maybe I can go a tad faster and the forks will not hammer my wrists as much on the stutter bumps but overall the bikes works ok right now (except for the motor which of course is a taylor made grin generator).

That said, if you do start into the project please document the steps in detail for me!



I'm thinking (dreaming) about a winter project.  I'd like to swap my 380 motor into a more modern KTM frame.  Best case would be to find a KTM 250/300 smoker and swap the 380 into it.  Worst case (more effort) would be to swap the 380 into a 250 /350 /450 KTM frame.  Finding a blown stroker is much easier then finding a smoker.  I've been doing a lot of research, and am looking at making the swap.  I'm looking for a roller in the 2012 area.

Also keep in mind, I'm a cheap ass....  So I need to find an inexpensive broken bike that I can either toss the motor, or better yet sell it... 

Nothing started other then a lot of reading and a lot of dreaming...
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General Two Stroke Talk / Swapping my 380 motor into a modern frame
« Last post by eprovenzano on November 22, 2017, 04:35:42 AM »
I'm thinking (dreaming) about a winter project.  I'd like to swap my 380 motor into a more modern KTM frame.  Best case would be to find a KTM 250/300 smoker and swap the 380 into it.  Worst case (more effort) would be to swap the 380 into a 250 /350 /450 KTM frame.  Finding a blown stroker is much easier then finding a smoker.  I've been doing a lot of research, and am looking at making the swap.  I'm looking for a roller in the 2012 area.

Also keep in mind, I'm a cheap ass....  So I need to find an inexpensive broken bike that I can either toss the motor, or better yet sell it... 

Nothing started other then a lot of reading and a lot of dreaming... 
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: It's Back
« Last post by eprovenzano on November 17, 2017, 05:41:34 AM »
Welcome back SwapperMX
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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: It's Back
« Last post by racer x on November 15, 2017, 03:19:07 PM »
welcome back bro! things are as stale as croutons around here maybe you can kick start this bitch and well shift into high gear baby!
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General Two Stroke Talk / It's Back
« Last post by SwapperMX on November 14, 2017, 03:27:35 AM »
I checked a whole bunch of times and this site no longer existed. Just happened to check again for no real reason and it's back working. This site was terrific back in the day. Got to speak with a bunch of really good dudes. Looks like not many are aware the site is back up and going. With two strokes as strong as ever (something we always knew, it just took the general public 10+ years to understand what we were on about) it would be good to see this forum return to it's glory days.
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Well we had another successful KTM Days... Over the weekend we had over 700 riders pass through the gates, yes the facility was jammed pack...  The weather was crisp 50 degrees in the AM, but the sun warmed it up to 70 by the afternoon.  The conditions was a little dry and the marked trails were a little beat up (quads and side x sides can sure dig some deep ruts).  The easier loop was a good mix of easy trails with a few more difficult sections thrown in too... The marked AA single track was pretty challenging, not overly difficult, but kept you on your toes.  Every time I'd pass a stopped rider, he/she let me know all was well and to continue on...  I did stop to help a few riders... One was waiting for his buddy to come back with a quad to tow him out...  His KX 125 was pretty tired...  I swapped out his plug using one of my spares and got him going.  ... another on a CRF 250, bent the shifter into a U that went around the foot peg...  Took 20 min of fiddling just to get the bike into neutral so he could kick start it... of course being a 4 puke, after 75 kicks it finally fires, we get it into gear and the poor kids stalled it...   His uncle was ready to set the bike on fire and push it over a hill.. (yes he rides a smoker)  We finally got it restarted, and we pushed the the boy to ensure he wouldn't stall again...  I gave them directions as to the shortest route back to the pits. 

For me any my son, it was a great day of riding..  even with the large number of people, the trails and track didn't feel crowded.  The trails were all set up for one way traffic, also there were numerous areas where you could pull over and catch your breath or wait for the rest of your group to catch up. 

One of the best parts of the day was seeing so many families on the trails...  I was great to watch the more experienced riders making sure when they passed the families, they did so in a way not to upset / scare the younger riders.  Many riders would take a break after the more difficult hills...  Many would dismount and walk down the hills to help the less experienced riders make it to the top.  You know there's nothing better then watching little Johnny and or Susie climb a difficult hill with a crowd cheering them on...  and then watching them being congratulated on a job well done.  The look on their faces PRICELESS. Not to mention the looks from their beaming parents, reminds us just how much family fun can be had while riding dirt bikes. 

Yep it was a great weekend.   8)
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