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Offline yo_marc

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The names "2T" and "4T"?
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:05:38 AM »
I have a really dumb question.  So dumb, I think it's going to degrade the collective IQ of this entire forum.

I know 2T stands for two-stroke, and 4T, four...  But where on earth does the "T" come from?!

I've been out of the sport for about 5 years.  Never saw that abbreviation prior - now it seems to be common terminology. I'm perplexed.
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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 07:09:20 AM »
for a portuguese guy like me sounds ok, because 2t for us is 2tempos (tempo=stroke).

in english, i don't know why to use a "T", it should be 2S and 4S..

don't know!

gonna burn some gas/oil/clutch! later..

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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 12:44:43 PM »
Same here, in sweden the "stroke" translate into takt, 2t/4t. dunno why it is used when writing english though
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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 01:57:35 PM »
Not a stupid question at all. ;D
You guys are right. In english it should be 2S & 4S.
I think "tempo" is the Italian version as well.
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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 06:02:04 PM »
Yup, yewropeen.

Takt/temp etc.


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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 10:02:45 PM »
I stands for "Takt Time"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takt_time


However, you could say "Turns"  2 turns and  4 turns as well, however the real root is Takt Time.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2011, 10:04:56 PM by opfermanmotors »
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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 12:29:55 AM »
I always just figured it was flat-out based on "takt" because the dudes up in Scandinavialand have always been pretty hardcore about MX, particularly in the old days when you'd have Husqvarna factory riders going out into the untamed wilderness at dark o'clock in the morning and not coming back until it was dark o'clock at night.

However, I think it might be a good idea to start using the 'S' notation, because that way we can refer to them as 2S and 4$.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2011, 12:43:54 AM by JETZcorp »


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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 04:54:51 AM »
It's 'Tempi' in Italian and Spanish, Takt in German/Dutch/Swedish , Temp in French

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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 05:22:04 AM »
4$ funny JETZ
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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 09:50:38 AM »
in roumanian language is 2 stroke-2 timpi

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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 04:41:02 PM »
So the English speaking world is the odd one out ::)

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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2011, 09:15:30 AM »
2S/4$ sounds like a good T shirt! :D

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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 12:00:15 PM »
Hey, this turned out to be a pretty good lesson. Thanks for all the feedback guys!
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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2011, 12:57:26 PM »
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However, I think it might be a good idea to start using the 'S' notation, because that way we can refer to them as 2S and 4$.

Doesn't work well because of the 2S.  Should be "Two Cycle"  so I pose 2C and 4$ :)  or back to 2T and 4$

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Re: The names "2T" and "4T"?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2011, 04:18:42 PM »
I meant "2S" as in "2 Stroke."


Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky, punk?