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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by FloridaSteve, Dec 30, 2007.
I bought one of those new in 1981, THE MOST tractable 2 stroke ever at the time, made super strong low end torque and had a nice long pull at the top end. A friend of mine had a CZ400 at the time and after riding the IT said "yeah it's smooth but not as fast as my CZ". Well into our ride after some steep uphills where the IT just tractors and he's flailing and having great amounts of trouble he decides to get even by passing me on a fire road along some RR tracks. I see him coming up on me tucked in and pinned...so I gas the 465 and it's a little off the pipe..in 5th gear...so I downshift once, then again and by then he's coming by and we're both pinned!! U hit 4th and match him side by side...both of us pinned, tucked and flying down this dirt road....as we crest a small rise I snick the 465 into 5th and the front wheel lifts about 10 inches and he dissappears off the back of my peripheral vision as the front wheel just hangs in the air at prolly 65-70 MPH!! He later says it was like "30 guys with BB guns" pelting him with roost!
About a week later he comes knockin on my front door...come see what I just bought.....he says...
That's a stunner! And Major Respect for racing it!
there was a gal who raced one in the catalina gp last year. a pic of and a short blurb in "classic bike" or "motorcyclist", i can't remember which.
good times in small packages.
Twinjet and G 3 ?
yep. 67 yl1e and 74 g3ss
I couldn't pick a better pair to own, Jeff!
New aquisition, road registrated:
This beauty showed up at the Atlanta area Caffeine and Octane show today - cafe'd out 125cc Yamaha 125cc twin with reed valves and hand built tank and seat
There are several more pictures of it here:
The perfect MotoGiro bike!!!
My first bike, a 1980 Suzuki DS100. Not ridable when I got it, after a brief rebuild, shed hit 30 on the street. Heres some pics of the rebuild, somehow, the pics of the finished product dissappeared, and all three bikes in the pictures are sold now. It is what it is.
My very first dirt bike was a 1979 Suzuki DS 125.
Thing was mint,,,for two rides.
Yeah that's Bobby Costello's. He builds em. I've known him a few years, back when he worked at Moto Bravo.
Here's the tumblr of the build fast50.tumblr.com
Sure keeps my left leg in shape...
Does he work for the Vespa dealer now? I was in there with my lady last fall and in the back, somebody had a Yamaha 2S in the throes of cafe racering. This could be the finished product.
VERY cool little bike, lovely work.
Thanks for the pictures.
Pretty sure he works at Motoretta, half a block from where I work on Marietta/howell mill, across from GA Tech.