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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by FloridaSteve, Dec 30, 2007.
Is it for sale?
...how much for the Hodaka...!
I love a good 2 Stroke.
1966 Bultaco Campera
My 1965 Greeeves Hawkstone.
where do I send the check?
can you deliver?
Man those old Husky's (and Maico's and CZ's) make me nervous just looking at them... I want one!!
Got the shovel out to dig this one up...(thread)
I'm just trying to get into bikes. I grew up on quads (Honda and Kaw), dad had a Suzuki 125 Dual Sport 80's something 2 stroke, I didn't have my license then, so I had plenty of time around the yard (20 acres) with it.
With gas prices going up so much, I needed to find another place to vent my "up north" needs. I'm really into Jeeps or 4x4's as far as trailriding goes, trying to find new trails and challenges just across the border in Canada by Sault St. Marie, ONT. But its 8 hours and tons of gas to tow my Jeep up.
So, I decided on getting an old (read: cheap) bike to fix up and tweak to suit my needs. I'm not sure what I want out of a bike, so it won't hurt my pocket book too much with this thing:
1973 Yamaha CT175. I got 3 bikes for 350 bucks. Between the 3, I think I can make one run. Planning on plating it and getting it street legal again. I originally wanted to use it to scout trails with up in Canada (ONT. government decided to designate our whole play area-about 100 square miles or more- a protected area which closed about 90% of the known trails for us). But after looking through all the pics on this site and reading trip reports, I'm itching to try a bit more on the bike. Hopefully I can make some long weekend trips by backroads touring some areas in Michigans UP or Canada. If I enjoy this stuff, I might try finding a newer bike to suit whatever needs I end up with after using this bike.
I'm a backpacker, a driving tourist, and a trailrider, this bike thing seems to blend it all together!
That looks like a great project. You might have two runners there.
Start your dedicated thread and get lots of advice.
Also check www.yamahaenduro.com .
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here is my Maico GS 490.
The last twinshocker that was build from Maico her in Germany.
The bike is in original conditions ,only the decals and a few small parts are new.
The decals are made in USA.
This version was only in europe available.
I have bought her from the first owner with 700km on the tachometer.
Grettings from Germany
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The holy grail..?
Long live the King!
This is the only picture I have of this gem. I traded off my 81 GPZ1100 for 2 of these guys. One was a standard RZ, and the other was a KR replica. This is a hodge podge of both. AN old race bike with a Spec II stage 4 buildup. It was supposed to have around 80 hp. It was close! I rode it for a little while, but being 6'7" it's hard to fold on the little bikes.
This caught my attension as it pulled into the Lookout up on Ortega Hwy. this morning.
A street legal 97' CR500. I believe he's had it since it was new and as you can see he's put a little $$$ into it.
How do you make a two stroke legal? Thats kick ass!!
Here's my 2 stroker - 1974 GT380. I just got it running after cleaning the carbs today. Wahoo!!
If they started out legal in a particular US State, then they are still legal. Used vehicles legal in one state but not legal in CA say, can be 'imported' to CA if they have at least 7500 miles I believe.
I'll bet that street legal CR500 in the hands of anyone other than the owner can make the rider able to crush walnut shells with their sphincter :huh
Having owned a 72 H2 and a DT 360 back in the day, I can't imagine the kick in the ass that bike provides(and the resultant wide open eyes) when it comes onto the pipe and with the whole package apparently sorted so well for getting the power to the pavement. Man, oh man!
There was a time, not too long ago, all it took was someone with a CA. headlamp and taillamp inspection license to sign off just about any bike here in CA. to get plates. DMV did not have to look at the bike if you had this certificate. It did have to meet certain standards like a horn, LH mirror, turn signals, headlight, taillamp, stop lamp, and be able to burn a running light for 10 minutes without the engine running. All this came to a hault I believe in 98'. I know this because my brother held such a certificate and I saw many bikes get there plates if they meet the requirments. Talking with the owner of the CR500 this morning he was fortunate to be one of the last to push his bike through and get plates before the DMV figured it all out.
I have also heard rummor that the DMV is starting to go back through files and checking VIN numbers and starting to pull plates from bikes that were never intended for street use. Not sure if this is a fact but I have heard rummors.
Its always good to see and know a few are still out there.