How old is old

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by 81cr450, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. 81cr450

    81cr450 Been here awhile

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    I'm just curious what you all are considering " OLD " 2-stroke wise. I was born in 76 so the bikes from my early teens are what I see as old. A 20+ year old 2-stroke has been through a rebuild or 2. But I realize bikes were some of the very first replacements for the horse & buggy. Seems like there's a bit of division on here with the olds cool 2 stroke thread & if it aint old you should be in the thumper section YOUNG MAN :D
    I think of a thumper as an xr500r my cousin had, so it just doesnt seem to fit in my mind as wicked give you the shakes throttle response of a 2 stroke bike.
    Not trying to make anyone :cry I just want to understand the division or sell by date to know if a build I'm working on is old enough to fit in olds cool

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  2. craydds

    craydds Long timer

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    I suppose "old" is in the eye of the beholder (beer-holder?). I grew up riding the 2-srtokes in the late sixties to the late seventies, and in to the early eighties. I bought a brand new Suzook 125 from the dealer in '72; I was 15 years old and I was a MOTOCROSSER (or so I imagined). Over the years I progressed to an '83 Suzook RM250. Still have an '80 YZ50 that I restored for my son way back in the early 90's. Since that last RM250 (which I never should have sold - it was perfect) I have had and still have lots of 4-strokes. My YZ400 project is the first 2-stoke I have owned in 10 years. Again, how old is old? Are there any rules? By today's standards, if a bike is over 10 years old it is "obsolete" (subjective, I know). If it is over 20 years old it is an ANTIQUE!
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  3. Motorrad

    Motorrad Been here awhile

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    Your mom is old.. :freaky



    To me.. 1975 and older on 2T

    1971 and older on 4T

    oh. and I was born in 82 so age has nothing to do with it.
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  4. Donzzilla

    Donzzilla Been here awhile

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    Mainly because this sits in my office window, this is what I consider old. It's a 1901 Steffey motor unit in a 1901 Columbia Chainless frame.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/2842139043/" title="GARAGE-ISSUE-#18 by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3252/2842139043_020cb34e57_z.jpg?zz=1" width="532" height="640" alt="GARAGE-ISSUE-#18"></a>
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  5. Donzzilla

    Donzzilla Been here awhile

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    And it is a 2 stroke:clap
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  6. Motorrad

    Motorrad Been here awhile

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    Id make a comment about 2 strokes. but this isnt JM...
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  7. Donzzilla

    Donzzilla Been here awhile

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    I'm confused?? Is this satire about the girl or you do't believe the motor is not a 2 stroke?

    Ha, Ha if it's about the girl:D It is however true the motor is a 2 stroke.

    Zilla!
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  8. 81cr450

    81cr450 Been here awhile

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    I dont care how old the bike is, she can stroke me twice, or even 4 times, anytime. :evil I know I belong in the basement, err, garage

    Nice old bike too, that would have been light with those bicycle tires

    "Your mom is old.."
    Hey 85 year old guys think she's young & HOT :rofl

    But back to seriousness , I think the over 5 years & its outdated really fits the dirtbike "old" spectrum. By then your replacing plastics , if you drop it alot like I do anyway, its time for some internal work, probably change a tweaked rim.... The new is clean gone & its time to get to work on it. Ten years & its obsolete is just time to think about converting to newer suspension & EFI.
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