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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by jub jub, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    :deal ATK 700 :wink:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=541361

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  2. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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    Have to remember than when most of us rode them, we were younger and mono-shock suspension just came out. So everything we rode felt insanely fast.

    The only bike that's made me feel similar to that is the KTM 450. I've never had the throttle pinned, that's how scary it was.

    But I suck at riding, so who knows, really.
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  3. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    After watching the video, I will say that two strokes just sound......awesome!

    Watching the super cross races just makes me feel that something is missing. There is no exhaust sound like in the days of yesteryear! There is a dB limit on the exhaust that is little more than a baby crying....like 85dB or something like that. Fuck that. I want the good old days of braaaaaaaaaap....braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaP....braaaaaaaaaaaaaaap
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  4. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    Go fart in the bathtub, and quit posting.
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  5. Speedster

    Speedster Gizmo Slut

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    Motocross Action Magazine has done a couple of articles on this fairly recently. The open class 2 smoke is faster on the start, but is much more difficult to ride quickly for the whole pace of a moto. The 4 stroke is easier to control, thus faster over the course of a moto. The 2 stroke basically wore the rider out trying to keep the pace.

    I think its cool that most of the local race series are now allowing 250 2 strokes to race with the 250 4 strokes. My buddy went from a 450 back to an old KX250 and still won the state Vet Pro championship. He's now on a '12 KTM 250SX, and he's killing it still with the Vet's and is usually top 10 if not top 5 in the 250 Pro class. Of course, most of it has to do with the rider's ability.

    I am looking for a clean 250 2 stroke for my son, so I can have 1 of each!

    I would love to have the coin to spend on a Service Honda 500. It is the CR 500 motor stuffed in a modern 250F chassis.

    Speedster
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  6. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    So, you find fart bubbles amusing, do you? I'll send you a video.
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  7. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    I was wondering where this went.

    Have you thought about a new YZ250 or a KTM. Still making the two smokes! :clap
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  8. jar944

    jar944 Been here awhile

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    450 4Ts are easier to ride, weigh the same and put the power down better.

    All the power in the world is useless if you cant use it, and also the reason the 250 4Ts have almost identical lap rimes.

    Now in something like hill climbing, where power matters... the 500cc 2t is still the one to beat.
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