We really need a 2 stroke page

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Shocktower, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    That is pretty much what I thought, so that is why I asked.

    Now the owners of "modern" 2 strokes will not only have to deal with idiots invading every thread about two strokes in Thumpers and saying crap like "2 strokes are not thumpers! it is forums like this that are making idiots think that any single cylinder bike is a thumper! Thumpers are losing there identity because of the internet! And I am going to cry loudly about it when ever anyone asks a two stroke question in thumpers! I am going to the gym to sniff the exercise bicycle seats! Premix is Evil! Waaaaaaa!!!", but now when we ask where else can we ask the question, they will mistakenly believe that it should be posted here, and then there will be another shit fight trying to get it through there heads that it still belongs in thumpers...

    So can we send these guys to you to set them straight?:wink:
  2. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    hands down easiest to split....ossa 250...
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  3. stevegt738

    stevegt738 Been here awhile

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    Here's some pics of my old work horse.

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  4. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    just about all the new two stroke Enduro bikes are road legal in Australia.......so now we just need a Two stroke section :baldy not just a sub section for old two strokes
  5. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    I love that. A real rider. not some shined up queen....

    awesome...
  6. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

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    damn nice kettle
  7. Brunow - 007

    Brunow - 007 Bantam Fever

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    Sweet ! Love the last picture!
  8. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    Gotta know stevegt738 how many miles? I'd love to see how many miles one of those crankshafts will last.
  9. stevegt738

    stevegt738 Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys.
    The bike has done nearly 430,000kms now. I bought it in '88 as a 1 owner with 32,000kms. The original engine went 320,000kms when it hand grenaded in a big way. I've put over 100,000 on the replacement motor, but I don't know the history of it. It came out of a non running parts bike I bought. But I do know that an (cough) expert tuner (cough) has been at the ports with a die grinder. I took it of the road before xmas as the poor old girl is really worn out. Will rebuild and up grade some bits over the next few years as money and parts become availabe.

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  10. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    This guy saved his handlebars and burned his bike!

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  11. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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  12. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

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    Old school enough, I think, though it's a '88 one.

    MZ ETZ250, 11,000km on it and original. I rode it from Christchurch NZ to Dunedin on Saturday morning, 400 kilometres or thereabouts, averaged about 80kph. A fine example of engineering for the masses.

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    I had a 250TS when on study leave in England in the 1990s - vividly recall an occasion when I was bimbling along, piled with luggage, and passed two fully-leathered (and slightly lathered) try-hard young gents on ZXR400s in the twisties on one A road. They were hanging off an' all, came up to me at a gas station later, trying to work out what I'd done to this old thing that made it faster than their bikes. Poor little bunnies.
  13. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer

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    Hi Pjay,

    I'm just across the water from ya! Many moons ago back in Scotland a mate had the same bike, but gray/silver/oxy red, bought specifically for riding in snow....... It out performed all our trail bikes when the going got really tough. Brilliant bit of practical kit. Enjoy it.
  14. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

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    Hi, Harvey K

    Yeah, the MZ's a really good gravel road bike, road tyres notwithstanding. It's with my son in Dunedin for the winter because it'll be the easiest of my bikes for him in the snow and ice (and because the dumbass didn't go and get his full licence so as to be able to ride his DR650 lawfully on the road and Mr Plod nabbed him, so he has to have a 250....)