Yamaha R5 350, what is it like?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by LasseNC, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    Mine tends to load-up, and foul plugs if we sit in too much stop and go traffic. But in the smallish town where I live it is seldom an issue.
    Curvy two lane highways are where the bike shines. :evil
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  2. akpasta

    akpasta Been here awhile

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    Do they run the risk of blowing up on the highway like I've heard of some people saying?
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  3. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    I don't spend much time on 4-lane divided interstate, but when I do I vary my speed and throttle position often.
    Mine seems happiest between 50-75 mph, and is more fun than should be legal. :evil

    Jetting does need to be right to prevent a meltdown on any two-stroke, more-so than a 4-stroke.
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  4. Drestakil

    Drestakil n00b

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  5. juicy flawless

    juicy flawless Warrior Princess

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  6. Ebayru

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    Regarding Plug Fouling: I Ride a 1990 Canadian RZ350 and a 1974 GT550 with a sidecar. I use Redline 2 Stroke racing oil and haven't touched a plug in the last 8 years. I put a couple of thousand miles on the bikes every year.


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