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2-Stroke Picture Thread

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by FloridaSteve, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. BertieBassett

    BertieBassett RustRider

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    My latest Jawa 350. “Military” limited edition, No 8 of 10. E9421D18-C2FF-45DF-A676-43D518AE7F43.jpeg
  2. Ray916MN

    Ray916MN Dim Mak

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    Been out in the workshop waking up carbed bikes from their winter slumber. Here's some video of some of the 2 strokes running after being woken up.





  3. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    I've ridden the NS and the RG. The NS was fun, like a frisky puppy. It would have been much better as a full 500.

    The RG was a freakin' weapon that would kill you if you failed to take it seriously. I've never before or since ridden anything so intense on the street.

    We had a Yamaha RZV500 (or whatever it was called) along with those two. In comparison to either it was a barge.
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  4. OSJ

    OSJ Formally DunkinDuck

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    I think I’ve shared this story before, but seeing it’s two stroke tuesday....


    Two Stroke Tuesday.
    The holy grail, the one!

    So lets go back to 1985, just out of high school, riding around central MA on a GS450s (a pretty rare bike as well) following all motorcycle racing, including our American stars, Freddie Spencer, Randy Mamola, Mike Baldwin. All racing some amazing two stroke machines.

    I picked up a motorcycle magazine and almost fell over. On the cover is Honda's new 1985 NS400R. In either Rothmans colours (the current NS racing) or Freddie's 1983 World Champion colours. I had to have one!

    Then quickly realizing as I am reading the article the little Honda will not be coming over to the states. So instead I purchase the only two stroke that makes it here, the 1984 RZ350.

    Over the next 20+ years 28 motorcycles come and go into my life..a few grey market bikes sneak over the border and I keep an eye out for a NS, but most of them are RZ500, Gammas and TZ250s. All very nice two stroke machines but my heart was first taken by that beautiful little V3.

    Fast forward to January 15th 2017 and I'm sitting in my living room enjoying my 1st cup of coffee for the day. Scrolling thru the classified section of ADV rider website. Something I do almost every day.

    And I see it, but it cant be....a 1986 NS in Freddie Spencer colours, Less that 5,000 miles, in nearly concourse condition, In IOWA no less? Clean title and all?

    I contact the owner, He has a incredible collection of rare bikes, including this beauty. He tells me hes not really sure he wants to sell it, but needs to raise a little cash. So he listed a few bikes (that morning no less) to see which one would sell 1st. He was hoping the NS wouldn't be the one.

    After a few emails, I decided I wanted to talk in person. So I called and two minutes into our conservation I realized like Mike Wolfe always says on American Pickers. The time to buy it is when you see it!

    Up to this day i had never seen a NS400R for sale.

    It took a while to get the bike shipped to me, but she currently sits in my heated shop, covered and nestled amongst my other bikes. Happy to be in New England. And I'm so happy to have her. Never to be sold again! IMG_4111.jpg
  5. barryadam

    barryadam No Value Added

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    looking good.

    I think that’s the only one I’ve seen with the same pipes as my magazine bike.
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  6. sharps5090

    sharps5090 Adventurer

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    Yes, my Dad had a new one when I was born. I remember ridding in it when I was little.
  7. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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  8. jimroid

    jimroid Long timer

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    ^ Now that is a nice Buffalo!
  9. TNWillie

    TNWillie Long timer

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    Personally, I consider that pic to be bike porn.
  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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  11. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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    Ba ba ba Bad !
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    800cc Polaris Snow mobile motor , belt primary driving the transmission from a Ducati enclosed in a carbon-fiber case .
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    Under seat radiator.

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    A better power to weight ratio than a 2 stroke era GP bike. Built from scratch by Dr. Robin Tuluie .
    We used to hang out some at the AHRMA races back when he was running a Norton , but , he went on to bigger things.
  12. knudln

    knudln Been here awhile

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    Rocket Scientists gotta be Rocket Sciencing!
  13. Scoozi

    Scoozi Long timer

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  14. iplax13

    iplax13 Been here awhile

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    Do you happen to have the 99 200 motor lying around that the carb came off?
    I need one for my 2002 200exc and cant locate one for the life of me.
  15. 380Viking

    380Viking Adventurer

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    Sorry, I just sourced the carb off ebay
  16. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Just got my old 1979 250 fired up AND spanked for the first time in 20 years. Installed the white tank and stashed a mint polished one I have. Oh the joy, smell and sound! Cheers 84F70ECB-272A-4D35-8FA8-D1254E49A02C.jpeg E7A34D60-D9C6-4CC2-8725-5E72AB33514E.jpeg DF1C887F-793A-49C7-9B33-7E12BCA145D9.jpeg B989789E-33D9-4B90-835D-35A3C2785ED4.jpeg
  17. MarissaTheHorrible

    MarissaTheHorrible Adventurer

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    Nice.

    Is the Trabant yours too?
  18. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Adventurer

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    Here’s my old bike...

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  19. toslow

    toslow Been here awhile

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  20. Rokoneer

    Rokoneer Been here awhile

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    Sweet! The Matador, a duplicate of the bike I learned to ride on at 7 years old. Nuthin' like learning to ride on a right side shift bike!