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2 Stroke touring?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Chillis, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    I totally want one of these. Seem like such a strange combo of cheap and crappy but also simple, indestructable, and most important a streetable 2T.
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  2. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    It has some interesting features, rubber mounted engine, crankshaft mounted clutch and fully enclosed drive chain. Massive cylinder fins. It has FULL 12 volt electrics, an East German copy of the same alternator used on BMW airhead twins. It has HUGE main bearings and a 3 ring piston.
    It's a well proven product, just about every one ever made is still running. Parts are cheap and readily available.
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  3. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    Here's one of my favorite features, it's a little number reminder, not an odometer or trip meter, it's not hooked up to anything. You just dial in the number you want to remember. Start of trip, next oil change, fill up, wife's birthday or whatever! Gas tank is ultra heavy gauge steel with a very large filler opening. Actually, not much cheap or crappy about these bikes except, perhaps, the cosmetic exterior metal finish. They are, after all, German engineered and manufactured. Used by army and police, they were "military grade". DSCN7055.JPG DSCN7052.JPG
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  4. motrhead

    motrhead Travellin' Soul

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    I want one too! I have been watching for years for one to turn up in Canada, bu I think I will eventually have to important one myself...along with an MZ 1000...but that is another story...lol
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  5. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    The MZ 1000 is VERY cool! A friend of mine has one.
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  6. makotosun

    makotosun Been here awhile

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    Here is a fully loaded picture . . .

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    It worked well from Tennessee to Oregon!


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  7. motrhead

    motrhead Travellin' Soul

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    That is sweet! I have a pair of 400s... '78 IT and DT sitting in the shed. IT rear monoshock gave out...still haven't messed much with the DT. I found a DT200 in the meantime.
  8. Drwnite

    Drwnite Adventurer

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  9. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    That DT is such a classic, and the IT was my dream bike growing up. I'm almost tempted to start looking around...
  10. makotosun

    makotosun Been here awhile

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    You should come see us at www.Yamaha-Enduros.com - lots of like minded folks and resources!


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  11. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    :clapI LOVE it!:clap