The BIG bore 2 smoker thread

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Rot Box, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. AlpinaE24

    AlpinaE24 Long timer

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    Ready for a Sunday morning street cruise
  2. NDMX743

    NDMX743 Been here awhile

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    image.jpeg Here is my 1982 rm465. It is the only one I have ever seen. It is a decent front brake away from being competitive with modern bikes. It handles great!
  3. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Suzuki RM465 that's undergoing surgery!

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  4. spokester

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    :clapUnleash your inner DeCoster!:clap
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  5. thejunkman

    thejunkman Been here awhile

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    This has (had) the 345 V8
  6. flashover604

    flashover604 tailgunner

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    I bought a 1989 KTM 500 DXC from a friends dad back in 93. Later, I needed a down payment for a car to get to work and keep my new job, so he bought it back in 96. I told him if he ever wanted to sell it again, that I would like first dibs.

    He called me the other day. My wife isn't too happy...[​IMG]

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  7. pratered

    pratered Jackpiner Supporter

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    2000 KTM 380. I call her "The Beast". Had her since 2004 and just fouled my first plug, never any other problems.
    I live at 6200' and ride above 7-8000' mostly - the extra CC's - compared to my 300, has come in handy many times. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  8. Tcob

    Tcob Adventurer

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    1981 430 XC
    Absolutely love the bike.

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  9. spdtrpl

    spdtrpl Red Coat MagnoliaTx

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  10. jimroid

    jimroid Long timer

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg I reread the opening post and it doesn't specifically say single cylinder. Even though I have had my share of big bore singles,I'm throwing my single carb,single pipe twin @500cc into the mix.
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  11. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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  12. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    I would post up my Yankee 500 Z, but since it's two 250 cylinders, I guess that isn't "big bore" :lol3
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  13. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    I dont know what that is, but it sounds pretty cool. Give us a pic
  14. snarlyjohn

    snarlyjohn Human money repellant

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    Yes, pics please. Very interesting bikes; would love to hear about yours.
  15. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    Thanks for your interest! It's basically two OSSA 250cc engines side by side, they fire simultaneously making it a "twingle". They were made in NY in the late 60s and early 70s. Dick Mann was instrumental in it's design. It has a six speed cassette type transmission with two low gears and two neutrals, one of which is a super low "granny" gear that is normally not used. This one is my bike. DSCN9968.JPG

    The next pictures are from the Barber Museum. The yellow Z on the sidecover is not correct. DSCN9519.JPG DSCN9520.JPG DSCN9521.JPG
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  17. DT1

    DT1 Been here awhile

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  18. AlpinaE24

    AlpinaE24 Long timer

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    Almost cool enough outside to ride again
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  19. Euromad

    Euromad Been here awhile

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    Just brought this home- 86 WR400. Previous big bore was a KTM 360 but that doesn't count for this thread. Can't comment on the power yet- ti's a project :D
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  20. Euromad

    Euromad Been here awhile

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    So I sorted out the ignition, added a crank seal and got it running. Idles well, getting easier to start too. Installed a chain and took it for a ride.
    Brilliant low end, lazy revving, comes on harder on top. Discovered the rr axle broke, made some spacers so the chain won't jump off. Currently needs a rr wheel and brake hub and of course TLC and paint. I plan to vintage race it next year.