Two stroke as an adventure bike

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Shawnspeed, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. spokester

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    :clapRight on Schrauber, great pictures!:clap
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  2. PSchrauber

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    Tgank You.

    OK here an other photo with a two stroke motorcycle on the road, in the mountains:

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  3. JensEskildsen

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    From my last trip on my dt125r, 200km trip with friends on exc400, ttr250, xt600 and another 250 i dont recall the make of.
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  4. Borgström

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    Good to see an SWM, I had two of them in the 80`s, RS125GS. Did not travel too far on them thou.
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  5. PSchrauber

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    You are right the tank with 5l gasoline will be just sufficient for 100km roadwork. For terrain riding you need more. I carry 3l spare fuel in two separate 1,5l canister with me that gives ma a bit more range.

    For adventure trips still not very long.
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  6. PSchrauber

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    On the other hand in that mountains 100km is really long and takes a complete day.
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  7. JensEskildsen

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    Went on another dualsport ride with a friend. We decided to make a roadtrip with as much gravel as possible, using only small roads.
    We planned for 4 days of camping, but we had to return the same night as my friend got sick.
    We managed just a hair under 350km for the day. In doing so I got 54mpg on my little Yammie Dt125r. I didnt even had to turn on reserve at 200km:

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  8. miguelR

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    I just returned from traveling 2000 kms through the jungle (Misiones, Argentina) in the old Jawa 350
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  9. miguelR

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  10. miguelR

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  11. Rockaway

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    Good afternoon all. I just starting to think about running the "Tour of Idaho" on a 2004 KTM 200 exc in 2021. Sounds like a lot of fun. Any thoughts toward running a light weight 2 stroke in Idaho on mostly single track?
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  12. ihatemybike

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    Do it!

    Researching the "Tour of Idaho" I'm wanting to do it too.
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  13. rednkarch

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    2 stroke adv bike - Certainly! I started riding on Honda XR's, and have had a couple other bikes since then, but settled on a Kawasaki KX 500. This one I built from the ground up with every nut, bolt and bearing replaced/upgraded. it's fully balanced and blueprinted with a Lectron Carb, v-force reeds, porting, WPC treated transmission, guts tall seat and so on. My best friend who built the engine internals and guided me on the "smart" parts and mods has it's duplicate with a Smart Carb. They both have custom ignition, KX450 suspension/brakes, one off overdrive 5th gears in the trans. It has an oversize tank and I designed a custom rear rack bracket to handle an extra 2.2 gallons for those long rides. No it's not the best at everything, but at 220 lbs w/o rack and oversized tank it's not bad. With the mods and a 500 2 stroke SAMSUNG_SCH-I535_7230544-7236678_000.JPG it's got gobs of broad power in a stable chassis. I can take it on a tight trail ride then switch over and race desert then commute to work. Yeah you have to carry pre-mix, but with Ams-oil Saber pillow packs you can easily meter for 1 gallon increments of fuel.
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  14. Pablogordo

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    Yowza kx500!

    I’m liking the GPX Moto TSE250R more and more I see people out using them and racking up miles and hours (for good and bad, some have had issues, some haven’t)
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  15. backofbeyond

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    If nothing else it's more of an adventure riding a two stroke - particularly a slow one. I started off doing long distances on two strokes back in the 70's when they seemed like the future and nobody was that bothered about clouds of smoke following you down the road. This is a 250 Yamaha in Morocco after we'd ridden it from London -

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    More recently I've been adventure riding on a eurobarnfind '76 Suzuki 120 -

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    Top of the mountain at the Stella Alpina in Italy



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    Returning from the Elephant rally in southern Germany


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    Coming back through a flooded France from a ski trip to the Alps



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    Waiting for the ferry at Dover UK at the start of a trip to Mauritania (that one didn't work!)


    This year I had a plan to go back to Morocco on a 250 Yamaha and started prepping the bike -

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    Sadly Covid knocked that trip (and many others) on the head but it's rescheduled for 2021.
    The Suzuki may be off to France again in a couple of weeks, restrictions notwithstanding.
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  16. Pablogordo

    Pablogordo Been here awhile Supporter

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    need to like this post a few more times...signs of a life well-lived!!!
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