We really need a 2 stroke page

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Shocktower, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    I love the Old is cool ,but to many air heads and searching here, is tough.

    This site is increadable with tons of info, but we need a specific page for 2 strokers :clap, be them dirt bikes or street bikes :evil, could we get one for the holidays
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  2. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Here we go again!
    Too many airheads blah blah. Let's start a build forum blah blah. Let's separate the airheads blah blah.
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  3. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    Blaine, I don't think Shocktower is indicting Airheads; he has made a simple and respectful request to concentrate the disparate two stroke threads into an easier-to-search thread.

    I ride Airheads, and I've benefited greatly from the knowledge base here. But Blaine, Shocktower's not ranting on like some others have about the preponderance of Airhead tech threads; I think he's just saying, "hey - what do you mods think about making a Ring-a-ding section?".

    Why not have a separate two smoke section? We're talking about a whole other type of combustion cycle altogether. For that matter, it'd be nice if we could have a dedicated electric bike section, and a diesel bike section. I think a setup like that would make it easier to share knowledge among those to whom the knowledge applies.

    Reframed like that, Blaine- what's your take?
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  4. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Run it by Baldy down the hall-- he has the first and final say on this.

    Let this thread run and see how much interest there is. I don't know-- I see two-stroke threads from time to time, but don't follow them since I'm an airhead floating blissfully along...
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  5. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    I'm in favor of a separate 2 stroke forum. It would be nice for them. It would be nice for others. Two strokes really are different, really.

    I think the criteria should be, "Is there enough traffic to justify a separate forum?" I've noticed what I think is enough. I don't read it and it's not as much as the Airhead traffic but it is enough I say. So good luck 2 Smokers, I hope you get your forum.

    Charlie
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  6. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    :clap Not that I frequent all things two stroke, but vintage MX 2-strokes racing is bad ass!!! Cool bikes, Huskys, Bulltacos, Montesa, Sachs....To bad I wasn't into those things in the 70's a really neat time for cheap 2 strokes.

    It's be nice to have a separate place for them.
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  7. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo Long timer

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    I agree. Bring it! :deal

    My plated 06' Yz250v wants to join
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  8. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer Supporter

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    Don't forget all the more modern 2 stroke traffic over in thumpers as well. As much as I'd miss reading about the smokers, if I still had one, I'd want a separate forum. They're just so completely different that it makes very good sense.
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  9. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    I agree, I'll volunteer my 1968 DT1 as the first photo...

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  10. MPH

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  11. SOS

    SOS Ignorance is a gift

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  12. jbcaddy

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    Well, I'm not against the separation, however I will say that I enjoy seeing the different bikes in O.S. I never owned a two stroke untill recently when I bought a dead Suzuki, but do remember lusting after a Bridgestone in my youth. I've ridden Huskys, Pentons, Bultacos and Maicos and would rather not have to look elsewhere to read about them. that being said, what ever happens, I will not be complaining about it.:D

    just remembered that I did a test ride on a Kawasaki Big Horn when they were new. didn't buy one however. I might of ridden a cousins Hodaka, however I don't remember for sure:evil
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  13. Shocktower

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    Hey thank you, that is all I am asking, I am not doing my normal :huh, JM stuff I am being some what serious :lol3,BTW if I keep reading about these old BMW's I may have to get one :baldy, Oh and thank you to all the others support
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  14. Shocktower

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    My first bike was 72 TS90, my brother still has it, I think, maybe I should revive that baby :evil
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  15. PSchrauber

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    A subdivision in old school woudb be a possibilitie for old cool two strokes great, I rarly found this in Trials:

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    Or this in Thumpers:
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    When annouced broad and widely a good idea, even rebuilds, ride reports, ...,
    to fill up the page with threads that are related to two strokers.
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  16. petefromberkeley

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    I've got a DT250 that I know jack shit about. I'd get into it (it's been sitting for decades) but I could use some input........
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  17. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    I think you're in over your head.... Send it to me in North Idaho:evil
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  18. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    My 1971 TS185 was the most fun to ride of all my race bikes!

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  19. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic Super Supporter

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    They should make airfresheners that smell like 2 stroke exhaust.:rofl
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  20. oregonadvrider

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    Yeah, lets do it.
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