1. Adventure Rider Print Magazine!
    We're doing a print magazine this November - 128 pages of high quality adventure riding stories, photography and interviews!

    Click here to purchase a copy for $9. Limited copies still available.
    Dismiss Notice

We really need a 2 stroke page

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

  1. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    727
    Location:
    Snohomish County

    I love that. A real rider. not some shined up queen....

    awesome...
  2. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Oddometer:
    35,395
    Location:
    Vancouver, Not! BC...
    damn nice kettle
  3. Brunow - 007

    Brunow - 007 Bantam Fever

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    330
    Sweet ! Love the last picture!
  4. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    15,491
    Location:
    the hills
    Gotta know stevegt738 how many miles? I'd love to see how many miles one of those crankshafts will last.
  5. stevegt738

    stevegt738 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    283
    Location:
    Garfield, Australia.
    Thanks guys.
    The bike has done nearly 430,000kms now. I bought it in '88 as a 1 owner with 32,000kms. The original engine went 320,000kms when it hand grenaded in a big way. I've put over 100,000 on the replacement motor, but I don't know the history of it. It came out of a non running parts bike I bought. But I do know that an (cough) expert tuner (cough) has been at the ports with a die grinder. I took it of the road before xmas as the poor old girl is really worn out. Will rebuild and up grade some bits over the next few years as money and parts become availabe.

    Some more pics.
    For those that liked the last pic, here is the Wee taken 8 weeks before.
    [​IMG]

    A couple of stable mates over the years
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Dragged this around for a few years when the kids were little
    [​IMG]

    These 2 pics are 14 years apart
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  6. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,605
    Location:
    Citrus Heights Ca.
    This guy saved his handlebars and burned his bike!

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Z8BH60B9Yu8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  7. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Oddometer:
    18,470
    Location:
    Capitalist
    beautiful:freaky
    [​IMG]
  8. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,526
    Location:
    Russell, New Zealand
    Old school enough, I think, though it's a '88 one.

    MZ ETZ250, 11,000km on it and original. I rode it from Christchurch NZ to Dunedin on Saturday morning, 400 kilometres or thereabouts, averaged about 80kph. A fine example of engineering for the masses.

    [​IMG]


    I had a 250TS when on study leave in England in the 1990s - vividly recall an occasion when I was bimbling along, piled with luggage, and passed two fully-leathered (and slightly lathered) try-hard young gents on ZXR400s in the twisties on one A road. They were hanging off an' all, came up to me at a gas station later, trying to work out what I'd done to this old thing that made it faster than their bikes. Poor little bunnies.
  9. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,198
    Location:
    The Shaky Isles
    Hi Pjay,

    I'm just across the water from ya! Many moons ago back in Scotland a mate had the same bike, but gray/silver/oxy red, bought specifically for riding in snow....... It out performed all our trail bikes when the going got really tough. Brilliant bit of practical kit. Enjoy it.
  10. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,526
    Location:
    Russell, New Zealand
    Hi, Harvey K

    Yeah, the MZ's a really good gravel road bike, road tyres notwithstanding. It's with my son in Dunedin for the winter because it'll be the easiest of my bikes for him in the snow and ice (and because the dumbass didn't go and get his full licence so as to be able to ride his DR650 lawfully on the road and Mr Plod nabbed him, so he has to have a 250....)
  11. Nickcamera

    Nickcamera Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2012
    Oddometer:
    118
    Location:
    Woburn, MA
    Just got myself a lovely 73 Yamaha CT-3. Any suggests on a exhaust silencer?