You can't beat the thrill of riding old 2 strokes:hail They feel like you are doing 100mph at 50mph when you hit that addictive power band. My mate has a mint 250LC and i'm hoping to add a suzuki RG500 Gamma in the future to keep the TLR company:devious
I've never ridden a two stroke street bike, but I've countless hours on two stroke MX bikes (some of which have been plated for the street, but not really well suited for it). I do love the way a two stroke runs:drool
Less, those are some fantastic looking Kawasaki's:hail
Here is a few pics of my buddy's ex drag bike H2. Fast By Gast pipes and cylinders, heads done by Trinity Racing, oversize round slide dirt bike carbs. It also has a swingarm and Ceriani (remember those?) forks on it. Any quiet and EPA legal stock 600 will leave it for dead in a straight line. My how times have changed. :hail
Still fun to ride though. The powerband hits with all the subtlety of a paddle to the ass and the off kilter cackle from those pipes is positively Satanic :laugh
This may be a repost but thought i would put it up anyway. It is a V 48 cylinder made up of Kwak 2 stroke 125cc engines. I saw it at the classic bike show in Stafford U.K. in 2003. He fired it up (i think it had a bike engine as a starter motor) and it sounded awsome. The amount of work that went into it must have taken ages:hail .
Ahhh, I love it when threads lock onto the old Kawi triples. :yes A 100% stock blue '72 H2 was my first bike ever. Learned to ride on it... cost me $400 back in '83. I rode a fully restored one this past spring. It was a giggle although the TL is quite civilized (and faster) in comparison. What I really want now is a RZ350 (KR replica) or maybe an old race kitted RD400. (Could have purchased one for cheap out of a barn back in the 80's :banghead) Anyone got much seat time on one of these?
I had a friend who used to race an RZ out at Willow Springs years ago. He grafted half a TZ750 top end on it. I rode the thing down the street and almost flipped it over backwards. Sick power delivery.
The predominant track bike back then was the FZ400. I watched my buddy on the Streets course lose massive amounts of ground as he wobbled around the corners and then reel 'em in just like that down the front straight. That little buzzbomb was a scary flexy rocketship. Of course my friend's chassis setup skills probably left quite a bit to be desired too :laugh
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