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Are we just morbid lovers of 2 stroke race bikes?
« on: September 17, 2022, 02:55:06 PM »

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Re: Are we just morbid lovers of 2 stroke race bikes?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2022, 05:00:11 PM »
YES!

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Re: Are we just morbid lovers of 2 stroke race bikes?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2022, 01:37:17 PM »
Yup!
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Re: Are we just morbid lovers of 2 stroke race bikes?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2022, 08:18:57 AM »
after just coming back from the oliver's mount gold cup meeting at scarborough and watching the lightweight races, which included tz250's and nsr 250's, plus a couple of very quick 125's, i'd have to say YES  :celebrate:
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Re: Are we just morbid lovers of 2 stroke race bikes?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2022, 01:35:53 PM »
Wayne Rainey Goodwood 2022.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ylbUpacrnk

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Re: Are we just morbid lovers of 2 stroke race bikes?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2022, 06:21:37 PM »
Yup, always a special experience to ride a two stroke.  Younger guys that have ridden any of my typically stockish bikes always return with a smile.  Even my cb350 obsessed buddy loves the 400 but is always suprised by the lack of engine braking.

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Re: Are we just morbid lovers of 2 stroke race bikes?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2022, 04:41:06 PM »
The Author didnt do his research very well.  They call the Suzuki TR500 a 4 stroke, and then immediately say they needed to build a 2 stroke but were beaten to the punch by Yamaha.

The TR500 was a 2 stroke that used technology they stole from MZ in the 60's.  Suzuki was making 2 strokes before Yamaha.

Everyone here should read "Stealing Speed" by Matt Oxley on kindle.  You will be delighted.  One of the most fun books for a 2 stroke lover to read.

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Re: Are we just morbid lovers of 2 stroke race bikes?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2022, 12:58:53 AM »
RD were race bread so I guess we all love the 2 stroke racers.. Being and OLD racer TZ's to RD's are worlds apart.

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