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Jan 21st 2016, 10:27 PM   #16
 holypiston's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Vancouver, WA

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Originally Posted by Parilla125
Nervous, vibrates, angry, awesome... About 60 HP at 240 lbs.
Got a nice little KE100 that is more my speed these days.
I hear you. I figured that was a young man's ride. We got a nice little RD125 for short summer night rides. Haven't ridden that in a year. Wonder if it will start?
Jan 21st 2016, 10:42 PM   #17
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I run non ethanol in all by bikes, boats and small engines. Makes leaving them sit close to a non issue. The KX had been sitting for 6 months and it started on the third kick the last time I started it.
The last time I rode it the sender for the front master cylinder brake light snapped off and I have not put the new one on yet. Got to keep checking everything even with locktight.
I get lot's of looks and thumbs up when I ride it as it is pretty loud, and of course it puffs some... : ) No mistaking that big two stroke single pounding out!
Had a Harley guy by me that was snapping his throttle at a light so I started doing it too. He quit doing it. Pretty funny. I will pick up another two stroke street bike at some point but it will be a road bike, not another enduro.
Jan 22nd 2016, 07:10 AM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S, Yamaha Radian, MZ 125SM
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Originally Posted by Parilla125
Had a Harley guy by me that was snapping his throttle at a light so I started doing it too. He quit doing it. Pretty funny.
NOICE!
Jan 22nd 2016, 10:18 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Snoqualmie, WA

  '09 Honda CBR1000RR (race), '04 RSV1000R (road), '97 KTM 380EXC (Dirt & SM), '11 Street Glide CVO
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Originally Posted by Parilla125
Nervous, vibrates, angry, awesome... About 60 HP at 240 lbs.
I have owned three over the years starting with a 1984 air cooled. I plated the 1992 but it was in dirt trim and was barely, well, not really, legal for the street. This one (2000) I got the 100 watt light weight Penton stator and did the full deal, including 17" wheels and 320 mm front rotor.
Geared so it will do around 100. Gets there pretty quick but requires some clutch action to get rolling. It would have been fun ten years ago. Not so much for me now.
I got 35 miles each out of two left mirrors before they snapped off. I bored out the extra thick handlebar and put rubber mount bar ends on it.
There is a guy down by your way I may be selling it to in a couple months. Got a nice little KE100 that is more my speed these days.
Love the 2 stroke love!

I'm also a big fan of the big-bore 2 strokes. I have a '97 KTM 380 EXC that I sumo'd and plated. Makes 51hp at the wheel and about 230lbs - it's a lot of fun on the street or dirt!




Also noteworthy - my first street bike was a '75 RD350B that belonged to my dad and he let me learn on it. Boy do I miss that thing! Sold it for $500 to help pay for college.
Jan 22nd 2016, 10:40 AM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  Vancouver, WA

Here's my GF's RD350. Just bought some rims off ebay for it. Took awhile to fit the rear on! 2nd pic to the right is the most recent (J&R expnansion chambers).

Looks bitchin'

Love the KTM. How many miles per rebuild?
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Edited by holypiston on Jan 22nd 2016 at 10:45 AM
Jan 22nd 2016, 01:55 PM   #21
 
  Jan 2016
  92 miles from Windy Ridge, Mt. St. Helens

  2017 FZ-07; Z1000 Kawi; '84 RZ350; '76 RD400; '74 RD350; '75 RD125; '72 G5 100; '69 HS1.
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Originally Posted by KNanthrup
Love the 2 stroke love!


Also noteworthy - my first street bike was a '75 RD350B that belonged to my dad and he let me learn on it. Boy do I miss that thing! Sold it for $500 to help pay for college.



Hmmm that KTM is bitchin' ...love it. But really, I couldn't ask for more, with all the RDs and RZs I have. I especially want to see how the 350 feels since Kevin put the aluminum wheels on it. Now, if I could just ride again. Sigh....haven't ridden since my Aug. 2014 RZ crash. Between the resultant Rotator Cuff Surgery, a bad fall in October (knee is STILL f'd up) and then the brush with death from inactivity due to the knee, blood clots in my leg morphing into a case of bilateral pulmonary embolisms at Christmas, it will probably be at least early summer before I ride again. But I'm lucky to be alive, so I just have to keep trying my PT and hope I can recover from everything by then. It's SO hard not to be riding though.


I plan on making up for lost time in a big way. I'm thinking of riding my '76 RD400 cross country just for laughs and adventure.

Edited by Quicklimegirl on Jan 22nd 2016 at 01:59 PM
Jan 22nd 2016, 02:06 PM   #22
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I really hope a manufacturer will produce a direct injected street 2 stroke. They are so clean burning now I would have to think someone somewhere is looking at doing it seriously. They are so much simpler and lighter... I just hope it happens before I can't throw my leg over a bike any more!
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