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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunk View Post
    I'm jealous.
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    two stroke road bikes......it has sparked a memory of 350 kwaka triple 2 smoke I once owned...nasty bucking beast that it was....(goes misty eyed...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
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    Trinity aftermarket monoblock top end with PVs, V Force reeds, nickasil plating & modern porting, head with replaceable domes 72mm bore.
    7mm stroker billet crank

    = 496cc of modern 2 stroke engine.

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    I think you should reconsider and go for the 610cc kit
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    He rides like a Nana though Kick. This thing's going to cost him a fortune in blackened plugs as it is.
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    very nice bike mate. looking foward to seeing more of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim2 View Post
    He rides like a Nana though Kick. This thing's going to cost him a fortune in blackened plugs as it is.

    I've raced against Dave (well trailed round well behind him), Nana is certainly not how I'd describe his riding
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Send Lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

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    He takes it easy on the road I believe...

    Pretty quick on his bucket though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    I've raced against Dave (well trailed round well behind him), Nana is certainly not how I'd describe his riding
    He's merciless on a bucket.

    He put FXR 150 headlights on the YZF. That should give you a good idea of just how fast he rides at night. Besides as a mate it is my duty to ridicule him because he hasn't gained an ounce of fat in 20 years and can manufacture a pocket bike from a 6 pack, using only a chewed fingernail as a "machine" tool.
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    Yeah I ended up with the 496 as less likely to vibrate as bad as the 535 I was originally considering. 610 would be silly & the rest of the engine gets a bit edgey after 100hp. I'm aiming for 90hp with a faat midrange. Weighing at ~ 140ish with empty tank should be quite entertaining.

    Flexy frame? Well may consider bracing, but despite the enormous frames of modern bikes I think the main advances have come from stiffer forks & swingarms controlled by decent suspension. I don't think it is going to be too bad, but have some ideas if it is.

    And yes I am slow on the road but I'm having fun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Flexy frame? Well may consider bracing, but despite the enormous frames of modern bikes I think the main advances have come from stiffer forks & swingarms controlled by decent suspension.
    I know of two instances where "frame flex" was fixed by buying decent rear shocks, so I reckon you're on the right track there
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Send Lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

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    Well the engine kit is being shipped today & they got the wrong quote for shipping so want another $100. Super. Budget already spiralling & wonder where the money is coming from.
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    Looks sick! Saw it up on rgv forums. Will keep an eye out for how your project comes along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    My rational is that one probably won’t be able to new register a 2 stroke in this increasingly worrisome cotton wool environment.
    um... what? did I miss some new law?
    So it's still ok to import used, but not new... ??

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    No new law. . .yet. I'm pre-empting it. Vehicles are having to pass anti smoking test & this is heralding in the move to be more green. 2 strokes have a leniency clause as they of course wouldn't pass. But they are expecting most old bikes & cars to be off the road soon.

    I believe that soon you won't be able to first time (or re-register a lapsed) vehicle that doesn't pass these tests or perhaps even a measured emission test that would be done at initial VIN test.

    This is my theory only but looking at past performance & the greens having the ear of the govt I wouldn't bet against it.
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    Oh hell yeah, nice machine!!

    It's a dream of mine to one day make my own NSR500....

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