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PostSubject: Two-Strokes   Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:59 am


Why have two-strokes, specifically two-stroke triples, been overlooked by many in the cafe racer community. With Brit bikes rising in price and CBs becoming scarce, two-stroke triples make a lot of sense. I recenlty picked up a Suzuki GT380 that had an older restification to a cafe-sque bike and it is wonderful.
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PostSubject: Re: Two-Strokes   Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:26 am

Firstly welcome aboard, and thanks for reviving some fond memories.

I too have a soft spot for the old triples, I had a Suzi 550GT with the 'Ram-Air' system which stopped the middle pot cooking, and a superb 750 'Kettle' which was suprisingly chuckable for such a heavy old bus.

But to answer your question I don't thionk they've been ignored, it's more the scarcity of them that stops people from cafe'ing them. Even the later bikes are now 30 years old and as such getting quite rare.
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PostSubject: Two-Strokes   Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:02 am

I am finding Suzuki and Kawasaki Triples everywhere these days. Yamaha RDs seem plentiful as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Two-Strokes   Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:05 am

luv 2 strokes but its the higher maintainance that keeps me away

wished you could buy the smell in a aerosol it defo works as a pheromone with me Wink
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PostSubject: Maintaining Two-Strokes   Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:52 am

My GT380 reuires no more maintenence than my four-stroke bikes.
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PostSubject: Re: Two-Strokes   Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:34 am

miffa wrote:
luv 2 strokes but its the higher maintainance that keeps me away

wished you could buy the smell in a aerosol it defo works as a pheromone with me Wink
Not as much as the Castrol R they use in speedway bikes does for me. I used to go and watch Hackney Hawks every Friday back in the late 60's and I found the smell of speedway bikes absolutely addictive. But, I went to the local speedway in Armadale a few months back and was in 7th heaven when I found it still smells the same!
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PostSubject: Re: Two-Strokes   Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:08 pm

TripleKing wrote:
My GT380 reuires no more maintenence than my four-stroke bikes.

one of my lads had a rs125 couple of yrs back cant remember how many pistons and rings it went through but there again he only ever rode it like he stole it



speedway now theres a blast from the past paul, aint been for yrs but remember the smell like it was yesterday
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