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Old 09-27-2007, 04:23 PM   #11
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So is there anything wrong with buying an old RD350?

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Other than they sound like a lawn mower?
Lawn mowers are 4 strokes.

I just bought an RD400 with expansion chambers and it sounds like the devil's popcorn popper.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:41 PM   #12
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You can look at the difference in two-stroke vs. four stroke power, by the classes motorcross races run nowdays.

No more open class (once ruled by 2 strokes)

450cc four stroke, or 250cc two stroke = 250 class

250 four stroke, or a 125 two stroke= 125 class

150cc Four Stroke, or 80cc two stroke= 80cc class

Two strokes are better in my opinion, and when they solve the emissions problem, by getting rid fo loop-scavenging (with a closed 4 stroke type lower end-two stroke top end, with injector nozzel & exhaust port) the 2 stroke will rule once again.

And it won't cost 3,500.00 bucks to repair one when it get 30+ hours on it, like the modern "works" four strikers.
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:56 PM   #13
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Lawn mowers are 4 strokes.

I just bought an RD400 with expansion chambers and it sounds like the devil's popcorn popper.
....Devil's Chainsaw the nickname for the Mach1 with racing expansion chambers?
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:33 PM   #14
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Lawn mowers are 4 strokes.

I just bought an RD400 with expansion chambers and it sounds like the devil's popcorn popper.
Sounds awesome. I love the look of the triumph modern classics and Kawasaki W650 and i saw the RD350 it looked wonderful and it gets a couple of shining reviews from people who own them. Can you still get parts for them? how expensive is two-stroke oil?
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:08 AM   #15
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Sounds awesome. I love the look of the triumph modern classics and Kawasaki W650 and i saw the RD350 it looked wonderful and it gets a couple of shining reviews from people who own them. Can you still get parts for them? how expensive is two-stroke oil?
USA 2 Strokers is a forum filled with RD fanatics. You should have no problem keeping it running. 2 stroke oil is not expensive.

Just remember, you're buying a 30 year old motorcycle so don't plan any Iron Butt rides on it.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:12 AM   #16
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Nothing long distance would be planned, im looking for something to ride around town, no interest in spending that long on a bike right now, not to mention i already used my vacation time for the year
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:36 AM   #17
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Nothing long distance would be planned, im looking for something to ride around town, no interest in spending that long on a bike right now, not to mention i already used my vacation time for the year
I think 2-stroke make great little bikes for zipping around town. I commute on my RS250 and it's a blast the powerband is just so fun
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