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Old 07-08-2008, 02:37 PM   #11
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This one's cool because the old guy starts it with his hand and then revs the pi$$ out of it.

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Old 07-08-2008, 07:04 PM   #12
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The guy with the tie is undoubtably the owner thinking: "CUT THAT SH|T OUT YOU OLD FART BEFORE YOU BLOW UP MY BIKE!!"
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:08 PM   #13
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Stupid question buz, how often did you have to fill up the oil tank on your RD? My dad told me when i was a kid "you stay away from those two strokes the neighbors have, they chew up oil really quick."


Then again he's also the man that never learned to use the front break, road or dirt. (no doubt i love my dad, he's just... set in his ways)
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:54 PM   #14
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Stupid question buz, how often did you have to fill up the oil tank on your RD? My dad told me when i was a kid "you stay away from those two strokes the neighbors have, they chew up oil really quick."


Then again he's also the man that never learned to use the front break, road or dirt. (no doubt i love my dad, he's just... set in his ways)
The oil tank was disconnected on mine. I ran premix. Tell dad that of course 2 strokes chew up oil really quick. The oil is in the fuel!

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Old 07-08-2008, 09:09 PM   #15
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Well i know how they work.. what kind of mix did you use?
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:50 PM   #16
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Well i know how they work.. what kind of mix did you use?
32:1 Yamalube R. Same as I run in the Cuddymobile.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:39 AM   #17
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I'm guessing it would have to be a 2nd or 3rd bike.

What was it like to ride?

It was really small for a bike of that era. No decent power until 6k RPM. Then it's OHMYGAWD!!! until it signs off at 10k. There was also a "dead spot" at 4-5k RPM.

Lots of fun running around on the pipes, but it got tiring downshifting 3 times for any acceleration.

I bought the bike in Germany, and riding it in Europe was a completely different experience.
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