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sidecarkeith



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: Stafford Calsssic Bike Show UK Reply with quote

Thought you may like to see some pictures I took from the show last week-end, there was a lot more but didn't get much chance to take many.
Too busy trying to find bargins Laughing





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zentime



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks likes a pretty neet show. Funny how bikes I remember being brand new and are now called vintage and classic. Laughing

a friend recently sent me a link about a Kawasaki triple on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190161337481&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RCRX_Pr2_PcY_BID_IT&refitem=190159469308&itemcount=2&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget
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Ralph



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Big Grin That is the first 4 cylinder 2 stroke I have seen Confused 3 yes never 4 Smile But what the hell do I know I just work at the car wash Big Grin
O that ain't no stock Z Big Grin
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sidecarkeith



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more, a bit more normal.
Like you Ralph I've never seen a 4 two stroke Argue





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Ralph



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Grin Check it out Keith http://www.kawasakisa.co.za/news_details.php?news_id=87
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ralph
looks like the one in my photo, wonder how many where made Question
Hope the frame is better than the ones they had on the KH's, think rubber bands had the same flexability Laughing
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Dar



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As for other 4 cyl 2-strokes, of course there were the Yamaha TZ750's. "Only" 750cc, though; not 1000 like this one, and only race machines, though I'd be surprised if some of them didn't make it into street use. Yamaha
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dar wrote:
As for other 4 cyl 2-strokes, of course there were the Yamaha TZ750's. "Only" 750cc, though; not 1000 like this one, and only race machines, though I'd be surprised if some of them didn't make it into street use. :yamaha:


Yes, many of the TZ700/750 fours made it into street use.... the only problems were that (a) they were painfully loud, and that (b) they were bump start only.... so if you stalled at a red light things got interesting. Oh, and of course you stalled it a lot, since (being a race bike) they didn't idle at all, you had to keep them alive by blipping the throttle, and launching at 6K rpm or more....

There were also many Suzuki race two-stroke fours, plus a street-going version, the RG500. I don't think they made it into the USA but up in Canada, you could take one off the showroom floor, remove the lights and horn, and win the open-superbike class race... scary fast.
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