250cc, 400c, 600+cc

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by erickb, May 24, 2012.

  1. erickb

    erickb Mr. PNW Riders 2007

    Which do your prefer and why?

    Me I love my RS50 the most!!!! Because 7hp of two stroke, street legal fun makes me feel dirty!
  2. RZ350 = hell on wheels w/ Toomey expansion chambers..guessing 52+ HP? w/ stock motor. We have near 30,000 miles on the same set of pistons!! most reliable two stroke I've ridden. But then we baby this one. mainly 6k~9k rpms and no higher. How high do you need to go on the street anyway?

    RD400F= easy as pie to work on, sounds awesome w/ light motor mods (turned into a 76~78 RD400 motor basically, heads included) and pretty reliable, once you get rid of the points and go electronic ignition. Probably 42 RWHP...last time i dyone'd a set w/ spec II chambers it was that. I got 14,500 miles on this last year (set an 8.5k rpm rev limit...i think that was a wise decision!) before i needed a top end rebuild. Years of blowups (both on the bike and w/ 2 stroke forum members!), experimentations and learning and now i'm getting some longevity. <$$----you pay your dues if you keep these long enough. LOTs of swearing...i was in the Navy 83~87..so like a drunken sailor sometimes.

    the main reason is small, light two strokes w/ a built in slipper clutch. did i mention cheap?

    a good set of bars, rearsets and a decent built motor...lots of fun.

    I'm really disgusted that 4 stroke 600s are now $10,000 dollars a pop....BARF!
    #2 holypiston, May 24, 2012
    Last edited: May 24, 2012
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  3. dizzle

    dizzle WHO is DANE?

    Youre not a man unless it's 1300cc or more
  4. mfrankpdx

    mfrankpdx Retired

    If they made a naked version ZX-14, that's what I'd ride. Unless it looked like a B-King.
  5. Leave it to Erick to give you 3 choices...

    And then not choose a single fucking one for himself.

    250cc is entertaining enough.
  6. The B-King wouldn't be so bad except for those huge exhaust trumpets on teh rear end.

    holy freole!
  7. erickb

    erickb Mr. PNW Riders 2007

    Hey I took my RS50! But I would love to have a 400/500 cc two-stroke or hell a 750 two stroke :shock: :evil4:
  8. 50,80,125,160,175,250,300,350,360,400,450,500,510,550,600,610,636,650,675,690,700,750,800,850,900,916,919,954,990,996,998,999,1000,1050,1100,1150,1200,1250,1300,1400,1600,1800,350,454,488,514.
    Those are some numbers.
    The orange ones reflect some I have been lucky enough to ride and enjoy. The rest I'll get to as soon as I can.
    Slow bike fast...
  9. erickb

    erickb Mr. PNW Riders 2007

    You left out 625, that is what my supermoto was, so so so sick!!
  10. Personally, I enjoy my 1690cc just fine.
  11. Crap!
    I left yours out too. Is that the same displacement as a heritage soft tail? Because I rode one of those too. It was weird. Oh and the big sportster before that.
  12. I freakin love my 600. It is a blast when things get twisty and there's enough power to lift the front if I get stupid on the exit. Most of all, its forgiving of my many, many mistakes and I've got to admit, its fun passing folks on bigger bikes.
  13. KevinD

    KevinD <img src="/images/ranks/mod.gif" alt="Moderator">

    Spokane Valley
    I Ride:
    On two wheels
    Depends on the ride...

    A highway cruise with the missus, the C90 (90 cu. in., 1500cc.)

    Out goofing of through the twisties by myself, the 250!

  14. I will take my 600cc and 1200cc Bandits over my 2400cc Subaru any day that its not snowing.
  15. +1
  16. 500cc + 4 cylinders + two stroke + 310 lbs = oh shitttttttttt!
  17. PeteN95

    PeteN95 <img src="/images/ranks/mod.gif" alt="Moderator">

    Muk, WA
    The only thing I own that small is my dirt bike, which is a 450. But I prefer 3rd gear roll on wheelies! ;)
  18. Harley still likes to use CID when talking about there engine size on the big twins. My engine is a 103 CID or 1690 cc. The stock 96 CID or 1580 cc was the standard size up until this year, now they are all 103 engines.
  19. I liked my 110ci Dyna :mrgreen:

    I'm enjoying smaller displacements nowadays, would love to find an old 450 Nighthawk.
  20. I like my Honda Rebel 250 the best. Cause I don't give a rats ass what anybody thinks. lol

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