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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 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!
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  3. dizzle

    dizzle WHO is DANE?

    Youre not a man unless it's 1300cc or more
  4. 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 Modulator Staff Member

    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 Moderator Staff Member

    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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