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Old 11-08-2012, 09:27 AM   #676
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"This DT400 is the dual sport equivalent to a YZ400..."

Yeah right. A similar displacement 2-stroke engine does not a motocrosser make. I'm guess that the DT makes about half the horsepower of a YZ. What a dork. A weenie too, if the MIGHTY DT400 is too fast for him. I admit that I've never ridden one, but I understand that they're more akin to a tractor than a race bike. That's not a slam, either. I like tractor-like motorcycles.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #677
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"This DT400 is the dual sport equivalent to a YZ400..."

Yeah right. A similar displacement 2-stroke engine does not a motocrosser make. I'm guess that the DT makes about half the horsepower of a YZ. What a dork. A weenie too, if the MIGHTY DT400 is too fast for him. I admit that I've never ridden one, but I understand that they're more akin to a tractor than a race bike. That's not a slam, either. I like tractor-like motorcycles.
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Now a DT400 motor in a YZ or IT frame would be a nice bike
I had a 79 IT400F.. was a great bike in it's day..
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #678
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That is really nice. I've been thinking that the Titan might just be the two stroke to add to my harem (RDs a little too small, Kawi triples are now too much $$$...). Nice example.
So - please, tell us what it's like to own and ride. They would seem to be a bit heavy. Does it handle - at all? We need your ride report...

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:14 AM   #679
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #680
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That is really nice. I've been thinking that the Titan might just be the two stroke to add to my harem (RDs a little too small, Kawi triples are now too much $$$...). Nice example.
So - please, tell us what it's like to own and ride. They would seem to be a bit heavy. Does it handle - at all? We need your ride report...
To be honest with you, so far, I hate the handling, but it's my own fault.

The tires are terrible, cobbled with too low tire pressure when I rode it and worn bushes in the forks, it makes for slow handling compared to my MZ.

But it is not fair to judge it like that :)

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I'm looking forward to trying out my RD.

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:09 PM   #681
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:11 PM   #682
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #683
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That is really nice. I've been thinking that the Titan might just be the two stroke to add to my harem (RDs a little too small, Kawi triples are now too much $$$...). Nice example.
So - please, tell us what it's like to own and ride. They would seem to be a bit heavy. Does it handle - at all? We need your ride report...
I brought a very sad pile of parts back to life a couple of years ago...1976 GT500A. It's the same bike with the larger tank and disc brake, very few other differences. I haven't done it over cosmetically but on the mechanical side of things it is well sorted out. I rode a few thousand miles last season and can say that I got used to the handling.
It reminded me of my BMW R75/5, (sold many years ago); slow handling for sure. The very long swing arm has a lot to do with that. I wouldn't call it at all flickable and it does not compare to an RD350/400. BUT- it all depends on what you want. The Titan feels very planted, more touring than sporty. And the handling matches the power. Very sedate for a two stroke, no kick in the pants power band to sneak up on you. I did some full days on mine and enjoyed the bike.
I have Dunlops and Progressive rear shock/spring units. I replaced the fork springs with some Progressives but guessed a little on the high side resulting in a harsher ride than I'd like. (they don't have a listing for this bike)
If you want a trouble free two stroke that you can reliably ride all day, you can't go wrong with a Titan. Seems good ones are rarer than the RD's as well. Just get used to kicking with your left leg...

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:39 AM   #684
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How have I missed the 2 stroke section this long?!












OMG that KX 500 with a plate is my dream bike!!!! I would surely be in prison in a week!
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #685
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #686
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:53 AM   #687
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I would like some serious travelling on my jawa 350 but wondering if i can get (the right-) 2 stroke oil in the countries i will pass through..
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #688
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eh what the hell... it's a 2 stroke:




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2004 YZ250f forks, lowered 4", revalved
19" front w/Mefo trials tire
18" rear w/ Pirelli M43 trials tire
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One-off fiberglass seat cowl... not sure if its staying or not

It's got a fresh motor with a mildly ported '78 IT top end. Also have a '77 YZ top end & pipe but it's too peaky.
I've a bunch of other bikes/projects so this kinda gets tucked away at the back of the garage for months on end until i feel like working on it again.
It was mostly built to ride on the street... but i've been getting the bug to do hound/hare... have a 21" front with a Pirelli XCMS, fenders & comfy stock seat just in case.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #689
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OMG that KX 500 with a plate is my dream bike!!!! I would surely be in prison in a week!
Or you could be here....



Or here.....




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Old 12-11-2012, 06:31 PM   #690
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Or here.....




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Where is that second picture?


The Pirate crowd doesnt like my Plated KX either...
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