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Old 08-06-2013, 09:12 AM   #46
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I miss my GT750,
I especially miss seeing the confused looks on peoples faces as they looked at the motor.
See it, here it, or smell it!

A GT 750 is a perplexing, smokey animal to behold. When they see mine they are truly confused. Fun...
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:57 PM   #47
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I miss mine too. Of all the bikes I owned in the '70s, that's the one I wish I still had. I'd like to get another one.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #48
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Smoker touring

I took my RD200 out touring western north Carolina last weekend. Great fun but the 60-80 mile range is a bit disappointing. Expensive to cover ground at 8$ a stop. But sure fun. Last year I got a chance to tour the gas stations of the TX hill country on a GT500. Hated running all that Ethanol fuel through it.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #49
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I took my RD200 out touring western north Carolina last weekend. Great fun but the 60-80 mile range is a bit disappointing. Expensive to cover ground at 8$ a stop. But sure fun. Last year I got a chance to tour the gas stations of the TX hill country on a GT500. Hated running all that Ethanol fuel through it.
Ah man! My first street bike was an RD200 in blue. Got any pics? That is cool to run that little bike on a tour. Nice!
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #50
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:37 PM   #51
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While I agree the GT750 is the tourmaster, any ol' 2T can make a capable tourer if you want it bad enough.

I have done lots of 800 mi weekends on my TDR250 and TZR250 strokers without too much drama. Oil injection, reeds and watercooling made it easy.

I know quite a few folks who have ridden cross country on aircooled RD350's without issue, so anything is possible.

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Old 08-27-2013, 08:29 AM   #52
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Are there any 2 strokes worthy of long distance riding that can be sourced in the USA?

Really starting to like these engines.
I had a Suzuki Crystal Jet air cooled 2T RC110Y Electric start. Frame got bent up bad when truck backed over front end. Engine remained perfect!

With the funds I got I built (Using DOM Tubing) a Chopper frame using NSR150 rear forks/disc brake/wheel/Shock. Assorted Honda parts for shift and rear brake levers, a Honda 125cc front fork.

Kept the Suzuki Steering bracket, make frame to hold Honda, Yamaha or Suzuki. anything from 80cc to 400cc air cooled. single or twin. I added my RC110 and proceeded to figure how to gear it using my Computer Program.

I ended up with 15t/35t final gears, 18"x 3.5" rear tire, Used Suzuki 125cc Exhaust tube went from 3/4"OD to 1"ID added the 125cc Expansion chamber and can... Bike still has 2T sound but at a much lower tone. Redline increased as it is still torque available @ 8000. I can cruise being a 4 speed at 6500 @ 65 mph. I have gained about 4-6mph it each gear @ shift points of 4000 RPM.

I used a Honda Phantom tank so I gained about 4 Liters of Petrol over stock Tank would have been. I cannot tell you the total distance of possible ride before reserve as I have not ridden that far. Made a custom holder to hold 2T oil between rear of tank and front section of custom seat.

But the point is this Don't rule out the smaller CC engines, I would not be afraid to ride this bike from Chiang Mai to Bangkok total of 654 KM and do it under 7.5 Hours... maybe on one tank

Other then the Leo Beer I just openned It would be the Cheapest ride I ever had... and in comfort!

How to add a picture???????
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