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Old 09-07-2008, 06:21 PM   #76
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This caught my attension as it pulled into the Lookout up on Ortega Hwy. this morning.

A street legal 97' CR500. I believe he's had it since it was new and as you can see he's put a little $$$ into it.







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Old 09-07-2008, 06:49 PM   #77
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How?

How do you make a two stroke legal? Thats kick ass!!



Here's my 2 stroker - 1974 GT380. I just got it running after cleaning the carbs today. Wahoo!!
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:22 PM   #78
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How do you make a two stroke [street] legal? Thats kick ass!!
If they started out legal in a particular US State, then they are still legal. Used vehicles legal in one state but not legal in CA say, can be 'imported' to CA if they have at least 7500 miles I believe.


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Old 09-07-2008, 07:27 PM   #79
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I'll bet that street legal CR500 in the hands of anyone other than the owner can make the rider able to crush walnut shells with their sphincter

Having owned a 72 H2 and a DT 360 back in the day, I can't imagine the kick in the ass that bike provides(and the resultant wide open eyes) when it comes onto the pipe and with the whole package apparently sorted so well for getting the power to the pavement. Man, oh man!
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:44 PM   #80
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How do you make a two stroke legal? Thats kick ass!!
There was a time, not too long ago, all it took was someone with a CA. headlamp and taillamp inspection license to sign off just about any bike here in CA. to get plates. DMV did not have to look at the bike if you had this certificate. It did have to meet certain standards like a horn, LH mirror, turn signals, headlight, taillamp, stop lamp, and be able to burn a running light for 10 minutes without the engine running. All this came to a hault I believe in 98'. I know this because my brother held such a certificate and I saw many bikes get there plates if they meet the requirments. Talking with the owner of the CR500 this morning he was fortunate to be one of the last to push his bike through and get plates before the DMV figured it all out.

I have also heard rummor that the DMV is starting to go back through files and checking VIN numbers and starting to pull plates from bikes that were never intended for street use. Not sure if this is a fact but I have heard rummors.

Its always good to see and know a few are still out there.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:22 PM   #81
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Just saw this post for the first time today. I like the YZ465 and the IT465s out there. That pipe is from here http://www.x-tremevintageyz.com/

I myself have a 1979 Yamaha IT175 (my first bike) and it has been ridden hard. Looks different from these pics.





Here is my 1981 Yamaha IT465. Its ugly and i plan to keep it that way. Its going to be my first hill climb bike. I plan on pipe, head porting, head mod(Eric Gorr, he has been building them since they came out), 10 inch extension on swing arm and some paint. I will post when i am done.





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Old 09-08-2008, 07:15 PM   #82
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Ice pic

Some fun on two smokes!

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Old 09-08-2008, 09:18 PM   #83
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1975 DT400 Special Edition

This bike was purchased about 3 years ago with the goal of riding it cross country on the Trans America Trail (TAT). The full story of the western section is HERE. Go to post 341 and read to the end for the full story with pictures.







This pic is the bike about to depart Monticello, UT

The "special edition" is the special prep put into the bike for the TAT ride. 3.7 Gal Vintage Factory Desert Tank, 2 Kolpin 1.25 rear fuel tanks, 2 litres of 2 smoke oil plus the factory reservoir, and lots more.

Also took along this bike as a backup in case of mechanical failure - fortunately it did the 1,300 miles on the chase trailer!





The backup bike was similarly prepped, but had a bit less exotic shocks, and sported a vintage Don Vesco desert tank. The front bottles ended up being water bottles on the ride, and the mounts were made of aluminum bicycle water bottle cages.

Sorry if' you've seen these before, but you asked for pics of 2 stokes!
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:51 PM   #84
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RE: 2-Stroke pics.....

OK,here's my contribution....

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Old 09-08-2008, 10:57 PM   #85
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RE: 2-Stroke pics....

And,another....

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Old 09-09-2008, 02:31 AM   #86
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:12 AM   #87
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Thats a neat front suspension.

Have you got it running, is that an air filter that is behind the carb or is that a hose?

Does your right leg get hot when youre riding?

Very cool bike.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:18 AM   #88
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Street legal 500 cc 2 stroke

So what would happen if you built a bike with a 500 cc 2 stroke engine as the power plant? People custom build choppers that can't meet the noise requirements and probably don't meet the emission tests either. But these bikes are street legal. So while it may be difficult to get a manufacturers 2 stroke to become street legal, it may be easier to make a custom bike with a 2 stroke motor street legal.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:35 AM   #89
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Great thread, Another past owner of a white, 1981 IT175, probably the most perfect all around bike for what we used to do, riding in the Everglades on my friend's land.

I went from that to a Husky 250XC that looked much like the bigger one above. Left side kickstart- got used to it.

Oh and z50 was first ride, hodaka dirt squirt first real bike ridden.

Was sure I had a pic of my 1976 yz125, can't find it right now though.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:05 AM   #90
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Thats a neat front suspension.

Have you got it running, is that an air filter that is behind the carb or is that a hose?

Does your right leg get hot when youre riding?
I've had it about two years now, it runs well, is road legal (during daylight!) and is a lot of fun off road.
That is an airfilter behind the carb and, yes, I have burnt my leg a couple of times!!
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