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Offline malJohann

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..a 2-stroke bike...
« on: November 15, 2007, 10:32:21 am »
I like machines that's over-engineered in the sense that you can see it can take the punch. Last night I saw a 2005 Honda CR-250R with character marks, but evidently up to much more before ever giving up.

My question is this: I'm looking for a 2-stroke bike which is modern and preferrably 250cc or over, but what service life and running cost can I expect from a modern high-output 2-stroke engine when used for commuting on highways?

It would have to be an enduro which I'll either keep as is or convert to a supermotard. Failing that I'll probably go for a Husqvarna SM125S which at least has 29kW to play with in a 114kg package.
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Re: ..a 2-stroke bike...
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 10:48:21 am »
I cant think of a modern 250 plus 2T unless you get a supermotard and road legal it.
4T is more suited to the tar riding, look at a road legal kit for WR250.
 

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Re: ..a 2-stroke bike...
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007, 11:11:52 am »
I cant think of a modern 250 plus 2T unless you get a supermotard and road legal it.
4T is more suited to the tar riding, look at a road legal kit for WR250.


Husky does have the WRE125, which is their road legal version of an enduro. So I suppose tranplanting the lights from that to a WR250 would be quite easy.

Although taking a SM125S and dumping the WR250 lump in there should be easier and cheaper than making a WR250 road legal and converting it to a supermoto.

Does anyone know whether the Husky 125 and 250 frames are the same or at least very similar?
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Re: ..a 2-stroke bike...
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2007, 07:41:00 pm »
If you can find one Honda CRM 250. Most are 97, 98 models. Decent suspension and solid motors.
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Re: ..a 2-stroke bike...
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007, 07:54:54 pm »
Russell sold the KDX200 in road legal form for a while.

200cc is plenty fast, 0-100 is scary with standard gearing, lets say a GS 1200 would struggle to keep up, but mine tops out at 100 then.
So drop a few teeth on the back, one up on the front and you could pull to 140 no hassles.
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