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What Grinds Your Gears: From Braap to Bwaaa to Whrrr

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I didn't want to hijack Mike's thread on 4 stroke show off so here you go.

For your reading enjoyment... What Grinds Your Gears: From Braaap to Bwaaa to Whrrr by yours truly. It discusses the transition from 2 stroke to 4 stroke and beyond. It's on page 10.

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Very very cool Matt! =D>
But I refuse to climb on one of those heavy 4-Strokes! [-(
Maybe someday when it's time to upgrade, I'll just swapp my 250R for a Wwwrrrr of my own. 8)
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Thanks Mike!

It was a lot of fun writing that one. :mrgreen:
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Ah, interesting read. I'm sure you read the most recent Motorcyclist too?? Feature on electric bikes, including mx'ers. $10k for the KTM, which to me seemed pretty reasonable at this stage of the game. Personally, I can see myself spanking my MX track on an electric bike. Can't do it now b/c my four stroke is just too loud and I'm too courteous of my neighbors to put them through that.
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But just think with todays technology an amp, speakers tied to a throttle/volume control, plastic engine and we can still enjoy the sound of our choice....... #-o Whrrr to Braaap or Bwaaa =D>

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Glamisbound wrote:Ah, interesting read. I'm sure you read the most recent Motorcyclist too?? Feature on electric bikes, including mx'ers. $10k for the KTM, which to me seemed pretty reasonable at this stage of the game. Personally, I can see myself spanking my MX track on an electric bike. Can't do it now b/c my four stroke is just too loud and I'm too courteous of my neighbors to put them through that.
I haven't seen that feature yet. But like you said, people will be buying those just to be able to ride at home and not get the neighbors mad. Because of noise, that is.

It's going to be a game changer for sure.
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Rekd wrote:
Glamisbound wrote:Ah, interesting read. I'm sure you read the most recent Motorcyclist too?? Feature on electric bikes, including mx'ers. $10k for the KTM, which to me seemed pretty reasonable at this stage of the game. Personally, I can see myself spanking my MX track on an electric bike. Can't do it now b/c my four stroke is just too loud and I'm too courteous of my neighbors to put them through that.
I haven't seen that feature yet. But like you said, people will be buying those just to be able to ride at home and not get the neighbors mad. Because of noise, that is.

It's going to be a game changer for sure.
You should read it. If you want my copy, I'm done with it...just holler and we can hook up.

There are at least three motox bikes in there and 1 or 2 road bikes, including a very fine looking GP.

Noise has always been the nemisis of motox. Eliminate that, and put a little water on your track, and NO one will have anything to complain about...
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Glamisbound wrote:You should read it. If you want my copy, I'm done with it...just holler and we can hook up.
Yes, lets!
Noise has always been the nemisis of motox. Eliminate that, and put a little water on your track, and NO one will have anything to complain about...
While that sounds good in theory, we know that in reality they'll find something to ***** about. :D
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After almost 20 years of riding 2-strokes, I just switched from a Honda TRX250R to a Honda TRX450ER. I never thought I'd do it, but I'm glad I did. That new 450 is awesome. And no more having to mix gas :D :D :D
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RobC wrote:And no more having to mix gas :D :D :D
That's something I wouldn't miss!
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Woodglue wrote:Last trip out, I acutally had to barrow oil! #-o

What!!!!!!!!!!! No Yamadoglube for the R? :roll: [-X I still say Red an blue don't mix. :mrgreen:
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valen76 wrote:
Woodglue wrote:Last trip out, I acutally had to barrow oil! #-o

What!!!!!!!!!!! No Yamadoglube for the R?
:shock: That's ecactly what I said before bed-time on Friday night! #-o
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BRAAAAAAAP :D

Since 1985 :wink: 1985 ATC250R 1988 TRX250R 1989 CR250R 1996 CR250R... Just more fun, but the F's are getting really good compared to back in the day :)

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BTW, I'm a BWAAAAAAAA, BWAAAAAAAAAAA, BWAAAAAAAAAAA

Have been...ever since Doug Henry was the first prominent rider to win an AMA Championship on a four stroke in 1998.

I had a chance to ride a 1998 YZ 400 back in '98 and I was hooked.

Traded in my KX500 after that.
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I'll go with an electric car when....

I can drive it 300+ miles, pull into a station and have it charged up and ready to do another 300+ miles in 15 minutes and costs less than $45.

I'll get one when I can carry a extra charge that is small and light and will get me another 25 miles and I can just dump it in and go.

I'll go electric when the batteries aren't so toxic and will last many more years than what is now available and don't cost $5000 to replace (you reading this Prius owners??)
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Washroad wrote:I'll go with an electric car when....

I can drive it 300+ miles, pull into a station and have it charged up and ready to do another 300+ miles in 15 minutes and costs less than $45.

I'll get one when I can carry a extra charge that is small and light and will get me another 25 miles and I can just dump it in and go.

I'll go electric when the batteries aren't so toxic and will last many more years than what is now available and don't cost $5000 to replace (you reading this Prius owners??)
Man, if this thread were about electric cars you'd be right on point! :lol:

So what are your thoughts on the original topic? :mrgreen:
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Rekd wrote:
Washroad wrote:I'll go with an electric car when....

I can drive it 300+ miles, pull into a station and have it charged up and ready to do another 300+ miles in 15 minutes and costs less than $45.

I'll get one when I can carry a extra charge that is small and light and will get me another 25 miles and I can just dump it in and go.

I'll go electric when the batteries aren't so toxic and will last many more years than what is now available and don't cost $5000 to replace (you reading this Prius owners??)
Man, if this thread were about electric cars you'd be right on point! :lol:

So what are your thoughts on the original topic? :mrgreen:
I'm still riding a 2 stroke. I have found a machinist that can repair any broken parts and they look/work like new. (He fixed my broken center cases when Honda told me they were junk. New cost of over $500...repair cost of $140!)

At this point, though, I'm ready to give up the quads after one more trip. Not 'cause of the 2 stroke/4 stroke thing, just ready to give them up. I've been duning since '63 and not going to stop.
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Gotta love 2 strokes for ease of mechanical repair (just rebuilt the top end on the kid's banshee for the first time). And there's no denying the thrill of hitting the powerband on one. That said, I've always ridden a 4 stroke except when I've ridden 2 strokes! (My sea-doos are 2 strokes and I'm not about to pay double what I originally paid for a 4 stroke turbo complicated much heavier but not alot faster new model...until I have to).
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f-BOB wrote:I've always ridden a 4 stroke except when I've ridden 2 strokes!
Hey, me too! =D>
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Electric ATV's. :roll: Just how long are those cords?
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