Strokes - Was the world a better place when we had a choice? - Page 5 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Biker Hang-Out The Biker Cafe' at the end of the Universe. C'mon in, we talk everything about motorcycles on Earth and beyond.


Sponsored by: Motorcycle Accessory Discount Superstore

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #41 (permalink)
HAP
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
http://www.supereliminator.com/SE%2005-10.pdf
A little 2 stroke for the Neanderthals and Luddites.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-06-2012, 06:23 PM   #42 (permalink)
Senior Member
Legend
Main Motorcycle: KTM Duke 690
 
Boldor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 11,172
Other Motorcycle: '95 Speedie & '82 CB750
Extra Motorcycle: RGV250 Trackie
Nort did you post that hunka to suggest that Tooheys ought to buried? Because this is what a backyarder can do with your horrible MachIII.



Think what the factories could've done by now!
__________________
"By looking at the difference between perceived danger and actual danger, you can fundamentally change your reaction." Chris Hadfield.
Boldor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #43 (permalink)
HAP
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boldor View Post
Nort did you post that hunka to suggest that Tooheys ought to buried? Because this is what a backyarder can do with your horrible MachIII.



Think what the factories could've done by now!
You see that god awful pregnant pipe ending in two tiny toy exhaust tips? That is not something more than 10 people in the entire world would buy today in the age of Aquarius. Hmmm, maybe that was the age before this current age. Any way it is ugly, spews oil and nasty exhaust and will never return, nnnnever be built by a factory again. Never I say hahahaha.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #44 (permalink)
Senior Member
Legend
Main Motorcycle: KTM Duke 690
 
Boldor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 11,172
Other Motorcycle: '95 Speedie & '82 CB750
Extra Motorcycle: RGV250 Trackie
Quote:
Originally Posted by HAP View Post
Any way it is ugly, spews oil and nasty exhaust.....
All wrong!
__________________
"By looking at the difference between perceived danger and actual danger, you can fundamentally change your reaction." Chris Hadfield.
Boldor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #45 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: '08 Bonneville efi
 
Nodster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: North Co. Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 575
16 of Joey Dunlop's 26 TT victories were on the humble 2 strokes

alas any 2 stroke bikes I had as a kid were buckets of crock, but still love 'em
__________________
The older I get, the faster I was
Nodster is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 08:57 PM   #46 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 09 Bonneville Black
 
LittleJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 1,645
Other Motorcycle: 02 Ducati 748S
Extra Motorcycle: Kawi ZX-7R (trackbike)
So four stroke MotoGP bikes and motocross bikes ALL over the world running faster lap times and breaking lap records was a political decision?

Bol, that my friend, is ridiculous.




Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
__________________
Dogtired, "This beggers the question, is Microsoft the HD of operating systems?"
LittleJoe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 09:06 PM   #47 (permalink)
Banned
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: 1958 Norton Nomad
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Robson, West Kootenays, BC
Posts: 2,731
Other Motorcycle: 2000 Triumph TBS
What? No mention of 3 strokes(rotary) and 6 strokes (oh it exists as the answer to a question no one asked) engines? For shame....
Greaser is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 09:25 PM   #48 (permalink)
Senior Member
Legend
Main Motorcycle: KTM Duke 690
 
Boldor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 11,172
Other Motorcycle: '95 Speedie & '82 CB750
Extra Motorcycle: RGV250 Trackie
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleJoe View Post
So four stroke MotoGP bikes and motocross bikes ALL over the world running faster lap times and breaking lap records was a political decision?

Bol, that my friend, is ridiculous.
Are you comparing 250's to 450's on the dirt?

Even if you compare the same capacity, which is still akin to comparing apples and oranges, of course the one that you cease putting R&D into will eventually run slower. Quicker lap times are just as much about tyre technology.

The point of the thread (due apples and oranges thing) was not to chose which is best but to discuss whether or not the strokers should've been taken from us.

Strokers were outlawed for political reasons, not engineering reasons.
__________________
"By looking at the difference between perceived danger and actual danger, you can fundamentally change your reaction." Chris Hadfield.
Boldor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #49 (permalink)
HAP
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Okay Bo, the ball is in your court.

1.Tell us why we should all push for a revival of smelly, noisy 2 stroke motorcycles to be developed for you to watch at the races.

2. Explain why a manufacturer would spend a fortune creating and developing an environmentally acceptable 2 stroke when the entire world's governments think all ICE stink and need controlled via emission standard that a fart violates.

3. Please describe how motocross, superbike and or GP would be better off with a 2 stroke race series when noise controls are now threatening a lot of existing tracks with closure.

4. A side from your favorite Indian owned motorcycle company and Yamaha what other brands are actively working on the magic bullet 2 stroke you believe to be just around the corner.

Thank you in advance for the succinct and to the average Joe, answers to this question as to whether we should bring back a dead beast of yore. respectfully
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 10:17 PM   #50 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Thruxton (black)
 
sprouty115's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,329
Other Motorcycle: 2013 KTM 690 Enduro R
Quote:
Originally Posted by HAP View Post
Okay Bo, the ball is in your court.

1.Tell us why we should all push for a revival of smelly, noisy 2 stroke motorcycles to be developed for you to watch at the races.

2. Explain why a manufacturer would spend a fortune creating and developing an environmentally acceptable 2 stroke when the entire world's governments think all ICE stink and need controlled via emission standard that a fart violates.

3. Please describe how motocross, superbike and or GP would be better off with a 2 stroke race series when noise controls are now threatening a lot of existing tracks with closure.

4. A side from your favorite Indian owned motorcycle company and Yamaha what other brands are actively working on the magic bullet 2 stroke you believe to be just around the corner.

Thank you in advance for the succinct and to the average Joe, answers to this question as to whether we should bring back a dead beast of yore. respectfully
I believe I answered number 1 and 4 up-thread?
sprouty115 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ode to two strokes leemadinger Biker Hang-Out 73 11-28-2011 07:50 PM
Different Strokes and all that... DSSA955i Biker Hang-Out 7 06-28-2011 12:21 AM
Bought a new bike. And the world is a better place. paso100 Biker Hang-Out 17 04-07-2011 07:02 PM
the world is now a safer place.. daveforty Biker Hang-Out 14 09-28-2010 12:38 AM
different strokes? villageidiot T3 Sport / Touring Forum 1 01-17-2008 01:25 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:29 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.