Thank god my blood sugar fell so early this morning. I might have missed this historic debate between the whiz bang tech boys of the 21st century and the lost generation of the old, has been 20th century.
It is hard to type as the tears of mirth are blinding me.
Two strokes. Those unbelievable torque monsters that came along and ruined the 4 stroke, European dominance of motorcycle racing. Every red blooded young guy in the 1970s riding a 250 Honda scrambler dumped the thing in the lake when smitten by the 2 stroke bug. Even mighty Honda abandoned the little 4 stroke bikes and jumped head long into the mystical world of 2 strokes. They were fast, they scared the crap out of half the members on this forum. They were hard to tune.They spewed poison into the air that smelt so good you were pleased to be being killed by it.
Alas, technology rushes forward. The mighty 2 stroke wouldn't, couldn't keep up with the changing tides of those chanting "stop ruining our planet". So, as every old steam engined, antiquated motorcycle must do, it became the icon of the newer generation who lam blasted everything old whilst secretly pining for it. Jealous of those who lived in era of the monstrous power of the two strokes they pay big bucks to have one hidden away in their bed room closets whilst picketing the older generation for having polluted the earth.
Hypocrisy of the highest order, the young high tech boys pushing the universe into the 21st century whilst dragging the 75 year old farm tractors and smoking bees in a tin can motorcycles along as their red badge of courage. (means you are not old enough to have enjoyed the entire history of the 2 stroker and feel sorry for yourself)
I feel much relieved knowing that sanity has prevailed and the world will survive now that those nasty 2 strokes have been put down.