How did you decide- 2stroke or 4stroke?

gwcrim

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#4
As Rober DeNiro once said as he was invading a beach head in Vietnam:

"I love the smell of castor oil in the morning........."

1- The 2 strokers were all cheaper than the 4s that I looked at.

2- I wanted a big bore but not one that needed an electric leg to start. Call this reason 'simplicity of design' I guess.

3- And then there's that BIG HIT of a 2 stroke powerband that makes dirtbiking fun, IMO. I've always been the kinda person that likes far more powerful toys than I need.
 

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#5
The maintenance. Sure a 4 stroke can take a bit more abuse, but working on them is an undertaking.

2 strokes are just plain easy to maintain yourself.
 

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Originally posted by gwcrim
As Rober DeNiro once said as he was invading a beach head in Vietnam:

"I love the smell of castor oil in the morning........."
Footnote: It was the equally talented Robert Duvall, not DeNiro, who said that (Apocalypse Now)...
 

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Eh... Duvall.... DeNiro....

I'm a big picture guy. Can't let the details get in the way of a good story now can I? :confused:
 

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I tell you what though, that Emilio Estevez sure has some acting range - going from Apocalypse Now to Mighty Ducks!
 

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For years I had a 2s for racing around and a 4s for trail riding and riding with the family, one day I rode a buddies 426 and said this is the one do all bike for me, well I lied cause a week later I had the most perfect do-all bike in my garage.....a KTM 520 mxc, gear it down for tracks and trails, it's a blast, gear it up for Desert racing and hold on and now it's being Dualsported., it will do all very good
 

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#12
Started out riding 4's 'cause they're easy to learn on. Rode a buddies 250 2-stroke and found out I was faster on his bike than I was on my 500 4, so I compromised and went out and got the 360 2-smoke. More power, less weight, a nice exhaust note, and yes, that magic mid-range 'hit'.
 
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#13
Originally posted by Dogman5
My bet is the 2-stroke ^

Just gotta love that "ying, ying!"

at first when i actually looked into buying a bike...i didnt like the pinger sound....i thought the mx 4 strokes were way better....but now that i have a 2 stroke i love the sound, and the 2 strokes are a much more simple design....and they dont have the massive exhaust like 4 strokes do
 
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#14
"The sweetest sound in the world is the sound of a thousand two strokes, all seizing at once." :thumb:

The late, great, Jim Hunter. :worship:
 

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#15
'9r, when I get old(er) like you I'll probably break down and get me one o' those fire-every-other-stroke machines, but right now I'm gonna enjoy my 2-smoke while I'm still young(er)! :p