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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Yamaha CS3

Befoe the DS7, R5 and RD series ther was the CS3 High pipe scrambler. What a great looking bike.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

UPDATE: Some excellent shots of a well known RD hybrid from the Mike "Stu" Stuhler!

Found the original Motorcyclist Retro magazine article about this great bike. A BIG THANK YOU TO ERIC IN THE COMMENTS for refreshing my holiday addled memory!! Here's a few scans of just the text of the article.

By the way, this magazine was the first attempt of the very talented Mitch Boehm and even though it has since been replaced with the even better "Moto Retro Illustrated" I don't want to step on any potential copywright. (Mitch if you see this and want me to pull it please just say the word and consider it done).

By the way if you're not subscribed to his new venture (the above mentioned "Moto Retro Illustrated") then stop reading this immediately and go over to his site and subscribe.... If you like this site you'll love his magazine...

So go take care of that and we'll wait for ya...


Excellent!! Here's the "Sawzall Special" Article.

This is a very well known bike in the 2-stroke world. Cycle World did a nice story on this ride. I'll look for the specific article later this weekend and post what I find. I don't want to get the details wrong but I do know that tt's essentiall an RD / RZ hybrid that someone built for his wife. I've been drooling over this one for a while now and I was actually looking for some good high res shots of it recently because I'm interested in the swingarm for a build I'm working on....

...and along comes a perfectly timed e-mail from our man Mike "Stu" Stuhler of the essential Stusshots blog!

Mike wrote about the bike:
"I was going through some shots hee and came acrossed this little treat.I took these up at Road America back in '06. This was in the turn 8 parking and camping area in case someone recognizes the bike. I remember seeing this scoot on one of your 'rotating' pic displays and thought I would shoot these over to you. I'm pretty sure what this guy started with was a '73 or '74 RD350 here and from there it's open book from what I could tell. Unfortunately I didn't get to talk with the guy that owned it so I don't have any info on it whatsoever, but it appealed to my old school side and the fact that I wanted a '73-'74 RD SOOOOOOOOOO bad when I was in high school, well, I always liked the platform needless to say. Ring ding or not, that was one heck of a bike and had a heck of a following and STILL does. This one was really nicely done and also being the old flat track head that I am it had double the appeal with the street tracker set up. Man, just look at the rear sets. Quality craftsmanship at it's finest! I just adore this type of stuff, and I know you do. So enjoy, I hope you can use. I do know that the bike was from Wisconsin--you can see the tag under the fender in the rear facing shot. Maybe someone will recognize it and know the builder or owner and we can get some background on this puppy. I'm more curious now then I was 3 1/2 years ago! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Take care my man!"

Always a pleasure Mike! Thanks VERY much for the shots and Have a great Holiday!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

2-Stroke revival from todays New Your Times!!

Click Here for Link! I kid you not.

A Two-Stroke Revival, Without the Blue Haze"

Video! A 2 stroke.... Saab!!!

Turn up the volume. There is NO doubt!! LOL

Update to original post: TDR 250 Flattracker

I'm doing a major edit my original comments. It was a closed minded of me to be that hard on this bike. Really looking at it, I think it's actually a really nice build and very original. I am just such a big fan of the TDR that it surprised me.

It's important to always keep an open mind on these things. Oh and this is a Bratstyle Yamaha TDR 250 "bobber / Flattracker"! I still think that is has little Wrenchmonkey in it (or is that the other way aroud since the Bratstyle folks have been around quite a while now?)

Anyway, sorry for being a dick.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Oddball MZ 350 opposed cylinder 2-stroke.

Never heard of this one. It's a little 2-stroke BMW! LOL Thanks go out to McMad for the post on this cool bike.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tularis Video...

Damm what a machine. An 800cc Snowmobile engine developed into an insane motorcycle. More Info HERE!

The JB weld special. H2 750 with case reeds.

Yes those Case reeds are "bonded" in with massive amounts of JB Weld and not welded. Last time I saw the bike it ran great!