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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Reader Submittal. One Bitchen RD400 Drag Racer...

Thanks to reader Chris Max for sending in this beauty of a drag racer. Looks like a LOT of fun!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Stunner of a Husqvarna Desert Racer

Bob Close from the Penton Owners Group sent me a link recently to a site I'd never heard of called and some pics of this amazing Husqvarna Baha Racer.  Please do yourself a favor and click the link over to this fantastic site and check see all the pictures and read the story of this bike.  This isn't a trailer queen.  It's going to be raced in the 2010 Baha 500.  And while you're over there please check out all their restoration projects.  Really really amazing stuff.  If you're a fan of these old dirtbikes (or just curious) you should defilnately pay a visit to the Gents over on the Penton Owners Group.  I sneak over there and peek in on them every once in a while and I'm definately getting the bug.
Thanks again for the link Bob.  Much appreciated.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I've referenced it a few times on the blog and a few folks have asked about it so here are the general details! It's the 2010 Eleventh Annual Kawasaki Triples Deal's Gap 2-Stroke Meet

PLACE: Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort
TIME: May 23 ~ May 29 (Sun. ~ Sat. night).
Although all are invited, this is a 2-strokes gathering. Please bring a 2-stroke street legal bike!

Based out of the DEALS GAP MOTORCYCLE RESORT but plenty of rooms are still available all over the area! I'm at work. More info and links shortly.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Stunning Reader Ride. Suzuki GT550 Cafe Racer

Thomas Leeming from Montana recently sent me this excellent Suzuki GT550 cafe racer / former racebike. I told him that I've always been a Yamaha RD400 and Kawasaki Triple fan but this Suzuki could definately sway me. Jush gorgeous.

Thomas Writes:
Thanks for the great web site. I recently completed this 1975 Suzuki GT550 cafe. Pipes by Omar's. Electronic ignition. Battery, oil tank and electrics are hidden under the seat cowl. The older photo is from 1974 at Louden NH when I roadraced a GT550.

Thanks Very Much for the pics Thomas. Very Much Appreciated!

The same bike back in the day...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Great Montessa "Before and After" Reader Ride with video!

Just a fantastic save of a really cool Montessa up in Massachusetts

Steve C. Writes:

Great site/blog!  Have a couple of bikes you might like.
I found this Montesa on Craigslist in the Summer of 2006 – it’s a Scorpion 250, probably sold in 1968 or 1969.  Looked pretty rough in the pic the seller sent to me – see below – so my original thought was that I'd part it out on eBay.  I knew the front wheel alone was worth a few hundred bucks (more than I paid for the bike).  It's a sought-after twin-leading shoe drum with air scoop that was also used on the Montesa Impala (street bike) and LaCross (real motocrosser).  But once I saw that the bike was nearly complete, I figured I'd see what it took to get running.  So  cleaned it up, painted the frame, straightened the front fender (yes, that’s it on the seat in the “before” pic), fabbed a seat strap, added a new chain, OEM rear brake pedal and shift lever, kickstart spring, rear brake light switch, taillight bracket, handlebars, points, condensor and plug.  That's about it.  The rest was original -- paint on tank, fender and headlight, grips, levers for the clutch, front brake and choke, even the footpeg rubbers, tires and that funky red leather thumb guard on the throttle. 

Steve C. N.Andove Ma 

Thanks VERY much for the pics Steve!  Rally great bike!

Here's how she started out!

And here's a video of her.  Really Nice Work!

Friday, March 12, 2010

A 2-stroke Racebike Fest From Daytona....

I've been neglecting the 2-stroke side of things a bit lately. The other blog has kind of exploded a bit but that's no excuse. Here's a nice little racebike post from the Daytona Pits to help make up for it. Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Megasquirted RZ350 engine...

Travis sends in these pics of an RZ350 engine "work in progress" being converted to fuel injection.

Travis writes:

I found these pictures this morning on the forum. All I know about them is what was in the description on the thread. The builder is a guy named Frostie from Lund Sweden. He says the injector bodies are two out of three from a Triumph 955 with an inside diameter of 43mm. He's planning on using a MicroSquirt injection controller box from MegaSquirt because it includes a programmable ignition system as well. He did the fab work and built the cross over boost tube with angled riser blocks to help direct intake flow to the bottom end.

All I have to say is I really need one of these setups! Its a shame that Yamaha didn't come up with something like this back in 1985, we might have still had factory built road going two-stroke replica racers well into the 90's here in the USA.

Later Travis

I hear ya Travis!   Oh what might have been!




Sunday, March 7, 2010

Don Miller of Metro Racings christens the new Daytona Flat Track on his beautiful Bultaco!

2 Stroke makes history at the new Daytona Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Due to the rain out on Saturday, the AMA's new Vintage Dirt Track series was the first ones up to race at the new facility. AMA race director bestowed the honor of the AMA's newly appointed Technical Advisor Don Miller and his trusty Bultaco to be the first one out to christen the track. "It was the coolest thing ever. We're here re-creating history, while making history all at once." Miller said.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fantastic Yamaha Hybrid from across the pond.

Travis Lawson sends in some great shots of this fantastic hybrid from a For Sale ad over in England.

Specs from the For Sale ad:
Build spec includes 1993 Yamaha RD 350 YPVS frame and motor fitted with Yamaha SZR 660 front end inc USD forks and fairing, Suzuki RGV 250 rear end with banana swingarm and shock. aprilia RS250 seat and tail unit. powerful brembo F+R break callipers with big 320mm floating front disc etc, stunning classic 80's AKAI Yamaha race series paintwork done by dream machine...

Thanks Travis! Really Nice Build. I'd be tempted if it was this side of the Atlantic.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Great Day today at Daytona! T500

What a fantastic day it was. This will probably be "Daytona" week (or so) around here so those of you who have sent in pics please don't despair. I'm saving a lot of your material. Thanks and please keep em coming!

Oh OK a few more..