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Not only does it qualify, but it's a nice one. I think so anyway, but then again I'm just a modern-bike guy that this site is unfortunate enough to have a connection with.

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Edited by - paced_haste on Sep 14 2006 7:05:15 PM
 

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Dingo....what the hell kind of Yamaha engine is that?
Appears to be a two cylinder two stroke from the exhaust...but looks like a single cylinder.
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Dingo....what the hell kind of Yamaha engine is that?
Appears to be a two cylinder two stroke from the exhaust...but looks like a single cylinder.
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Dude that bike is badass....definalty a cafe racer.

Looks like an rd400 motor (frame and tank also) with hella cool aftermarket chambers. That funky head looks like a DG (or DG replica) head that has been painted balck instead of the anodized gold that they usually are.

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Edited by - Geeto67 on Sep 14 2006 5:24:22 PM
 

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Geeto, where in purple fuck do you come up with that stuff? This board is awesome.

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Had a buddy who built RD cafe racers in New Orleans, he had a sick rd350 and a sleeper rd400. The rd400 in green is on my list of bikes to own.

Those chambers look hyrdoformed, instead of cone sections welded together high pressue water is used to make the shape creating a smooth transition which helps focus reverberation and looks just mother slapping awsome.
 

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That's cool that some of you know about the RD400. The bike was kind of in between original and few mods, so decided to take the whole thing apart. Everything's been Powder Coated with the exeption of tank, fenders and seat. The pipes were Ceramic Coated. I've always liked the C Racer bikes so decided to make one out of a 2 stroker.And yes, those are DG heads Black anodized.
 

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Never would have guessed an RD400...that cylinder head makes it look like a big single. And guess what...I owned an RD400 Daytona for a while and I still didn't recognize that bike.
I'm guessing it goes pretty freakin good. Looks light too.
Closest most of us would come to a modern two stroke sport bike on the street.

Let's pray they get 2 stroke direct injection worked out on engines larger than 50cc...we could see the 2 smokes back on the street again.
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Those are Douglas´s bikes. My pipes are just like the yellow bike.
He is a great guy and helped me out very much while building the bike.
 

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Be ready to wait for a while with Tom´s pipes. I don´t know about Tom´s pipes, but my bike is easily reaching 12000 rpm. Of course I´ve got few more tricks under my sleeve.
 

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This is torture , I just love 2 stroke motorcycles....my childhood is full of Yamaha , Kawasaki and Suzuki 2 stroke bike zooming up and down ...... Why are those banned from the US????
Canada had a 500 2 stroke Yamaha if I am right, correct???

Are there still 2 stroke bikes sold in Canada???

Cafe racer DOHC CB750F

http://cardomain.com/id/jaimesix
 

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This is torture , I just love 2 stroke motorcycles....my childhood is full of Yamaha , Kawasaki and Suzuki 2 stroke bike zooming up and down ...... Why are those banned from the US????
Canada had a 500 2 stroke Yamaha if I am right, correct???

Are there still 2 stroke bikes sold in Canada???

Cafe racer DOHC CB750F

http://cardomain.com/id/jaimesix
It isn't that the old ones are banned, just importing new ones are banned. TO be honest we were able to get the last of the great two strokes here anyway (Suzuki RG500 GAMMA, Honda NSR400R in limited quantities mostly in canada, Yamaha Rz350 and TZ250) so it really isn't an issue. Two strokes don't meet modern emissions but that really doesn't matter because even motogp and most dirt bikes are fourstroke these days.

Kawasaki triples, RD350/400 yamahas, Suzuki T and GT bikes are all around if you want to look, hell they make up half my collection of bikes:

1973 Kawasaki H1
1974 Kawasaki H1
1975 Kawasaki H1
1976 Kawasaki KH500
1974 Kawasaki H2
1971 Suzuki T500 (x2)
and I just sold a pair of GT380s.

Got deep pockets? Here ya go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Suzu...oryZ6027QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yama...81QQihZ019QQcategoryZ6718QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yama...oryZ6718QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawa...95QQihZ020QQcategoryZ6710QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawa...36QQihZ018QQcategoryZ6710QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawa...03QQihZ015QQcategoryZ6710QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

If you absolutley have to have a new two stroke street bike you can get a derbi GPR 50cc race rep moped:

http://www.derbi.com/

or an Aprillia Rs125:

http://www.aprilia.com/modelli/road/modello.asp?id=68
 

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There are still plenty of 2 strokers out there. They are just not allowed in the USA.
I also got a Puch SR125 2 stroker that would really make a smaller cc C Racer

They are still very popular in Europe and mostly Austria, that is where shes from.
 
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