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Old 09-29-2005, 09:49 PM
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Default Death of the Two-Strokes

     

Everybody jokes about it but I'm not sure how many people knew it would come this soon. I will freely admit, I did not think it would happen this decade, certainly not in SX. Everybody always talks about the 450's getting better and better. Apparently, the pros agree with the masses. Wow.

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Old 09-29-2005, 10:16 PM
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hmmmmmm. Things be changin'. Change is the only constant however.
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:43 PM
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personaly i think that two-strokes will never die out.
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:30 PM
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Give the thumpers a rules advantage and everything else is preordained.
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:53 PM
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That 06 YZ450F must be a really great bike.

I think the handling must nearly eclipse the Honda if Reed is to ride it in SX...
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Old 09-30-2005, 12:04 AM
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Default Re: Death of the Two-Strokes

Wasn't one of the rumors going around before Rick Carmichael parted ways with Honda that they would have all their SX riders on 4strokes in 2005? They would all like to get back to building one line of mx/sx bikes, at least in the accounting dept. I kind of liken "Skippy's" remark to one made by Gerritt Wolsink. "this one is better than mine", when asked how he liked the new TM400 Suzuki compared to his RN370. No one believed him either, over 30 years ago.
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:48 PM
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Default braaaaaaaaaapster forever...

I'm still a 2stroke die hard, mainly because I prefer to fix my own bikes and like it when top end job costs $120 and not $1000. The real thumpers have only been around since '98...not even 10 years. It's inevitable that the technology will just get better and better at a rapid pace and they'll simply be better bikes in every respect. Once they get the weight down, the center of gravity lower and they can start on the first kick (all the time)...I might regretfully get one and park my braaaapster. I'd be surprised if you could even buy a brand new 2 stroke in 2010. RIP KX125...it's the beginning of the end for us braaaaapsters.
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Default Re: Death of the Two-Strokes

I would think that the 2- stroke would do better in supercross considering how tight the tracks are and they can be thrown around so much easier, with all of the tight cornering and jumping i dont really think that a 450 would be nessary because you shouldnt have to count on power in indoors..
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Old 10-03-2005, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: Death of the Two-Strokes

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personaly i think that two-strokes will never die out.
im never gonna let it die, to bad reeds not gonna be at vegas
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propaganda
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