Cowsham wrote: Tiberius wrote:
pete75 wrote:Usually have a few knocking about. Currently BMW R1200GS, BMW R90S, Royal Enfield Constellation 700, Royal Enfield 350 Bullet trials and an MZ TS250.
I still hanker after one last two stroke but prices have gone mad for things like Yamaha 250/350 LCs
Prices for Elsie's have plateaued now and I think fell back a bit while prices of enduro bikes have gone up big time -- but most of these old two stroke road bikes aren't great to ride -- buy a TDR250 it's completely unique and still affordable --( finding one is more of a challenge ) no other bike is ( or will ever again with emission laws now ) built in this format. The best thing is that the handling ( with road tyres ) is light years ahead of the Elsie's.
I used to have a Kawasaka triple S1 two stroke. I bought it from a shifty young guy. By the time I was finished with it it wouldnt go past 60mph, the seat was rotton and the rear drum brake was oval the front forks had next to no chrome on the stantions, any leaking concealed under gaiters, the right foot peg was bolted on, And it passed its MOT ( happy days
) I left it out in the street after moving and heard some noise at 3 am , too tired to get up, next morming it had gone. Well saved me the trouble of disposing of it
did me a great favour. The big end was about had it as the bearing were so loose. I remember once belting along the A12 leaving a long trail of smoke due to the oil that tended to gather in the silencers with just puttering around, that needed exhausting
at the time there was a motor cycle cop on the other side of the dual carriage way who looked over at this spectacle, lucky I suppose there was no trurn off for a couple of miles for him to collar me
The funny thing such a device could these days count as an historical vehicle and go under the radar of the London ULEZ so belch smoke in central London and the cops couldnt do anything about it
I have also had a Tomos moped bought from Woolies. And a Kawaskai KH100 ( that was a nice 100cc 2 stroke that had a good punch) and finally the Diversion 900s I have now had for 20+ years.