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Old 06-02-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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2-stroke commuter

How reliable would a 2-stroke mortard be commuting Preferably a rm-250........ 13 miles one way can take feeder did to going in at 4:30 and leaving at 1
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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good luck getting it registered - you will probably have issues on that aspect. Other than that - with proper jetting, you should be ok, as long as you realize that bike was designed to be ridden in a race scenario, and for short bursts. Taking a motor like that and riding it under a significant amount of load for a long period of time can cause heat buildup, lack of lubrication, excessive wear on parts that weren't designed to see that kind of use. It's been done, and can be reliable. For example, a shifter kart is used on tracks with much longer straights than a motocross bike, and it uses the same basic motor (in some cases).

I would think you should research the tag/registration stuff first, before investing any significant time/money into converting the bike.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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i have a ktm 250 2stroke tagged and inspected. previous owner did it when he moved here from cali. no issue when i went to get inspection renewed and titled moved to my name. to be honet i woulnt see and issue that distance. i have driven mine further. take it to a small car inspection shop they seem to be easier on bikes
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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Mr F takes his KX250 on the freeway from Katy to Kirby for motard meets
but its better when you know how to actually work on your own bikes....
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:12 PM   #5
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Do you know how to rebuild top ends? Cause your gonna learn. U would honestly pick up a 4 stroke, check out my Dr350 in the for sale section, it's the perfect commuter.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:20 PM   #6
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I just saw hmmm how tall are you tomball? My birthdays in a week from today I might cop
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:24 PM   #7
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I'm about 5'11 and it's a pretty tall seat height, but once you get used to it you can one foot it pretty easily.
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Might be a problem I'm about 5'5
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I'm not gonna lie, that might be a problem, of course that RM250 is pretty tall too and has a very narrow seat. You need a TW200!!
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dr350 gets shorter when you motard it. smaller diameter wheels/tires. It's the only way to lower a bike and make it handle better
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dr350 gets shorter when you motard it. smaller diameter wheels/tires. It's the only way to lower a bike and make it handle better
What this guy said!
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That bike is a race bike and not designed for that, there are much better choices, like the 350 mentioned, once in awhile might be fair at best but everyday I wouldnt even consider that at half the distance, just my .02
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In the 80s I had a yz 125 that was a 2-stroke and it was street legal.
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dr350 gets shorter when you motard it. smaller diameter wheels/tires. It's the only way to lower a bike and make it handle better
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I know it doesn't make it handle better, but it handles the same! We'll see if it feels more or less comfortable in a bit.

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who wants to show up to work, the bar, a date, church smelling like a 2 stroke? Good luck with that.
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who wants to show up to work, the bar, a date, church smelling like a 2 stroke? Good luck with that.
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Mr F takes his KX250 on the freeway from Katy to Kirby for motard meets
but its better when you know how to actually work on your own bikes....
And after getting into the motor and seeing what I did, I will never do it again.
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Electric knife...

I know it doesn't make it handle better, but it handles the same! We'll see if it feels more or less comfortable in a bit.

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how odd I thought 2 strokes couldnt be street legal because of emissions. Clearly I was wrong. lol
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