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Old 03-04-2009, 11:49 PM   #1
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How well do 2 strokes motard?

I have a 99 yz 125 in my garage and was wondering how well they do being converted to motard. I know most use 4 strokes, but I already have this.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:23 AM   #2
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i've never ridden 2-stroke motard before but i would imagine it would be pretty fun and work well.. but for racing, as most would suggest, 4 stroke is the way to go.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:29 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong with it. I built and raced a Honda CR500R motard a few years ago, and it was a hoot. Currently Derek Wagon is racing an RM250 2-smoker and runs very well on it. Little 100, 85 and 65 mini motards are plentiful and popular on the track.

For general use, your 125 will be a little speed-challenged and will probably be a buzzy thing to ride, but doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:36 AM   #4
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2 strokes tend to have unpredictable power delivery. You have to keep it on the pipe the entire time to make any headway. If you come out of the powerband and then hit it again while cornering, say hello highside! That is true even on the minis.

Not saying it wont be fun, or cant be done, but 4 strokes are have more tractable power.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:57 AM   #5
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I am in the same boat as you and dont think I would tard out anything smaller than a 250.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:24 AM   #6
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You can put a bigger flywheel on it and just run it. It will weigh less than a 4-stroke so it may handle better. Twisty tracks will be more favorable for you. I have a KTM 125SX and I'm racing it this year on a road track.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:14 PM   #7
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I am waiting to see what new to me bike I end up with then I will see if I make me a motard or not.

I got some plans...
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