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Old May 25th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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i am looking at possibly trading/selling my CJ project for a bike to take to/from school and work.

I know that my gas consumption will go down, but emissions are a worry to me. in my price range (1500 or so) i am thinking older 2 stroke enduro type bike... how awful are these on emissions, anybody know? I am guessing that newer 4 strokes are better on the being green.

any advise on where i should look for bikes, or what kind i might be able to get if i can sell/trade CJ.

i have ridden dirtbikes and whatnot here and there, but this would be my first time commutting on such a machine... advice would be appreciated

i have about a 15 mile commute one way, and can take all back roads into downtown
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Old May 26th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #2
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A properly tuned two stroke can be pretty green. Espescially DFI engines. I don't know when/if that technology was put into dirtbikes.
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i am looking at possibly trading/selling my CJ project for a bike to take to/from school and work.

I know that my gas consumption will go down, but emissions are a worry to me. in my price range (1500 or so) i am thinking older 2 stroke enduro type bike... how awful are these on emissions, anybody know? I am guessing that newer 4 strokes are better on the being green.

any advise on where i should look for bikes, or what kind i might be able to get if i can sell/trade CJ.

i have ridden dirtbikes and whatnot here and there, but this would be my first time commutting on such a machine... advice would be appreciated

i have about a 15 mile commute one way, and can take all back roads into downtown

wat?
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Kawasaki KDX 220 or 200 are nice 2 stroke enduro's. They come with headlight and taillights but you can put turn signals on them as well. Easy to handle, lighter than 4 stroke enduro's.
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Two strokes aren't the most road friendly bikes, and it would probably get annoying. I would look for an older xr650 or something along those lines. Also, two strokes suck down gas and good oil is expensive.
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Two strokes aren't the most road friendly bikes, and it would probably get annoying. I would look for an older xr650 or something along those lines. Also, two strokes suck down gas and good oil is expensive.
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I know that my gas consumption will go down, but emissions are a worry to me. downtown
a 2 stroke would be perfect for you; right leg, left leg.

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For $1500 you should be able to find a cheap 4 stroke bike. It will get far better mileage and you won't have to mess with mixing gas. There was never a DFI or even EFI 2 stroke bike so I don't even know why it was mentioned.

Find a nice cheap XT225, DRZ250, XR, KLX, KL, or one of many other 4 stroke street legal bikes that run around $1500 used. You can get up to 70mpg out of the smaller 4 strokes.
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look for a klx 300 (kawasaki) drz 400 suzuki xr 400 or 600 honda or honda xl 600(this one is already street leagle....i have converted a few of these and are great bikes and if you need some help let me know i can give you a list of parts and what to do ad do it cheep....all are good bikes and would be great for short commutes
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For $1500 you should be able to find a cheap 4 stroke bike. It will get far better mileage and you won't have to mess with mixing gas. There was never a DFI or even EFI 2 stroke bike so I don't even know why it was mentioned.


I'm pretty sure I mentioned that I was not sure if it was offered. Can you teach me to be cool?
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I'm pretty sure I mentioned that I was not sure if it was offered. Can you teach me to be cool?
check again boys......there was a 2 stroke efi bike made 10 years ago.they have had efi in race bikes in japan for the last 10 years.
what he is looking for yea a 4 stroke all the way..ttr or klx..older honda xl's.xr 250 or 400 great bike, but no electric start.
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i am looking at possibly trading/selling my CJ project for a bike to take to/from school and work.

I know that my gas consumption will go down, but emissions are a worry to me. in my price range (1500 or so) i am thinking older 2 stroke enduro type bike... how awful are these on emissions, anybody know? I am guessing that newer 4 strokes are better on the being green.

any advise on where i should look for bikes, or what kind i might be able to get if i can sell/trade CJ.

i have ridden dirtbikes and whatnot here and there, but this would be my first time commutting on such a machine... advice would be appreciated

i have about a 15 mile commute one way, and can take all back roads into downtown
green *fucking sigh*

if your worried about emissions an old 2stroke is not wat your looking for. Their fuel economy sucks shit for their size and power, they smoke when they're running properly, and gas and oil will literally drip from seams in the exhaust pipe.

sub 500 cc road bikes from the 70s are still pretty cheap
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