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Old 07-06-2014, 10:54 PM
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Default 2 stroke vs 4 stroke

Ups and downs on both lets here em.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:59 AM
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Light weight,less moving parts,lot of power but high maintenance on a two stroke.
The newer four strokes now are making almost or more hp than their two stroke counterparts and a lot more reliable. Ask most experienced techs at any shop especially ones that deal with enduro,cross country or motocross riders as to their opinions also.
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One's for sale and the other are all long gone from the showrooms years ago.

The obvious diffence was power. I had a 500 twin Polaris XC snowmobile 2stroke rated at 95hp stock you would never see a 4stroke 500 with numbers like that.

The new Polaris snowmobile 750 twin 4stroke is only rated at 85hp (without its turbo assist).
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:13 PM
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I'm looking for a new quad. It's gunna be for trail and road riding. I have narrowed it down to a few choices. Banshee, predator, or any 400cc sport. I have heard bad things about most of the quads. So let me hear what I guys have to say.
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Any advice on how to make a 2 stroke last longer
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:16 PM
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Advice on how to keep a two stroke from blowing up?
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Keep it jetted properly, air filter maintained, let it warm up fully before hammering on it, use a decent 2 stroke oil. You mention riding roads. Extended wide open running may not be the best thing for an off road 2 stroke either. Rebuild the top end BEFORE it seizes, generally much cheaper that way.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:28 AM
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In my motocross days when I had a KX250 I switched over to a much more expensive synthetic 2 stroke oil and the motor top end lasted much longer.
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The old days of working on 2 stroke dirt bikes. When someone would say they couldn't go riding until they rebuilt the top end on their bike. So that meant riding would be delayed by an hour or so.
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the old days??????
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