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Yamaha 500 two stroke dirt?
Posted March 10, 2007 - 05:50 PM
Posted March 10, 2007 - 06:26 PM
People often talk about the TM400 Suzuki which was tame compared to the SC500.
Posted March 10, 2007 - 06:30 PM
Posted March 10, 2007 - 06:57 PM
"YAMAHA SC-500 SCRAMBLER. Another four-speed brute, this 1973-'74 two-stroke single ran hot, detonated fiercely, stalled constantly and seized regularly. After testing the bike, I noted: "It's gray and black; so is a turkey." Brutally fast, the SC-500 was cursed with state-of-the-dark forks and a pair of chromed shocks that would have faded on a busy barroom door. It shook its steering head like a dog coming out of a swimming pool and the rear end hopped around like the frame had a hinge in the middle. All things considered, the only thing this bike did right was not leak around the gas cap."
Here's a video with a bit about one of them:
Posted March 10, 2007 - 07:07 PM
YAMAHA MX SC 500
PRICE (Suggested Retail): N/A
ENGINE TYPE: Piston-port, reed induction, two-cycle
IGNITION: CDI or flywheel magneto
TRANSMISSION: 4-speed, left side shift
CLAIMED HORSEPOWER: N/A
CLAIMED WEIGHT: 236 pounds
WHEELBASE: 55.9 inches
GROUND CLEARANCE: 8.8 inches
FRAME: Tubular, double cradle
FRONT SUSPENSION: Telescopic forks/Yamaha
REAR SUSPENSION: Swingarm w/Yamaha shocks (reservoir type w/adjustable damping)
FRONT TIRE: 3.00x21 knobby
REAR TIRE: 4.60x18 knobby
FUEL CAPACITY: 2.4 gallons
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Japan
Posted March 10, 2007 - 08:01 PM
Posted March 11, 2007 - 06:14 AM
Posted March 11, 2007 - 04:35 PM
Posted March 11, 2007 - 06:10 PM
Sort of made the starting line more interesting that normal.
Posted March 11, 2007 - 07:00 PM
Posted March 11, 2007 - 09:14 PM
Posted March 12, 2007 - 01:04 PM
my 490 has earned the nickname "The Sieze King" sucker has stuck no less then 4 times in one year, this is before I knew about crank seals so I guess it wasnt the bikes fault
It has crank seals?
Seriously, a 2-stroke engine is just a giant air pump, so if there are leaks, you'll have problems.
Posted March 12, 2007 - 05:33 PM