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  1. port not valve, my bad. ones got a flap and one doesnt but they are both holes.
  2. in a 2-stroke, the exhaust port is not sealed during ignition. this results in a loss of power out the valves instead of turning the crank. so 2-strokes do not make quite twice the power of a same size 4-stroke, but close. Put 250cc 4-strokes and 2-strokes in the same race and youll see.
  3. i think some of you are missing the point. 4-strokes are only percieved to be better because of the rules set in place. 2-strokes still stomp 4-strokes in hp/l, weight, and price, and yet because of dated rules are not allowed to be competitive. 4-stroke is not "new" technology, its been around for over 120 years. "Money and talent wins races. If you're light on either one you shouldn't bother." thats exactly the problem, it shouldn't and doesn't have to be that way. go on ebay and see, used 4-strokes cost almost 80% more than a similar 2-stroke. now take away those cheap 2-strokes and nearly double the cost of entering the sport. less people in the sport means even the fortunate ones in the sport pay more for all future bike and gear purchases.
  4. i dont think 2-strokes will go away, but yes R&D will be a much lower priority. however, lack of R&D, like lack of advertising, is not causing the downfall of 2-strokes, but rather reflecting it. the manufacturers are not causing it, rather those in charge of rules and regs.
  5. id argue that too. they are advertising what WILL sell and that is 4-strokes right now because they are faster in each class and are winning the races. advertisement is a reflection of the market and not the other way around.
  6. i certainly dont believe they are "trying" to get rid of 2-strokes, but rather taking a passive stance to the issue and allowing them to dissolve from the competitive scene. its not all crying, there are many things that could be done and somewhere, someone is not doing them.
  7. do you think it maybe a little odd, and most definitely unfair, that a two-stroke is uncompetitive because it does not perform as well as a four-stroke twice its size? rules were put in place so that 2-strokes and 4-strokes could be put in the same class with near identical performance. at the time, 4-strokes were given quite a generous advantage in displacement to compensate for their lower hp/l. now, times have changed, and these same rules are now making 2-strokes uncompetitive. so 4-strokes got a little better, and now their hp/l is closer to that of a 2-stroke but still not anywhere near it. but because of a generous displacement advantage, 2-strokes are put at an extreme disadvantage. one big maker has already stopped production of 2-strokes, more are to follow. so what does this means, why should you care? maybe you wont notice it, but the end of 2-strokes means the sport will get more expensive. and if you havent noticed, the economy in the USA isnt the best right now either. the growth of the sport will be greatly slowed if 2-strokes die out due to unfair and outdated displacement regulations. this sport can never escape the "niche" label, if people cant get into the sport for under 2k. already there is talk of fuel injection for the 4-strokes, which will add an extra few hundred dollars to the cost of competition. these higher prices wouldnt be the deal breaker, most will continue to pay the higher prices for new bikes. but if you at the same remove the appeal of cheaper 2-strokes because they are uncompetitive, the sport of motocross is asking for downsizement. so what can we do about it? there are a number of things we could do. if we were satisfied with the current speed of motocross bikes, we could add a few cc's to the 2-strokes. if we thought bikes were getting too fast and dangerous, we could eliminate a few cc's from 4-strokes. until the manufacturers catch up with making them that way, the local levels could require small restrictor plates instead. another possibility, would be to make a seperate class for 2strokes and four strokes. the 125 class could be 2-strokes, and the 450 class could be 4-strokes. the problem we are having was caused by faulty rules set in place years ago. obviously, a big change like this is quite a monstrous ordeal, and should and can be avoided in the future. the first option would set us up for a similar dilemna in years to come. however, the second option will never require further regulating. by doing nothing we are hurting the sport by eliminating 2-strokes. sorry if my english is poor and awkward at times, but what do you think of this matter and the suggested change?
  8. WhAtIsMoUsE

    Dist 17 schedule?

    how do we tell what my district (18) covers. im within driving distance of 17 and possibly a few others as well?
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    So when Yamaha brings out the 150F..

    so can someone say what cc 4-strokes race with what cc 2-strokes legally? such as: 85 2-strokes vs. 150 4-strokes 125 2-strokes vs. ??? 4-strokes etc.
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    Dist 17 schedule?

    stupid question, is there a district map or something? i see you guys are from illinois, part of which is close to me in Saint Louis. i have no idea what district im in but imagine im close to several since im on the border of two states and within a large city.
  11. [ridiculously offtopic]would anyone happen to know wether my 2000 jetta TDI can be clutchless shifted? wondering what kinda transmision it has and also wether being diesel makes a difference. didnt feel like registering to a car forum just to ask this question[/ridiculously offtopic]
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    So when Yamaha brings out the 150F..

    let me get this straight. this is a 4-stroke that will compete with the 2-stroke 85's? or am i totally missing something.
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