I wouldn't wish that torture on anyone.I want to be you when I grow up. You have an outstanding collection of two strokes.
Mine has been a fun bike to have. Not much of my stuff is stock or original. I just can't seem to have a two stroke without chambers on it. LOLI wouldn't wish that torture on anyone.
But since I have survived those somewhat insane points in time, life is pretty good at the moment
I like your GT. I loved the one I had and was planning on building a Cafe version from a pile of parts I had....but gave up on the idea after I finished my RZV.
My 72 back in 2014 at the Chicago Motoblat event
This pic was on the Motoblat web site for years
Very cool history. Thanks for sharing your story.My two stroke history in pictures...
I had an '74 RD350 in high school. Photo below of me shortly after HS graduation in 1977. Sold it about 1981 or so and started my engineering degree.
Then a few years later bought an '77 RD400, about 1982 or so. This blue RD was a great bike. I nearly lost my license on it.
So decided I'd try roadracing and bought an RZ350. That was the start of my 7 year long roadracing career. I started roadracing on the RZ350 in 1985, and raced it through 1987. Photo below on my 1985 RZ350 racer. I'm #59 out in front leading the pack at Summit Point raceway. By the next turn, any one of those other guys could be the leader. You never knew who was going to win. We were all similarly competitive.
Then I bought a 1982 TZ250 in 1988. It was way outdated and was not competitive at all.
For 1989 I raced an 1986 TZ250S. Started getting better results with that bike.
At the end of the 1989 season I bought Bill Himmelsbach's 1989 TZ250 and ran that for the 1990 season. I started winning club races and managed to finish once in the top 15 at an AMA Natl race weekend... I was in the money! This was the bike I really improved on. Photo below from Roebling Rd Raceway in my brand new leathers.
In 1991 I bought a brand new '91 TZ250 B and ran most of the AMA Natl schedule but for the CA races. Started winning a lot of club races and was consistently in the top 15 at the AMA natls in 250GP. Bike was fast and my riding made a big jump. This was my most favorite motorcycle I have ever owned. Updated the shocks and forks and ran it for the 1992 season as well. But at end of 1992 money was getting tight and I needed to go back to college to finish my engineering degree. So at the end of 1992 I hung up my leathers. 1992 was my best season!
About 1995 or 96 I managed to collect up a few 1979 Daytona Specials. I put all the best parts on one bike, sold the others. Eventually sold this in 2006. This was the last two stroke I owned. But for my chain saw.