Blue Smoke And Two Strokes
by David Matney
(Cyclone, West Virginia, U.S.)
Honestly, I think that a two stroke wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the oil-gas mix for the motor. You cannot say that on a two stroke going down the road at about 80 mph, that there is no blue smoke behind you.
If they could come up with a two-stroke motor that you didn't have to mix oil and gas, then two-strokes would pull back up in the dirt bike society. Then again, if they made a four-stroke that had a engine that would hold up to powerbands without blowing up, the two-stroke would just go down as another part of advancement in time.
As far as I'm concerned, they should keep them on the markets and make a bigger baffle/muffler that traps the smoke inside. I would hate to see the two-stokes leave us forever, seeing how I own one, my friend owns one, and about 15% of where I live owns one too.