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    Default Re: Yamaha 5 ho outboard 2 stroke

    RD350... in their time known as the widow maker.... I rode one a few times which belonged to my younger brother. What a machine for its time, happy memories

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    Default Re: Yamaha 5 ho outboard 2 stroke

    Quote Originally Posted by blue diamond View Post
    RD350... in their time known as the widow maker.... I rode one a few times which belonged to my younger brother. What a machine for its time, happy memories
    Yes, to have an Elsie in the garage!
    The few that remained in standard trim are fetching good money now as middle age men with disposable income seek to relive their youth
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailing Loop View Post
    Everyone conveniently forgets the gallon of oil sitting in the sump of a 4-stroke, that requires disposal at regular intervals.....
    But that oil can be recycled.

    Find your nearest UK oil bank
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morayfisher View Post
    But that oil can be recycled.

    Find your nearest UK oil bank
    Like all our plastic, you mean...... that ends up dumped in the Malaysian jungle. They may take the oil away, they may take the money for 'recycling' it, but what happens then? It gets chucked in an incinerator. At least the 2-stroke guys are honest and not trying to hide anything. 4-strokes are no cleaner in reality. It is like electric cars and stuff - they are NOT emission free, the emissions are merely moved from one place to another. It is like seabed trawling, out of sight, out of mind..... you can't see the emissions directly, or the terrible conditions the rare earth minerals needed to make the batteries are mined in, with child labour. The fact that losses through the electrical system from power station to driving wheels are in the order of 70%.... but hey, 'we're saving the planet'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue diamond View Post
    RD350... in their time known as the widow maker.... I rode one a few times which belonged to my younger brother. What a machine for its time, happy memories
    I think you'll find that was the Kawasaki 3-cylinder 500cc H1. Mental power band and drank fuel like pouring it down the drain! I had one straight after my KH250 which I passed my test on, in 1976. No bracketing of power allowances on your license in those days! The jump from BSA B25 to the KH was awesome!

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