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May 30th, 2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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I loved them, had loads, X7, GT125, race tuned 350LC and finally a race tuned 500LC with everything thrown at it to make it go faster. The pipes cost a fortune but sounded heavenly. It was fast as hell and had a brutal power band, if you weren't careful it'd bite you, numerous times I only just saved it from flipping as it came onto the pipes so savagely. (Then you get idiots comparing four strokes to two strokes, saying four strokes are harder to ride...idiots got no clue at all).
Despite all this I loved the 350 and 500 and regret selling them but I needed the cash at the time.
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Happy-End for Ian Lougher and the Suter MMX 500 at the Isle of Man TT Senior TT. The Swiss 2stroke-rocket did 5 laps in the most prestigious race of the event and had to stop before entering the final sixth lap only because it was overlapped seconds from the finishing line by race winner Michael Dunlop. This was because of the bad starting position on the starting grid, resulting in a crucial disadvantage as the first bikes had already done more than half of the Snaefell Mountain Course before Ian could start. But in fact that means a respectable debut of the Suter MMX 500 at the hardest race of the world, just thinking about how many newcomer bikes struggled on their first appereance. We are very satisfied and would like to thank Ian for the superb race. We will be back... Watch out for us at next year's TT.
‪#‎suterracing‬ ‪#‎suter500‬ ‪#‎WeWillBeBack‬ ‪#‎IoMTT2016‬
Looking forward to seeing what this does in 2017...a long shot, but it'd be cool if this started a return of 2-strokes to top flight motorcycle racing.
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I loved them, had loads, X7, GT125, race tuned 350LC and finally a race tuned 500LC with everything thrown at it to make it go faster. The pipes cost a fortune but sounded heavenly. It was fast as hell and had a brutal power band, if you weren't careful it'd bite you, numerous times I only just saved it from flipping as it came onto the pipes so savagely. (Then you get idiots comparing four strokes to two strokes, saying four strokes are harder to ride...idiots got no clue at all).
Despite all this I loved the 350 and 500 and regret selling them but I needed the cash at the time.
You had the RD500? - a race tuned one and a tuned LC? Was that Beckett or Stan Stephens? - Everyone I knew had the RG, the yam 500 was a less common sight on the road. I loved LCs, never owned one, had the RD400 which was a vastly inferior bike but had the lovely red and white speed block livery. Rode a great many LCs, the power band was legendary. A group of us also shared a tuned X7 which we used to run down Santa Pod.
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You had the RD500? - a race tuned one and a tuned LC? Was that Beckett or Stan Stephens? - Everyone I knew had the RG, the yam 500 was a less common sight on the road. I loved LCs, never owned one, had the RD400 which was a vastly inferior bike but had the lovely red and white speed block livery. Rode a great many LCs, the power band was legendary. A group of us also shared a tuned X7 which we used to run down Santa Pod.


Both were Beckett tuned and fitted with swarbrick pipes modified by him, welded cranks were a must as they revved like crazy. The 500 used to out drag my mate's gsxr111, it was wild and definitely the bike Yamaha should have built in the first place. As standard it was a superb handling but quite anaesthetic ride, the tuning certainly livened it up a bit.
I did buy a Stan Stephens 375cc stage 3 tuned kit comprising of barrels, pistons and head for the 350 too. The Terry Beckett tuned 350cc setup was much better and revved much harder and higher, so the Stephens stuff was consigned to the shed. LOL
My 350 was a Roberts rep with yellow paint and black speed blocks, whilst the 500 was a Sarron rep Gauloises Blondes in blue as I wanted something different than the loads of Marlboro reps that were about at the time.
There's nothing like the sound of a V4 stroker screaming through open pipes, anyone who's ridden one will never forget it. LOL
I had an X7 with microns when I was 16/17 but it kept seizing even though plug chops showed they were slightly rich if anything. In hindsight I think maybe a crank seal was leaking slightly when it was hot, and leaning the mixture.
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Dude I know shoved a V4 into an R6 chassis several years back.
Wouldn't let me ride it.
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