Posts Tagged ‘two stroke’

When You Go Too Far With Your Motorized Bicycle and End Up Building a Car – As Seen in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Putt putt putt putt on JFK through GGP…

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The Gasoline-Powered Bicycles of Golden Gate Park – A Rare Sighting – Putt, Putt, Putt, Putt…

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Not street legal and not bicycle path legal either, oh well:

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Double Dog Dare: Transport These Pooches About Town Using a Motorized Chopper Bicycle – Putt, Putt, Putt…

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

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Driving to the Work in the Financial on Your $1000, Two-Stroke GO-PED – Waaaarrrrrrhhhhh!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

It’s new, it’s you

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Two-stroke engines are disfavored these days, of course.

The Stand-Up, Motorized Scooter Gangs of the Western Addition – A Slow Speed Chase on Fell, Oak, Complete with SFPD Pursuit / Escort

Monday, December 21st, 2015

What’s this, a bunch of Bros loudly two-stroking themselves down Oak Street? Sure – you’ll hear them first, from blocks away, and then smell them later, what with the old-fashioned (and these days, widely banned) two-stroke style engines, which literally burn motor oil, by design:

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Here’s a wider view. These Bros hail from the East Bay and the Central Valley, one assumes, based upon their apparel:

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And in the middle of this loud scrum, it’s two members of the SFPD Motor Patrol:

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Were they chasing or escorting – I couldn’t tell.

Later on, this crew tried to regroup on Masonic:

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Now heading west on the sidewalks of Oak:

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Leaving you with this, the last Bro I saw, GoProing his way up Fell:

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Yamahauling, Frisco-Style – Two-Stroke Yamahas from the 1970’s Will Never Die – A Cherry on Geary

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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The Amazing Polluting Mopeds of San Francisco’s Mission District

Monday, January 19th, 2009

This one’s a little tough to spot at first, but if you click to expand this photo, you’ll see the telltale blue smoke of a gasoline-and-oil-burning two-stroke Peugeot moped on Valencia Street in the Sunny Mission district.

Depending on the state of tune, you can have something like half the fuel and oil you put in spewed out the tailpipe unburned. Tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk….

Such are the ways of aging two-stroke engines. But fashion has a price, after all.

Vrooom, vrooom.