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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-29-2017, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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I'm doing my usual Canada-wide classified scanning routine this morning and stumbled across a few really interesting finds.

I'm betting most don't even know that in the 70s, Suzuki tried-out rotary / wankel engines. Yet another curiously-reasonably priced exotic Suzuki click

If I buy this, think motomummy can hook me up with spare parts?

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I'm doing my usual Canada-wide classified scanning routine this morning and stumbled across a few really interesting finds.

I'm betting most don't even know that in the 70s, Suzuki tried-out rotary / wankel engines. Yet another curiously-reasonably priced exotic Suzuki click

If I buy this, think motomummy can hook me up with spare parts?

I heard the weight of the engine was ridiculous heavy and they ceased production of it.
Yep it's a 500cc bike that weighed 573 lbs wet lol
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-29-2017, 02:08 PM
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Check out this Norton Rotary at Isle o Man. That sound is amazing!
Sounds like a fricken 2-stroke

He has a piece of paper taped to his triple tree that says "breathe" lmao
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-29-2017, 02:59 PM
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^ I could listen to that all day.
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God damn, there sure are times when it sounds like it's missing a little

I've watched IOMTT onboard cams for so many years... and I still say they're all fucking lunatics

30 years ago when I was immortal... maybe
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I'm doing my usual Canada-wide classified scanning routine this morning and stumbled across a few really interesting finds.

I'm betting most don't even know that in the 70s, Suzuki tried-out rotary / wankel engines. Yet another curiously-reasonably priced exotic Suzuki click

If I buy this, think motomummy can hook me up with spare parts?

I remember when this was the, "Wave of the future", for about a year and a half. A dealer I was racing for at the time had a cool working clear plastic model of the engine from Suzuki to help explain the concept to people. When you turned a hand crank the engine parts would move. It was definitely a different bike. It is insanely complicated. It had 3 separate oil reservoirs and made a shit ton of heat when it ran.

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I still say they're all fucking lunatics
They are definitely a different breed.
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