View Full Version : Banshee question

02-14-2003, 07:36 PM
Before two strokes die I want to go ahead and get me a Banshee, and I just want to know...I was reading the description and it says "twin cylinder 350"...is it actually two 350 cylinders for a total 700cc's, or is it two 175cc cylinders equaling 350??

02-14-2003, 09:06 PM
no, it's 2 cylinders that equal 350cc's,,,their great, i have a buddy that just got a 98 Shee that we are getting back to running,,,i would like to have a Shee someday, but for now for 400EX (soon to be 440EX!) is enough for me,,,

02-14-2003, 09:21 PM
ahh thanks for clearing that up for me. I'm not gonna buy my stuff new, it's too freaking expensive. 60 miles from me(Las Vegas) I can get almost new(2000 and newer) for 1/2 off or more, in perfect running condition. makes no sense for me to buy new when I can get almost new for 1/2 off :D

Big Darn Mike C
02-14-2003, 09:30 PM
Yes get you a banshee. If you don't, you will regret it. Best damn thing ever invented. And this coming from a guy that used to despise them. What are the odds?

02-14-2003, 10:33 PM
Any suggestions on which year is the best to choose from? I'm also gonna buy a YZ 250 :D Love the two strokes!

02-14-2003, 11:21 PM
to the best of my knowledge all Shee's have been the same (except color schemes) since 1987,,,

02-15-2003, 01:35 AM
You want 89 or newer which are all the same. The 87 and 88 models used the front J Arms which were junk, always getting bent until replaced my A-Arms in 89. Also the rear axle carrier was improved in 89 as the old 87-88 four bolt type was a frequent source of stripped bolt holes.

02-15-2003, 02:14 AM
So basically the newer, the better. I've seen quite a few '99 and newer for 2500 bucks....run perfectly, less than 50 hours since new, blah blah...Once I am old enough to get a job this summer I'm buying one....and I fix up my El Camino too :D

02-17-2003, 05:46 PM
J-ARMS :( You said you see 99 and newer for 2500.00!! Were the hell R you?? I can buy those badboys and sell em here for 4k !!

02-17-2003, 07:27 PM
According to a friend of mine at yamaha 2005 will be the last model year for banshee.

02-26-2003, 10:01 PM
theechozen1...I live not too far from you, I live near Las Vegas. It's not everyday you see 99 or newer for 2500, but everyonce in a while you do.