If you want to read more of my work, please click on the links below.

PloProf.com is the respected online Omega PloProf resource. The only place with more info about this watch is Jon’s Omega PloProf book.

The DeskDivers site is dedicated to those watches that have yet to be discovered elsewhere on the web.

I also have his own website where I talks about the sites and other work, see JonWallis.com.

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                        - The lure of blue smoke!
Two stroke motorcycles - restored and upgraded. An obsession!

Featured Articles

Welcome to 2smoked.com!

The site for 2 stroke enthusiasts to read about restoration and upgrades of ‘70s and ‘80s two stroke motorcycles. Readers will discover that I ‘enjoy the journey as much as the destination’ and the stories of my builds are told with real life twists and turns, mistakes made and changes of heart. “Warts ‘n all”.

The site includes reviews of bikes ridden, parts tested, rebuild stories & useful upgrade guides and some hints & tips.

Like the other websites under the DeskDivers banner I hope you will discover some forgotten underdogs, bikes that have ‘limited visibility’ today even on the internet; a prime example is the Honda MT250, when did you see or hear about one?!

As it is said that exceptions prove rules, I’ve added a couple of 4 stokes... just don’t hate me too much!

I hope by reading this site you will come to enjoy a little of why I have a life long obsession with these noisy and smelly machines, although I expect if you’re reading this that you are similarly afflicted!

The Omega PloProf book 
is Now Available!http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/423994


XL250R XL500R


RD/RZ 250/350 YPVS - soon!


Parts for Sale

For Sale : Honda Parts

NEWS! 2Smoked Version 2.1 is here! More added pages with Parts For Sale for the RD250LC & RD350LC & Honda XL250R/500R and the articles have a bunch more updates! Including, more info on the ‘83 31K and the project RDLC and XT500 SM ! Don’t forget to check out the articles on fitting some of the new cool parts from the RD/RZ suppliers, see the ‘Talking Shop’ pages.

Following on from the ever successful DeskDivers and PloProf.com sites the same team that brought you those has now worked its magic on a small corner of the two stroke motorcycle scene!

This new site will not only bring you restoration stories, hints and tip and parts for sale but also road tests and visits to suppliers, as & when those stories arise.

To kick off we have:

Roadtests & Visits - A trip to Wicked ATV in LA to buy engine parts that turned into an adventure, Thanks for the fun Roger!

Restorations - The ‘80 XT500, ’80 LC resto, ‘81 LC 421cc, ’83 & ‘85 RZ350 YPVS and ‘74 MT250 projects are well advanced. Get comfy before you start reading!

Upgrades - The whole RD LC421 project is an upgrade but I have now added my versions of the R6 rear shock upgrade for the YPVS, Triumph calipers & fitting a Zeeltronic as well.

Parts for sale - I sold my XL500R and MT250 and wont restore one LC due to lack of time, and so some hard to find parts for those bikes are now for sale.

Bikes for sale - Nothing right now, but keep checking back, you never know!

Some have asked... ‘Why 2smoked.com?’ Well.... This website was created to collate and showcase the motorcycle build and restoration work done by Jon Wallis but also some of the articles written about bikes too. If you’ve liked what you’ve read and would like Jon to write for you then please contact Jon directly using the email from on this website.

Who am I? My name is Jon Wallis and you can find out more about me at JonWallis.com.

I am part of the team who brings you the watch related websites, DeskDivers.com and PloProf.com, which remain hugely popular, with new work being added regularly. I am also the author of a book about the famous Omega PloProf, and write for various watch manufacturers including Omega. Check out their latest Omega Lifetime Magazine at your local Omega Authorised Dealer, I usually have one or more articles in each issue. If you would like me to write for you, please contact me using the email button:

For Sale : Yamaha Parts