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    @mcludd

    Broken Red sounds suspicious! 🙂

    The chances of 2 different CDI units having the same fault is astronomical! I’d be looking at the loom and DC from battery to PV.
    My early 88 bike had a broken red wire at one of the connector blocks that go to the ignition-key. It was smooshed up and still touching, when I fixed it the power valve properly came to life. I never realised how ‘slow’ it was before. I had no ‘benchmark’…

    If the PV isn’t moving at all it definitely sounds like a 12V DC issue. Mend that wire! 🙂 …

    If the horn and indicators work without the engine running the battery & fuse is good…

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    @primal-carnage

    Bud, no offence meant but just search ‘aftermarket dtr125 kickstart’ in the web. No idea what you like or would suit your bike…

    Unless you have some pics 🙂 …

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    @Stevie-Wonder Thanks bud 👍 Greta (for that is her name as she's noisy, irritating, aimed squarely at the youth market and responsible for thousands of them bunking off school all over the world) cost me half as much as my '93 due to the mileage and had a thick layer of grime all over due to years of grinding commuting. I gave her a scrub with Jizer (several times) and this is what was underneath 😳

    Here are the part #s for the toolbox and lid, bit pricey IMO and you'd have to get the lugs welded on to a non-e start frame. Be a nice touch if you were getting it powdercoated sometime though

    https://www.cmsnl.com/products/boxtool_55v2817301/

    https://www.cmsnl.com/products/lid_55v2818500/

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    @Minia Looks nice and beefy and she sounds cool with a deep roar!!! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: :face_with_stuck-out_tongue_winking_eye: :thumbs_up_light_skin_tone:

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    Well, nuts and bolts are standard across industry, so you don't need some special kit.

    I go to my local hardware store where they have open packs of all sorts and sizes. You put them in a bag and weigh the bag and pay per kilo.

    Most screws I have swapped so far have been M6x12 or M6x20 with some odd M5 and M8 here and there. I usually get flanged screws and skip the washers.

    I do so love screws. Then again, I am a mechanical engineer so the fetishism comes with the profession. If you want to talk screws joints for a couple of hours, I'm your guy.

  • Kickstart

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  • How far has one went in one trip on dtr

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    87 miles...Yeah it'll do that no problem. DTRs are a work horse. 15 years and mine has never let me down.

  • Searching for my old bike :)

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    @SpookDog it's not a bad thing in my opinion as the 88 black with red is my favourite colour. I do like the endurance blue but the black and red just cuts it for me.

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    @Scootjockey

    The Imgur app can be used just on your iPhone, upload to an Imgur site thread, then copy the link of the individual pic and put it into the ![alt text](COPY LINK HERE) option 2nd from the right in the toolbar above that is visible when posting to a thread…

  • No break lights

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    @primal-carnage

    If it comes on ‘a bit’ it may be a bad earth at the tail light. Is it the same with back and front brake levers?
    Also have you changed to LED lights anywhere?

    The brake light should work off of the battery without the engine running…

  • Every Colour Scheme the DTR was released in

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    @HOTSHOT-III yes that is my video. I should also note, according to this my bike is actually a 1990 (the black and green one), although they might not be the original panels. I think its a 3RN2 model, the one they sold in the UK with the servo removed.

    @Calum and of course Japan kept the cooler ones to themselves haha

  • Gear shift for DT 125 R

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    When I bought my 2002 dt125r it had a few apico bits on it and one of them was a gear change lever I was told that all the bits were from a yz125

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  • Zeeltronic

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    @old-boy-racer Hi there,

    Zeeltronic is just about the best bang for buck you can get in my opinion. Of course this depends on what model/year/location DTR you've got.

    It's all diminishing returns though, once you've got a decent exhaust and the zeel, everything else is just marginal gains.

    Earlier this year I fitted the VForce4 Reed block to my Yamaha.

    The Athena 170 kit is not a bad upgrade too if you're after a bit more midrange poke.

  • Inlet carb manifold

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    @Scootjockey You're laughing then. It should be the 1993 TZR 4DL Belgarda.

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  • New Crank

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    @Scootjockey Thanks bud 👍 That adaptor is the correct size for the DTR main bearings and crankcases but potentially you could have one made for any engine. Mine was done by a local machine shop.

    Even when you watch the Rocky Mountain ATVMC how-to vid where the crank puller is branded "Tusk" for the US market they still transmit a side load through the bearing and lots of people have commented on it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0LK30KVWJg&t=404s

  • Q plate Dt125 worth restoring?

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    @H22dan
    Hi Dan a Q plate bike will never make as much money if your doing it up, least not one on a standard reg plate due to the stigma of possibly being stolen and recovered. Years ago a mate of mine bought a Suzuki X7 from the insurance company/ police sales it was stolen and recovered and all the numbers had been ground off. The feds identified the bike allegedly by x raying the frame. And the insurance company paid out on it. He new all the old numbers and owner etc but it couldn’t be put back on the road with those numbers or the reg plate. So he then stamped his door number and post code on the casings and frame and registered it with DVLA once it was MOTd. Showing my age now but back in the early 80’s a Q plate was rather popular what with all the 250-350lc’s making it on the tracks for production racing and then being put back on the road. With that in mind they are a lot of trikes out there on Q plates that were home built with the back end of a VW Beetle. All legit just the front end will have numbers from a chopped up bike and not match.

  • TDR 125 extra power

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    @Scootjockey I ran vapor trail digital clocks, but not because of the Zeel, but because I swapped out the forks and wheels for USDs and Aprilia RS 125 wheels respectively.

  • Engine identification required 125vs?

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  • 2001 DTr

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    @theportingmaster I mean, it's 20 years old so I wouldn't be too worried if it's not concourse. Espcially if you want to use the bike daily etc.

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    @HOTSHOT-III Thanks for the information mate.

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    @markus-w Thank-you much appreciated. It has been 30 years since I had one!

  • Dt125lc mk3 1986

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    Where can I get the paint codes ? Mine is called raspberry red, it’s a flat red but when Googled I seen a dark red metallic so that’s not right cheers guys

  • dt 125 lc mk 2

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    @jimmyhutch thanks callum i have my own workshop and a few bikes just need some tech advice before i get going ....also a spare mk2 complete bike so one is going to be standard and the other one modified...all the best jh