@2stroketerry said in [The pursuit for a brown sparkplug The Aprilia RS 125 SP, or Aprilia AF1 125 Sport Pro run a Dellorto PHBH28 RD 28mm carb. This carb together with a Gianelli exhaust, gives more than 2HP extra power over the 34mm carb version! More than 35hp at rear wheel...
The DT 200R makes 33 bhp and uses a Mikuni TM28SS carb so do not always need a bigger carb for more power, but a well set up carb with jetting spot on 100%.
33 at the crank maybe no way at the rear wheel lol, a crm125 makes 29 but even after a dynojet session the best ive seen is 21.4 at the wheel on the dyno. 21.4 is about what an old 89 DTR makes at the crank lol. A well setup carb is good
@sgt-robuck-5 Don't forget the ignitech @Darty rates them.
I used Zeel because it came recommended to me.
I will be buying zeel for my upcoming project.
I've had problems with them, I contacted them and they sorted it out no quibbles.
Peace of mind.
@dtrdaz03 The RE's are by far the easiest to derestrict. It's the fact that up to 1999, the last DTR's were severely restricted, and not even derestricting them fixed that. You had to swap out the CDIs. The RE's was just earth the green and black wire plus an aftermarket pipe and that was it. Again you're limited to the capabilities built into the CDI. Once you swap out the CDI for an aftermarket one then you are golden no matter what year your bike was.
Oh dear, back on topic anyhow....Let us know how you get on with the PV. If it still struggling then it would sound like it's still restricted and needs sorting ASAP! 2003 models were the WORST for restrictions!
2strokes in general is jetted plenty rich, to make sure they dont seize.
I run my 94 R with snorkel removed, and the airbox opened slightly more.
Stock mainjet, and half a notch leaner on the needle. The mainjet is still plenty rich.
Stock header, and aftermarked end can, otherwise stock.
You shouldn't be polishing either really,
but here is a used MITAKA vs a New WOSSNER to illustrate. Carbon does help to a point. The Wossner is a CNC finish, but if your hunting power there wont be any difference.
Problem with forged is the difference in thermal expansion to a cast alloy. MITAKA is a good choice for the DT.
Smooth yes, but a rough surface lends itself to optimising fuel atomisation, that is more important.