Hello all.



  • I'm looking to rebuild a dt125 as a first project. This looks a good place to share experiences and info. I'm looking at a prospect at the moment. A 1993 that looks all original, a non runner with 21000m on the clock. What do you think about the mileage guys?



  • Hello and welcome.

    Sounds like a good idea, plenty of people on here doing similar projects.

    Nothing wrong with that mileage, definitely refresh the engine though. Start a buikd thread so we can all have a looksy!



  • Hi and thanks for the welcome Calum. Well you've made me a little happier regarding the mileage. I'll certainly have a build thread going. Like I said, all looks original, which is good, but definitely a rebuild job. Gonna surf through the rest of the forum now. Thanks again.



  • @harri What have you got in mind for your project?

    Are you looking to go modified or original.

    I'm not sure what you expecting for me to say about the mileage, I wouldn't say it is exceptionally high, neither is it low.

    We have some top quality members on here with a variety of both highly modified and concourse OEM. I am sure they will introduce themselves in good time.



  • @calum hi again. I have seen some cool modified dt's but I am thinking more closer to original.



  • @harri I love a good original build. These bikes will go up in value and OEM ones will be worth a little mint. I look forward to seeing what you do.



  • Hello, my 88 was on 30k when I rebuilt it last year, what colour is yours?



  • @oldman Hi, at the moment it has white plastics without stickers or transfers. The plastics will need renewing though.The frame is also white. I will post pics when I pick it up.The only thing I can see that is missing is one of the rear grab rails. A closer look might reveal more things.



  • @harri Expect many a thing wrong with it, would be my advice. Then you won't be surprised.



  • I wouldn't worry at all about millage, id be suprised if half of the bike on here hadn't been clocked or the speedo cable removed at one point.



  • @glynn123 What you trying to say mate, that my DT hasn't done a legit 326 miles...according to its last MOT lol



  • @calum my DT must spend a lot of time in reverse, went from 18k to 14k in a year 🤔



  • @glynn123 haha lol



  • @calum said in Hello all.:

    @glynn123 What you trying to say mate, that my DT hasn't done a legit 326 miles...according to its last MOT lol

    Blimey! Thats high Calum!0_1516709482945_20180123_121010-576x1024.jpg



  • @oldman To my mind, it would be criminal to plug those clocks in.

    That Aprilia I'm building, I managed to snag clocks with 1000km on it. And I did buy a brand new speedo sensor, whether or not I plug it in though...I just think it's a shame to up the mileage.



  • If I could find some more clocks that were half decent at a reasonable price I would save these, old speedo at the time was shot. Do keep looking while searching for other parts but people want stupid money for them unfortunately. Always believe something will turn up. Years ago I did a self build and had no oven or hob for more than 8 months (tight!) Then working at hq for major building society and they set up a kitchen to lure in new mortgage customers, when it finished blagged the oven and hob (phillips) for a fiver.



  • Im totally the other way around. Love to clock the miles up, makes me thing about all the nice places i've visited, all the nice trips and so on. To me it just seems "fake" to run with clocks not attached, or "manipulated" in some way.

    My xt600 is closing in on 200.000km, currently at 18X.000km. It sucks that it "resets" after 99.999,9km 😞



  • @jens-eskildsen My starlet is on 215000. but put it the other way, if your xt was 30 years old and had 1k miles on it, you'd think differently.



  • No I really wouldnt, im not like that. I bought my DTR with under 10.000km on it, and motor has never been opened. Bike was absolutely stock. That didnt stop me from making it mine, and use it for everything from small mx tracks and enduro, to multi day trips with all my sleeping gear.

    To me apperance meens nothing when its not legit. And I have the bikes to prove it :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:
    Its a bit funny that theres talk about removing speedometers, or not fitting them to not clock up miles, in the same thread where a guy basically says you cant trust the milage on bikes.... Gee wonder why :upside-down_face:

    Anyway, the talk was about not fitting low milage clocks, not about not riding low milage bikes. Pretty significant difference. He made it pretty clear that the bike has more mileage than the clocks, which you said it would be criminal to fit.... Who are you trying to fool by doing that, what good does a low mileage clock do you, on a bike with far more miles on it 😃
    Where im from thats called fraud. :winking_face: (definition of fraud: "wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain")

    Also, whats the point of having a bike, if its not to ride it? ( I know, I know, but its not for me)
    Have a nice day.



  • @jens-eskildsen said in Hello all.:

    No I really wouldnt, im not like that. I bought my DTR with under 10.000km on it, and motor has never been opened. Bike was absolutely stock. That didnt stop me from making it mine, and use it for everything from small mx tracks and enduro, to multi day trips with all my sleeping gear.

    To me apperance meens nothing when its not legit. And I have the bikes to prove it :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:
    Its a bit funny that theres talk about removing speedometers, or not fitting them to not clock up miles, in the same thread where a guy basically says you cant trust the milage on bikes.... Gee wonder why :upside-down_face:

    Anyway, the talk was about not fitting low milage clocks, not about not riding low milage bikes. Pretty significant difference. He made it pretty clear that the bike has more mileage than the clocks, which you said it would be criminal to fit.... Who are you trying to fool by doing that, what good does a low mileage clock do you, on a bike with far more miles on it 😃
    Where im from thats called fraud. :winking_face: (definition of fraud: "wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain")

    Also, whats the point of having a bike, if its not to ride it? ( I know, I know, but its not for me)
    Have a nice day.

    I bought the replacement speedo set as the originals were beyond repair, the documented mileage was recorded at time of change along with existing mot certificates. I would like to save these clocks as it has always been my intention since rebuilding the bike to return as far as possible to stock "as new" condition and the clocks were part of that. If I can preserve them with the low miles showing I will do, not to mislead anyone because I have no intention of selling the bike ever while I am alive. I am going to use the bike as much as possible and at the end of the day if needed I could rebuild again but the chances of finding another set of clocks for am acceptable price is likely nil now. At the end of the day these bikes were never intended to be high mileage mules but learner bikes likely to be abused and destroyed with a limited lifespan. I know my 88 was destined for the scrapyard if I had not rescued it, like many on here I have a genuine passion for these bikes and feel I have achieved something if my bike continues to survive for another 29 years. Many, mine included, have been subject to teenage maintenance and improvements and the likelihood of finding an as built stock bike of that age is as good as impossible. I have corrected many faults and wrong parts, mostly with genuine Yamaha where available, so feel my 88 is about as genuine as you are likely to find of that age around. All parts changed are recorded with receipts to match (don't ask how much!) and rather than try and hide the bikes history I am proud of it. 30000 miles and counting!


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