Cheers bud, it’s not a righteous original bike, in fact it’s a mongrel, but that suits me better. I can put my mark on it without feeling like I’m violating it ...
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@SpookDog No quite.
Honestly, it's getting rare to find unmolested examples these days. I maintain that if mine wasn't stolen and trashed that it would still be standard today.
My RS was just a frame from Germany. Probably involved some smash up over there that wrote it off. I built it from spare parts all over the net. So it being totally non-original is a moot point. The thing should have been placed into the bin!
YZ125 USD fork & swingarm (with wheels/rims, ect) temporarily in a Dtre frame for fitment checks...
I love rescuing underdogs! I call my bike ‘lil bitch’ cause it’s such a mongrel!!...
PS has the site been down?...
@SpookDog Site wasn't down, but the IP address changed so I had to find out what it was and update the DNS record. But if you knew the IP you could still access it.
I’m not sure how I managed to wander back on tonight? It’s been hanging the last few days, for me...
Does the wheelbase look longer with the YZ gumpf? Or is it just me? I haven’t had a chance to measure anything yet, it’s getting dark real sudden and early now. Even taking into account the clocks going back...
The bike passed its MoT! I have insurance! I even have glasses ready next Saturday!! Just got to book my CBT I’m potentially a happy bunny! 🤪 ...
@SpookDog Yeah I guess it does look longer.
Happy days bud!
Yeah your browser probably cached the DNS which needed time to change. It's a faff, hasn't changed for years. So it's not too much downtime.
If anyone has time and a tape measure, can you please measure the wheel base on a Dtr? From spindle to spindle. I don’t have my bike with me ATM and there’s nothing in the manual. Cheers peeps!...
Am legal @ long last! Only my CBT stands between me & nirvana! Two stroke heaven! ...
@SpookDog That looks mint!
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@SpookDog thats very nice
Damn it! CBT’s have all been cancelled ...
@SpookDog fml what a nightmare!
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@SpookDog I'm assuming you live in England? Just a thought, do you have a friend or relative in Wales you can use their address and do your CBT in Wales? Also that's a lovely looking bike you have and my favourite colour.
Cheers guys, I’m not near enough to Wales though. I only just picked up my glasses for the first time today, so I couldn’t of done my CBT any sooner. Life does seem to throw these things in my way though. Never mind, I’ve got the rest done and dusted ...
@ The World in general
Man! I so want to go for a ride, rain or not. 25 years is a long time to be off the road . I am so fucking close to legal that it hurts. I just know that if I do and get pulled, I’ll be shafted ...
Lights (& Looser plates) are on, but not allowed to roam...
@SpookDog Yes what a pain!
It'll be worth the wait though.
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@SpookDog Love that plastics & decals color combo!
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I’m a fan! If I where you I’d almost be tempted to keep the current DT you have relatively stock and just enjoy it as it is as it’s a clean bike and then build the other frame up.
Although I know how things go and realistically that just never happens
I see now as well we do actually have near enough the same front ends! I think yours are off a WR or slighter later year though?
Is that a 91’ swingarm too?. Very similar to the 200WR’s just cleaner (no tabs for chain guard etc) + the welds are also much better.
I’m not mistake but I’m pretty sure you can run most swingarms 88/89-91 relatively easily
Lovely bike though and looking forward to seeing more of what’s happening, must say I’m jealous of you having such luxuries as a spare frame and all that room to work
On the contrary I do however get to ride less then legal places borderline legally which is why i was going to say as it’s still essentially an off-road bike go and take it off road if ya can.
I admit to having more then a couple rides around my neighbourhood before my bike was legal but most of the time I just quietly popped off Into the fields, a lot of the time if you mind your own business being just an older guy with an old bike people will know you’re harmless.
Odds on you’ll even find someone who’s interested in the bike too!