Challenger last edited by
I think its time to introduce my DT200R build, but lets start from the beginning.
In the summer of 2013 I bought my first 'big' bike, a '96 DT125R. It was the time when these bikes were cheap. The one I found was about 30km from me and me and my buddy jumped on our bicycles to check it out(we werent 18 then). It was a bit beat up bike, we had to bleed the brakes before a test ride but it was cheap and overall nice bike.
Here's a pic from my first ride after buying the bike:
I learned how to work on it, done the full engine rebuild and was just riding around with a buddy and sometimes my gf back then(still have some xxx pics of that ).
In 2015 I bought a DT200R without the pink slip.(check the back of that Saxo VTS in the background, that was a fun car!)
Only had one ride on the 200 before I disassembled both of the bikes. Plan was simple, to put the 200 goods into the 125 road-legal frame. So I powder coated the frame first:
And then I bought my WR200(which is in another thread). I completely forgot about my DT's and just had fun riding and working on the WR. Meanwhile I bought another WR for parts for my ride, and then another one(both of them were beaters tho).
Fast forward to 2020, when I actually started working on the bike:
(DT200R shock on the left, WR200 shock on the right, after the service, wasnt cheap )
Some suspension work:
How the bike looks now:
Front brake is pretty much done(rebuild caliper, brake pump, new HEL hose). While putting together the rear brake caliper i butched my finger. Im having problems with the rear brake caliper mount as it comes from TDR and I had to drill the axle hole from 15mm to 20mm and now it sometimes touches the disc, it will need to be fixed.
But today I put together the engine!(almost done)
Its a 3XP engine from the WR's I bought for parts for mine main bike over the years.
First pic is from 2019 when I started putting together this engine
These pics are from today:
And I still have the 3ET engine somewhere in the shed. But while I have a 3XP engine almost ready to ride, I dont think Im gonna spend my money on rebuilding the 3ET now.
Generally, at the end I'd want my bike to look like this:
Calum last edited by
Fabulous. That endurance blue is my favourite.
Bike is looking grand. The 125 was decent too!