Newish 97 DT125R owner, Hello :)
Hey guys! posted a couple questions previously regarding my 97 DT125. thought it was time to pop up and say hi! really loving my new 2 smoker, and keen to meet some like minded guys! I'm from a little town called Nuneaton in the West Midlands, UK.
Will post some pictures of my bike tomorrow
Hope everyone is all good during this crazy time!
Hello and Welcome!
Deffo get some piccys up.
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@westy7070 Welcome to the club!!!
Welcome, your not too far away (NW Leicestershire), often over that way doing a little green Laning.
@dtr-nsr thats cool to hear, definately up for that in the summer
will post some pictures shortly! shes a work in progress and is being used as a daily but shes my pride and joy!
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Good to have you, if you stick around there’s a lot to be learned and a great bunch of guys here that’ll look after you and even help you build a bike because like me you began life as an absolute amateur.
Also good on you, I've also done the same and was surprised at how nice it was to commute on. Is yours stock?
A couple of things that might be helpful if you plan to daily it with everything stock you get pretty good range (for a two stroke) if you ride sensibly and keep things stock and check your tank, its so easy to get carried away and run out without a gauge
Watch out for certain cleaning products when cleaning your seat too, there’s a few that’ll make your seat look really food but also really slippy which because of the shape is an instant nut buster! Gets real uncomfortable on longer rides
Another thing is that if you have the pastel blue model you’re lucky they’re the best ones
@stevie-wonder Thanks for the kind welcome dude sounds perfect, i lurked around different forums for a while after purchasing the bike trying to find the best place for me to settle down and get chatting to some other DT / 2 Stroke enthusiasts, got some help here, done some reading then decided this is the place! nice to meet you all!
The bike is a 97 all round originally black but with a shit custom blue paint job a, full DEP exhaust and different engine in.....3bn. (don't know if thats the same as the original not looked yet) Aftermarket digital speedo. I did fit one of those led lights from Portugal off ebay but it soon knackered up so replaced it with an acerbis xled. I haven't got the original rear light unfortunately.
To be honest, there is quite a story behind this god damn bike already xD
Had a pulse adrenaline for the last 3 years while i was levelling back up from a bad break up with a girl heheh. bag of shit but it done its job and time. got it through the mot myself every year.
Always been into bikes, had several silly road legal monkey bikes, pit bikes, mopeds (the yamaha slider was fun at the time of being young i gotta admit haha) and then a cr85, rx50, cg125, and then the pulse. always done all the maitenance myself even a sandblaster conversion on one of the pitbikes but never any engine internal stuff & minimal electrical knowledge. (I do understand how the electrics and all the stators / coils etc work but no pro) learned different bits of electrics and how to fix them messing with pitbikes)
I'm a 90s kid so the DT125 was the bike i dreamed of getting when i was young, although my parents couldn't afford it at the time. ended up with a piaggio moped at first like most young chavvy idiots do xD
Recently came into a bit of money and always wanted one so went for it. only had a certain budget so it was a risky buy and the only one even anywhere near the area for that price...looked great on the advert.....ended up being an absoloute bodged nightmare!
But I've learned so much where do i start?
get my mum to take me in the car...(good old mumsy eh) go get the bike after a little looking around it and checking it runs....knowing full well theres probably gonna be some stuff that needs sorting at the price....sealed the deal...insured it...got my mum to follow me back as the thing had dodgy lights.....get round the corner got excited opened her up, the throttle stuck on in 5th shit my pants and had to reach for the key xD had to pull over on a dual carrigeway and bodge the throttle best i could, then i noticed the power valve servo was hanging off and cables were bodged open...bike bogged and spluttered its way all the way home about 20 mile with my mum tailing to make sure i was ok from there....lol...fun times....
Got home after a long and dodgy ride whipped the tank and plastics off changed the spark plug....cleaned the carb.....looked at all the wiring loom to realize it was a bodged bag of shit xD
followed the wiring loom down and found the battery wires earthing out all over the frame, got a shock off it lol.sealed them all up with electrical tape (temporary fix for now), fixed the power valve servo back into its place with some nuts on the back of the bolts (bolt threads were rounded) and tightened the ypvs cables up properly. put the keys back in turn keys, power valve servo goes on and off, Success!
Rear light was still dodgy, flickers on and off. replaced with one from portugal, was still the same, leds flickering or failing, brake lights sometimes working sometimes not. took me ages to work it out. rusty crimp connectors abit further up the circuit. fitted acerbis x led and cleaned up all the connections....it all came on properly, success!
the only minor lighting problem which i still have is when you give it loads of beans all the lights dim. it seems to be alot better than it was though, was very bad at first. quite minor now after all the playing. i have put a new battery on. and tidied up electrics best i can for now with care.
then it ran great for a few days, then i had a few weeks battle with the pilot jet keep randomly blocking up before it eventually dropped the rings, managed to bump it and limp home from work clutching it and revving in a horrible fashion before it died a couple of streets away from my house. (lucky considering i do a ride down some busy lanes to get to work)
stripped the head to find just as i suspected dropped rings...although not that bad luckily...a little bit shattered but mostly just snapped....few shards had got to the top....few tiny scores in the barrel, nothing you could rub with your finger nail. although it did have some chipping round the edge of the exhaust port. but being a welder / fabrciator i took the head to work and sorted it out with some wet & dry then blew it all out with the airline and polished / cleaned all of the head / barrel. may need a rebore next time, original bore.
also ever since i had brought it there was a seeping of black shite from under the cylinder gasket by the exhaust port, when i rebuilt it and took the old gaskets off it had just been bodged with 2 gaskets because the gasket base on the bottom end there is a scratch where ive mentioned. I did have a go at doing it properly with the single gasket it was ok for abit but is seeping again slighlty now. the head and barrel i've managed to sort nicely.
After a top end rebuild, clearing the petrol tank out and carb several times, polisport fuel filter, new spark plug and cap, new jets after breaking a brittle one, and new throttle cable later...I have nice running bike...
few bits of anger and pushing it places, but it was so worth it, now i've finally worked it all out bit by bit. xD
Next week its payday and i plan on really tarting her up with lots of fresh parts, paint job, graphics and a fresh rebuildas the first one was a learning curve very much...will get on a build thread to show soon...pic incoming in a sec!
sorry if that post is longgggg guys
ooooops forum is saying the pictures from my phone are too big.
EDIT: how do you get your photos on here lads? cheers
@westy7070 Upload to a third party and link in.
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@stevie-wonder I just don't get what's so difficult about it. I always use this forum on my phone.
If anything, it's easier on the phone because that's where I take the photos and there is an app for everything.
Upload to image, copy URL, click the photo icon, paste.
I really can't make it any simpler.
@calum it’s not that part thats the issue mate it’s just from my own experience using any other photo hosting thing besides imgur just doesn’t work and because some people are just used to upload images directly when that doesn’t work it just gets confusing
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@stevie-wonder I don't understand, you can link in any image from anywhere, just get the URL and paste it in. Doesn't have to be Imgur.
It's just a resource at the end of the day.
@calum Sorry about that dude haven't had to link images in years, used to be into bits of coding and stuff aswell would you believe xD
I'll work it out on the next post, been posting from my pc.
Monday i'm going to revamp her fullly so will do a build thread
Hope everyone is safe and well!