Help needed...is this a dt125lc or dt125r?
Hi I'm looking at getting this DT125. It's a 1988 model has front and rear disc brakes and the exhaust is on the right side. the VIN number starts with 3DB. I'm I right thinking this is a DT125r not LCmk3? Thanks.
@StuKing94 It's definitely a DT125R but the 3DB VIN prefix denotes the earlier model with 26mm round slide carb, different bore and stroke, different amount of oil in the forks, different electrics and different sprockets from later models.
Nothing really wrong with the earlier bike, I owned one and couldn't tell the difference but there aren't as many spares about as they were only made for one year, and you have to be careful previous owners haven't cobbled together a Frankenstein to save money.
Also I once bought a stock pipe from an eBay seller which turned out to be a 3DB and that was completely different as well.
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@HOTSHOT-III that's interesting I honestly didn't know that the pipes were different.
@markus-w Yes the stinger which joins the tailpipe is a larger diameter so I guess you'd also need a 3DB silencer to run it, and the mounting flange on the header pipe is welded on instead of being free to rotate.
To a 3DB owner it would probably be gold dust, I've never seen another one!!
@HOTSHOT-III Thanks for the information mate.