Two up it was off the clock but side by side with dad on a Fazer 600 he clocked me at 85mph. Don't think it would of done much more than that but for a 125 I was pretty happy with it!
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RE: Project SMX
@CYBER-NINJA said in Project ???:
@Burridge I will once I work out how to connect my camera to this darn tablet! Man I miss having a real PC sooooooooooooooooooooo bad, but that will hopefully be sorted next week too???
If it's an android tablet use a USB A 2.0 female to micro USB B male cable adapter, plug it into your tablet then plug the other end to the USB cable connected to your camera, when you turn the camera on the tablet should see it and you can access the camera as a mass storage device and copy your pictures across
RE: Another newbie
When I see someone with the same colour and model DTR as me...
Welcome to the forum mate, I've only had my DT a few months but been on here since before I bought it, a great bunch of people on here and you'll find that no topic ever goes unanswered, which I've found is quite rare on other forums
And speaking of having bikes in the house.. When I got my first ped at 16 I insisted it sat in my bedroom until I did my cbt, and sat in my bedroom it did.
And the ped I got when I was 12 did also. What tolerant parents I have
Haha my parents didn't mind me having my bike in the house, first night I got the DT it was in the kitchen and that's where I kept it til the insurance kicked in.
Once the frame is powder coated and I've got the engine cleaned up, new clutch kit fitted and got the monkey-metal Yamaha screws changed for stainless capheads I'll be building it up in the bedroom at my folks house. Ideal as plenty room to work on it. List of things I know off the top of my head I need to buy yet are a new inlet manifold, new reeds and some hoses, stainless fasteners, bearings and stuff so I'll use time between doing stuff to buy stuff.
I do remember though the things that annoyed me were the headlamp is pants. Will change that for a 35w hid as they are available now for them. Will change the clocks illumination to led as well as the indicators and the tail lamp. Draw less power so shouldn't get the dull lights on idle like they usually do.
RE: Another newbie
Haha. Well the DT was in my bedroom, infact the frame, seat and a few other bits still are, engine got brought to the kitchen as it's got tile floor so less worried about oil making mess and wife seems fine with it so far, but it's early days I guess lol.
My dad rebuilt his RD350LC and that was in his attic for aaages till he got all the bits sorted on it.
I'm hoping I will not be taking too long getting the DT back in one piece as I want to get back out on the thing.
RE: Another newbie
That's as was before I stripped it down. I've got the engine in my kitchen at the moment been cleaning it up and got a new gearbox cover to fit though I may paint the old one and keep the new one as a spare. Will take lots of pictures as I get stuff done.
RE: Which SM would you buy???
Shame you don't have a full licence, I've got a KTM 640 supermoto and that is beastly, if you need it to be a 125 for the road and want something you can enjoy without having to do top end rebuilds on a schedule then the Aprilia would be good, or you could get something older like the Aprilia ETX 125 or Kawasaki KDX125SR which both come with USD forks. Both are reliable and can be bought cheap enough you can get some decent SM wheels and do it up the way you want it.
RE: Another newbie
Thanks for the welcome and the advice about the forks. This is why I love forums, lots of good advice!
I did originally intend on having the frame chromed but I decided powder coating the frame in a metallic black would work better as was advised to chrome the frame properly some of the welds would have to be redone or at the very least cleaned up some and there would be the risk of it chipping.
I started off on an Aprilia RX 50 (single cylinder two stroke), then on to a Kawasaki GPx 250 Ninja (parallel twin four stroke) and then the DT125R. I have had it off the clock two up (private road officer!) and the powerband seemed to not drop off till the redline, I think it has been ported by its first owner as it really does seem to be very peaky. This is with the reed switch still in place behind the clocks. It has fully functional YPVS which I think is from a French bike as it has the markings 3RM-F on the YPVS cables. Cylinder head has 3BN and Y-2 and the engine number starts with 4BL.
It has some other number as well under the engine which has been etched in which is not consistent with Yamaha, it's SSN23. I have no idea as to what that's for as I've not seen it on any other DT. Stan Stephens number maybe if ported by a pro??
I've had a look through the exhaust and it looks like it's had some porting done, not the usual rough ports.
After I got the DT I went on to a Yamaha TDM850 (parallel twin four stroke, induction sound like a snorting hippo and exhaust like half of Subaru Impreza) then a Yamaha TDR250 (parallel twin two stroke) and then a Suzuki GSX-R1100 (four cylinder four stroke, modified for drag racing and sprinting) and a KTM 640 LC4 (single cylinder four stroke. Sounds like a V1 flying bomb on full chat, and wheelies for fun if ham fisted) then on to a Honda CRM 250 (single cylinder two stroke) and a Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 (four cylinder four stroke, looks like the old Z900 of the 70's but much beefier).
I still have 5 bikes including the DT, but the DT is the one I most enjoy probably as it gave the biggest impression as after years of watching McGrath vs Carmichael it was like having a motocross bike for the road. Sure the CRM250 was faster and the KTM beats both but the DT definitely at 17 was like living the dream lol. I feared I'd be looking back with rose tinted glasses but I had a go on one a few months ago and it still made me grin from ear to ear.