Merry Christmas folk.
I'll put it simply, a YZ engine is bullet proof. Practically the same engine between the 125 and 250 and both are stupidly reliable. If you went by the book, you'd be taking apart the engine for inspection/rebuild after every race or "sortie". Which obviously not many people outside of a professional enviroment do, so my general advice on this is simple. If you ride smooth and with a good mixture, you should be getting about 60 hours on a top end. Both engines cost about the same to rebuild, the biggest difference is fuel consumption. You will be filling up more at petrol stations with a 250 than a 125 for sure. So it doesn't really matter when it comes to the technical aspect of it.
However, for a more "childish" approach. You will have a LOT more fun on the 125 if you're planning to be popping wheelies, letting the back wheel slide etc. It is a much more childish bike in that regard than the 250 and is more nervous, but if you one day want to do some hill climbing and you stall, that 125 will not get going again unlike the 250. A 250 is a much better bike if you ride in an enduro environment, a 125 is for the fields/tracks.
@Minia the engines? The KTM 450 exc
A 450 exc-f produces 62hp. Or 46.2kw. That is a power-to-weight ratio of 0.584. You're only allowed a maximum of 0.2. You'd need to get it down to 21hp... which you can't do because you are not allowed to restrict a bike by more than half of its power output. So why bother when you can legally ride a crm125 that produces 29hp?
I think you need to read up on the A2 restrictions. The only way you can ride a supermoto is with a full-power 125 like a crm125.
Is there some significance of who the dude is in that picture, Eg. He's connected to KTM or use to work/ride for them? Or he works for another manufacturer or something? Or is it just some random dude who does not like KTM's???
No it's just a meme I photoshoped. Feel free to suggest brands you don't like and I'll throw them at you
@Minia yes that’s true @NINJA the best thing about yammy hondy and ktmy is theres a large pool of used parts where as with the more niche bikes like gassy and hoosky you struggle to get used parts so you have to buy oem and it gets expensive
@calum Definetly not comparable haha, I'm still dreaming for a Husqvarna TE/X125 with a rekluse hydraulic auto clutch, 150cc kit, full exhaust system with an akra. More than 45 ponies on a bike that would weigh less than 90kg. It'd be as nimble as a goat hehe
So I've finally been able to ride my DT around, paperwork took ages but I've now been riding the bike for several days and enjoying myself! A few months ago my father and I decided to pass our CBT together so of course he now needed a bike. We ended up buying another DT in France and brought it back up with the my own DT, this was convenient as we had to head down to France anyway.
Here are some pictures of his at the time we bought it! She's a 2000 model with a 3MB head, hadn't run often for the past year and refused to start 2 days ago so we bought some spare spark plugs and I installed a new one, gave it a kick and off it went! Runs well but needs some tuning on the carb, likes to stall at times so I'll give it a clean when I can.
I also gave my bike a cleanup and some polish to bring some shine back out, only did a quick scrub on the wheels as night was falling.
Does anyone have any experience with getting a company to rebuild and refurbish shocks? My WR250's shock absorber is pretty much shot, feels like a marshmallow and well being a 2-stroke from 92 I can't really find anything original that's like new and then I bumped into Brooksuspension?
Supposedly, they'll refurbish my shock and send it right back for £156. Honestly, doesn't seem too expensive and it means I keep the original shock which I would rather do than buy a new shock that would fit but bother me since it wouldn't be pink lol
There is a guide on this forum already. Literally in the "derestricting" sub-forum.
@Calum I've been in the VR game for four years now. Honestly it's phenomenal how things have progressed, the amount of games which feel like they come from professional studios is still limited but the experience and immersion you can get is fantastic. I'm helping to develop a WW2 mecha-tank VR game at the moment, exciting stuff since that is kind of my niche. I enjoy the co-op stuff. Still early days for VR though, but Project Cars is one of those games that have full VR support and feels great.
@Calum Oh I have no complaints, but it makes it a very expensive TV. I have't played Forza, but I have enjoyed Project Cars a good deal with the wheel setup and a Valve Index VR headset. Honestly great stuff, cheaper than having a track day car for sure lol. Enjoy your fantastic setup man
@oldman It's just for playing games, not that I really do that. As you say, it's just for browsing forums, watching YouTube/TV and writing code on.
I may play a game here and there but it's more about the build than anything else.
That's a ridiculously nice build but I am sort of hoping you're being sarcastic there, if you only did it for bragging rights and being able to watch cute cat videos on youtube well... I wouldn't have taken a plunge like that. Even for 4k gaming, this is way overkill for most games unless you're fanatical about both quality and quantity. Still, it remains a very crisp and tidy looking setup which most people won't have so hats off to you!
@riley_racer Those tank decals you have there I have ever only seen on the '03 DTR. So you're looking for a set specific to 2003 mate. I'm not sure where to look for the set that you want, but I know the DTR market is a lot bigger in France than here in the UK so you might have more luck looking abroad. I speak French, so I could have a look around if you want?
What a memorable way to help the NHS and people who have been touched personally by this virus, some good news finally. Sad to hear of your loss Calum, you have my sympathy however good it is but glad to hear you are self-isolating and staying safe.
I've been stuck at home now for more than two weeks safe and sound but haven't felt this virus hit my "home" or close folks yet, despite the empty streets and being placed on furlough at one of my jobs. But I'm lucky and in a good position to wait this out for now, I can't imagine what some people are going through right now. Life is unusually cruel lately, but I guess we can keep our heads down working on bikes. Speaking of which, my DT is still in pieces... I need to get off my lazy butt at some point.
Take care everyone.