Merry Christmas folk.
So I'm finally back, journey from hell. But anyways. I've fixed the main post and got the pictures working again. I got to see my lovely GasGas, forks are done and the entire electrical system was basically ripped out. Unfortunately I have no pictures but it was spaghetti everywhere, computer didnt work and the headlight and breaklights don't rely on it so they still work. However if someone plans on putting indicators back on it in the future I will be wishing them luck.
Bike has been raised and suspension set to my height and weight.
Gearbox still has issues, neutral is a bitch. The bike will not get into neutral the majority of the time. It will also some times pop out of gear and go to neutral. Therefore the gearbox oil change has not been done since it will have to be taken apart.
License plate and rear light had broken off after a failed hill-climb. So a metal bar was bolted onto the rear to hold it all together.
Whilst I was in France dad decided he wanted a bike in France and found himself a 1982 XT125 in good condition. Bike starts well but suffers from carb and fueling issues which means it stalls when going uphill. It was a barn find though so it's going for renovation. So far I know the tyres will be replaced, carb and tank will go for a thorough cleaning and the forks need to be done up as they are leaking. Gearbox and engine feel very smooth so I don't expect any surprises but we'll see.
@CYBER-NINJA The links on the main post are from 5-6 months ago, doesn't look like they work any more. When I get back I'll re-upload them somewhere and fix them. I'll also make another reply with the new bike and some photos But that won't be for at least 2 weeks since the objective at first was work, not bikes haha
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.
@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
@Louis-James As far as I know the idea of the DT200WR was to build a trail bike that could compete and win in enduro races. Though obviously that brings the question as to why go halfway... also they were being made at the time when 2-stroke emissions were starting to be criticised and overall the appeal of 2-strokes was dying down considerably. Luckily in recent years it has picked up again. But I think back in the 90s there weren't many people who actually wanted to put the money in said bike.
So it's been a while since I got my hands dirty. I've mostly been enjoying my Benelli ever since I got it back a couple months ago after I kinda got in an accident with it... but I'm forgetting that so don't remind me of it.
Anyway, my DT is now SORNed and has been in the garage for months now and since the cold has now settled in I don't see myself riding it any time soon and I don't plan on selling it. So I've decided to take it apart and give it a good clean, get rid of some rust and worn out screws and bolts. I still need to buy some basic tools I'm missing before going any further but for now I've undressed her and already discovered something I really do not like.
I found this, something I really don't appreciate. Screw that holds the faring has been replaced and whoever worked on it has put a screw that is way too long and then was stupid enough not to notice it punctured the fuel tank. This wasn't there last time I worked on the bike and considering I put it in a garage for carb cleaning, a brake service and an MOT about a year ago I can only assume a mechanic working there has fooked it up. I believe the tank is made from aluminium? But if someone knows better please tell me as I'll either be welding it or getting one of those plastic patch thingies or something.
That's what she looks like at the moment, as I said I still need a couple more tools before I want to go any further which I will get my hands on eventually. It's obvious in some areas the rust has settled in, especially on the rear. Plenty of bolts back there need replacing. As for rust patches I'll just sand them down and just spray over with primer and black paint, nothing major and most of it is hidden away so I am not bothered. Just happy I'm getting my hands dirty for once. One thing is for sure though, I need a heater in there!