Meant to add that my original calliper was glued on with one of the mounts, so god only knows how it 'passed' its last MOT.
This will teach me not to bid on ebay late at night with the old "I'll never win that...."
I've recently purchased a restored Italian TDR from ebay which I must commend the previous owners guide dog on giving it his best shot, but man its a dog itself. Note to self don't bid on ebay at midnight...
I'm posting this from work so cant upload anything from here but in all honesty I'm too embarrassed to show anything until I'm at least ready to start rebuilding it from the ground up. Main issues (lol) at present include rough body kit, rusty forks / broken calliper mount and no YPVS servo. The bike did run (now in bits) but judging on the rest of the bike I'm not sure how 'rebuilt' its actually been so am reluctant to waste any money on it. My current plan is to drop a DT200R 3ET engine in as I'm off to France next month on holiday in my van if I can figure out their free-ads in Brittany.
Anyways if anyone has any TDR stuff let me know as I probably need it!
I'm also on the look out for a WR200 or DT200WR but wont get one from here as they are too highly sought after (ie expensive) but have owned a 200WR before along with numerous DT-R's and really regret selling the light and nimble 200 even if it did come with a moped size kickstart!!
Cheers - Ben
Two strokes were once the bike of choice for people on low incomes, in the UK they are rapidly becoming the preserve of folk with lots of cash to spend on rare parts now
I was looking for a 200R lump to go into my 3SH TDR125 but have pretty much given up as they are impossible to find over here right now.
Unit 5 Moto's had a rough one up a few weeks back for soemthing like £2200 which sold in days - there are no bargains to be had with anything DT related at all it seems
My rgv250 was a animal i find hard to believe a rs125 would come anywhere close to it
I've owned TL1000S, 996, Tuono 1000 etc so I know what animal bikes are like to ride
RS125 was just a really nice small capacity sportsbike that's what I was getting at. Obviously an RGV will be quicker, but sometimes there's more fun in maxing a tiddler
Best place to store a motorcycle is indoors and if you cant do that a garage. I've had DT's parked outside chained up and been woken up in the night by the sound of rattling chains - had to sleep in the winter with the bedroom windows open just to try and hear if anything was happening to my bike!
I hear you dude!
This year is getting the DT200WR onto the road (its scruffy) then over the winter doing a SM rebuild. Trouble is I've also got a TDR125 Belgarda I want to make a 200R and my 900 Monster in bits ready to build with lots of carbon and full Maxton suspension.
Next project is going to be a Suzuki SJ with replica Willys Jeep body mounted on top
Both WR's are rare. The 250Z was made for quite a number of years but it was only iirc France and maybe Australia that got the road legal ones as seen in blue / yellow. The 200 in both guises, the WR was sold here along with the USA etc. The DT-WR version seems to have been an Asia only market bike.
Both are rare but in my own personal opinion the 200 is the best blend of reliability, power, suspension and looks you can get with a road going trail bike. I'd make the 250 into a mental supermoto
@rking7888 no idea as its in my new parts pile for the TDR, but what I can say is that they appear to be made out of the same tough plastic as the Yamaha ones are. I went genuine for my 200WR (no other option!) and this compared to the Chinese one doesn't feel any different - the main difference was between £15 and £60
The Chinese chain sliders are perfect fit as I've got a one for the DT200R swingarm I'm putting in my TDR125 (same as DT125R).
Cost about £15 delivered if you can wait - the chain guards are great too as bought two - one for my DT200WR and the other for the TDR125. Much cheaper than Yamaha
@rking7888 the 125x/re are very similar to the 230 with a few changes like ally swingarm, twin rads, headlight etc. I think that the 230 is the top of the range if you like
Regarding the frames the dt200wr was meant to be a soft-enduro and so the frame is borrowed (not 100%) from the yz's where as the 125/230 is a trail bike and used the dt frame from around '88 with only minor mods across its life span
They were made officially for the 125RE as an accessory by Yamaha but I've not been able to find any left