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
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
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
Dont do what I did when I was being stupid and try and fit the o-rings onto the power valve itself lol
They go into the end caps and there is also an orange seal for the pulley end as well
I also got a black o-ring in my Athena gasket kit from PJME and have no idea where it goes
Wish it was the thermostat one as I need one but its the wrong size
Just done the one on my 3SH - when you put the new one in make sure that you cover the gear lever shaft with tape so it does not damage the seal when you push it through. Budget for a new clutch cover gasket and oil as well.
BTW do not lose the clutch ball bearing!
Does the new seal match the old one in terms of dimensions? They will be printed on the seal so that you can check or simply sit one on top of the other for a visual comparison.
Seals should not be that hard to fit but do require a full strip down
A while back I bought a new set of reeds for my Belgarda TDR125 new that were for a DT125R because the originals had gone rat tailed and the stoppers were odd.
Now I've come to fit the new ones and they are also odd gaps. One is 6.8mm as the Haynes manual says but the other is nearer 10mm just like the old set.
As this must be right does anyone know which way up they fit in