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  1. thats a no then!!!
  2. I like your bike. I want a dt125 sooooooo bad but there are none in the USA I guess I will have to stick with my 1988 dt 50 to cruise around town on. I have a 2004 DT125 re (electric start). I think its brilliant. Geared it down a bit and I believe it makes about 23hp. Not going to pull your arms out of your sockets, but great fun banging up and down the 6 speed box. mmmm the smell.... the smell............. 2 smokes for ever!
  3. I have the 2004 DT125RE (Which I believe is the same as the 230 DT except in displacement) I run my 125 for commuting and trail riding and have clocked up 5 thousand miles in 10 months without a problem (I have a car as well for when i need to take passengers etc) I imagine the 230 would be more suitable as a commuter as I have to cane it at all times to keep it in the power band, especially beween 65 and 80mph. Never had to touch the engine, just top up the 2 stroke resevoir and thats it. Just had its first service..... no problems to report (just tinkered with the gearing and stiffened the rear shock to suit my lardy proportions:)) I would love to get the 230 version of my bike for commuting!
  4. Hello.... I bought a 2004 Yamaha DT125RE last year, had it de-restricted from 15 hp to 23 hp now and reduced the gearing so that it revs out in 6th. What a great little bike to learn on! Much better than the previous model (which looked a bit old, and the OE tyres etc were not suited to off road). I have been told that by changing the pipe, 25-26 hp is possible.... this aint too shabby for a weakly tuned reliable 125! I have tried the WR250 and the equivilant Honda 250 thumper, both bikes felt better supended and handled much better (for someone who is a good rider) But I have only been riding for 12 months on and off road and the DT just makes me smile and the lack of torque low down (or anywhere!) makes it fun to ride! IMHO its great getting past your mates 400 thumper on a little 125! Brilliant learner trail bike. If it were not for this bike, I would have never ventured off road and discovered the joys of mud, throttle control and getting a mighty 6 inches of air ....
  5. Thanks for all the responses! Quite tempted by the WR now. How much more power will the cam change liberate on the WR? I presume it will make it more peaky....but having a 2 stroke I am used to that! if it approaches 35 - 38 hp I will be putting a deposit on one in the v near future!
  6. Cheers! 10 hp more... that seems quite allot! I know I can safely mod my bike to about 25 - 26 hp. decisions decisions In England the differences in price for the bikes is quite substantial (circa £2500 more for the WR..... ) Anyone else ride the new DT? Thoughts in comparison to more focused / competitive machinery?
  7. Hello everyone! I have been riding a derestricted 2004 Yamaha DT125RE 125 2 stroke for the past year or so. I have geared it down to make as much use of the 23 or 24 horsepower and have made a few mods to supension and airbox. I was planning to upgrade in the future to something like a WR250F. However I have just been re-reading the spec sheets for both bikes. I am surprised that the 250 4 stroke only produces a few more horse power (lots more torque though!) than my 2 smoke! I know that the WR has vastly superior equipment and suspension, but would a novice like me really notice the difference? Should I upgrade? (or at least get a test ride?)
  8. Hello everyone! I have been riding a derestricted 2004 Yamaha DT125RE 125 2 stroke for the past year or so. I have geared it down to make as much use of the 23 or 24 horsepower and have made a few mods to supension and airbox. I was planning to upgrade in the future to something like a WR250F. However I have just been re-reading the spec sheets for both bikes. I am surprised that the 250 4 stroke only produces a few more horse power (lots more torque though!) than my 2 smoke! I know that the WR has vastly superior equipment and suspension, but would a novice like me really notice the difference? What are your thoughts on the new and improved Yamaha DT125 (wich I think is derived from the DT 230 Lanza?)