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  1. Hi Scott, International Rescue here.! I've also got a DT 175 MX 1978 round tube swinging arm bike. I've got a photo of the loom under the tank if that helps, and I'm more than willing to take my tank off and photo around for you. I'm familiar with the electrics of this bike, see one of my main popular posts on 12v conversion if you're interested. I can send you the photos, if you PM me if thats any help. Plus if you happen to reside on the South Coast I could simply show you.
    4 points
  2. Job number 1 is to make sure you have ownership and no duties/debts/losses owed by the bike caused by previous owners or commitments to previous owners. Would be a real shit to get work done only to find it was a total write off a few years ago, or you get it finished register it and then the police turn up, thank you for your efforts and take it away because its stolen property. It is literally job 1, i cannot emphasize this enough.
    2 points
  3. Not missed one for years now, until this year. Had tickets World Superbikes and BSB at Donny Park too this year. Only got one trackday in because of trying to shield family members, and the bike broke down 2nd session, day over. Got one booked for this Monday though, hope the weather holds up Stay safe all
    2 points
  4. My mates told me, don't worry about bringing your motocrosser, it will all be flowing trails they said... The YZF did make it, 200km of dirt trails with rocks and river crossing all day! https://youtu.be/cD2nfZMqtlI EDIT: tried to embed the video, but no idea what the "html radial button" is.
    2 points
  5. Evening all, Put some photos on the middle bike runs and is on a nova so will need an MOT to get a V5, I have rebuild the top end on this engine and driven it around a field (no brakes it was a big field) the green bike has a V5 year of manufacture 1980 looks like it was imported in 1995 The third bike is a rolling chassis i will need to apply for nova for this one the engine on the bench runs and was in the middle bike while the engine was being rebuilt I am now bogged down on the wiring none of the wiring diagrams seem to match the loom that i have on the table al
    2 points
  6. was a brilliant weekend
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  7. Great weekend as always lads, got the pegs down on the way home, , then frame bolts too, so figured i better ease back. 350 odd miles all told and would do it again tomorrow. Need to go north next year for john and jimmy.. Maybe do a run further south too.
    2 points
  8. If you like touring or just an overnighter. This vid is handy for making clothes really small for packing
    2 points
  9. So today after over a week of trying I finally get a response from DHL that my parcel is in the hands of Parcelforce and has been for the best part of 2 weeks and is awaiting import duty to be paid. I was supposed to have been notified by them sending a postcard but once AGAIN I didn't get one. No email or text either. I recently tried importing some engine casings and the exact same thing happened, waited patiently until my patience ran out then got on to the seller whose attitude was "I got your money everything else is your problem" so I had to go chasing carriers to find out w
    1 point
  10. Wow . thats rough ,, aftermarket pistons for the dt175 are cheap,, Matika is common, i dont see the point in buying NO,S. For big ££ ,as its a servicable item,,,,And over sizes usually staped near front on crown,,,0.50 1.00 etc,,,
    1 point
  11. It got here safely in the finish, no thanks to me. If I'd have waited "patiently" a few days more it would have been sent back to the US and I could have lost it. Anyone who knows DT's knows these are rocking horse. It's in really good condition too.
    1 point
  12. All sorted. Dating certificate in the post
    1 point
  13. If its from the EU, thers no Vat due,,, they will issue a N,O,V,A, number, you need to do it online,, Gov.co.uk,,,,,Sign up,,,then select Nova section ,,
    1 point
  14. Read here Scott, https://yamahadtclub.proboards.com/search/results?captcha_id=captcha_search&what_at_least_one=Mx+175+barrels&who_only_made_by=0&display_as=0&search=Search
    1 point
  15. As scott says , be under tank, ,, i just used cheap repro ones ,,Yam N.O.S,, are silly money,,,
    1 point
  16. Paul Dawkins might be able to help, try the aircooled RD forum?
    1 point
  17. Scott I've sent you an email
    1 point
  18. Fuel injection seems to fair better than carbs regards stale fuel , , my moneys on the fuel pump, Squirt some easy start in the air box wen turning over, it should offer,
    1 point
  19. Not sure I subscribe to that. My bike usually goes in the shed about the end of October, and wont resurface until April. I don't drain the tank, I just ensure the carbs are empty (non vacuum, so switch the tap off and run the engine till it dies) and the battery goes on a charger and the bike will start again in the spring no problem. In saying that, I use the dearer fuel in the bikes, so maybe that helps.
    1 point
  20. Hey guys and girls, New member here. I just joined in. Hope you guys are fine and doing well.
    1 point
  21. Double check that the clips to pinch arent round the other side. If they are, just twist the clip around till you can get bat them. If its a wire type clip, just snip it with a pair of cutters. Measure the outside diameter of the pipe before you buy a replacement clip. Careful pulling the pipe of the elbow, the pipe is pushed over a step on the elbow in order to seal. A small Jubilee Clip of the right size will do ya, dont overtighten it
    1 point
  22. Drain all the old fuel and put some fresh in. Clean the plug/fit new plug, make sure the battery is good and fully charged. Check the air filter is clean. Modern fuel goes off and absorbs moisture
    1 point
  23. I don't do Facebook Thanks anyway. Feel free to post a link there if you like though. We're in the last days of the good weather and everyone is probably out enjoying their bikes. I have faith that some nice person will eventually read this and help out... That and I'm not in a hurry as it won't be on the road until next year and I have plenty of other jobs to do. Waiting on tools and parts still. Apparently it's quicker to order parts from Australia and Thailand than the US. Managed to score some rare parts but they cost me a kidney.
    1 point
  24. Scott, I can't help you with your query, but as you're finding out, the site has gone quiet over the last while. There is a fb site with the same name, and I note that questions get answered there a bit quicker. Good luck on your search
    1 point
  25. Hello, This is just to say hello to all members. I am not a very active motorcyclist (anymore) but often look after motorcycles for my sons. At the moment we have 2007, YBR125 as a learner bike for my son who is planning to move on to heavier bike. Hope to learn and share experience. Regards,
    1 point
  26. Now the bearings are out it looks like some ham fisted fucker has just beat on the bearing land instead of the bearing its self when changing a set in the past. That left an edge propping the race so it was doome to fail early. Looking at the land the bearing looks like it had just started to turn (beginning to terminally sieze) as I got home.
    1 point
  27. Great intro " ,you"l be busy this winter,, join here too, more like minded help https://yamahadtclub.proboards.com/
    1 point
  28. Hi, Names Scott. Currently restoring DT175MX 1978 Model. Been viewing past restorations looking for tips and thought I would join and hopefully pick some brains on the right way to go about things. Had a DT175MX when I was in my teens and it was the most fun bike I've ever owned and have missed it every day since someone pulled out on me and I had no choice but to stuff it into the back of their car (SMIDSY). This was back in 86 or 87 as it was a brand new D plate Cavalier, he got away with it but the bike got damaged enough that I couldn't ride it and this was before the i
    1 point
  29. Ok" ,,its improrted from the EU. SO NO DUTY is due,,,,,go to GOV.UK. sign in or make an account, fill in the N.O.V.A form,, just make up a figure paid,,etc,, you will be issued a number, then you need a dating cert,, vjmc,,, or Aircooled RD FORUM,,,
    1 point
  30. Had a laugh with him at last years Wales YOC - he’s a great guy [emoji106]
    1 point
  31. Drew's keeps in touch with him, and I've enquired through him a few times. We want him back, the place isn't the same not having to lock everything down
    1 point
  32. I'll come and join you then
    1 point
  33. I am a new member, have recently bought a ‘project’ RXS100, that has turned out to be less of a project than I hoped for it’s an X training school bike from the look of things with 7000 on the clock and seems pretty mint, a bit of a ripley tank on one side - probably dropped by a learner, took it for a MOT and it passed 1st go! I used to ride in the good old days when you could jump on to a 250 without any trouble, but haven’t ridden since I was 23 (except the odd scooter here and there in Greece on hols) I have just passed my CBT and am out in the lanes thrashing the RXT, most
    1 point
  34. Welcome clive,,any pics of the XT .. ?
    1 point
  35. Nice one. Mounted my panniers on the max today so I'm all good to go. Personally can't wait. Pete gets out of work (closes his laptop Lol) at 12 and will be taking a roundabout route up aiming for late afternoonish.
    1 point
  36. all good to go, just need to see the line manager when I can leave work on friday
    1 point
  37. in deference to the covid outbreak , I wouldn't be comfortable if any more attended
    1 point
  38. Obviously a completely unbiased, impartial decision there Any thoughts on opening this up to the Facebook group?
    1 point
  39. 2 great bikes there.
    1 point
  40. brand-new tracer 900gt one on an nc700
    1 point
  41. If that's with the engine warm I'd say that's got too much oil in it for one. Milky oil is usually an indicator of water in it. If it's been recently serviced I would be taking it back to the garage that did the service.
    1 point
  42. Decisions decisions
    1 point
  43. Restoring my 1979 XS750SF to showroom condition. First time restoring a bike. Problem I'm having is electrical of course. It's been sitting indoors for over 2 years. Turn signals come on but do not flash and headlight/parking lights not coming on.. Any suggestions are gratefully welcomed.
    1 point
  44. Just done a biker down course and learned a great deal about first aid for bikers and scene management. they also showed a vid on why we have smidsey just thought I’d share it
    1 point
  45. How to make an application for the retention of a vehicle's original registration mark If you own a motor vehicle whose registration mark is not held by the DVLA, you may still be able to successfully apply for the retention of its original registration mark. To retain the vehicles original registration mark you must however be able to provide documentary `proof` linking the machine to the registration mark. This proof should ideally be an old buff, or green, logbook. If neither is available then the following may also be considered at the discretion of the DVLA a pre-1983 tax disc or MOT
    1 point
  46. Disappointed myself, thought it was Lonely Hearts for Yam lovers
    1 point
  47. Kinda misunderstood the title there, merv...
    1 point
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