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  1. Hi everyone. Hope this message find you well. I am a new member here and most likely will ask a lot of the questions that have already been asked. Pre apologies... I am shipping a 1979 DT 125 from NZ to UK as we are moving home to Scotland. The bike is matching frame and numbers here in NZ. Not road registered though. It is essentially a rolling frame that needs a full restoration, but the bones of it are healthy. I love DTs, had loads as a kid. I also will be sitting my bike license in the UK and will be restricted to a 125 for a while until I can apply for a full license. I cant think of a 125 id rather have. So, finally... My first questions.... As far as I know, this bike is old enough to not require and MOT or TAX as its is over 40 years old. A friend who has a vintage Suzuki told me that he has been able to verify its age through the Suzuki owners club, and then register his bike this way. Does anyone have any experience of this or could offer any advice/ Thanks Ben P.S I will be documenting the restoration/modification of the bike, and will most likely have a ton more questions. The bike needs and engine rebuild and didn't come with a exhaust or full wiring loom so it will be a resto mod rather than a concourse rebuild/restoration. So here are the list of planned mods for the numbers matching engine:--- Expansion Chamber and silencer. Boyeson Reeds. Light port mods, matching an de burring etc. 12v Conversion. Electronic ignition. Pod Filter and re jetting. I want this one to just run well and be healthy. I also have a second engine that I will go a lot more "extreme" on with the "Big Block" 175 head and piston and more extreme tuning / porting etc as I don't mind this engine suffering an early death. i had read somewhere a while ago of someone grafting a Yamaha Blaster 200 head on to one of these Feel free to throw in your two pence worth of tuning advice, parts list or recommendations etc. Please don't suggest "getting a bigger bike" as it has to be a 125, or disguised 175... until i have a full license, and even then. this is about tuning a 125, not getting a bigger bike.
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