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2Smoke

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About 2Smoke

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  • Birthday 03/08/1979

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  • Current Bike(s)
    RD350LC (79) DT175MX (79) TDR250 (89) R1 (98)

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  1. 2Smoke

    DT175MX Jack-Up

    Not sure, came with a load of bits. Fairly easy to do I'm just trying to get some valves from work then can re-gas the blue DT's shock.. Will get a pic later
  2. 2Smoke

    DT175MX Jack-Up

    When the shock was rebuilt, it had a valve fitted on the bottom..
  3. 2Smoke

    DT175MX Jack-Up

    Ok Diet time it is then! Think the Preload is on max as is.. Will stick some more gas in the back shock for the time being I think..
  4. 2Smoke

    DT175MX Jack-Up

    I don't think that would work as the shock has and 'eye' either end to mount to. Thats what I'm struggling with really..
  5. 2Smoke

    DT175MX Jack-Up

    Hi! Well my DT clan is progressing well, got the blue one on the road and the Mrs is enjoying the experience of falling off it lots. I got a spare motor for mine at a bargain price, so that has gone under the porting tools eye. Got a spare carb off a 350LC to try on it, so some fun to be had with the jetting ahoy! Anyway, My main problem seems to be with the 32 year old (same age as me.. neat) suspension. Bottoming out is part and parcel with even the smallest of jumps! I've been looking at ways round this and have seen a fair few jack-up kits on the Bay of E, but am reluctant to pay £30odd for something that I'd look at and make myself anyway.. I can see how the front kit works, but am puzzled on how the rear does its stuff. Can anyone shed some light please? I'd be able to figure out my own kit then. I do have a rebuilt shock but even that is too soft! Any other chocks that fit? I got an early set of dt125lc (drum braked) forks in the shed, is it worth fitting these once the rear has been jacked up? Cheers! Paul
  6. 2Smoke

    My DT175MX

    I bought a camera at the weekend, so I'll get snapping. But its not the cleanest dt by far! Get it all mechanically sorted first then do the cosmetics, that's my motto
  7. A few years ago, we did some work to a customers new fazer 1000, including removing the fairings and trying to make it look half decent. We had a stainless case made for the clocks. Came out ok, no comment on the rest of the bike though....
  8. 2Smoke

    My DT175MX

    Good looking! I'm building one for the mrs in the same colours!
  9. How decent? I've got one but its white... Paul
  10. 2Smoke

    dt175mx

    Ok, forget the dvla for now. See if you can get a hpi done on the frame number, that should show up if it had been registered in the past. Also will give you hints if its been nicked in the past too. Either that or buy a frame and logbook..
  11. 2Smoke

    dt175mx

    Find someone who can do HPI's. Give them the frame number, hopefully they'll come back with a registration. You can then use a v55 to apply for a logbook. Either that, or write to the VJMC with the frame number, and they should send you a letter back with the year of manufacture, (after you have paid them a small fee of course..) then all you've got to do is get it mot'd insured and taken to your local friendly (!??) dvla place where they should relieve you of £60 (plus cost of road tax) and provide you with a numberplate and logbook..
  12. 2Smoke

    DT175MX More power

    Thanks! We were up in a quarry near Caernarfon on the North Wales coast. It used to be my regular haunt when I lived there so thought it'd be good to have a look again, and it was certainly worth it.. I've got another 175 on the go for the mrs, once that's done I think we will be spending a lot more time up there, as there is so much space its amazing! Doh! This is a panoramic photo looking out towards Anglesey. Caernarfon is on the right and you can just about make Holyhead mountain out in the distance
  13. 2Smoke

    DT175MX More power

    Went out yesterday, had some fun in the snow! Nothing beats old bikes in the snow
  14. 2Smoke

    DT175MX More power

    I keep my head down! Thanks for the welcome Thanks for the tips, once I stop riding it so much I'll whip the top end off and leave my mate to it. Is it worth setting the squish? I guess from stock its probably 2mm or so. Any ideas what can be done to prevent the detonation going on? Seems to be a common issue with them, shame as pistons are becoming quite hard to find in certain sizes.. This is the manky little beastie in question..
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