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Offline Martin I Henry

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2016, 09:56:05 PM »

I would love a DT230 engine to play with !

I'd get rid of that pesky watercooling and powervalve but keep the electric start and see if would fit in an early IT frame.
I'm also sure my engine man could get a few more cc's and release some more power as well.

One day.....

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2016, 07:17:46 AM »
Picked the bikes up today.

Bike 1 is a bit tatty but runs lovely. It definitely derestricted as it's revs really cleanly and will lift the front end in the first 3 gears and maybe 4th too with a tug on the bars.

Bike 2 is a lovely example for a 18 year old non restored bike.  Had a test ride through some winding roads.
Road manners seems really nice. I love the way It feels solid. Not so much the chassis but I mean the engine.
Bike 2 definitely runs out of revs earlier so will have to check what's going on with that.

Engine performance feels very much like a gas gas 250 ec in soft map mode.

Brakes on both bikes were far better than expected.

Only minus points so far are the brake and gear levers are shite and the last owner decided to polish the seat lol

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2016, 08:15:21 PM »
can you tell which ones the nice one  ;D

not sure if its been seen before but it came with the brochure too.

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2016, 10:28:02 PM »
Those are good looking bikes!
I'm from Canada eh.

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2016, 11:16:26 PM »
thanks gearhead.... well ones good looking! other one has been stored in the sea i reckon.

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2016, 05:13:26 AM »

I like the look of the bike with the taller seat.

I've found the slope of the seat forces you too close to the tank.

Having said that, I've never ridden one..... Only sat on one in a showroom !

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Dave R.