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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2016, 09:53:59 PM »
is it doesnt have that 'seize any minute' or buzzy feeling to it.



Well that's taken all the fun and mystery out of it......  :'(
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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2016, 10:26:20 PM »
haha yeah its just not the same without 2 fingers hovering over the clutch  ;D

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2016, 12:58:56 AM »
good, now just keep ur eyes open if u spot another dt230 and let me know

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2016, 06:11:03 PM »

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good, now just keep ur eyes open if u spot another dt230 and let me know

Ha ha ! Don't forget I want the noisy bit of a DT230 !

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2016, 10:57:36 PM »
Ha ha ! Don't forget I want the noisy bit of a DT230 !

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2016, 08:59:49 PM »
Ha ha ! Don't forget I want the noisy bit of a DT230 !

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Dave R.

Ok Dave u can have the horn ..

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Re: new owner of 2 dt230
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2016, 08:21:17 AM »
bit of a update. firstly ive had a play with the jetting and removing the extra intake bottle. the intake bottle i couldnt feel any difference even with a jetting change so it ended up getting bolted back on.

jetting has been dropped from 170 back to 165 which i understand is the standard jetting on the main. in the uk its perfect for our climate here and the bike is beautifully crisp.

ive been wondering just how the performance would stack up against a 250mx bike so invited a couple of mates round today. one has a 1987 rm250 and the other a kx250.

after blagging a quick blat on the rm250 i knew it was going to be in trouble. the rm is a proper old crosser in the sense its got absolutely nothing low down and then kicks hard. after thinking uh oh me and the dt are going to get laughed at id forgotten you need traction to go forward! id become quietly confident.

lining both bikes up. snicked her into 2nd for the launch,`fed the clutch to a perfect start. the dt pulled 2 bike lengths on the rm. by 40ish mph we were neck and neck. i hang onto 3rd for a touch too long before going to 4th and the rm pulled ahead. by 65mph the rm250 was flat out and it was over.  rm had won by 2 measly bike lengths

the kx250 was a bit of a animal, really aggressive power and even lower gearing. did the same again but this time the outcome was even closer. there was less than half a bike length in it. the motox bikes just couldnt get the power down on a gravel road. given another 30 meters the dt would have beaten both simply down to its gearing  ;D

is a dt better than a mx bike? not a chance, but in terms of real life straight line performance it was very very close.


just need to lose some weight (bike not me), do the squish, maybe recut the head with some light porting and off road gearing and she'll be a weapon!