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Offline amongsteucalypts

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Intros...
« on: August 01, 2017, 09:00:32 PM »
Hi guys,
Hope i'm posting in the right place. I've recently bought a 2004 DT175, safe to say it's a hoot!
i love this machine, last few bike's i've owned have been fat heavy blokes so its refreshing to ride this mountain goat around in the scrub.
Any resident DT gurus around? i have a few Q's regarding the bike, also ANY literature on DT's is appreciated (parts books, manuals etc)
Cheers,
Ryan.

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Re: Intros...
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 09:08:42 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

Any pics of your bike?
IT465x4 IT400C IT175F YZ465G YZ250C YZ250WR XJ650G RD350LC RD250LCx5 DT175Nx3 TW200x2 DT200L DT200R RT3 RX100G GT80F YZ80L PW50J KH250B1 KZ250D1 PE175C TS250ER TS185ER AG175B AG100

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Re: Intros...
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 09:40:22 PM »
This place is full of DT gurus and the main man himself has already answered you.

Always nice to add another DT owner to the forum.

For a workshop manual look here-there is one for a 1992 model which apart from the front brake is probably the same.:

http://www.pdfmotomanual.com

For an owner's manual look here:

http://www.yamahaownershandbook.com.au/?r=0

For parts lists look on Trooper Lu's website, there is aan online parts finder or you can download one of the south african books from PDF Moto Manual above.


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Re: Intros...
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 09:43:02 AM »
That was quick! Awesome cheers guys.
Here's my little beast!
Clean as, paid 2 grand for it with a fresh rebuild and rego till feb next year.
I bought it to strap to the front of my camper trailer so i can use it next year when i cut ties and drift around aus for a couple of years.
Plans are to make/buy a rack for it and weld up some removable bag frames and a bucket frame, also a fishing rod holder from the front of the frame so it can be my grocery grabber/transport to farm work/fishing beater.

Here's what's in mind re: rack

I'm an alvey nut so my rods are mostly 12ft two piece.

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Re: Intros...
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 12:15:14 PM »
Noice, I'm so jealous of your disc brake

Is that a B or a Spridget?

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 12:19:37 PM »
Good spot! It's a b.
Are the drums really that bad? The disc isn't incredible in it's own right haha

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 12:47:45 PM »
The front drums are pretty bad on the road, fine in the dirt. The back one's OK.

I've got a Mark IV Sprite, fun toy but shows how far modern cars have come, kinda like jumping off a DT175 onto my YZF600R.

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Re: Intros...
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 09:30:29 PM »
No tech like low tech mate, less power less to break, more fun for longer!