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Offline spammy_dt175

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88 dt175
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:38:45 PM »
A few years ago i picked up a 88 DT175 for the best price of free it has a black seat (known as the black one) its was missing lots of parts but ran really well so was used around my bush block and started a thing for me, since i have sold my other bike and the DT stayed from there they grew.
shortly after i got a 1993 dt173 for the best price once again FREE although this bike only just ran has become a parts donar.
Since then i got another almost complete bike and good runner although a bit slower than the black one, this one has a red seat (known as the red one)this one will be my trail bike i go to the VIC high country one with a few mate who have classic bikes aswell for a camping trip. it will get rego soon just need a exhaust side cover, mirrors, and front and rear indicators.

I have been stalking the forums for some time noting down mods and tweeks to make the J motor go. although pictures have now gone (thanks photobucket) it make it a little harder to see what was done any tips would be awesome and pictures would be better. ill put some up of my bikes soon.

the black one still goes a little better than the red bike i think its a fresh rebuild and has a triangle hole in the muffler i read about which is meant to make them go better.

Dave R Edit:

 sorry cant figure out how to post pics wont let me.

Offline 4V5

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Re: 88 dt175
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 11:28:51 PM »
Welcome to the forum!!

you can add pics as an attachment if they aren't too big, or add them to the gallery but there has been reports the gallery is a bit glitchy at the moment.

sounds like you have the DT bug well too  8)

the DT engine is a giggle to play with, my one has a few backyard modifications but is bulletproof and surprisingly useable.. my first attempt was a cranky fragile grenade... which was a giggle too lol

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Offline mikeyvet

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Re: 88 dt175
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 12:05:24 PM »
DT's rool!

It'a amazing the difference opening up that little hole in the muffler makes.

Offline amongsteucalypts

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Re: 88 dt175
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 12:55:11 PM »
I would love to offer you some money for all the body work of one of those red/black beauties.
I have one of the dorky new ones that would look better as a rad 80's beast.

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