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Offline Brinkman

Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« on: September 10, 2017, 06:46:28 am »
Good morning ladies & gents.

I put down a holding deposit on a DT125 last night. So will be getting it around the 25th.

Can anybody share some personal thoughts and opinions about the bike. Any sort of information would be appreciated as I don't know much about them.

Can't seem to find much on the internet regarding the air-cooled DTs as it seems they were only imported into 3rd world countries. That in itself is new to me, as I have always been able to source tons of information with my previous motocycles in terms of dedicated forums, spec sheets and free SERVICE manuals.

Thanks a million, so excited to get bike onto a bike again..  O0 6 months has been too long
 

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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 08:39:33 pm »
Congratulations on getting another bike! Can't help you with info, but great news that you'll soon have a lekker set of wheels again  ;D
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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 11:02:03 pm »
I have one that I bought for my son to mess around in the veld with. Didn't have papers at the time. Then I took it for a spin and fell in love with the bike.
I grew up with 50cc 2t and the smell of 2 stroke in the morning brought back many happy memories of my youth.
There and then I set out on a quest to find the resisted owner and try and get the bike on the road.
Took me about 18months and much frustration but we got there.

This was about the time when the bigger shape honda cbr 125 came on the market and I can still remember my sons face when he told me about how he kicked his friends ass on his new 30K cbr with his 2.5k dt.

Anyway they are great bikes. Lots of power for a 125 with a top speed of about 120km per hour. Fuel consumption not as good a s a 4 stroke but the smile on your face is much bigger.
The bit I rode on gravel with the bike was awesome fun

Parts are still available from Yamaha. I waited about 2 weeks for side covers and a tail light.

They were still available new until recently but were expensive compared to the Honda 4 strokes and the china brigade so not that many were sold.

There was times when my bike was in for a service that I used it to commute to work and back ( about 80km a day) with no problems.

Sadly my son forgot to check on the 2 stroke oil so it died one day on the way home from school.

Currently the parts are with Dux and he is looking for a piston kit to get the DT back on the road.

I can't wait to ride this bike again.
 

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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 07:34:33 am »
Thabks Ri and thanks Blovkhead. Got my DT on sunday. 2010 model with 19000km on the clock in spotless condition O0
 

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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 08:43:58 am »
I bought one for my youngest. Very good bike light on fuel and maintenance as well as a good performer. Unfortunatly someone else also thought so and it was stolen.
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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 08:51:56 am »
 :useless:
 

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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 05:49:43 pm »
Ask and you shall recieve    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: O0 :thumleft: :ricky:

Really like brand new except for the small tear in the seat cover.

(THANKS FOR THE TIP ON GOOGLE PHOTOS!)

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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 06:18:43 pm »
Photoboucket  :dousing:

Just post onto the forum and it should be here forever...
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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 06:30:43 pm »
If you have a Gmail account: 

1. Upload to your free Google Photo account
2. Share the album
3. Click on the photo you want to post to open it
4. Right-click on the photo, and choose "Copy image address"
5. On the open post, click the image tag above that looks like Mona Lisa, or type and past the image URL between these tags.
6. Photo's automatically gets resized.
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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 12:15:13 pm »
Photobucket has always worked for me, but it seems it has failed...

Link updated to a google photo one O0 :thumleft:

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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 12:33:25 pm »
Had a DT50 and a DT125. Great bikes from what I remember.
The 50cc rode about 2500km's with a cracked piston with only the rings holding it together. :imaposer:
The Police use to ride around on the 125's. Mine did commuting, beer run and veld rides.
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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2017, 01:38:39 pm »
Photobucket has always worked for me, but it seems it has failed...

Link updated to a google photo one O0 :thumleft:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6pippjbz00wy4I242

Great looking bike, and in excellent condition! Wish you many hours of riding joy  :ricky:
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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2017, 06:18:51 pm »
Nice.  I love my blue bikes.  When are you joining a quarry ride?
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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 09:54:13 am »
Busy sorting out insurance for the bike. Book value R18400!!! That was a nice suprise.  O0

Got a quote for R157 per month which feels a bit steep, anyone have any suggestions for a company with better rates?
 

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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 10:59:56 am »
Nice.  I love my blue bikes.  When are you joining a quarry ride?

I would really enjoy that. I really need hand guards and some knobbies. Wet grass have never been a problem until now, wanted to spin the bike around like I used to do on the YZ and ended up doing a full 360 and putting the bike down softly. Really excited about just how stable it on on gravel road and not bad at all in offroad conditions.

Now my next question is, why would anyone buy their 16 year old anythin else??? Xr 125's don't compare in the fun factor. Great fun being legal on the road with a 2 stroke, and on top of that with a bloody durable engine. Top speed is a little lacking for faster roads like the N1 but around town and on gravel this thing is a blast. Will mostly be using it around town and to get from one gravel road to the next.

Will try my luck for hand guards in the pay it forward section. Hopefully someone is feeling generous towards a fellow member of the motorcycle family :thumleft:
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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2017, 12:59:06 pm »
Busy sorting out insurance for the bike. Book value R18400!!! That was a nice suprise.  O0

Got a quote for R157 per month which feels a bit steep, anyone have any suggestions for a company with better rates?

PM Operator on this forum, he is in the insurance business and I've heard really good things about him. I also plan to contact him for a quote,
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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2017, 01:05:40 pm »
Busy sorting out insurance for the bike. Book value R18400!!! That was a nice suprise.  O0

Got a quote for R157 per month which feels a bit steep, anyone have any suggestions for a company with better rates?

PM Operator on this forum, he is in the insurance business and I've heard really good things about him. I also plan to contact him for a quote,

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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2017, 06:15:32 pm »
Do the tires!!  It is also a light bike like my 250.  I bought a D909 from Flying Brick for the same money as a MX tire.  The best bleedin' tire EVER.  For hand guards I bought some cheap plastic guards from startline.  I prefer flexible guards to the metal type.
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Re: Yamaha DT125 personal thoughts needed
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2017, 09:08:09 pm »
Nice looking bike. You will have lots of fun.
Funny thing is I never noticed before the pillion foot pegs on the swing arm.  :confused2: I went to the garage and check. mine is the same. Is this normal?