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    finally!

    i got one,
    £900,
    1978 MK1 DT175mx, just like the one i had when i was 18,
    this is a 2 owner bike (father & son), 6000 genuine miles, still has unused original toolkit, all original parts plus period front fender extender..
    its done 234 miles since 1985!
    been stood many years.,still has 30 year old mud on it!
    i got it home, had a fiddle, started 2nd kick, runs superb
    'old hooligan...

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    Tony you sure no how to hunt a deal. That is a way cleaner bike than I could buy here in Cali for a lot less.

    Good find,
    Billy
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    took me a while to find the right bike tho..
    i gave her a damn good jetwash and she looks loads better..
    also ive oredered some side panel decals..




    'old hooligan...

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    well what a douche [B)]

    i noticed a seepage of oil comin out of the bottom of the fork gators, so i got some new fork seals, just pulled front end apart to fit the new seals only to find it wasnt fork oil leakage, it was a result of powerwashing the bike yesterday, it had thinned down the original packing grease that sits under the fork caps near the seals , i cleaned the grease out and pumped the forks, no leaks , so a waisted effort

    going for mot soon
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    That headlight is awesome!

    Good find!
    Did you hear about the pirate with two wooden legs?

    They caught fire and burned his ass to the ground!

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    quote:Originally posted by ukTony

    well what a douche [B)]

    i noticed a seepage of oil comin out of the bottom of the fork gators, so i got some new fork seals, just pulled front end apart to fit the new seals only to find it wasnt fork oil leakage, it was a result of powerwashing the bike yesterday, it had thinned down the original packing grease that sits under the fork caps near the seals , i cleaned the grease out and pumped the forks, no leaks , so a waisted effort

    going for mot soon
    just goes to show ya; no matter how much experience you have, no matter how many times you've done any particular whatever, everyone, inevitably, does some bone head shit every once in a while

    (some just more than others...)

    nice find, t!
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    It is so pretty, really a shame whenyou bust its head open on some rocks offroadiing. A bike among worthy of wearing knobbies if it doesn't at least have a zip tie and some duct tape holding it together.

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
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    guess what, i dont like it, its shit slow, guess im too used to riding my RD400,
    'old hooligan...

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    You aren't using it right - you need to be jumping tabletops and doing donuts in an open muddy field. Maybe backing it a corner on a horse track wearing a 3/4 helmet and some cattle gloves while the said owners of the horse track chase after you for spooking the horses....

    .....man I have lived a weird life.....
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    its a 175 of course its slow. Now you can get a really bike like an XR600!!!
    Did you hear about the pirate with two wooden legs?

    They caught fire and burned his ass to the ground!

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