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    Restored DT250 spotted

    I saw this today in the Yamaha dealers in Melton Mowbray.

    It looks great. If I had the money I'd have been extremely tempted.


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    My first 250 as a 17 year old was a brand new one of those, I had it 3 months before it was stolen

    I've always had a soft spot for them ever since, in the great scheme of things £3.5k doesn't seem a lot of money for what's almost a new bike.

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    Oh if I had the spare cash.

    My first bike at 17 was a DT250, passed my test on it and rode it all over the place, had it for 3 or 4 years.
    Replaced it with an XT350, wish I'd kept it.

    That does look good, but I guess rose tinted specs, springs to mind.

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    Me too! Had one many years ago and it was a lovely wee bike

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    My mate had the previous model with twin shocks. I had the Honda XL250 Motorsport K0.
    Both sold when we got sensible & bought houses. My house went to the ex Mrs. So I now don't have the sensible house either.
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    Still great bikes today , love the 400 as well but ubderstand they dont have that much more performance and are a fair bit thirstier . Love one in the Garage and yes £3500 is not bad

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    I bought a DT400MX about 15 years ago for £100 . It was a non runner. Despite my best efforts and the best efforts of a couple of mates we could never get it to run so I stuck it in the Free Adds and got £400 for it

    I wish I still had it
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    Seat cover is horribly wrong. If you're going to do it, do it right.....
    Why so serious ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy F View Post
    Seat cover is horribly wrong. If you're going to do it, do it right.....
    My thoughts too

    DT250MX's were never that good, as they were heavy and oversquare ~ whereas they probably sold 20 DT175MX's for every 250 retailed

    Never sold in huge numbers, the XT500 was more popular
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    My thoughts too

    DT250MX's were never that good, as they were heavy and oversquare ~ whereas they probably sold 20 DT175MX's for every 250 retailed

    Never sold in huge numbers, the XT500 was more popular
    Makes it collectable then

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    My thoughts too

    DT250MX's were never that good, as they were heavy and oversquare ~ whereas they probably sold 20 DT175MX's for every 250 retailed

    Never sold in huge numbers, the XT500 was more popular
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    Makes it collectable then
    .............and whilst the 175 may have been popular as a 'club man's offroader' the 250 was much nicer as a road bike / occasional off roader.

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    Restored DT250 spotted

    The previous model (twin shocks) to the MX was a better bike.
    400s make little more power because they all use the same cylinder casting so ports are not optimised for the larger bore. But loads of potential for tuning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outtomunch View Post
    .............and whilst the 175 may have been popular as a 'club man's offroader' the 250 was much nicer as a road bike / occasional off roader.

    Andres
    I had a total of three DT175mx's. I still think it's the best of the bunch, even compared to more modern tackle. As regards to the 250, my mate and I used to knock about on each. The only way I can remember the 250 being better than the 175 was ever so slightly higher top speed of the 250 and being heavier, a bit better planted. All negated once we hit the trails.
    Why so serious ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy F View Post
    I had a total of three DT175mx's. I still think it's the best of the bunch, even compared to more modern tackle. As regards to the 250, my mate and I used to knock about on each. The only way I can remember the 250 being better than the 175 was ever so slightly higher top speed of the 250 and being heavier, a bit better planted. All negated once we hit the trails.
    Yeah, that's all I meant really; slightly heavier, bigger (the 175 was teeny), torqueier and generally a bit less frantic which all added up to a nicer road bike. Off road the 175 was much better, maily i always fet, by virtue of it's size as much as anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outtomunch View Post
    Yeah, that's all I meant really; slightly heavier, bigger (the 175 was teeny), torqueier and generally a bit less frantic which all added up to a nicer road bike. Off road the 175 was much better, maily i always fet, by virtue of it's size as much as anything else.

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    The 250 was crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    The 250 was crap
    Yup, I do then to waffle at times don't I! That was far more succinct and to the point

    I remember learning to ride off road at the 'Dave Taylor' Trail park in Kent when I was 15/16. They had various bikes you could use, the poshest being DT175's; they seemd so big and scary back then and I never dared ride one, prefering to stick to the far safer TS100's

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