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Old 04-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #31
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Hey mate, few times a week I phone Safari Tanks to see if they have found a tank, which they did find after quite some time of searching in what must be far away sheds, gave them my credit card details before Easter and last phone call was Friday 13th April as I still hadn't received the tank, was told they'd try to find the Australia Post tracking number and call me back....still waiting for the call. Sounds like I'm in the too hard basket, been over 2 months trying to get this to happen. Close to giving up myself and going down the ally tank track.
I've been out with the chancellor recently, she is finally on the road & we have been exploring locally, no more than 60 - 70k trips. Because she is, er, cautious on the DT it has stopped using petrol.... 3.65 ltrs = 75.8 km. I've done a tank at 95 km's.... Wish I could find another one.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:10 PM   #32
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Made some changes of tree to motorcycle set up of Hennesy Hammock here

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #33
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Hey Harvey, nearly 21k's per litre, that's brilliant! One of the other DT230 guys on here gets that as he uses his as a transport. I can't get anywhere near that as i carry too much crap and I'm a fat F#*K which doesn't help either.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #34
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Hey Harvey, nearly 21k's per litre, that's brilliant! One of the other DT230 guys on here gets that as he uses his as a transport. I can't get anywhere near that as i carry too much crap and I'm a fat F#*K which doesn't help either.
I have never come anywhere near it either. Too much ring, ding, ding at every opportunity.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #35
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New Safari Tank tank from an early WR250/450 turned up today, 26 litres and looks so sexy. Hopefully not too much to get it to fit.









Initial fitment looks very promising. Have worked out so far, will have to cut off old mounts and weld on new mounts further forward as the tank is sitting on them and stopping it from sitting down where it should be. Radiators will have to come forward a little simply with some bracket spacers. A portion of the right hand side will have to be cut out and plastic welded to accommodate for the exhaust expansion chamber, might lose about 1 litre max. Hopefully will be able to keep standard seat...fingers crossed all goes well.













Will keep you posted and take photos as I go. Going for a ride this weekend so will have to put it all back together with standard tank and quick.

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Old 05-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #36
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Hey Motomail,

How did you go with the tank?


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Old 05-27-2012, 11:12 PM   #37
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Nice! A ringeding adventure bike! Subscribed!
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:35 AM   #38
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I've long been tempted to get a DT230 but the fuel range always put me off, nice job.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:04 AM   #39
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I've had to put the tank on hold for the moment, I've blown a head gasket....been having too much fun. Just can't help myself, the DT just loves to be ring a ding, dinged! Will let you know how the tank goes ASAP.

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Old 06-01-2012, 02:51 PM   #40
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You bwoke it!!! If it's any consolation the Chancellor has not told me where the keys are yet for hers ...
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:30 AM   #41
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Sweet looking DT230 mate!

I picked one up last Thursday in Saigon, Vietnam (working here currently) It's a good nic 1999 I think. I did however have the CDI melt this afternoon



Wikid lil bike this, never ridden any thing quite like it.

Hope to have it up and running soonish.

Thanks for all the info you have posted on the various threads btw
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #42
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Sweet looking DT230 mate!

I picked one up last Thursday in Saigon, Vietnam (working here currently) It's a good nic 1999 I think. I did however have the CDI melt this afternoon



Wikid lil bike this, never ridden any thing quite like it.

Hope to have it up and running soonish.

Thanks for all the info you have posted on the various threads btw
Enjoy! I'm incapable of riding a full blown dirt bike at it's limit & do not own a trailer so the DT's are pretty much the perfect bike for me. Bloody shame the environment nazi's have knocked them on the head.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:50 PM   #43
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Hey mate,

Nice looking jigger you got there, I like the white ones.
I'm with you Harvey and after riding a posty bike all day....the DT230 is a weapon.
The DT230 will happily cruise with 600cc+ 4 strokes all day.
Or click it up a notch and overtake their big fat pigs on the inside corners, that really gives them the shits.

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:27 PM   #44
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Awesome project Motormail!

I'm diggin' your DT230! Being a huge fan of street-legal two-smokes, but rarely seeing them in the 'States, it's great to see you making yours into a proper adventure bike! Thanks for bringing us along for the ride!

The new tank looks snazzy!

I'll now add the DT230 to my list of unobtanium dream bikes, like the TDR250...

You Aussies and Kiwis have all the fun!

Although I do ride a CT110, so I'm not missing out completely...
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #45
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Awesome project Motormail!

I'm diggin' your DT230! Being a huge fan of street-legal two-smokes, but rarely seeing them in the 'States, it's great to see you making yours into a proper adventure bike! Thanks for bringing us along for the ride!

The new tank looks snazzy!

I'll now add the DT230 to my list of unobtanium dream bikes, like the TDR250...

You Aussies and Kiwis have all the fun!

Although I do ride a CT110, so I'm not missing out completely...
Oh gawd, why did you have to mention TDR 2 fiddlys? I've been hankering for one since they came out. Would leap at an RD 3fiddly too. I think I'm a Yamaholic.
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