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New here with a 1975 DT125

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Hey all! Just recently acquired a 1975 DT125 for a steal of a price. It was parked in a garage and hasn't run since basically new. Has just around 1,000 miles on the clock. Everything seems mechanically functional, engine seems to have compression. Should be a nice little project to get running and cleaned up nice.
21 Oct 2021 10:41 #1

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Replied by MarkT on topic New here with a 1975 DT125

Welcome!

Looks like someone has tried to install an MX tank which might not mount correctly.  Looks like a fun project!
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Replied by SnickterP on topic New here with a 1975 DT125

I noticed it was smaller, wasn't sure if it was from a different model or just a different year. I have the OEM tank as well but its rusted pretty badly. The person who I got the bike from purchased this tank as a replacement. Its not actually mounted, I just placed it there to take the photo. Would you recommend I seek out the original?
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Replied by Noviastar on topic New here with a 1975 DT125

Nice. Fun dirt or just for getting around?
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Replied by MarkT on topic New here with a 1975 DT125

If the tank fits okay, use it!  I just don't know if it has different mounts as the MX and 175's had a different frame from the DT125 that year.
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Replied by adguy2112 on topic New here with a 1975 DT125

 Here’s one on eBay. Wish I could figure out how to link properly. 
 
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Replied by SnickterP on topic New here with a 1975 DT125

Probably a little bit of both! I have like 5 other motorcycles, so I'll find a good use for it eventally!
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Replied by SnickterP on topic New here with a 1975 DT125

So far seems to fit fine just placing it on top. I havent had the rime to even start cleaning up the bike yet, let alone start trying to get it to start
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Replied by SnickterP on topic New here with a 1975 DT125

Thanks a bunch. I found it on there. Unfortunately it seems to have a nasty dent on one side of it.
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Replied by adguy2112 on topic New here with a 1975 DT125

That’s unfortunate. If the dent is close enough to the fuel opening they can often be popped out with a inner tube from a wheel barrow so long as the edges aren’t too sharp. I’m sure you can find one that won’t require any work. 
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