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So seeing as i'm doing general improvement work on my bike over the next couple of weeks. Should i consider changing/upgrading my reed petals? Bike has done near on 17k miles (had a top end rebuild at 15, bore was perfect :) )

Just wondering how long they last on average. seeing as they're nice n old would i get a nice improvement with nice new ones? Also which are the best to get? Seen a few posts a while back about race ones but not sure which is best



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As an upgrade Seany, carbon race reed petals are the better ones to go for, two main types on the market are Boyesens, and Hy-Tech, I plumbed for the Hy-Tech ones , bit cheaper than the Boyesons and do the same job, found it a much crispier throttle after I fitted mine.

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These the ones nev?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-DTR125-DT125R-DTR-125-TZR125-TZR-125-Hy-Tech-Racing-Reeds-Petals-/360490182684?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item53eee3a81c



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Aye Calum, theyr'e just the standard fibre replacement ones, the carbon fibre race ones are the better ones

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Yeah.

Trying to find em.

Doesn't like they want to be found for my year lol.


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woulda thought the reed petals were the same for all models, could be wrong mind

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Yeah.

But they reckon each model is design for that particular engine.

The latest I've found is for 2002.

Guess they'll do...

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you can tune the reed block as well. like open the windows wider



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The fibre ones are the only ones i can find as well. did you get the carbon fibre ones Nev? got a link?

Wouldn't making them open further screw something up yam?

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Yeah I managed to find some mate.

There's a thread from a few months back.

You'll have to wait untill I'm back on the comp to link you.

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It's in here. Website near the bottom mate

http://dt125r.activeboard.com/t48520609/boysen-race-reeds-not-available-for-dt125r-02/

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Looks like the boyesens are a little cheaper at the mo..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOYESEN-POWER-REEDS-YAMAHA-DT125-ALL-YEARS-/110982511375?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19d712bb0f



-- Edited by fused420 on Thursday 6th of December 2012 08:59:43 AM

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I bought Hy Tech reeds thinking they were carbon , the ad was a bit misleading , the reeds were glass fibre but a lot stiffer than the old ones on the bike . Did they make a difference? -not noticeable , but I needed to lean out the jetting



-- Edited by bobc on Thursday 6th of December 2012 05:50:37 PM

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I went with M and P carbon fibre reeds. Ordered a set for my brothers DTR and also a set for my RD350. Company is very helpful and i also asked them about a set of tyres and they supplied me with a set of bridgestone trail wings ( found to be reccomended by many for the dtr) for 65 including delivery. The cheapest i could find elsewhere were 100 plus postage!

A very reccomended company!

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Yeah but they are not the carbon Fibre reeds that give the most beneficial use.

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Why's that?

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Sorry. My post was literally seconds after yours.

I never even read your post.

I was talking about the boysen ones.

I've gone with m&p. Still haven't recieved them yet. Getting worried its been like a week now.

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Oh I see what you mean now lol. I read it that "The carbon fibre reeds arent best"

Yeah I ordered mine on the 29th lol. But then i ordered the tyres the next day and they've already arrived!

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Nev says the carbon fibre hi-techs do the same job as the boyesens?

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As boysen carbon reeds. Yes.

But those ones aren't the boysen carbon reeds.

Unless I'm mistaken.

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They are carbon reads.

Unless im mistaken.. lol

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I don't think they are.

The carbon ones will mention that they're carbon. I almost made that mistake buying reeds of eBay. Thought they were carbon but they weren't.

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"Modern versions often consist of flexible metal or composite materials (fiberglass or carbon fiber)."

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The normal colour ones are a replacement for the standard ones, the ones I went for are the racing reeds, proper carbon fibre same as these
http://www.mandp.co.uk/productinfo.aspx?catref=508082&tier1url=Tuning&tier2url=Reeds&tier3url=Hy-Tech



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Hmm, I remember now why I did not buy from MP , they want 20 quid to post reeds to Cyprus !!



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Thats a good reason why not buy em lmao!

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Bought mine from here
http://www.roadanddirtperformancebikeparts.co.uk/



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bobc wrote:

Hmm, I remember now why I did not buy from MP , they want 20 quid to post reeds to Cyprus !!


I put in the comments box when i ordered my sets ( 1 for a DTR and 1 for an RD350)

"Not impressed that the postage doubles. It doesn't cost 5.50 to send these items out. On a 60 order i would expect free delivery, especially on such small, light weight items as carb fibre reeds. I was very close to cancelling the order."

The next day I had an email from Amy at their customer services who refunded all my postage charges :)



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Oh and they did say they were going to be looking into their postage charges and services very soon.

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Postage is a skank though. I always incorporate postage into the item cost itself.

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