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    New style DB30 vs old style DB30?

    Really have the itch to build up a new style Baja DB 30. Could someone explain the difference and or the ups and downs of each style of DB 30 frame and fork. I'm 6 foot 5 and 180 lbs.

    I see you can mount up a GX200 or 6.5 clone with the aluminum adapter plate and also bolt up a Tav2 with very little mods vs the old frame wich required cutting away frame sections or notching the Tav back plate? Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Thanks!

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    Anyone?

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    Have a little patience as this is not a LIVE "chatroom". You will get replies, just hang in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creia View Post
    Have a little patience as this is not a LIVE "chatroom". You will get replies, just hang in there.
    Michael
    Yes that's very true and I know better.

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    The disadvantage to the new style is the forks. Being that tall you would be uncomfortable on the new style DB since the forks do not sweep forward. I also disagree on the swap info. The old style has more room. If you plan to keep the stock tank on the engine, it can be a tight fit. The TAV back plate needs trimming on either application from my experience but is very worth the effort.


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    Quote Originally Posted by minibikin' View Post
    The disadvantage to the new style is the forks. Being that tall you would be uncomfortable on the new style DB since the forks do not sweep forward. I also disagree on the swap info. The old style has more room. If you plan to keep the stock tank on the engine, it can be a tight fit. The TAV back plate needs trimming on either application from my experience but is very worth the effort.


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    Hi there.

    I see what you mean and I think other members on here have bent them forward to correct this issue. I googled "DB 30 with Tav" and I found a link to here with an older thread where the two frames were compared for ease of Tav installation. The newer frame only required to have the engine mount plate notched and the chain tensioner bracket removed. The 1st gen frame requires the rear fender/frame brace to be bent backwards or removed completly along with the removal of the chain tensioner bracket. This is just what I've gathered poking around with google. I understand that fuel tank space is limited with the newer frame due to the front frame brace.

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    You are backwards on that , The new style frame has to have the rear fender mount modified or removed , both will need new engine slots or an adapter plate , You need old style frame at 6'5" you'll be miserable on the new style DB !

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipper View Post
    You need old style frame at 6'5" you'll be miserable on the new style DB !
    I'll take it one further...
    At your height why are you thinking about a DB (old or new style) AT ALL? Why not get a large-framed bike and really be comfortable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creia View Post
    I'll take it one further...
    At your height why are you thinking about a DB (old or new style) AT ALL? Why not get a large-framed bike and really be comfortable?
    Michael
    Yes your completely right on that one lol. I was just looking for something that's easy to obtain for not much $$. I've always wanted a Heald Inc VT-8 but never seen one for sale where I'm from.

    What would be some other mini bikes that would suit my height?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket86 View Post
    Yes your completely right on that one lol. I was just looking for something that's easy to obtain for not much $$. I've always wanted a Heald Inc VT-8 but never seen one for sale where I'm from.

    What would be some other mini bikes that would suit my height?
    Yes. A Coleman is just a big DB30 if you look at them close. They have 8 inch wheels and you can find them new at Walmart and Tractor Supply. Anywhere from $299 to $599. Just shop around. I am surprised somewhere like Princess Auto doesn't carry them.

    The Coleman is a CT200 and they just cam out with a DB sized Coleman CT100. I think someone here said they bought one on Amazon.

    Or look for a Baja Warrior. 8 inch wheels same as a Coleman.

    I spent the night in London, Ontario once years ago. Passing through on the Q E Way......
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