1968 Yamaha DT1 Treasure/Trash?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Valleyrider, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    After 5 months of scrounging up old obsolete parts and scrapping rust off, my "Old School" shorttracker project is done! The number plates with my novice number from 1975 arrived and I fabbed up some brackets to mount them.
    Next stop, shorttrack races at Spokane County Fairgrounds on August 21.
    I am going to ride practice, but not sure if I can get serious enough to race.
    At least I will have some pictures of the bike on a track. More pics after the 21st.

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  2. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    What a handsome and efficient build ! Congratulations and thanks for inviting us along... :eek1 :thumb

    Looking forward to the actions shots ! :pynd

    996DL
  3. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    I've been waiting for this and it does not disappoint. Your old school short tracker sure looks nice. :thumb

    Please remind us before the 21st about the races so maybe a few of us can show up.
  4. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    You got it Bug Sister...
  5. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Very nicely played, looks cool. :clap
  6. mmitchell57

    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    Very good work! It looks excellent. I can only imaging what it sounds like.
  7. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Thats gorgious. Almost too pretty to get dirty.... Almost that is :evil

    Have a great time at the track. That bike is going to turn heads.
  8. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Found this on craigslist while searching "Flat Track"....
    http://www.quadprosracing.com/events.html
    I'm taking my sister to the Spokane air terminal early Friday.
    I may just load the bike and do the Friday practice in Benton City.
    If all goes well, I may camp and race on Saturday.
    Does anyone know anything about this track??
    Is it worth the drive??
  9. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Five days and counting!
    Never been to the Fairgrounds, but from the photo on their website, looks to be 1/4 mile or so.
    http://www.diamondamotorsports.com/page7.html
    I'll be entering in the "Vintage Am" class for twin shock bikes earlier than 1980. Might be my best chance to do good. Might be some other old fools on relics.
    It's been 35 years since I've ridden on a oval track!!
  10. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Looks like I have a race to go watch on Sat. :clap
  11. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Aren't you going to hook up that front brake...:D
  12. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    What.... Be illegal:rofl

    I got me a compression release!!

    Also found a gas pump at Stateline where you can buy 110 octane race gas!!!
    What's not to love about Idaho!!
  13. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Got up this morning with all kinds of positive energy... Going to fill the tank with a fresh mix of race gas and Blendzall. Gas cap comes off slick as a whistle and I see this. Clean as much off as I could (inside and out) and I have a real good fuel filter, so.... We'll see what happens

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  14. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Oh that sucks. Hope its an easy fix.
  15. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Hoping all goes well - I'll be out there in a few hours to see it in action.
  16. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    ValleyRider did well with his first race in 35 years and I loved the big shit eatin' grin he had on his face as he went around the track. Oh yeah, and the wheelie crossing the finish line was pretty cool too:clap

    The bike looks even better in person than it does in the pictures. :thumb
  17. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    ValleyRider’s bike even looks better in real life than in pictures. The pretty girl in the background is his daughter and part of his fan club. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    ValleyRider, the man himself. Notice he’s wearing the vintage boots and hot shoe but I wonder why he’s not wearing his vintage riding pants and shirt too. :scratch :lol3 We caught up with him just as he was returning from the concessions – He needed to fuel himself. :thumb <o:p></o:p>
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    Lining up for the qualifiers – Number 186 is the person we’re cheering for.:wings <o:p></o:p>
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    Here he comes again and he’s still upright. Wahoo!! :clap <o:p></o:p>
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    And the checkered flag.<o:p></o:p>
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    The main event we got to see ValleyRider, number 186, ride again.<o:p></o:p>
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    Unfortunately I didn’t get pics of the ride across the finish line or the nice little wheelie ValleyRider did as he finished. Dang!<o:p></o:p>
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    It was a good time.
  18. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Thanks for being there and documenting my attempt to be 27 again!!
    Oh yeah, the wheelie was kinda "weak"... It's been a while!
  19. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    A couple shots the wife took.
    "Crossed up" comin out of turn 2...

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    Getting ready to ride dirttrack after 35 years.

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  20. garrett the nerd

    garrett the nerd Sprocket Protector

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    Looks like you had fun! congrats! reading up to this point has been an interesting read; mustve been very gratifying to take it on the track