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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    Thanks Garrett! Like it says under your name, "Ride Slow Bikes Fast".
    I beat the Honda CR500 that was in my race, but no way could I match the power and handling of the (2) Honda CRF450s or a Champiom framed Honda 350/410.
    Had a great time though.
  2. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    I had a great time time, thanks for letting me know when you were taking it out.

    The wheelie was unexpected and that made it good, it didn't look weak at all. :clap
  3. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    My daughter just sent me a couple more photos from Saturday's race.

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  4. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Your daughter got some good shots. :thumb
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    garrett the nerd Sprocket Protector

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    That last shot is sweet! makin' that bike hustle :clap
  6. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Yeah, It's pretty amazing what modern day tires, Dunlop K180, will do for the handling of a 42 year old motorcycle. The suspension was kept stock.
  7. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    OK, the last of the pictures. Gary Davis got these shots at the track and I finally made up my mind to get a hold of him and get some printed out.

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  8. ctune80

    ctune80 Been here awhile

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    Did you happen to get any video of that evening Willie? I would love to put some sound to these visuals!
  9. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    If you're on facebook, look me up.
    There is video of the main posted in my profile.
    I wasn't really impress with my riding on the video, but the daughter saw fit to record the main.
  10. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Got this from my daughter. Didn't know she had any videos from that day.
    All the others (3) she shot were too large a file to upload to flickr.
    This was the first practice of the day and the track was loose dirt and somewhat wet in spots.
    Hope this works....

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  11. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Well, I suck at attaching things!
    Here is a link to a video of the heat race I managed to get loaded on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq4yzaPM1mg
  12. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    The opportunity to pick up a spool hub came knocking the other day. For $45. I couldn't pass.

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    Checking on what I was going to have to fabricate for the correct spacing, a problem appears.

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    The lug for the front brake backing plate is going to interfere with the spokes on the left side. Still trying to keep the budget down on this project, I break out the hacksaw and away I go. There's no going back to a stock front brake without going to another lower fork leg.

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    More to come...
  13. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    sweeet. I really gotta try SOME kind of race someday, just to say I've done it. Hope to meet you some time, I'm sure we'll be back in your nieghborhood for a visit sometime.
  14. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Rode through your next of the woods the second week of June headed for St. George Utah and my ride around Colorado.
    Terrible riding weather at that time this year!!
    If I get back down your way, I'll for sure PM you.
  15. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Hopefully you haven't chopped to much of the brake tang off. What I would do is space the hub so the spokes clear the tang and build the wheel but dish it ( spokes on tang side are straighter, other side more angle from hub) so the rim is centered in the forks. Just like how bicycle rear wheels are done. Your talking a very small amount here.
  16. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Thanks Steve, thought about dishing. I have a donor bike that has a decent set of forks, so it's not a real big deal.
  17. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    The lug be gone. Angle grinder cleaned up the weld that remained after the saw went through it. Rotated the fork leg 180 degrees and used the axle to hold it from turning while I ground down the weld.

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    Painted up and waiting on the spool front wheel.

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    I'm still trying to keep this as cheap a project as possible. The gas tank pretty much blew that though...
    I'll be looking for OEM spokes that will have the right bend at the hub end and being the correct length to work with the Akront rim I have.
    Worst case, the rim and hub go to Buchanan's in California.

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  18. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    The decision has been made. It's off to Buchanan's. Took the front wheel apart. WOW!! They sure come apart faster than they go together. The spool cleaned up real nice. There aren't a whole lot of bikes on the dealer's lots this time of year to compare spokes on. More snowblowers and snowmobiles than motorcycles! Plus I'm really ready to give this project the final label of "Done".

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  19. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Called Buchanan's today and talked to Angel. He said they received the Akront rim and hub and that they could &quot;Re-Align&quot; the holes drilled in the rim to work with the spool hub. The rim was originally on a Bultaco which had a conical hub. The angles were close enough to work with the Yamaha hub but the angle the spool requires is just to far off.
    Some idle time waiting for the front wheel...

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  20. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    The wheel (loose laced) came back from Buchanan's yesterday!!
    Stainless steel spokes and nipples and the rim had the spoke holes re-aligned fro the spool hub.
    The project is officially done and it has been raced.

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