dt400mx.... what do you know about it?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Slim-Line Tonic, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Slim-Line Tonic

    Slim-Line Tonic Watch time fly...

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    I'm asking myself whether this could be a decent hack- a cool old stroker, which i 've heard a little bit about.

    I've been offered one at a very reasonable price and i wander whether it is worth taking up, as a cool commuter/ day trip cruiser?

    Maybe do a few mods,

    How reliable is it? Comfortable? The last time i rode a stroker was 9 years ago and guess... it was a DT50!!!!!:rofl

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    Fun times..
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  2. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    If I could find one that nice around here at a decent price I would be all over it.Stone reliable,fun,and if you don't hammer on it they actually get decent mileage.
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  3. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Been here awhile

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    Looks like a DT400e or possibly f model. I had the 250e version back in the day and it was a great trail, ride around town and ride to school and work bike. A do it all bike. The 400 should be just as good, better on the freeways and reliable as you can get in a 2 stroke.

    Go for it!
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  4. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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    I had one of those out of the box. Mine was an F but the front guard should have air vents through the back of it. Good bike heaps of torque no top end but very reliable good on the road and a front sprocket change made it good off road.

    WR
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  5. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    I would LOVE to find one of those , still in that good of shape!
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  6. ctune80

    ctune80 Been here awhile

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    The DT400MX was the Euro version of the DT400. I have a US model 78 400E. That was the last year for the 400 in the US. I think they were available a couple more years in the Euro market.

    I really like my bike! It's more street biased, but pretty darned capable offroad, considering the weight!.
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