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Discussion in 'Photos' started by DC354, Oct 18, 2012.
AWESOME! That is a damn good looking bike
I don't own one anymore, but I have owned several '70s 2 stroke enduros, including a '79 DT250F that I bought new. I wish I had one now, not for use off road, but to fix up and ride on the street. I think there should be more 2 strokes on the street. But the problem is there are no parts to keep them going. I had a '79 Yamaha YZ250 with a blown motor that I kept for over 10 years, looking for parts to fix it. found a few parts, but not everything I needed. I was thinking if I could get it going again, I could get into vintage MX. Too old and beat up for that now. They show up on Craigslist once in a while, if anyone knows where to get parts, I'll buy one of them
I haven't had any problems finding parts for the '73. In fact, I just did the top end last week. I got the piston and rings off ebay for less than $60.
This is what I started out with and it was the top pick back in '86. I'm curious to see how many of you actually recognise this beauty from good old DDR :)
About a week ago, Yankee Doodle Lake, Rollins Pass, CO, 10,730 ft.
Did somebody say Hodaka? Here is my little work-in-progress.
I don't know if it's just the memories or fact but I had the most fun with this bike. 1975 Suzuki TS400 2 stroke
1974 DT250 Found it sitting in a friends barn. Brought it home and put some fresh gas in it and my son has been riding it the last couple of years. Some day it might be good for a restore project. Just having fun riding it right now.
Yes! I am glad to see someone has a liking for Hodakas! Is that a combat wombat? I would kill for one of those bikes... My MT125 is under powered. Keep the "work in progress' updated please!
Zzzzzzzriing ding ding ding ding, ding zzzzZz Braaaaaaaaaaap!
My very first bike was exactly like this (this one isn't mine) - '79 (I think but could be wrong) Yamaha DT250. They seem to be selling now for more than we paid for it at the time. I loved that bike and wish I still had it....
Not a Combat, just a lowly Ace 90. Since that pic was taken I have put the correct front fender on it and replaced the engine seals and bearings. If the MT you referring to is a Honda, either leave her alone or see if you can find a CR top end, carb and pipe for it (be sure to research that but I think it will fit). That'll wake her up a bit.
I just sold one of those last year.
We have one of those just sitting in a storage building. It was my dad's back in the day-bought it new in '74. It's in really bad shape though. After he died, my brother and his friends pretty much trashed it. I don't know that it would be worth trying to restore.
Beautiful! Is this a '75, if so I had one of these new?
I'll be damned... a friend of mine just picked up a '75 model just like yours, same color even. His is missing a carb jet. PO took the carb apart and lost the jet, put it back together and forgot about it for a decade or so. My bro bought the bike for a hundred bucks.
4 strokes allowed??
I just paid for it Grimmboy built it.....Thanks Grimmy!
Nice! Are those forks from a YZ?
79 yz 400. Very good eye!
Longer rear shocks.
'84 Yamaha TT600 w/ XR600 forks...
Trying to get the down-low on what aluminum swing arms fit the XT's. Some say an older
Suzuki will fit. Better stop myself, don't want to hijack this thread into another XT/TT thread.