Old Enduros

Discussion in 'Photos' started by DC354, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. livo

    livo Been here awhile

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    AWESOME! That is a damn good looking bike :clap

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  2. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    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
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  3. jay547

    jay547 Been here awhile

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    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.
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  4. Duall

    Duall Adventurer

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    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 :)

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  5. snaggletooth374

    snaggletooth374 Adventurer

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    About a week ago, Yankee Doodle Lake, Rollins Pass, CO, 10,730 ft. :ricky
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  6. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Did somebody say Hodaka? Here is my little work-in-progress.

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  7. aharbi

    aharbi V-Rider

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    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
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  8. OffBeat

    OffBeat Pissing in the wind!

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    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.

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  9. DC354

    DC354 Adventurer

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    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!
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  10. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    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....

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  11. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    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.
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  12. philp38

    philp38 Long timer

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    I just sold one of those last year.
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  13. jay547

    jay547 Been here awhile

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    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.
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  14. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    Beautiful! Is this a '75, if so I had one of these new?
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  15. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    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.
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  16. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    4 strokes allowed??

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    I just paid for it Grimmboy built it.....Thanks Grimmy!
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  17. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Nice! Are those forks from a YZ?
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  18. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    79 yz 400. Very good eye!

    Longer rear shocks.
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  19. Kelly_O

    Kelly_O Been here awhile

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    '84 Yamaha TT600 w/ XR600 forks...
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  20. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    :evil

    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.
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