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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    Somebody buy this beauty.... send me a PM with offers
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    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Anyone... Make me an offer :D
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    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, if I could have your attention please.
    Please have your papers ready..... We're going to Thailand!!!
    Sold the bike and all my misc. parts to a collector.
    Good Bye, I hate to see ya go..... :cry

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    So what's the next 2 stroke project?
  5. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    I do have a soft spot in my heart for the 2 strokes!! It was fun to get the DT1 and do the re-creation after 35 years away from dirt track racing.
    My focus these days is more towards the vintage flattrack bikes based on the Yamaha TT500.
    Don't want to throw in the towel on 2 smokers, but I have really got the racing bug again and.... well at 65, there's not much time to waste anymore!!
  6. rick8928

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    On a whim, just did a google search on the DT-1 and found my way here. My second bike in 1971 was a used 1968 DT-1. Had a great time riding the gravel pits, too and from high school, and even a 500 mile round trip up into the Adirondack mountains. Nice restoration work and great pics. thanks.


    Rick
  7. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Thanks for the kind words Rick!! Wish I had this one back when I was a competitive rider!
  8. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    My buyer was having trouble gathering the cash.
    The DT1 is staying in my familyroom and not going to Thailand.
    I'm happier with it here anyway......

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    Scootern29 Long timer

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    I think it looks better with you. Good choice. :clap
  10. Calkins

    Calkins On Any Sunday...

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    I second that!! :thumb
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    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Just found this thread. My first Yamaha was a '68 DT1. Motocrossed it in Austin, Tx and also rode it to class at UT. Sold it and then in 71, bought another one. Moded the frame and MX'ed it too. Suspension wasn't very good, but they were both fast.
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    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Great memories!! Wish I had a DT1 in 1968. I rode a 1969 Suzuki TS250 back then. Not anything close to what the DT1 was.
    Merry Christmas!!!
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    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48000856@N06/11719207614/" title="New Toy by Valleyrider1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/11719207614_e282d0bbbb.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="New Toy"></a>
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    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I had to look at the flat track pics on flickr. The DT1 looked like it really belonged there. Never got to FT either of mine, just MX'ed them. The TT is nice, too. tomp dd50

    Make sure the boy has on shoes before riding. He is one lucky young man to get such a cool bike, so early in life. tp
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    I love your tag line dirtdreamer50. This thread got me to find a copy on DVD. Love it!!
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    The movie shows how it really was back then. One of my all time favorites.
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    Hey Willie, I have a question for you. I picked up a RT3, and plan to build something similar to what you have. What do you think about the cradle drop mod, like the old Webco kit? I have the resources and ability to do it myself, just not sure if I should or not.
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    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I'm not Willie, but did do that mod on a DT-1 back in '71. It did stabilize the bike in jumps and whoops and lowered the CG too. A friend and I did the mod in one evening. Pulled engine, cut frame, welded and cleaned welds, painted frame and reinstalled engine. Not a bad nights effort, but was 43 years younger, though... tomp dd50
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    I am building mine for just flat track, not TT. So, I was curious if the cradle drop was worth doing, instead of just lowering the suspension. It seems like it would do the same thing, bringing the crank centerline even with the axle centerlines.