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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by lewisjohn, Apr 4, 2018.
A new addition to my growing collection.
Nice score! I've always had a soft spot for this era yamaha, my first was a 75' DT 250.
I prefer the look of the lower front guard, not sure if the fork brace is a Yamaha item or home made.
i missed out on an 81 yesterday...
I have a similar vintage DT125, but I don't think it'll ever look that good.. It needs a LOT of work.
Fork brace was an aftermarket item, I have one on my Kawasaki F7.
I had my bike delivered, It was advertised as a non runner, the first thing I did was check the oil in the gearbox, autolube tank, took the plug out,which was a lovely brown colour. I then checked that the oil pump cable was actuating the oil pump, kicked it over to check the spark, and to get some oil through the bottom end.
There was a nice fat blue spark, so I tried it, first kick and it started and ran.
Needs a little tick over adjustment but it sounds great, looking at the general condition I reckon the mileage on the speedo of 504 miles is genuine, it has a lovely patina and is completely untouched and original.
I had a 1976 new, and the CT3 in 1973 new also. They were great. Sure miss mine. Got a WR250R Yamaha to try to go back in time. Yuck on that thing.
I got my first bike, a '74 DT175 in 2013. I rebuilt every nut and bolt, and I commuted on it to university everyday-- I had an absolute blast. I made so many mistakes building it...no better learning experience than screwing up a bunch! That bike taught me a lot. A special place in my heart for a DT175.
@lewisjohn that's a fantastic survivor! It looks brand new! Epic find!!
Just a side note guys...
In the States, Yamaha's 125cc Enduro is a AT-125 model, The 175cc Enduro is a CT-175 model, the 250cc Enduro is the actual DT-250 model and the 360cc Enduro is designated RT-360 model...later became the RT-400.
My first bike.
Was 1979 the last year for the 2 smoke Yamaha street legal enduros?
The JT/HT/LT/AT/DT/RT designations ended in 73. From '74 on they were all a DT if it was an enduro and an MX if it was a motocrosser at that point. The GT80 was the only one that didn't end up with a DT model name for whatever reason, the 80 was still an MX though.