DT175

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by lewisjohn, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. lewisjohn

    lewisjohn Been here awhile

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    7419DCBD-5353-4C69-A2B4-A97F26D478DA.jpeg A new addition to my growing collection.
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  2. DRZ RIDER

    DRZ RIDER Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice score! I've always had a soft spot for this era yamaha, my first was a 75' DT 250.
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  3. lewisjohn

    lewisjohn Been here awhile

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    I prefer the look of the lower front guard, not sure if the fork brace is a Yamaha item or home made.
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  4. nokturnal

    nokturnal Adventurer

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    i missed out on an 81 yesterday... :(
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  5. bobthetomato

    bobthetomato Adventurer

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    Very nice!!
    I have a similar vintage DT125, but I don't think it'll ever look that good.. It needs a LOT of work.
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  6. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    Fork brace was an aftermarket item, I have one on my Kawasaki F7.
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  7. lewisjohn

    lewisjohn Been here awhile

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    AC6FE6CF-4993-4265-A83A-5427FCC20614.jpeg 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.
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  8. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Long timer

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    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.
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  9. Smokey the Bear

    Smokey the Bear n00b

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    Beginnings.JPG DT175.jpg IMG_1650.JPG 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.
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  10. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    @lewisjohn that's a fantastic survivor! It looks brand new! Epic find!!
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  11. beemerbum55

    beemerbum55 My Old 2004 KLR 650

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    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.
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  12. eanth

    eanth We're all connected. (he/him/his)

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    My first bike.
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  13. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Was 1979 the last year for the 2 smoke Yamaha street legal enduros?
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  14. JKady

    JKady Adventurer

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    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.
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