New to me 1976 DT400

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by crag antler, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. crag antler

    crag antler In the woods putting around

    Apr 3, 2009
    Florida Cracker in Mill Spring NC
    Well I finally got back into dual sport riding.
    I got rid of my 83 XL600 after she left me stranded after too much time and substantial $$ put into her:deal.
    So 3 years go by and I have a good week @ work with major OT:clap
    Look in my local CL and found a 1976 Yamaha DT400 with 9600 miles for $400.
    Perfect, a buck a CC, just the way I like them.
    Went right over.Last tagged in 2008 but 2nd owner who bought it in 1980. Started up and ran after a few kicks.
    Put some dough down and picked up last night.
    A true barn find and a diamond in the rough but she has a tom of potential. Does not look to ever had a major accident.
    No bent bars or forks.
    A little cosmetic and fluid change and I will see how she goes.
    Tomorrow plan on getting new transmission and injection oil, spark plug, air filter and fork oil.
    Already got some paint to touch her up
    I still have chain lube hanging around.

    My first "legal" bike was a 1978 DT250. This was back in 1983:1drink
    Been a while but glad to get back on a Yamaha 2 stroke.

  2. boomshakalaka

    boomshakalaka Been here awhile

    Jun 23, 2010
    I'm liking the barn fresh patina. I say just maintain it and ride it as is!