About 15 years ago a friend of mine gave me this 1988 Yamaha DT 50. He used it to teach his kids how to ride a motorcycle. They moved on to bigger and better things and he gave the bike to me. At the time I had to do a little work to it to get it to run. Cleaned the carb, fab’d up an air filter, and give it a once over. I used it for a few years as a pit bike at Mid Ohio vintage days, it worked great for that. It’s been sitting for probably 10 years now, in a garage up at my folks cabin. It hasn’t been run in at least 10 years. I was up there last weekend and dug it out. I’m going to work on getting it running again and then doing a light restoration (assuming I get it running!) Here it is as it sits right now: The inside of the gas tank doesn’t look great. Unfortunately I did not store it with a full tank like I should have. I’m going to start by giving it a good bath and degreasing. That’s going to have to wait till it warms up a little bit. Then I’m going to pull the carb and clean it as best I can. When I did have it running, it did not exactly run right. At part throttle it would stumble and bog, kind of right where you want the revs to be to takeoff from a stop. I could ride around it but it’s not ideal. That might be due to the foam air cleaner that I made. At the time there were no online motorcycle parts places that had parts for the DT50 at all. Now I see that some of them do have a microfiche and parts are available, so I can get an actual air filter. So anyway, clean the carb, new fuel lines, clean the gas tank and see if I can get it to run is the first step.