Yamaha DT50

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Dave in Wi, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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    To all those on the edge of your seats, an update.

    The headlight arrived yesterday. I installed it last night and I’m back in business. Took it for a spin around the neighborhood, I’ve been looking forward to that all summer.

    Next up, bleed the oil injection and new chain & sprockets.

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  2. Anachronism

    Anachronism Lived Too Long

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    @Dave in Wi : Is that pic at idle? Looks like your charging system is just fine. My last 50s headlight was a urine hole in a snowbank at idle.
    My turn signals wouldn't flash either unless I revved the engine at stop lights. You are making me miss my 50(s)!
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  3. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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    That is at idle. For some reason this headlight is MUCH brighter than the old one ever was. I know it’s not charging to spec, but it’s definitely good enough to ride on “well lit streets” like the old 70’s Cycle World reviews charitably said.
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  4. Essbee

    Essbee Been here awhile

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    What a delightful little bike!
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  5. Franque

    Franque Been here awhile

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    Just saw this, I like it a lot! My guess is that the voltmeter isn't too precise, you get what you pay for :/

    Glad to see the headlight is going strong!
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