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Forum: 2 smokers 04-18-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By dannyb278
thanks for the info. Judging by the trick and...

thanks for the info. Judging by the trick and custom made parts on this bike, mine will be at best, a simlar paint job and slight resemblance to the bike using largly stock parts from different bikes.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-04-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By dannyb278
The IT range of bikes never came in Dualshock....

The IT range of bikes never came in Dualshock. The IT 400 in 1976 was the first model year and every other IT that followed whether a 175 up we're always monoshock. My bike is a 1976 and after owning...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-02-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By dannyb278
thanks for the compliments. I think in a lot of...

thanks for the compliments. I think in a lot of ways these mid 70's two stroke yamahas are some of the easiest bikes to restore. The IT/DT/YZ share many of the same components through the model...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-01-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By dannyb278
You are right about the front fender. I ordered...

You are right about the front fender. I ordered the wrong one, a 1977 fender from DC plastics and drilled the holes before I realized my mistake. The 1976 IT400, its first model year, did come with a...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-01-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By dannyb278
My 1976 Yamaha IT400

Bought in 2008 and slowly brought back to life by 2010. Marriage, Graduate School, Baby and traveling job slowed me down a bit.

Phase 1. How i found it. rough but running and titled.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-31-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By dannyb278
1971 DT1 "AZ" Special Motocross. Can anyone give me more info?

Really dig the look of this bike, and might try to build a loose reproduction of it. Can anyone tell me more about this bike.All i know is that this 1970-71 Yamah DT1 was built by Don Jones and Barry...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-31-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,738
Posted By dannyb278
Keep up the good work! I restored a 1976 yamaha...

Keep up the good work! I restored a 1976 yamaha IT400 two years ago. Very similar to the YZ400. Tuned right the things can go like a bat out of hell on the straights and climb up a wall if necessary....
Forum: Racing 03-26-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,751
Views: 210,843
Posted By dannyb278
No kidding, is that the only ex racer they could...

No kidding, is that the only ex racer they could get to announce?
Forum: Racing 03-25-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,751
Views: 210,843
Posted By dannyb278
The only exciting thing about this race was Erin...

The only exciting thing about this race was Erin Bates great side boob.
Forum: Racing 03-19-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,121
Posted By dannyb278
1. Camping on "The Salt" for Speedweek 2006. ...

1. Camping on "The Salt" for Speedweek 2006.

2. Watching Chad Reed bail out in Millville 2011. Nothing agains the guy, but that was an awesome crash to be standing next to. Amazin he got up, and...
Forum: Racing 03-19-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,751
Views: 210,843
Posted By dannyb278
[QUOTE=Uller;18249483] Dumbass??.......anyone...

[QUOTE=Uller;18249483]
Dumbass??.......anyone who puts police lights inside their personal vehicle, pulls over State Patrol Officer and then trys to run from them........ I'm sorry but, that is a...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,124
Posted By dannyb278
What qualifies this bike to race in the...

What qualifies this bike to race in the "modified" frame class. is it the fact that the rear subframe has been modified? i guess my question is what is the mininum that separates a "production"...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 26,690
Posted By dannyb278
QUESTION: If I recall correctly, this bike ran...

QUESTION:
If I recall correctly, this bike ran at Bonneville in the 750 modified pushrod fuel class. I have thought about putting a Production Pushrod Gas bike together for Bonneville and my big...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 26,690
Posted By dannyb278
QUESTION: I belive this ran in the modifed frame...

QUESTION: I belive this ran in the modifed frame 750 class. I've been thinking about building a bike for the Production Pushrod Gasoline class, and i'm wondering what qualifies this bike as a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 41,970
Posted By dannyb278
just picked up a pretty rund down 74 xl350 for 50...

just picked up a pretty rund down 74 xl350 for 50 bucks. probably wont be as nice looking as yours when i'm finsihed as there are many parts missing, so i will probably do a Bill Bell type clone in...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 67,721
Posted By dannyb278
Awesome, i look forward to folowing your teams...

Awesome, i look forward to folowing your teams exploits.
Forum: Racing 12-12-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 32,427
Posted By dannyb278
Great thread. I am about to pick up a 1974 Honda...

Great thread. I am about to pick up a 1974 Honda xl350 in prettty sory condition for 100 bucks. Basically a rolling chassis and engine. Because so much of the origional bike is missing, i am...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,315
Posted By dannyb278
The best yamaha resource out there: ...

The best yamaha resource out there:

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/parts/home.aspx

cross referance those parts with this shop:

http://speedandsportinc.com/

They are kind of...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 147,559
Posted By dannyb278
Congrats guys. My ass gets kicked doing a 20 mile...

Congrats guys. My ass gets kicked doing a 20 mile hare scramble on my 1976 yamaha.
There is a lot of people on this site who need to argue about this or that and end up "missing the forest for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Tanks are expensive. I reconditioned an...

Tanks are expensive. I reconditioned an origional, which was a huge paint, but i heard (cant confirm though) that white tanks can be bleached back to whiteness. Dont know if that is true though. Next...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
The next vintage event that i know of is not...

The next vintage event that i know of is not until September, as the Norsemen MC is the only club that i know of that sponsers vintage races. Not that you would need to only enter it in a vintage...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Get that bike together! it would be much more...

Get that bike together! it would be much more suited to vintage hare scrambles than my bike, at least in my neck of the woods. The trails are so tight and are single track. A nice light 250 or less...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Happy to be Finished.

Finished the race in 3rd.....out of 3. A 79? Honda XR200 won the vintage class and took a top 10 overall for the C class event. I was at the opposite end, at the bottom overall. The bike died 100...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Bike Ran Great Until.....

I took the first coner into the "Enduro Cross" Course. There was a long section of "bumps". to close together to be jumps, but do deep to be woops. Held a lot of guys up. I dropped it going over one...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Back Together...Than Off to the Races

Went to the Hare Scrambles in Monticello Mn. There were 2 other guys running in the vintage class. Usualy there is between 5-7, but the weather sucked. Started to snow lightly shortly before the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Found these super cool emgo IT blue handguards....

Found these super cool emgo IT blue handguards. Almost afraid to race with them in fear of destroying them. Also added many new and NOS bits, to many to list to help get the bike running better....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,793
Posted By dannyb278
I'm trying to get a k bike myself, there is one...

I'm trying to get a k bike myself, there is one three blocks from my house. The stupid SOB left it out in the snow all through a Minnesota winter, and now for the last month or so its just been lying...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
i do like to use oem parts when possible. They...

i do like to use oem parts when possible. They are expensive though. I'm glad i have a spare engine, as it is only bored to the 2nd oem oversize, which will leave me some insurance and longer life if...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
I considered using oem pistons, but the wisco 86...

I considered using oem pistons, but the wisco 86 was the next available size when compared to the existing bore. Also, i fail to see the benifit in using oem over wisco, which is the standard in...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
86mm of forged awesomeness

Just waiting on the barrel to get back from the machine shop and various bits and pieces to arrive in the mail. I thought i had two weeks to get the bike ready, but found out that i will be away on...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
As far as decals go, i definately have had brand...

As far as decals go, i definately have had brand new decals start to bubble off of a old plastic tank quite quickly. For this one i a thinking about trying a set of decals from a company on ebay that...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
DC Plastics and Vintage Iron Number Plates

Got my DC Plastics fenders and panels and Vintage Iron number plates cleaned up a bit. Close but not a perfect match to my tank. By the looks of it, if i could find a NOS tank, they would be a near...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Top End opened up

First time i've seen the piston. Although the bore/piston size was off, the bore looked clean and the "cross hatching" was visible suggesting that the bore was honed....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Hopefully the bearing isnt damaged, but worn as...

Hopefully the bearing isnt damaged, but worn as suggested by the forward-backward play in the biston. Hopefully the rod is still sound, as the parts bike motor i have seems to be in pretty good...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Thumbs down DISASTER!!! Kinda

So when i picked this bike up, the previous owner informed me that the top end had been rebuilt "about 30 riding hours ago" The bikes compression had never really been that great, but i was pretty...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Dont know if this is true, but i heard white...

Dont know if this is true, but i heard white tanks can be bleached white again. Dont quote me on it though.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Tank, after.

Here is the final result. You can still see a faint amount of "greening" from fumes, but i think this is about as good as i can get it. The color doesnt match the new DC Plasitcs reproduction side...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Gas Tank Restoration, Before and After

Thank you for the tank offer, but i have recently acquired and restored one. One of the frustrating aspects of restoring a 76 IT400 is that no reproduction tanks are being made, and origionals are...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
Here us the origional sales leaflet. The bike did...

Here us the origional sales leaflet. The bike did pretty well, earning top honors in the 1976 ISDT in Austria. The IT range ran in various engine sizes until 1986 when it was discontinued. Although...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By dannyb278
1976 IT400 Racing Restoration...Finished for now

First post on this most excellent website. Anyhow i thought i would post some pics and tales of my current project bike, a 1976 Yamaha IT400. I puchased this bike a few years ago and have been...
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