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Old 08-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
kelvinb OP
Joined: May 2012
Oddometer: 4
1975 Yamaha dt400c

Hi, my name is Kelvin, friends with regal403 on here and pointed me to this site. I recently acquired this bike as a project. My uncle purchased this from the original owner, and has had this since the mid 80s.

He parked it in this barn after it quit getting spark 5 years ago. I asked him how much he wanted for it and told me that if I picked it up, I could have it.

quick trip to the car wash

I finally tore into it, and started determining what i could use, and what i had to replace.

seat latch works

custom oil cap, a cheap ebay replacement has been acquired.

the fuel tank had something in it, and i wasnt about to try and figure out if it would fire on it or not so i decided to drain it. after removing the fuel line i tried turning the petcock from off to on, and it wouldnt turn. a pair of pliers finally coaxed it open but nothing would come out.

after cleaning off the sludge i could blow through it. whether or not it works ill find out later i guess.

I then decided to take the airbox and carb off to see what it looked like. the tube between the carb and airbox revealed a critter that passed many moons ago. fortunately the carb was stuck closed, so there was nothing in it, or the cylinder.

well, theres only one place it could of came from right?

I am now searching for a new airbox, and recently acquired a new wiring harness as this one is destroyed.

it is currently sitting like so waiting for some brake cleaner, degreaser and a quick wash.

if anyone has any parts for sale, or any information they would like to share i would appreciate it. Ive been lurking and viewing some other restorations of these and really impressed on how well they turn out. Thanks
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