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Old 07-18-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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DT/MX400 street tracker build

the big bore DT/MX400 street tracker is getting close to completion, and details will follow when the bike gets buttoned up, but here is a start, and a brief look into this build.
we started with a 1975 DT400 and with our background on working with these old 2-strokes, we knew they were de-tuned out of the box. the beauty of the DT400 is that it shares the same bottom end as the Yamaha MX400.
OK, let's throw a 38 mikuni, a HOT power dynamo ignition with very light fly wheel, MX 400 top end, refurbished crank from Mr. Crankshaft, genuine Yamaha PISTON overbored, sweet pipe from Circle F, all new everything else inside and out....clutch, seals, bearings, wiring, you name it, and it was replaced with nos parts.
also added was a couple of inches to the swing arm by Frame Crafters with some cool adjustable mounts. YSS is the rear shocks of choice, along with special made alloy wheels with Buchanon laced stainless spokes polished like the rims.
the original gas tank is going back on, and the Hot Wings seat is getting painted to match. the seat will hide the light weight plastic Tomos moped oil reservoir with oil indicator sending unit, so we will know by a blinking light on the controls when the oil is getting low.
the Power Dynamo ignition is run without a battery, so the whole underside of the seat pan will remain clean and you will get to see the big K&N filter.
tires of choice are vintage pattern from Hiedenhau.....the rest will follow when we get closer to firing her up for the first time. until then...CHEERZ!
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #2
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CIRCLE F exhaust for the DT/MX400

THE PIPE IS FROM CIRCLE F....THE GUY WORKED AT JEMCO FOR YEARS....BEAUTIFUL.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:07 AM   #3
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:10 PM   #7
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wow! Looks great already!
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #8
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2-strokes rule the roost

getting closer to completion, with body work just back from decal shop. but for now it is happy kicking back with a few 2-stroke brothers from the 70s.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:52 AM   #9
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getting closer to completion, with body work just back from decal shop. but for now it is happy kicking back with a few 2-stroke brothers from the 70s.
very nice work Is that Suzuki a 550? I can't tell
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #10
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Finished the build

late nights this week because we have the big bike show...mostly café bikes here in Milwaukee tomorrow. the show is a street party type event called ROCKERBOX......let's see what happens when a little old 2-stroke gets in the fray.

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Old 08-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #11
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:55 AM   #12
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GT550 or GT380.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:18 AM   #13
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GT550 or GT380.
yeah,I just can't tell which.The color leads me to believe it's a 550.

When they first came out I used to see the GT380's fairly often.The 550 was rare as hell though.(at least in my area)
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:47 AM   #14
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yeah,I just can't tell which.The color leads me to believe it's a 550.

When they first came out I used to see the GT380's fairly often.The 550 was rare as hell though.(at least in my area)
I had a 380 , but always saw more 550's. I had a GT500 twin too.
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