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Old 07-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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I must be touched - Yamaha DT360

Hey all!

I'm going to look at a 1974 DT360 this weekend. It's had all the lighting stripped off it and I assume the wiring as well, but the owner has the "headlight." I don't know if it's just the bucket and lens or the whole kaboodle. It's showing 2800 miles on the odo which I don't believe. The guy is asking $850 (for argument sake, consider USD and CAD at par) "firm."

What I'm looking for is an "unimproved" road bike to complement my old BMW. I want to learn some dirt skills, while not being out a bunch of $$$ on a new machine. Also, one I can fix. Preferably one I can ride from my garage to the "trail" without being chased by the local constabulary! And, if truth be known, I miss the old Yamaha 2 stroke ring-a-ding-ding-ding of my first motorcycle!

So, what's the collective's thoughts? Run far, run fast? Snap it up? Check myself into the psyche ward?
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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There is a stripped 74 by me on craigslist for $2800 which is insane. The 74s are nice bikes. First year for the new pipe. 850 ain't a bad price if it's low mile.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #3
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Oh, my old DT 400 is still in a box somewhere in the wilds of Scotland. Shame really, it was a reliable runner when I sold it, my mate put a TDR 250 front on end on it & than decided to do a major over haul & ended up running out of cash. Surprisingly all the parts were still available.
If that is the same for the 360 I would do it. They are iconic bikes.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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Should be a fun and cool bike, do a leakdown test to see if the crank seals are leaking.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #5
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Should be a fun and cool bike, do a leakdown test to see if the crank seals are leaking.

Just replace them right away, no problem
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