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Old 10-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #661
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Hello everyone, thought I'd post some pics of my 2T toys, most in need of a rebuild, but it so happens that whenever I'm ready to fix one, another turns up so cheap that I never really fix anything!

My last buy, Suzuki RGV 250 VJ22 M '91




My all time favourite (and KDX killer) Yamaha DT200WR (a road registrable WR200)




The HOOLIGAN Yamaha TDR 250




The "cheap-reliable-do-it-all" Yamaha DT200R '88




The rare, unridden and broken since the day I got it Yamaha TZR 250 3MA1




My so fun to ride Suzuki RMX 250 S '93




The ultra rare in Greece (I think there are only 3 of them here) waiting to be fully rebuilt Quadzilla (Suzuki LT500R 1990)




And finally a gift from a friend, waiting for some minor details to get registered as a classic bike in 2 years time, Kawasaki KR250A, 1984





These pics aren't the best they could be, but the bikes aren't also

Long live the two strokes!


PS: I have another DT200WR and a second TDR but they are in a much worse state than the others depicted! Excuse my bad english!
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #662
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My latest purchase! :)
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:08 PM   #663
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My 1976 YZ125X
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #664
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New to me...

Ohhhh,Ahhhh,,,hey,you should post pics of your last,,,3 or 4 2 strokes.
You got good taste.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:56 PM   #665
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I like that! I used to have that same bike back in the day. Poor thing :(

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:36 AM   #666
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:25 PM   #667
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:53 PM   #668
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78 DT400. I fixed her up and sold it last year. I miss it though.... :(

So what did you think of this bike, all in all? I recently got an identical (though not as nice) DT400 in a trade and I haven't been able to turn up much info on this year. Mine is so complete and all-original that I'd really like to get it on the road. Something is holding me back from messing with it, though, that I can't quite put my finger on. I need to be either talked into it or out of it.
Any info or experience that anyone has with this model of DT400 would be appreciated.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:22 PM   #669
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1977 Yamaha DT250D

This is a cool thread!


Here's my contribution with some history on the bike (1977 Yamaha DT250D).


A good friend and I purchased identical bikes after we graduated in 1977. Three years later I needed some money, sold mine and quit riding for 22 years. Many years later I told my friend to let me know if he wanted to sell his. My wife and I got another bike in 2002. A couple of months later I heard from him that he wanted to sell it and that he had bought a new bike because the 250 ran bad. He sold it to me cheap and all the trouble was carb related which I eventually worked out. It's never been restored, has a little over 20,000 miles now and is all original except when I couldn't get factory parts (UFO front fender and Saddleman seat cover) and runs perfectly. My wife and I have accumulated 7 other bikes in addition to this one so it does not get a lot of use, but I can't imagine getting rid of it. My friend got sick and died a couple of years later. The bike is a very real reminder of him.


I took it out for a little 30 mile ride near home today.


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Old 11-05-2012, 08:21 AM   #670
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:15 PM   #671
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My 1976 YZ125X
My 1976 YZ250




Wish i had the air fork cans.
i used my bro-inlaw's 125 to fab my chain guide

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #672
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So what did you think of this bike, all in all? I recently got an identical (though not as nice) DT400 in a trade and I haven't been able to turn up much info on this year. Mine is so complete and all-original that I'd really like to get it on the road. Something is holding me back from messing with it, though, that I can't quite put my finger on. I need to be either talked into it or out of it.
Any info or experience that anyone has with this model of DT400 would be appreciated.
The 250 and 400 share the same chassis. I can give you real life experience on the chassis, but not the engine (thought the 250 shares a bit of parts).

I think the suspension is way too soft in stock form. The old monoshock works well but the spring rates are way to soft for anything agressive off road. The 250 was undergeared from the factory and tops out around 80 mph, I know the 400 has similar gearing and a 5 speed box, bet the top speed is really close. The rear brake is fine, the front is pretty weak (compared to other bikes of the era). The front hub is weird so just replacing the brake with something better is going to be hard. I want to go with an IT setup and use the twin leading shoe setup off the YZ465. Don't forget it is a 6 volt system so the lighting is a little weak.

It is reliable as a hammer and the 250 is fairly easy to start. The injection system works great, don't disable it. Good tires help but really, invest in the right springs and the bike should wake up.

The DT175 of the same generation was a great bike, light, good power, easy to ride, and had a higher top speed than the 250 (i owned the 78 DT175, the wife currently has the 78 DT250).

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:02 AM   #673
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Thanks for sharing your experiences. The bike that I have should be an easy fix. I just need to clear out a few other projects and find the budget for another one. It seems like it would be a good old 2-stroke enduro to put some miles on.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:52 PM   #674
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some experiences with it's little brother

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So what did you think of this bike, all in all? I recently got an identical (though not as nice) DT400 in a trade and I haven't been able to turn up much info on this year. Mine is so complete and all-original that I'd really like to get it on the road. Something is holding me back from messing with it, though, that I can't quite put my finger on. I need to be either talked into it or out of it.
Any info or experience that anyone has with this model of DT400 would be appreciated.

I've never ridden a 400, but used to ride with a bunch of folks who's had the RT360's which were much stonger than the 250. I would like the extra power the 400 would likely offer. A few years ago I saw one at the Barber Vintage Festival that looked new for 2K and I was sorely tempted. The old 2 smokes have a special place for me, just have to be very careful not to jet them too lean (needle shims can be your friend here) and have the timing properly set along with the obvious of clean carb, fuel, air filter, crankcase seals. My DT250D has never had the engine out of the frame. My body's a little to beat up to ride hard in the dirt, so the soft suspension is a plus for a flower sniffer like me. An amazing variety of parts are still available from Yamaha for the things (you may need to look up the numbers on the Yamaha web site fiche though) and place them with you Internet supplier of choice.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #675
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DT400 to fast?
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