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Old 06-14-2011, 10:25 PM   #181
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That looks just like the 1970 DT1 I picked up last year for free off of craigslist. Good to see that you and your dad were both into atgatt.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:47 PM   #182
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Hey Willlie here is my ride report from Saturday nights race up in Victorville.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699363

it was a good time even got tangeled up with a brakeless Indian
and was able to run down a '07 KX250F and pass him in the main I had a blast cant wait to do it again.
and the homemade shoe held up really good
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:15 PM   #183
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Hey Willlie here is my ride report from Saturday nights race up in Victorville.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699363

it was a good time even got tangeled up with a brakeless Indian
and was able to run down a '07 KX250F and pass him in the main I had a blast cant wait to do it again.
and the homemade shoe held up really good
Thanks for the link Jeff. If I get down to Cali with the DT1, we'll have to get together and bang handlebars....
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #184
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Thanks for the link Jeff. If I get down to Cali with the DT1, we'll have to get together and bang handlebars....

for sure we will...perris is still running a regular schedule www.perrisflattrack.com
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #185
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The best laid plans...

Friday saw me and Dennis Kanegae ready to practice at the track in Airway Heights...
Yeah, I got 4 laps in before ignition gremlins brought the '68 DT1 to a halt.
Dennis had a sputtering engine that never really ran right.
Race gas solved the problem for Dennis, but finding a coil that would make the DT1 happy was another thing.
Dennis raced Saturday, I pitted for him....
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:29 PM   #186
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Friday saw me and Dennis Kanegae ready to practice at the track in Airway Heights...
Yeah, I got 4 laps in before ignition gremlins brought the '68 DT1 to a halt.
Dennis had a sputtering engine that never really ran right.
Race gas solved the problem for Dennis, but finding a coil that would make the DT1 happy was another thing.
Dennis raced Saturday, I pitted for him....
I had ignition problems with my Sonic Weld DT1 that wouldn't quit, no matter how many NOS parts I threw at it. I finally replaced it with a PVL unit I don't know why I didn't do that first. It starts and runs a lot better with that ignition.

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Old 07-14-2011, 04:15 PM   #187
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I had ignition problems with my Sonic Weld DT1 that wouldn't quit, no matter how many NOS parts I threw at it. I finally replaced it with a PVL unit I don't know why I didn't do that first. It starts and runs a lot better with that ignition.

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Thanks Don, I'd been looking at the PVL. Not sure how much more I want to risk my neck with stock frame, forks and rear shocks!!! The '68 is probably going to become a conversation piece in my family room. Denny's CRF450 inspired me.....
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:41 PM   #188
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There's no risk in racing You need to keep the vintage bikes going. WFO on a half mile with no rear suspension or brakes. The old Betor forks are not much better than the stock Yami's. It's a blast, wouldn't have it any other way

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Old 07-16-2011, 09:22 AM   #189
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:15 PM   #190
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Thanks Don, I'd been looking at the PVL. Not sure how much more I want to risk my neck with stock frame, forks and rear shocks!!! The '68 is probably going to become a conversation piece in my family room. Denny's CRF450 inspired me.....
That is depressing that you are thinking of not running that sweet DT-1 and moving up to some modern bike. If need be, I'd be happy to continue racing that bike for you
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:34 PM   #191
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That is depressing that you are thinking of not running that sweet DT-1 and moving up to some modern bike. If need be, I'd be happy to continue racing that bike for you
That'll probably change... Just going through a rough spell after a divorce and financial gutting.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:02 PM   #192
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What the........? Divorce????? Say it isn't so.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:29 PM   #193
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What the........? Divorce????? Say it isn't so.
Yup... It's a long story. Best told over several dark carbonated beverages that are the end result of grain being allowed to ferment.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:59 AM   #194
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Hang in there willie... my pops just went threw the same thing after 30years of marriage
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:13 AM   #195
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The '69 TS250 I rode was about.. no, worse than a DT1 in handling, weight, and power.
If you check my flickr link in my signature, the TS185 I rode gave the 200 Sherpas a bad time back then.. and it handled great!!
Hope to get the DT1 shining soon!
A buddy had the TS185 with Suzukis version of a gyt kit,the swingarm flexed like rubber and the shocks/forks were atrocious. It ran well with the kit though and flattracked ok.
The 200 Sherpa was like a dream after the Hodaka I raced for 2 years,the Bul loved to go sideways and got great starts once the forks were lowered and shorter shocks installed. Shifting was an issue at times,as was popping out of gear.
I have a 69 TS250 engine sitting here,the width and weight of the thing are amazing,heavy enough to be a 4 stroke.
So it went in the old days.
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