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Old 05-18-2010, 11:31 AM   #76
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I'm in for the build! Good stuff so far. I"m loving it.

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Old 05-18-2010, 12:32 PM   #77
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It's a '68 DT1...

Learned from mistakes made lacing the rear wheel...
This only took about an hour from start to finish.
Looks a lot better and is lighter than the steel rim.


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Old 05-23-2010, 01:30 PM   #78
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It's a '68...

Got the front tire mounted. It's an old Goodyear DT, but it will work for what I'm going to be doing with it!!



I had cut a bracket out of the frame so that the K&N filter I plan to use will have a straight shot off the carb. I needed to grind down the welds and paint the frame cause that's just the way I am...
Hopefully the last time this thing will be upside down!! Even after it's done...



Early on in this thread, you could see how rusted the mag was. I found out why and just now got around to fixin the problem. A section of the main crankcase had been knocked out, hit from the inside. So, some JB Weld will take care of the problem. Sorry, no before picture of this one...



After pricing the bearings needed to do a quality rebuild on the motor, I called Brown Bearing in Spokane and found their prices for the same Japanese made Koyo bearings that Yamaha sells to be about 1/3 the $$$... WTF?
For the same price I would have paid at a Yamaha dealer, I got all the bearings and this slick bearing and seal installer set!! Wish I had one of these years ago..!!



Life sucks without a shop!! When we moved north from McCall, the plan was to build a shop in the back of the house... Long story short, the setback on our property won't allow for a shop. The garage is overflowing and no room for the press, so it lives in the shed at the side of the garage with the lawnmower... and the studded snow tires. As you can see, nothing but the best stuff in the shed.
A Rubbermaid plastic tub for my work table and an old 7up wooden crate for my stool.




Bearings and seals are brand new and the crank and transmission are back in and ready for some Yamabond. I have to get all the fasteners together before that can happen. All the screws were rusted and butchered by the wrong or worn screwdriver being used on them. I have a can full of blackened allenhead screws that I just need to pull the right lengths from and then glue things up....
More tomorrow....

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Old 05-23-2010, 07:51 PM   #79
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It's a 1968....

Here is the final result of the case repair. After the JB Weld cured, the area got sanded. I was lucky that the PO had silicone the broken piece into the hole. It's not going to be a "Show" quality project, so... This is as good as it is going to get. Looks a hell of a lot better than it did before.

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Old 06-02-2010, 09:59 PM   #80
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My old fire department injury has been kicking up, so I haven't been doing much work in the garage. It's been raining and the dampness really gets to me. Got this far yesterday. Need to find a plug for the case where the oil line goes to the cylinder, then the sidecovers can go on.


Since the original finish on the case covers was silver paint, I found some Yamaha silver case paint and brought these covers back to life!





I stopped at one of the local salvage yards and found a fairly decent 1970 DT1 gas tank. It's in much better shape than the original 1968 tank.

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Old 06-02-2010, 10:23 PM   #81
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You're a good man with a rebuild/restoration and camera work ! Really enjoying this classic DT1 thread !
Here's hoping some dry warm summer weather, heads your way Valleyrider.

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Old 06-03-2010, 07:23 AM   #82
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Just found this thread. Great work!
I'll forever have a soft spot for the old Yamas.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:22 PM   #83
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Now that the rain has stopped, for today anyway, I got the opportunity to take the rolling part of the bike outside. Still waiting on some parts for the motor before I can button it up and install it in the frame. It won't be long now... The smell of Castor based racing oil will float through the neighborhood!!



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Old 06-03-2010, 01:24 PM   #84
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You're a good man with a rebuild/restoration and camera work ! Really enjoying this classic DT1 thread !
Here's hoping some dry warm summer weather, heads your way Valleyrider.

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Thank You!! Looks a little better than on the first page...
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Just found this thread. Great work!
I'll forever have a soft spot for the old Yamas.
Thank You!! That's where I started 44 years ago, a YG1...
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:17 PM   #86
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I Love the smell of Blendzall in the morning....

Looks like something that came from the gulf coast and the BP disaster!! This is the rubber(?) piece that holds the oil lines in the to of the clutch cover. It was badly warped and hard as a rock. I heated it with a heat-gun and got it flat again. Tried JB weld to plug the holes as I took the oil pump off. Terrible mess!! On to "Plan B".



My neighbor volunteered a piece of thick rubber that he had in his junk drawer. A few tries and a couple of failures later, I was able to cut a good replacement with a single edge razor blade. JB weld on the back side to hold it in place as well as plugging the cable hole for the oil pump.




Never noticed this before and don't remember ever seeing any other cylinders marked like this. One more strange thing about this bike!!



Finally have all the parts I need to finish up assembling the motor. Everything coated with Blendzall and my hands smell wonderful!!
Got so stoned on the aroma, I forgot to take pictures of the brand new GYT piston and ring...



These were in my toolbox back in my U.S. Suzuki years. Actually they are as old as the bike!! Very fitting that they are being used on a bike of the same age!!



Can't remember the last time I used a dial indicator and buzz box to set timing...



Motor is back in the frame and now just the small stuff to take care of. Need to have a friend make me up a throttle cable. The tank is going to stay red until I run this thing a couple times. I will be trying to find someone to resurrect the original 1968 tank for show purposes.

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Old 06-07-2010, 07:53 PM   #87
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Cool build, I bet it feels good to be almost there.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:01 PM   #88
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Cool build, I bet it feels good to be almost there.
Thanks!! Yeah, but I'm leaving Thurs for a 2 week ride through Utah and Colorado.
With it not being done, all I'm going to think about is what I need to do when I get back.
I'll miss the first shorttrack race in Spokane on the 19th.... Next after that is August 21st. I hop to be more than ready by then!
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This is as far as I can go for now. Gotta focus on the trip to Utah.
The waiting is the hardest part. Oh for a head gasket and the top half of the throttle housing!!







Can't wait to fire this "Baby" up!!

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