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Old 08-28-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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I Want to Dabble in Nastalgia

I want to get a mid 70's two stroke and currently have my eye on a one owner '74 DT250 listed at $925. It looks in good condition and would be a good first re-entry project.

The trouble is that I don't know how to value the bike. I tried KBB and Ebay for comps, but didn't really have much luck. I don't mind paying slightly more than street value for the bike I want, but I do want to make educated decisions. Any help from this forum would be great.

I really have my eyes on anything Suzuki from the '70's. I missed out on a Buffalo or two last year and I haven't seen a worthy TS project, yet. I think half the fun is the treasure hunt so I'm in no rush.

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Old 08-28-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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My opinion, I think the 74 DT250A is a good choice. I think thatís a good price for one in good running condition, especially if itís stock and complete. This is my (actually the wifeís) DT250A, which was a restoration project. This is one of the most reliable, dependable, and predictable bikes we have ever owned and itís a blast to ride.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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^^^^^

Wow, that's nice. Is that a trophy on the seat?

The bike I'm looking at does need more work than I thought. It's not nearly as nice. I'm going to shoot for a lower bid and see where it takes me. Wish me luck.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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My opinion, I think the 74 DT250A is a good choice. I think that’s a good price for one in good running condition, especially if it’s stock and complete. This is my (actually the wife’s) DT250A, which was a restoration project. This is one of the most reliable, dependable, and predictable bikes we have ever owned and it’s a blast to ride.
I bought one of these brand new, less than $900 including tax, title, registration and 6 months insurance.
2) you need to find some thermal flow shocks and a rubber boot for the kick starter pivot and it'll be perfect.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:49 AM   #5
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^^^^^

Wow, that's nice. Is that a trophy on the seat?

The bike I'm looking at does need more work than I thought. It's not nearly as nice. I'm going to shoot for a lower bid and see where it takes me. Wish me luck.
Yea! I couldnít believe it, I was going to a local bike show sponsored by the VJMC. I figured what the heck, Iím going to the show so Iíll take the 250. Ended up winning a second place trophy.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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Yea! I couldnít believe it, I was going to a local bike show sponsored by the VJMC. I figured what the heck, Iím going to the show so Iíll take the 250. Ended up winning a second place trophy.
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