Ok so all I have on this bike is in the intro section so I figured I would open up a thread on the official restoration.
Let me first give you some info on the bike. It is a one owner because my dad bought it. Brand new and put most of the miles on it. The title is still currently in his name. I guess once I swap it over to mine that will make it a two owner.
Here is a picture of the bike as my dad had it set up and right before I started tearing it apart.
So, this is also the bike I learned to ride on when I was 13 years old. It is a true Chicken house story (along with some other pretty cool bikes, but that's another story). I was 13 years old and wanted a bike so bad I couldn't stand it. We have a farm with some old chicken houses
And barns, no chickens in them though. Back in the late 60's early 70's dad used some of the chicken house for his play shop. So he had this old 73 dt3 he bought brand new and had just stopped riding. Sense I was so set on wanting a bike he made me a bet. "Son, if you'll pull that bike out of the chicken house then I'll see if I can help you get it running. Sometimes I wonder if he thought I wouldn't actually pull it out or he couldn't get it to run. So with the deal laid on the table and my young ambitious self riding to learn how to ride a bike, I drug that competition green dt3 out of the chicken house, flat tires and all! When I walked the 1/4 mile back up the hill I saw his look of amazement that I had taken him up on his deal. We drove the tractor down to the chicken house, loaded the Yamaha on the back of the bush hog and took it back up to the house. After my lesson on the fact that it had sit unused for 15+ Years and it might take more then it's worth to get the bike running we started in on our journey. Long story short, after some new gas, new oil, some marvel mystery oil in the cylinder, and a new battery she fired right up on the forth kick!!
I rode that bike up until I was 17 when I had an accident and broke the throttle cable and she was put up and sit around for another 16 years.
So now we start on the build. I'll put all the pictures in the next post. This is a build I start just to clean it up and get her going, then it turned into a full rebuild with the intent to ride.
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