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1968 DT1 Value?

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Hi, haven’t been on the forum for quite a while but when I was restoring my DT1 it was everyday! I did a complete tear down, cleaned and polished just about every nut and bolt. Painted and pinstriped the tank twice but due to a persistent leak (weap) in the two bottom corners it is currently down to bondo and primer. All other paint is new. Bike runs well and have done some light trail riding for the past 3yrs, but have never had it on the road. Initially tried to test the oil pump but wasn’t confident that it was working as it should so always ran premix. Had two babies in the past 3 years so haven’t had it out in a while and there is a crack in the rubber carb cap so it’s sucking air. It has a few replacement parts from later years (muffler, gauges) and reproduction parts (seat, handlebars, shocks). Brand new set of fork tubes from Frank’s Forks. Respoked wheels. Case isn’t stamped w/ Serial number because I believe it was replaced.

Bought this bike and a '72 DT250 parts bike and a bunch of loose parts for $800 in 2016. Have about $2k into it.

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That being said, I’m reluctantly thinking about selling to buy a newer XT250 to ride. Any opinions on the value of the bike are greatly appreciated, and will gladly provide any more information. Thanks!  
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 This is how she sits today with tank stripped and a little more dust
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Man you guys do great work. Wish i had the patience. Just a note, the rear end looks a bit higher like shocks are longer--maybe. Looks good like that though. Might be just an illusion or camera angle, or subframe bent up an inch but all looks inline & straight from what i can see. So i suppose, if there was a question, are the shocks longer?. Been riding my DT1 today & man i love that bike.
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Looks nice. I like the kitchen work shop.
The hours spent riding my Enduros is not deducted from my life span.
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RT325, 
Thanks, it was definitely a tedious process especially finding NOS parts and trying to keep it looking authentic. But riding it was always the end game and I enjoy the hell out of it! Yes the replacement shocks were just slightly longer than what was on the bike when I bought it, have no idea if the old shocks were original. 

 

 
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1971DT250, most of those slow meticulous tasks definitely happened in the kitchen! The day I pulled the motor and wheeled it down the basement steps was glorious as well haha, did majority of the restoration over winter in Erie, Pa
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brigsy wrote: RT325, 
Thanks, it was definitely a tedious process especially finding NOS parts and trying to keep it looking authentic. But riding it was always the end game and I enjoy the hell out of it! Yes the replacement shocks were just slightly longer than what was on the bike when I bought it, have no idea if the old shocks were original. 

 

Yes, that is original shock in your hand.
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I sold my 73 dt3 to buy a new xt250, more of a space issue than money. The xt is great, more civilized as opposed to hooligan.  I do miss the old bike, trying to figure out how to get a ct in the garage. New xt’s are $5199 and I got mine with interest free loan. I say keep the old , minimum down and make the payments. Best of both worlds and 68’s pretty special. My two cents.
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