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Question 68 DT1 rescued…parts needed!

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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic 68 DT1 rescued…parts needed!

Nhsteve…yes part of my success with acquiring the needed parts for my 68 has come from folks seeing what I’m trying to accomplish by doing it right and correct to the point of VIN accuracy and then offering parts to help out. The gentleman I received those parts from has sent more stuff off to me on Monday. Should receive Friday. Some parts I’ve paid up for and some like that bracket were insanely cheap. 

A different gentleman who bought a 68 new in 68 said the kicker broke within the first two weeks. It took about a month to replace it. He didn’t say whether the style changed on the new one. I have two 68s and funny my later bike (pre-13000) has the early kicker while my second bike (no VIN but I think I narrowed it down to VIN between 2800 and 3300) has the  beefier kicker.

On the repaint…yes and I acquired an NOS headlight bucket for paint match.  I bought the bucket before I even had a 68 with the intention of having a perfect item for paint match when that time comes. I have two choices locally for painters. I had Marbles Motors (not local ) do my 71 simply because they already did the tank for the PO but then the PO skipped out on the deal. Marbles then did the oil tank for me so everything would match. Paint is like glass. Very happy. I’ve heard some of their colors may be off a little? The 71 was black so no issues.
1978 DT400E
1976 DT400C
1973 RT3
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1968 DT1 (Project)
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Replied by LETSJET on topic 68 DT1 rescued…parts needed!

Pedalcrazy.
So far I haven't had much luck with finding the correct tank for my 68 DT-1, maybe someone will take pity on me and sell me one.
But a standard 250 tank will work for now, luckily I found a decent one. It has a roached out 125 white AT-1 tank on it now.
I have the correct kick start lever for my 68 but the kick starter shaft needs replacing, those are easy to get.
I'm still looking for a nice oil tank.
I guessing slow and steady wins this race as parts will slowly come up for sale.
I've removed most of the ugly and starting to make some progress.

 
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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic 68 DT1 rescued…parts needed!

 Yes stick with it…I’ve come up with (3) 68 speedos in the last couple of months.  On my 76 it took 1 1/2 years to find an NOS front fender in mint condition…all the silver on that bike is NOS. So just some persistence and luck and $$$.

I told myself “patience grass hopper” but it is coming together quite nicely.
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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic 68 DT1 rescued…parts needed!

Anybody have a nice seat strap for the 68, 69, 70 bikes that they would part with? That military looking strap that keeps the seat from opening too far?  For my 68 project.  Thanks for your consideration!
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Replied by Swoop56 on topic 68 DT1 rescued…parts needed!

I don't know if this will interest you , as you've already said , you strive for absolute originality .
The Kawasaki F5 Bighorn uses an almost identical seat strap . The only difference is the Kawasaki
strap is a bit longer . From memory it was about an extra 20 mm or so longer .
The bad news is  that they are pretty rare too , but they do turn up occasionally .
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Thanks Swoop…all info appreciated as the rare 68 parts are all new to me. 
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JG …. can you expand re the 4 o clock kick start? Do you mean the whole 14,000. + of the first run ???  Whilst I have no basis to disbelieve  this … knowing all the documented modifications and changes to improve and find fixes for parts that didn’t work and were tested through consumer use out there on the trail/track … I don’t feel completely convinced that a change to the 6 o clock kick start didn’t come much sooner .. after all there are so few around they either all got broke or were changed …
I think this is a really interesting point and would welcome more discussion…. Thanks for sharing your enduro knowledge on this …

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Replied by JGersh on topic 68 DT1 rescued…parts needed!

LETSJET - If you can’t find a proper ‘68 tank this tank started life as a ‘70 and we had a local welder/Fabricator cut off the puck mounts and weld on the mounting bungs. Tank just came back from sandblasting. 

 
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Replied by JGersh on topic 68 DT1 rescued…parts needed!

T1 - Yes you are correct, from my discussion with Enduronut it is his belief that the entire run of ‘68’s left the factory with the 4 o’clock bolt kick arm which were replaced with the bottom bolt arm after failure.   
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Replied by swm on topic 68 DT1 rescued…parts needed!

Seat strap on ebay, link wouldn't post so here's item number you can search.
Thanks

eBay item number:
224560997977

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