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1978 DT400 Stock Handlebars and Levers

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I have a couple questions regarding stock handlebars and levers for a 1978 DT400.

Are the stock handlebars for this bike chrome or black?

Also, are the clutch and brake levers silver or black?

 
13 Sep 2021 19:47 #1

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Replied by msavitt on topic 1978 DT400 Stock Handlebars and Levers

I recently picked up a ‘78 dt400e and bars are chrome, lever perches black and levers are aluminum. But this bike may have some ‘77 in her so you may want to check  tech  page for a brochure 
13 Sep 2021 21:51 #2

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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic 1978 DT400 Stock Handlebars and Levers

Yes there was a difference between 77 and 78 levers. Bars were chrome both years. The 77 levers were silver (aluminum) with a black plastic coating that covered about 80% of the lever. It stopped before it got to the pivot. The 78 levers were all black but still made from aluminum.  The perches for both years were black.

There were other numerous differences in those years of 400s too.
1978 DT400E
1976 DT400C
1973 RT3
1971 RT1B
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Replied by MarkT on topic 1978 DT400 Stock Handlebars and Levers

Also be aware that for some bikes Yamaha still shows handlebars in stock and available...  they will probably be black and not original chromed as they superseded the part.
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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14 Sep 2021 16:49 #4

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Replied by cdr on topic 1978 DT400 Stock Handlebars and Levers

Thanks for all the replies.  Now I just need to order new handlebars and levers.
14 Sep 2021 17:29 #5

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